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Mashups are back

Today BFBS announced a new radio show called Monster Mash. Listerners are asked to identify 2 songs mashed together to win a mug...

Well, it's been quite some time since DJ Danger Mouse mixed together The Beatles' White Album and Jay-Z's Black Album for his "The Grey Album". And it seemed like the new genre of bastard pop, formed around such pioneers as 2 Many DJs aka Souldwax, was slowly sinking into music history.

Call it mashups, bastard pop, superconstructs or bootlegs. Remixes like Green Day vs. Oasis vs. Travis - "Boulevard of Broken Songs", The Strokes vs. Christina Aguilera - "A Stroke of Genius" or "Smells Like Bootylicious" - Destiny's Child vs. Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit got instant classics. Even some hits spawned, including the publicly performed Kylie Minogue vs. New Order's Blue Monday - "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" version. Later songs like Aretha Franklin vs. George Michael vs. The Beatles vs. The Scissor Sisters - "No One Takes Your Freedom" etc followed.

That was then, but these days, new superconstructs begin to appear again. Keep your ears open!

By the way, did you know that Danger Mouse is currently in the charts under the pseudonym Gnarls Barkley? Another achivement after producing the acclaimed Gorillaz album "Demon Days" in 2005.

And what about Miss Hilton? Does 'Stars Are Blind' qualify as a mashup? Or Raemonn's Wild World Re-Animation?

more reading: -mash-ups at metafilter -liebrand.nl does mash-ups for radio stations -follow the Grey Album hype in 2004

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# Posted by staff on Mon Aug 21 10:38:27 2006 | Category: NothingNew

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