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Absolutely sick mashups of classic punk and rap songs
08.12.2016
09:06 am
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Somehow I missed this the first time around back in 2012. Maybe you did too?

I’m generally not a huge fan of the mashup genre, which far-too-often seems try-hard and forced. And maybe you could make the argument that these mashups of classic punk and rap tracks are kinda forced, but the end result is so listenable that they get more than a free pass. When something is done this well it should be celebrated and shared.

These tracks from producer Max Tannone, part of his Mic Check 1234! series, combine some of the greatest riffs of 70s and 80s punk and hardcore with the lyrics of legendary rap emcees.

In this series Tannone has mashed Dead Prez with the Sex Pistols, Black Star with The Ramones, Eminem with The Clash, Black Thought with the Dead Kennedys, Lupe Fiasco with The Damned, Tupac with X, Nas with the Adolescents, Public Enemy with Black Flag, and Kanye West with Reagan Youth. The results are, more often than not, spectacular.

Check these out. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I’m torn between the Nas/Adolescents mix and the Black Flag/Public Enemy. Absolutely sick.

You can check them out here or on Max Tannone’s website.
 

 
Plenty more after the jump…

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Posted by Christopher Bickel
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08.12.2016
09:06 am
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Trump meets Ralph Wiggum: Quotes from one cartoon character put into the mouth of another

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When Ralph Wiggum from The Simpsons grows up he’s gonna be Donald Trump. In fact, he already is.

Meet Trump Wiggum. A mash-up of non-sequitur quotes from one cartoon character put into the mouth of another cartoon character.

If I didn’t know this was a mash-up, I’d swear these were genuine quotes straight from Donald’s gob.

Find more of these delights at Trump Wiggum.
 
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More from your future President, after the chump…

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Posted by Paul Gallagher
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03.17.2016
01:01 pm
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Toke up for the Mystery Tour: Wu-Tang meet the Beatles
10.01.2015
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When Danger Mouse released The Grey Album, his notorious—and quite illegal—mashup of Beatles tunes and Jay-Z’s a cappella wordplay in 2004, EMI Records immediately issued a cease and desist order. The album became a bit of a cause célèbre, with the “information wants to be free” types providing download links and seeding torrent files all over the Internet. Take that, evil EMI!

Cut to today and the mashups genre has a pretty well-established presence on the Web and, well… yawn. Who cares, right? Most mashups are clunky ear-bleeders, better read about than actually listened to, the main joke being, “Hey, I remixed Patsy Cline with Black Sabbath” or “Hey I mixed Glen Campbell with Sunn O)))!” or whatever zany thing those crazy kids on the Internet will think of next. Amusing? Kinda of, in a very last decade sort of way, but do you actually want to listen to it?
 

 
But sometimes—not often—something wonderful happens when two great tastes that shouldn’t necessarily taste great together get mashed up anyway.  In 2010, an Englishman named Tom Caruana decided to take some Wu-Tang raps and painstakingly construct a new song using Beatles samples on his Enter the Magical Mystery Chambers project. And what’s even more surprising than his flagrant flaunting of EMI’s copyrights is that the resultant mashups are really good! If Wu-Tang’s resident geniuses ever decided to delve deep into the Beatles catalog instead of soul obscurities for inspiration, this is the album they might have come up with. While most mashups sound like horrible musical Frankenstein monsters created in Pro Tools, this one sounds less like a mashup and more like an actual Wu-Tang record that uses Beatles samples. You can hear the Beatles, clearly, in the mixes (as well as Beatles songs covered by orchestras and “easy listening” combos) but it’s more covert than overt in this case.

Listen to Enter the Magical Mystery Chambers via the Tea Sea Records website. The enterprising Caruana has also bumped Wu-Tang into Jimi Hendrix for Black Gold.
 

 

Posted by Richard Metzger
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10.01.2015
01:51 pm
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Orchestral version of Motörhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’ will blow your mind
08.25.2015
01:51 pm
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A super Motörhead fan by the name of Andy Rehfeldt came up with the positively brilliant idea to align Lemmy’s vocals from “Ace of Spades” with a full-on orchestra backing him up.

I know you may be skeptical but TRUST ME, this heavy metal mashup of sorts works on every level. A few headbanging gamers chimed in on the comments section of the video saying that the orchestra sounds similar to the music that accompanies various “boss battles” in the series of crossover action role-playing games, Kingdom Hearts. Which after some quick research, I do agree with. All Rehfeldt wants in return for his incredible contribution to all things Motörhead is for someone to buy him a beer or maybe donate a dollar via his PayPal so he can continue to “make music.” Seems like a small price to pay for such an epic take on one of the greatests two-plus minute jams of all time.

With a nod to the great Nigel Tufnel, turn this one up to eleven.
 

Orchestral version of “Ace of Spades”

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Lemmy alone: Motorhead’s ‘Ace Of Spades’ vocals only

Posted by Cherrybomb
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08.25.2015
01:51 pm
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This Ramones vs Marvin Gaye mashup is pretty awesome
08.21.2015
10:50 am
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I have extolled on DM before the virtues of remix/mashup genius Mark “Go Home Productions” Vidler. For over a decade, he’s been, to my reckoning, not just the most prolific mashup creator, but the absolute best at it. Vidler is possessed of an extraordinary gift for finding transcendence in what can too often be a very gimmicky, punchline-y form.

This month he’s released a new EP (free for download, as there’s really no way to sell stuff like this without a licensing nightmare) called “Sleazy Egyptian.” It’s a hodgepode that features collisions between the Bangles and the Stranglers, Basement Jaxx and the Beatles, and Daft Punk, Chic, and Mousse T. But the standout—and the track most likely of interest to DM readers—is this rather amazing union of Marvin Gaye’s “Ain’t That Peculiar” and the Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop.”
 

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘Mission: Impossible’ vs ‘Norwegian Wood:’ the world’s first mashup, 1968
Mashup: Velvet Underground / Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - “Venus in Furs” / “Ain’t No Mountain”
Bunnymen vs White Stripes, Bee Gees vs Killing Joke and more: New mashups from Go Home Productions

Posted by Ron Kretsch
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08.21.2015
10:50 am
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Calling for a moratorium on Joy Division mashup T-shirts
06.11.2015
09:53 am
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Peter Saville‘s iconic cover art for Joy Division‘s Unknown Pleasures album is becoming nearly as ubiquitous as the Black Flag bars when it comes to Post-Irony Age Internet appropriation. If there’s any question, we’re offering two dozen examples of t-shirt mashups that make us hate life.

Oscar Wilde said that sarcasm was “the lowest form of wit,” but Wilde never lived to experience the “mashup” genre. As Ian Curtis himself questioned on the Unknown Pleasures album: “Where will it end?”
 

We posted about this one, actually produced by the Walt Disney Corporation, back in 2012. It was killed by an angry Internet, and removed from the Disney catalog.
 

 
Worf/Unknown Pleasures mashup. - We wrote about this one last year. From Threadless.
 
More of these mashups after the jump…

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Posted by Christopher Bickel
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06.11.2015
09:53 am
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Ash from ‘Evil Dead’ fights Marvel Zombies in this ultimate mashup fan film
05.28.2015
09:24 am
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Ash uses a repulser beam on superhero zombies.
 

Slash/Up is a fan-film web-series specializing in unlikely mashup “what if” shorts like Sarah Connor vs. Jason Voorhees.

According to Bloody-Disgusting.com, Slash/Up are “currently hard at work on Ash vs. the DC Dead, which they say ‘is basically a gigantic middle finger to the house of mouse.’”

Ash vs. the DC Dead is a sequel to this short, Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness, which had previously been removed from YouTube.
 

 
Well, for now, it’s back up—so check this out while you can! It’s an extremely well made fan-film, shot for “the cost of a Macbook Pro.”
 

Zombie Iron Man and Zombie Spider-man.
 
Quick, before the angry YouTube gods pull it down again!

 
Via Bloody-Disgusting.com

Posted by Christopher Bickel
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05.28.2015
09:24 am
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YES! A Metallica and Hall & Oates mashup: ‘I Can’t Enter That (No Sandman)’
03.06.2015
05:54 pm
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It’s dark, it’s smooth, it’s Metallica and Hall & Oates all in one.

This mashup of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” and Hall & Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” is the handiwork of Neil Cicierga. He’s no stranger to mashups, In fact, he’s got an entire album of awesome mashups. It’s titled Mouth Sounds

Without further ado, take my hand, we’re off to Never Never land:

 
via Death and Taxes

Posted by Rusty Blazenhoff
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03.06.2015
05:54 pm
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Tom Waits meets Aesop Rock is actually a good idea!
12.03.2014
10:57 am
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It’s been over ten years now since Danger Mouse’s notorious Grey Album—a brilliant full length CD that mashed up a capella tracks from Jay Z’s Black Album with remixes of Beatles songs from the White Album—became a cause celebre due to EMI’s attempt to suppress it over the unauthorized use of the Beatles’ material. That move Streisanded all over the place, turning the extremely limited underground release into one of the most-downloaded albums of 2004, one that went on to rank #1 in Entertainment Weekly‘s year end best-of list, and to show up in the Village Voice‘s Pazz and Jop list. It’s so typical—left alone, the album would have remained an insidery bit of DJ culture esoterica, but the effort to bury it instead brought the mashup phenomenon in remix culture to the mainstream.
 

 
Since then, many DJs have endeavored high-concept mashup albums, but most have fallen short of Danger Mouse. Hippocamp Collective and DJ BC put out at least three Beatles mashup albums between them, with varying levels of inspiration. A duo called The Silence Xperiment did an album called Q Unit, combining 50 Cent’s rapping with Queen remixes, which was pretty good, though the world had already known since Vanilla Ice that Queen’s grooves are sufficiently potent on their own that they need a special kind of suckage on top to make a lousy song out of them. There’ve even been mashup tributes to unlikely subjects like AC/DC, Iron Maiden, and the practically ancient Australian entertainer/sex criminal Rolf Harris. (Actually, The Rolf Harris Mashup CD is beyond bonkers, and kinda totally rules.)

And still, ten years after Grey, contenders continue to appear. Someone using the name Aesop Waits released Tom Shall Pass this year, with remixed Tom Waits music beds underpinning vocal tracks from rapper Aesop Rock’s acclaimed 2007 album None Shall Pass, and I’ll be damned if it ain’t half bad at all. Since Waits’ old-timey rhythms and timbres don’t easily lend themselves to hip-hop treatment, the DJ here had to go to some effort to make this combination work, and to my reckoning, he (she?) did a good bit better than 50/50—the demented circus-falling-down-a-flight-of-stairs stylings of Waits’ music complements Aesop’s complex and impressionistic lyrics better than I’d have guessed. The best include “Reeperlawn,” “Undercomb Kids,” “Singapore Harbor is Yours,” “Knife Dance for the Whole Family,” and “Dark Heart of Istanbul.” (Each title is itself a mashup of the titles of the combined songs, if you didn’t catch that.) The tracks that fail are the ones that lean too heavily on extraneous drum loops, basically stomping all over the grooves inherent in the Waits samples, prompting wonder at what the point of even using them was in the first place.
 

 
Stream the entire “collaboration” after the jump…

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Posted by Ron Kretsch
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12.03.2014
10:57 am
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Iggy Pop and Peggy Lee in mesmerizing mashup video of ‘The Passenger’ and ‘Fever’
09.25.2014
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The audio portion of this fantastic mashup of Iggy Pop and Peggy Lee has been around for a while, but a former New Yorker now living in Shanghai named Eric Bochene, has put together a hypnotic video he calls “I Say Passenger La-La Fever,” that blends Lee’s classy Rat Pack world with Iggy’s drug-soaked panic attack, perfectly.

You can hear a few more of Bochene’s mashups over at his YouTube channel
 

 

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09.25.2014
11:51 am
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‘Rebel Mother Down’: Danzig vs. Billy Idol vs. Rihanna
07.07.2011
04:07 pm
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My comrades at Dangerous Minds will probably have a shit fit at my posting another mashup, but this one was too damn cool to pass up. And I like anything that involves epic emoter, the queen of mean, Glenn Danzig.

DJ Schmolli mixes Rihanna with Danzig and Billy Idol for the “ultimate evil summer hit.”

I think it’s hilarious. Mucho macho meets a sweet reggaefied rhythm track and suddenly the boys don’t look so tough.

“Mother,” “Man Down,” “Rebel Yell.”
 

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07.07.2011
04:07 pm
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Music transcends hate: video master Kutiman does it again with ‘Thru Jerusalem’

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Israeli musician, composer, producer and videographer Ophir Kutiel does his art as Kutiman. You may recognize his name from Thru-You, the hypnotically rhythmic collage of non-pro musician YouTube videos from across the globe that he made in 2009, and which scored 10 million views, sent him to the Guggenheim, and made it into Time magazine and landed him at the Guggenheim.

Welp, he’s got a new one, and it’s a burner. With sectarian and ethnic tensions in his Jerusalem birthplace at what seems a permanent high, Kutiman has given the city a similar and very necessary visiosonic treatment with the help of 15 of its Arab and Jewish musicians. Check it.
 

 
After the jump: Kutiman’s mega-video-mashup from late last year Sue You...

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Posted by Ron Nachmann
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06.14.2011
09:52 am
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The Beatles vs. Joan Jett vs. House Of Pain vs. Cypress Hill vs. RATM
10.17.2010
11:32 pm
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My brother and sisters in arms here at Dangerous Minds will probably exile me to a digital Siberia for posting a mashup, but this one really tickled my fancy. DJ Fanfaroff is a master of the form and continues to come up with inventive mixes.
 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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10.17.2010
11:32 pm
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Your mind is memory and ram: The IT Crowd and Inception mashup trailer
08.12.2010
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Fan-f*cking-tastic!
 
There’s a bonus shot of a nude Matt Berry at the end. Blink and you’ll miss it!
 
(via Nerdcore)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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08.12.2010
05:52 pm
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Mashup: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Daleks
06.21.2010
12:17 pm
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Here’s a clever Doctor Who and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy mashup.
 
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Posted by Tara McGinley
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06.21.2010
12:17 pm
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