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Mash-Up of the (Christmas) Day, December 25th, 2010: Imagine Santa

Posted by Billyjam, December 25, 2010 09:20am | Post a Comment

Mash-Up of the (Christmas) Day: "Imagine Santa" (DJ BC Xmas Mashup)

"Imagine Santa" (DJ BC Xmas Mashup) is from the Santastic II mashup album -- props to DJ BC for the audio mash-up and to DJ Brewski for the video mix portion of this video. Happy Holidayz, Amoeblog readers!

Mash-Up Of The Week: Elvis Fantasay 2001 + Voicedude Mash Up Series

Posted by Billyjam, November 11, 2010 03:42pm | Post a Comment
Elvis The King and The Queen of Pop Lady GaGa: "Let Me Just Dance"

The guys who make up Elvis Fantasay 2001 + Voicedude specialize in making audio & video mash ups of Elvis Presley's music mixed with either a variety of contemporary pop acts or alternately remixing / mashing up Elvis with himself. They keep churning out new mash ups at a most impressive rate, and then posting them up on YouTube with mp3 download links embedded usually. Their very latest is Elvis Fantasay + Voicedude: "Suspicious Minds Mash Up Blu Ray" and others also created in the past two weeks include their HD live remix of Elvis Fantasay + Travis Ledoyt "I'm In Love (All Shook Up)" (below) and, from a couple of months ago, their mash up of The King with Lady GaGa (above). To see all of their video mash ups go here.

Elvis Fantasay + Travis Ledoyt "I'm In Love (All Shook Up)" HD Remix Live

Mash-Up Of The Week: Wax Audio's Whole Lotta Sabbath, a Led Zeppelin vs Black Sabbath Mash-Up

Posted by Billyjam, September 14, 2010 04:04am | Post a Comment

Wax Audio "Whole Lotta Sabbath" Led Zeppelin vs Black Sabbath Mash-Up

This latest Mash-Up of the Week is a refreshing change from the usual mash-ups being produced these days. Typically mash up producers base their tracks off of either solely contemporary pop songs, or else Wax Audiocurrent pop hits mixed with an older era pop tune (such as Lady GaGa + Kei$ha with Michael Jackson). But "Whole Lotta Sabbath" works exclusively off of classic hard rock sources -- namely Zeppelin and Sabbath.

The audio/video mixer of this mash up is Wax Audio out of Australia, who has been creating mixes for the better part of the past decade. I first learned about him six years ago during the Bush administration when, like myself and the DJs of Mass Destruction crew (DJ Pone, Dawgisht, DJ ALF), he was also doing remixes of George W. Bush speeches. One of Wax Audio's greatest pieces was his remix of John Lennon's "Imagine;" retitling it "Imagine This," he chopped, word by word, Bush saying each lyric of the song and matched it over an instrumental.

I caught up with Wax Audio earlier today (later today in Australia), who told me that the "Whole Lotta Sabbath" video is indeed brand new but that the audio track has been done for a minute. "To be honest, my main motive to make the mix at the time was just to get a real classic rock/metal mash-up out there," he told the Amoeblog. "I'm a big fan of the old bands and there didn't seem to be too many mashes of them at the time. But once I started, I thought the concept was really cool. Sabbath singing about the evil of men and war and Zeppelin praising women and love. The track is entirely comprised of the original Zeppelin and Sabbath tracks ("War Pigs" and "Whole Lotta Love") but there's also plenty of other Zep samples in there too -- "Dazed & Confused" mostly, but a few other bits and pieces. The video shows footage from the Vietnam and Iraq wars and also shows Sabbath performing from both those eras, which is interesting. There's also stuff of the Hindenburg disaster, which relates to the Zeppelin name and a photo of a Celtic Cross I took in Scotland (relating to Sabbath and their penchant for crosses)."

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Mash-Up Of The Week: Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP vs. Phantom of the Opera vs. Backstreet Boys vs. Benny Benassi vs. Bob Sinclair: Everybody Speaks No Americano

Posted by Billyjam, August 26, 2010 09:53am | Post a Comment

Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP vs. Backstreet Boys vs. more "Everybody Speaks No Americano" (2010)

The mash-up of the week, "Everybody Speaks No Americano," comes care of Mashup Germany and was uploaded a week ago by YouTuber Ben Stiller. The irresistible audio/video concoction cleverly incorporates several sources, including the Backstreet Boys, but draws primarily from the current quirky-but-infectious surprise international pop hit by Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP, "We No Speak Americano." 

The new mash-up takes the regular radio single version plus two remix versions (including the Chaos Club mix) of the summer novelty hit and then melds them with the Backstreet Boys' 1998 hit "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" plus the overture from Phantom of the Opera and segments from both Bob Sinclar Feat. Dollarman and Big Ali & Makedah's "Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)," and Benny Benassi's sexually charged 2009 club hit "Satisfaction."

The end result is a catchy-as-hell, sugary pop confection that packs a similar appeal to that of the main source the mash-up draws from, "We Speak No Americano." That electro pop record, a studio collaboration between Australians Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP, originally quietly surfaced back in February of this year when it was released on the Australian label Sweat It Out. The single is constructed around an old sample from the 1956 Italian recording of the song "Tu vuo fa l'Americano" by Italian singer Renato Carosone which was a satire piece about an Italian imitating the American lifestyle. The dance/pop song has topped charts all over and this week is #1 in such countries as Germany, Argentina, & Belgium.