I’ve been listening to an awful lot of mashup lately. I know much of this renewed interest in the genre started with my discovery of Girl Talk about a year or so ago, and a couple of friends turning me on to Ludachrist certainly egged on this new found love. (FWIW, I dig Ludachrist a lot more then Girl Talk. Ludachrist has some cooler cuts he lifts from. How can you not like an artist that lifts from Goblin and Nintendo?)
The cool thing about mashup, if you are a fan, it there’s a lot of it out there for free. I imagine much of this has to do with royalties and such, but yay for me. Of course, the flipside of that, there is a lot of garbage out there, too. Hell, let’s be realistic, most of it is garbage. But artists like the aforementioned GT and Ludachrist make the genre worth listening to.
Now, the whole point of this post isn’t to discuss mashup, but rather test a new plug in for playing audio files on the blog. Since I’ve been listening to mashup a lot lately, here’s some of the better (or funnier) ones I’ve heard (just click on the song names and a player pops under it):
That last one has me giggling every time I listen to it.
I snagged these songs from Bootie (where they have four ‘Best Of’ CDs you can download) and Mashup Industries (where there is a ton of stuff you can snag – I like a lot of the DJ Schmolli stuff, as I found a lot of the stuff he mashes are guilty pleasures 😆 ).
Enjoy, or not, either way my plugin gets tested.