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How fast time goes. And we’re pretty much halfway through 2010! The year has been, as I mentioned in my Summer Mixtape, a catalyst of new beginnings for me, as well as changes. To those who have been following this blog since it’s baby steps, there is a radical difference in it’s look and content. Now, I’ll be focusing majority on music and then the culture posts will follow.

In light of the topic of this post, I’d like to share a little thing I’ve learned from someone. They say you can’t call mashup artists as artists as they do not create the music but collect music and from there make something out of it. A statement that was raised was, “Does a guitarist make his own guitar like an artist makes his own art?” No he does not. But the guitar, you see Anonymous friend, is a medium for the guitarist to make his art. I know some are torn with this idea but I sincerely believe it takes much talent, even equating to the best musicians we have now, to create mashups that sound new and fresh despite the familiarity of the tracks it uses. And they also walk the thin thread of not being to different that the listener finds no trace of the previous song essence.

I rarely post music that I share for the sake of sharing without that bit of love I feel for the artist or the track. This post breathes the highest respect and applause I can give for these mashup artists, and you’ll understand what I’m talking about when you give these babies a listen. These mashups and remixes are the most heavenly and ironically sinful ones I got hold of this week. And yes, they’re that good. Perfect for low key and high energy events, just take your pick. Most of the names you see may sound familiar as I have posted them previously like Mochi Beats, The White Panda, Major Lazer, XXXchange, RAC and The Hood Internet. And some may be new to your ears. And here I post one of the best I’ve heard from the new wave of mashups circulating. Introducing Chi Duly and MashMaticians. These guys have the innate ability to mix the unusual. They may sound a bit awkward at first but they make it work once you listen to the full track. Then when you play it on repeat, I guarantee you, you will love them. The other artists I’ve failed to mention have been given the attention they deserve so I’ll leave you guys with this short post. In no particular order…

(Apparently Mediafire has made it’s sole purpose to be of annoyance to me by blocking my account so here. I made anew one in a different website. The tracks may not be available for listening but you can download it below.)

MASHUP/REMIX Heaven.zip (REALLY Updated)

Part 1  | Part 2

♫ Mochi Beats – California Nightlife (Katy Perry, Cyndi Lauper, Huey, Laidback Luke and Colby O’Donis mashup)
♫ Notorious B.I.G vs. Aloe Blacc – Juicy Dollars (DJ Dizzy Mashup)
♫ Chi Duly – The Fly Scientist (Drake vs Coldplay)
♫ Nas & Damian Marley – As We Enter (Tinie Tempah Remix)
♫ Robyn vs Salt N Pepa – Push It Fembot (A Rokk Pie N Mash Up)
♫ White Panda – Ready for My Neck, My Back
♫ The Hood Internet – Ignition (Keep It Remixing Louder) (R Kelly vs Major Lazer)
♫ Mashmaticians – Roc Juice (Jay-Z vs Symbol One)
♫ Major Lazer & La Roux – Bulletproof (Nacey Remix ft. Matt Hemerlein)
♫ The Hood Internet – Oh My Kids (Usher vs Sleigh Bells)
♫ Kristen Wiig (Feat. Lightspeed Champion) – Champion (RAC Mix)
♫ Kylie Minoge – All The Lovers (XXXChange Remix)
♫ Dr. Dre vs. Miley Cyrus – The Next Episode (DJ Pinto Mash/remix)
♫ Brand-X – 99 Problems Can’t Stop (Queen x RHCP x Jay-Z Mashup)
♫ David Guetta & Chris Willis ft. Fergie & LMFAO – Gettin Over You (Sidney Samson Remix)
♫ Ha! Yes – 80’s Overnight (Twista vs Calvin Harris)
♫ Mashup – Germany – Replay Kids (Chiddy Bang vs. MGMT vs. Iyaz)
♫ Plushgun – Mixtapes (Buffetlibre Remix)
♫ Mos Def with Desmond Dekker & The Aces – History Town (Mos Dub Mashup)
♫ Daft Punk vs Banda Do Sul – Sweet World Of Mine (Voidstar Mashup)
♫ Ludacris vs Ke$ha – $hwagger Jagger (Pres Mashup)
♫ Chambaland – Downtight (Stevie Wonder vs Jay Sean)
♫ Rubik – Wasteland (RAC mix)

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