Don't Stop the Pop
: the mashup of the year's top 25 songs, from DJ Earworm! (Previously on Mefi: 2007
. ) [more inside]
interactively breaks down every sample used in Girl Talk
's latest album "All Day"
Just released a few hours ago, All Day
is the newest album by mashup artist Girl Talk
YouTube user Pallomember
loves scary European death metal. But sometimes he wonders, wouldn't scary European death metal be improved with a dash of Lady Gaga?
Yes. Yes it would.
vs Meshuggah: Bleed-A-Razzi
| vs Behemoth: Ov Fire and Bad Romance
| vs Soilwork: Bricklover [more inside]
The nuclear weapons simulator
at CarlosLabs (previously)
has been updated to include fallout wind drift, pressure and thermal events to evaluate the impact of everything from a suitcase nuke to the Tsar Bomba
on your city. The Missile Range Tool
can show if you are in the vicinity of any delivery systems currently in service, or compare your location to the range of those used historically, such as the V2. For the effects of the cosmic collisions of asteroids and comets (and featuring rather more science) there's the Earth Impact Effects Program
, one of New York City's most talented and innovative DJs and procuders, has put together "The King Meets The President In Africa"
, a ten-track mashup of Fela Kuti and Michael Jackson. Download it for free
(if you're willing to trade an email address), or listen to all of the tracks on on the site's homepage
. [more inside]
is the newest mashup
by Norwegian Recycling
, one of the few artists specializing in putting large numbers of samples into a single song. Others include the fantastic DJ Earworm (previously)
and, of course, Girl Talk
When a movie one sheet not an ad for an upcoming film?
Some talented graphic designers have taken to creating one sheets for already released films. These 'unsheets' as screenwriter John August calls them are often clever and subtle pieces that reference iconic scenes of the film such as Die Hard's infamous walk on broken glass scen
e for example. Previous discussion of re-imagined movie posters. and here.
. SLYT worth your 2:21.
is a mashup album by KMT
Soundmaps are field recordings of the unique audio ecology of a particular place and time. Often they are cities: New York
, New Orleans
, London (previously)
, and many others
. Sometimes they move through space: Ramallah
. Sometimes they are mixable
(probably my favorite, from Portugal). They might be of entire countries (Spain
, the United States (previously)
, the United Kingdom
, or continents (Africa
, while on a bike!). Sometimes they cover the entire world
: aporee (you may prefer the map interface)
. Some attempt to preserve sounds that are in danger of being lost
. And sometimes soundmaps are of the deep ocean
Most of the sounds are, appropriately, licensed under Creative Commons.
The Creator's Project unleashes The Eclectic Method
) latest video, Super Mario Mashup
onto the world with a bonus genre-exploding montage and Q&A trying to put it all together.
The Tornado History Project: Google Maps meets historical data
Tornado data turned into Google Maps that you can slice and dice any way you want: By State, by Date range, by Fujita number. Even records the path of long-track tornadoes. Hours of fun for weather weenies (like me!) and those interested in investigating trends over time. [more inside]
According to Comics Alliance
, 'if you missed the teaser footage from the Avengers panel at Comic-Con it's online
(for now)!' But who would want to watch the real teaser trailer when there are so many fake ones to select from? [more inside]
DJ/musician Mr. Fab
and RIAA (no, not them
) have released USA
, a four-hour-long mix album with 335 different sources, many of them fairly unusual and most of them previously unused. It's ... fairly brilliant. [more inside]
The Kleptones work their mashup magic on The Beatles' Come Together vs. a whole slew of other songs, and then Crumbs Chief turns it into a dance extravaganza. Celebrate your Friday with Come Again
. (SLVimeo, 8m17s)
San Francisco-based DJ Earworm is best known for his end-of-year "United State of Pop" Billboard top 25 mashups: 2007
. But in the "off season" he continues to mash popular songs into fun concotions. His latest, "Like, OMG Baby"
is a reinvention
of Justin Bieber's "Baby
," and was shown at Wembley Stadium in London for Capital FM’s 2010 Summertime Ball
, where all fifteen of the artists featured on the track performed on June 6th. His official website
has videos and free, downloadable MP3's. [more inside]
Animator OrinCreed said I Dream In Retro
is "based heavily on a dream I had that was caused by a long day of playing NES, SNES, and Genesis. In the dream I was moving through different levels from many games. In each level the music was wrong and my sprite (while fitting the bit style) didn't quite work with the game. During the dream I was abusing a cheat ability to use different weapons from pretty much any game I wanted at any time. The game itself behaved as it should, with my actions being the only aberration." The result was this loving tribute and mash-up of video game titles.
The Brave and the Bold...Lost Issues!
- in which Batman teams up with everybody.
makes mashups of American pop music, Korean pop music, and Japanese pop music. (MLYT) [more inside]
- a simple Google Maps mashup that lets you compare landmark sizes by outlining a part of the world and overlaying it on another. Iraq vs. Texas
; Greenland vs. India
; Tiananmen Square vs. Red Square
; Devils Tower vs. White House
in the traditional open-ended sense is not what most of us, whatever our age and level of computer literacy, do on the Internet. Books cease to be individual works
but are scanned and digitized into one great, big continuous text
. The dynamics of the digital are encouraging authors
to treat the fruits of intellects and imaginations as fragments to be given without pay
to the hive mind. But what becomes of originality and imagination in a world that prizes metaness and regards the mash-up as more important than the sources who were mashed? The very value of artistic imagination and originality, along with the primacy of the individual, is increasingly being questioned
in our copy-mad, postmodern digital world. Remix is the very nature of the digital
. But do we now face a situation in which culture is effectively eating its own seed stock?
"The great Trans Siberian Railway
, the pride of Russia, goes across two continents, 12 regions and 87 cities. The joint project of Google and the Russian Railways lets you take a trip along the famous route
and see Baikal, Khekhtsirsky range, Barguzin mountains, Yenisei river and many other picturesque places of Russia without leaving your house." [more inside]
In 1989, Hollywood heavy metal band Rock Sugar was stranded on a desert island. For the last twenty years, the only music they had to listen to was the 80's pop CD collection of a 13 year old girl. And now, Rock Sugar has come home
. [more inside]
More Beatles remix/mashup delirium. Hell!
, zipped download
, multiupload link
). The Beastles
& Let It Beast
, multiupload links
). The Act You've Known For All These Years
). And the granddaddy of them all, The Grey Album
, multiupload link
) [more inside]
- "a free remix tape put together by Montreal-based producer Tor, sampling songs from multi-instrumentalist and indie hero, Sufjan Stevens. Tracks are sampled from his 2005 LP Illinoise, as well as 3 of his other albums, 'A Sun Came', 'Seven Swans' and 'Songs for Christmas', blending Sufjan Steven's acoustic guitar, piano and horns with MC's Aesop Rock, Big Daddy Kane, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), C.L. Smooth, Outkast, Brother Ali, and Grand Puba."
Sunn O))) vs. Kid Cudi
"Day 'n Night" crossed with "Aghartha". [more inside]
, mashup artists behind previously-posted albums
such as A Night At The Hip-Hopera
and 24 Hours
, have just released their newest entitled Uptime/Downtime
. In a word, it rocks.
DJ Earworm releases for download his mashup
of the year's top hits, according to Billboard
. [more inside]
9 Countries was recorded on location in Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Tibet, India, Egypt and Greece between October 2005 and March 2007 by Tom Compagnoni. What you hear has been entirely assembled from these field recordings, no additional samples used.
A mashup / sound-collage / ambient / documentary album by Wax Audio
is perhaps the internet's most infamous hack
, digi/net artist
. His work
stands for a growing culture
of artists who run wildly
through animated GIF landscapes populated
with corrupted data-compressed
bunny rabbits and tinny, MIDI renditions
of Savage Garden ballads. As the Lisson Gallery
, London, opens its archives to Arcangel's curatorial eye, could digi/net art
be set to infect
the real, fleshy world
, like a rampant Conficker Worm
? Has YouTube become
the truest reflection of our anthropological
selves? Are we destined to roam the int3erw£bs like the mythic beasts of yore
, hoping, in time
, that digi art can free us
from the confines of this fleshy void?