Monday, July 20, 2009

King of Pop & Queen Bey - Bittersweet Dreams

Simple concept. I heard Beyonce's latest single "Sweet Dreams" about a year back, when it was still a demo under the title of "Beautiful Nightmare." It was a neat song, with a bass-line similar to the intro of "Beat It." So naturally, I put Bey's track and the late, great King of Pop Michael Jackson's classic together. I like the result; how about you?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Jourhanna - Rihanna's Journey

I'll admit it: I love angsty women in music. I've always had a thing for 'em. That is what this mashup is all about! This time, I've paired up Barbadian popstress Rihanna's angsty "Breakin' Dishes" with Journey's "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)." I tried to make it so Rihanna and Steve Perry are having some sort of lovers' spat, and felt Neal Schon's guitars worked well with her delivery. But enough about my rambling, hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Liady Gagagher / Riskara Bareilles

It's a double feature this time around!

First up is a marriage between Brit-rock and good old dance pop. The enigmatic Lady Gaga narrates the happenings of an inebriated night on the town where she proceeds to lose her mobile phone and admits to forgetting her location in "Just Dance." Meanwhile, Oasis provide the entertainment at said club, performing a more uptempo of Liam and the gang's best-known song, "Wonderwall."

Next up is a Valentine's treat. Piano-pop songstress Sara Bareilles takes a break from refusing to write a love song for a lover in the ironically titled "Love Song," while foul-mouthed YouTube sensation Riskay and her troupe (Aviance & Real) grab the mic to check her man's status of faith by, uh, scent in "Smell Yo Dick." Great mood setter if you've got a chick/dude on your hands you suspect of cheating.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Beylanis Knolisette - You Oughta Knowles

A quick one here, involving notoriously scorned Canadian Alanis Morissette tearing Dave Coulier/Matt LeBlanc/other dude to shreds, trading in the luscious mood of a Beyonce hit for a more rigorous romp. Since Alanis' vocals were censored here, I would like to thank Ms. Knowles for swearing on her behalf.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Delta Airlines - Delta Airlines

To my knowledge, nobody has yet to put together a mash up utilizing the music of the lovely Delta Goodrem, which I consider a shame as she has great vocals (and is a classic beauty to match!). Taking matters into my own hands, I have paired up the Aussie songbird's epic pop ballad "Believe Again," stripping it of its new-age packaging and setting it atop a more downtempo electronica backing, courtesy of French duo Air's "La Voyage de Penelope." It fit nicely, I think. I am also quite proud of the mash title. Hehe. Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Waula Dandul - Dance Like Bohemian

I have a confession to make, so prepare yourselves: I am a Paula Abdul fan. She has always been awesomely cool, and I feel her tunes are the epitome of good solid pop music. Now, as we get the laughters out of the way... Paula made a mini-comeback earlier this year by putting out a cool enough song called "Dance Like Tomorrow," with fellow American Idol judge Randy Jackson on bass. Now, I like it and everything, but always felt it had a rocky melody that Randy (who produced it) didn't get a hold of... I mean, yeah, Paula had to flaunt her choreo but as plenty of mashup videos have proven, some poppy choreo and upbeat pop-rock can mesh rather well. Therefore, I teamed her up with the Dandy Warhols' "Bohemian Like You." The result? You decide. If you have any feedback, feel free to tell me. Straight up, now.

Paula Abdul official
Dandy Warhols official

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Teddeona Bearis - Punklover

Lately, I am rejoicing in the return of actual melodies in the pop scene - gone are the tuneless days of humps and hollabacks of yore! This little ditty, "Bleeding Love," from UK songbird (and X-Factor victor) Leona Lewis caught my attention, simply because of the emo lyrics set to a gothic R&B backing reminiscent of a classy funeral, and a pretty voice singing on top. I love odd combinations, and the original track had its mix of unusual ingredients. My only qualm is the rather monotonous choruses in the radio track. (Oddly enough, this isn't the case live.) So when I got my hands on this pella, I tried to hook it up to something else to juice out the melody... The Teddybears' Punkrocker was up to the match, after Iggy gracefully stepped aside. Have a listen!