I didn’t know people still made mash-ups. I was never a huge fan of them, aside from the wonderful collection crafted by the Legion of Doom. Well earlier today ap.net pointed to one combining Brand New’s “Sowing Season (Yeah)” with P.O.S.’ “Optimist (We Are Not For Them)”, courtesy of a man who goes by the name of Hawkins. Although it’s nothing more than Jesse Lacey’s vocals laid onto certain portions of “Optimist”, it works out surprisingly well. How were these two kept apart for so long? Kudos sir, keep up the good work.
If you’re not a regular here and missed out on the “Spotlight On” mash-up maestro Immuzikation, get on it. If you did, then you will most definitely enjoy these new songs. Dude has the Midas touch, every mash-up he puts together is pure gold, and the latest batch is no exception. First up is his genius blend of sextronaqueen (sex + electronica + queen) Peaches’ “Fuck the Pain Away” along with The Presidents of the United States’ “Peaches”, which is a bit odd, yet still works. The second mash-up features the instrumentals from Biz Markie’s classic “Just a Friend”, matched up with vocals from Shirley Ellis’ throwback jumprope theme “The Clapping Song”. The result, “Just a Friend with the Clap”, is, dare I say, catchier than both songs alone. Also, check out the video Alfredo (aka Immuzikation) made for his best mashup “One More Time to Pretend”. Granted, the editing skills are lacking, but you get the picture.
That’s easily the best thing I’ve ever created in photoshop.
Yeah, you’ve heard me say it before, but I’ll say it again: Wale is the second coming (no, not this WALE). He is the face of the growing Washington D.C. music scene (take that Ian McKaye) and is set to explode onto the national scene after what seems to be an eternity of waiting for his debut album. Until then, however, his unbelievable mixtapes will have to tide us loyal Wale fans over. His newest mixtape, The Mixtape About Nothing, is based off of Seinfield, which is not only awesome but may just be the coolest concept album ever. Not only does dude love Seinfield, he apparently loves hockey? Check his newest, “Back in the Go-Go”, in which he refers to himself as “Wale Ovechkin“, and gives shout-outs to Eric Lindros (“Flyer than the rest of them”) and the throat-slashing of Richard Zednik. Can you imagine Jay-Z giving props to Henrik Lundquist? Or Nas giving Sidney Crosby love? I think not. This couldn’t come at a better time, as the Caps have made a historic comeback from being the worst team in the NHL to the three seed in the NHL playoffs, with the hottest goalie (Cristobal Huet) and best player in the world, Alex Ovechkin.
Check “Back in the Go-Go”, where Wale steals the show from Bun B and Pusha T (from Clipse), as well as the magnificent “W.A.L.E.F.R.I.E.N.D.S.”, in which Wale raps over yet another Justice track (see: “W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E.”). Thanks to Derek for the heads up on the Justice mix.
Hipster-hop heavyweights The Cool Kids are back on the blogs, this time with “Action Figures”, which will be on their newest effort, The Bake Sale, and they’ve made available over at their myspace. The beat is as hot and catchy “I (Mikey) Rock”, and Mikey Rock’s flow might be even better. Mike and Chuck Inglish have blown up faster than any talented hip-hop act in recent memory, and for good reason. I cannot put down Totally Flossed Out, and I’m sure The Bake Sale will be even better. While you’re at it, check their video for “Black Magz” on youtube.
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