You know when those hip hop songs come out and you look at the list of features and your jaw drops? Like “holy shit, seriously…ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE ON THIS SONG?” But you’re super excited about it because it’s just about every rapper you’re obsessed with right now. Yes, I’m thinking of “1 Train” right now. But I’m also thinking of the new mashup from Ivo Robotnik, featured first in today’s Mashup Monday. I’m not sure I could listen to this song many times, because frankly I don’t love the production, but if only for the features it’s got on there, I had to post it. But then again…I kind of kick myself for doing that, because isn’t that what mashups get shit for after all? Just throwing together the best snippets into a less than ideal result? Ugh, conflict. Whatever. At the very least it’s something to think about, right? (Sorry, Ivo. Not my jam this time around.) Plus, Bobby Fisher brings justice back to Kendrick in the second featured song.
1. Bugg’n For The Night (Spaceman Dranks) [A$AP x DJ Carnage x Hardwell x Kendrick x Chiddy Bang x Dom Kennedy x Birdy Nam Nam x TNGHT] – Ivo RobotniK
2. Swimming Youth (Kendrick Lamar x Lana Del Rey x Nervo x Kanye x Nicki x Santigold x Avicii) – DJ Bobby Fisher
3. Carried Home (Phillip Phillips vs Passion Pit) – DJ 21azy
4. Teardrops [Avicii x Coldplay x Matthew Koma x Krewella] – Troika
Ay caramba. I’ve been in my death bed for the past four days with what seemed to be the plague, or perhaps the black lung, but I’ve finally managed to lift myself out of it and mosey on over to the couch (#PowerMoves), where I’m now watching football, posting this Mashup Monday, and preparing myself for the Bachelor premiere. I am SO 2013. Hit the jump to see all of the mashups!
1. The Melker Project & Friendly Greg – What You Know About Titanium ft. David Guetta & T.I.
3. The Melker Project – Locked Out Of Swimming Pools ft. Kendrick Lamar & Bruno Mars
So each week I struggle with what to name this Mashup Monday. So I’m going to number them from now on, and starting today, I’m taking an educated guess here by saying it’s week 130. Yes, it’s a guess, but it seems…somewhat…accurate? That means I’ve been doing Mashup Monday for almost 2.5 years, and considering the blog has been around for almost four years, I’ve done Mashup Mondays for most of those four years, but there are many Mondays without the feature (either because I didn’t have time or I didn’t find good mashups to share), so…130 seems about right. If that’s true, that’s a whole lot of mashups, and a whoooooole lot of Mondays. But that just means that Mondays AREN’T impossible to get through, even though I seem to think they are each week when my alarm clock goes off. Alas. New week, Monday is almost over, and the mashups are still alive!
1. Let’s Go On A World Tour (Wale x Carousel x Sound Remedy) – The White Panda
2. Good Amber Night (Roscoe Dash x 311) – The White Panda
3. Ghetto Angels (2Pac vs The Xx) – Carlos Serrano & TrapZilllas
I’m repurposing this from 5 Best Dance Songs of the Week. Had to. So good.
4. Pop Life (A Mashup of 20 Pop Hits of 2012) – DJ Bobby Fisher
Wow. 2012 isn’t over yet, but here are some of the radio’s top songs of the year. Features Alex Clare, Carly Rae Jepsen, Chris Brown, Demi Lovato, Far East Movement, Justin Bieber, Fun., Gotye, Kanye West, Ke$ha, Kelly Clarkson, M.I.A., Ne-Yo, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Owl City, Psy, Taylor Swift, Trey Songz and Wale. Whew. That was a lot to type!