For the first couple months of listening to this mash-up, I could only find the version on YouTube from a Spanish YouTube channel that only referred to the artist as “Amazing” and something about “vogliamo auguravi” but my 5 years of sitting in Spanish class and only participating when I was forced to isn’t really helping me translate anything. So, today when I finally put some effort into discovering the real artist of the song, I decided it should also get some more exposure.
Anyway, the mash-up sums up 2012 in music and it’s like… really good. It covers all the genres, it covers all the hits (good and bad). It mashes them in a way that you can’t even tell that it would ever be 26 different songs. Drink to it. Dance to it. Just listen.
0:13 Calvin Harris – Feel So Close 0:25 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe 0:29 Zedd Ft Foxes – Clarity 0:34 Calvin Harris Ft. Neyo – Let’s Go 0:38 Flo Rida Ft Sia – Wild Ones 0:44 David Guetta Ft Sia – She Wolf 0:52 Maroon 5 Ft Wiz Kalifa – Payphone 1:02 Flo Rida – Whistle 1:11 Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl Ft. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Remix) 1:26 Coldplay & Rihanna – Princess Of China 1:32 David Guetta & Chris Brown – I Can Only Imagine 1:37 Will I Am & Britney Spears – Scream And Shout 1:40 Skrillex – Bangarang 1:41 Martin Solveig – Night Out 1:46 No Doubt – Sittle Down 1:54 Sean Paul – She Doesn’t Mine 2:01 : The Wanted – I’m Glad You 2:04 Skrillex Ft Damian Marley – Make It Bun Dem 2:08 Madonna – Give Me All Your Lovin(Ft Mia & Nicki Minaj) 2:16 Dada Life – Feed The Dada 2:25 Psy – Gangnam Style 2:27 LMFAO – Party Rockin 2:31 Quilinez – Troll 2:34 Deadmau5 & Gerard Way – Personal Griefers 2:42 Nicky Romero – Toulouse 2:55 Alicia Keys – This Girl’s On Fire
This song almost makes me forgive Calvin Harris for his previous announcement that he will no longer be singing on his tracks. However, this song also illustrates his talent and makes me wish he was singing. The reason I enjoy Calvin Harris’s remix of Flo’s “Spectrum” is that he does not go to great efforts to change the song, which to be honest, was perfect even before Calvin Harris put his touch on it. Anyway, instead what he does to the song is he empowers and intensifies the original background music from Flo’s version of “Spectrum.” If you listen to Flo’s version, you’ll hear the extremely similar rhythm that Calvin Harris uses. The difference is subtle: Flo’s vocals overpower the music, whereas Calvin Harris’s beats compliment the vocals. Neither is better, just different; in this difference, two different outcomes occur.
So, naturally the UK got to hear this song first (starting to think I should move to the UK for the sake of music), and instead of changing my address, I patiently waited for it to be posted on YouTube… and it was worth the wait.
Who doesn’t love a little Katy Perry? That’s a joke. Of course everyone does. This took a little getting used to for me; at first, I couldn’t quite make the dubstep sounds and Katy Perry’s voice fit together. Now, I recognize how truly phenomenal this remix is. The original song, “E.T.,” is futuristic – it has more electronic tones, deeper bass drops, and synthesized beats. Keep that in mind when you listen to AFSHeeN’s remix. It capitalizes on all these futuristic-intended sounds to create a fast-paced, bright dubstep that complements Katy Perry’s voice. There have been some seriously failed remixes of “E.T.” My personal favorite fail is the officially released remix featuring Kanye West. I’ll never understand what about cutting out Katy Perry’s introduction and adding two randomly placed 20-second rap verses from Kanye West makes the song a remix. However, AFSHeeN completely trashes Kanye West’s remix and proves it is possible to successfully remix a song. Shocker! If dubstep is your thing, you’ll enjoy this. If not, stick to the “E.T.” version on Teenage Dream.
If you like this remix, keep reading because there’s more AFSHeeN where that came from. We still need to discuss AFSHeeN’s new song from the Nightmares in Paradise EP, “Paradise.”
FROM TOTAL ASSAULT:
“Los Angeles based DJ/Producer AFSHeeN has a style all his own, melding a variety of electronic genres and pop music influences, his debut EP Nightmares in Paradise can find a place in any EDM fans music library. His song “Paradise” featuring singer/songwriter Sam Behymer is available on Youtube now.
This eclectic new EP comes after AFSHeeN released many popular remixes including songs from Black Eyed Peas, Adele, Benny Benassi, deadmau5, and Katy Perry. Check out his dubstep remix of Katy Perry’s E.T. on his SoundCloud.
For more information on AFSHeeN check him out on Facebook, and be sure to pick up your copy of Nightmares in Paradise on iTunes now!”
So, I guess missing the past few Dance Party Friday installments grants this post. Jessie and the Toy Boys strike again with ten new remixes of their hit song “Push It.” It actually amazes me how different these artists make one song sound. Each remix offers a completely new sound: Richard Vission focuses more on the heavy beats whereas Skeet Skeet remixes more of the vocals. Marty Party speeds up the entire song while Dr. Rosen Rosen almost completely transforms the song into a new mix. It’s nice to see so many DJs recognizing Jessie and the Toy Boys; as long as popular DJs keep remixing the songs and the group keeps touring, the name “Jessie and the Toy Boys” will be spread across the world soon enough. Best part: you can download the songs for free below!
From Total Assault:
Are Jessie and The Toy Boys real life ninjas? Jessie checks in while getting her make-up done backstage at the Philly show on the Femme Fatale tour and shares her ninja adventures as well as her pre-show ritual.
For creative fans out there, Jessie is teaming up with Karmaloop and Talenthouse to have fans design a new logo for her ‘fannequins.’ The winning design will have their logo featured on Jessie and The Toy Boys promo materials, merchandise, and album artwork, plus $500!
Stream or download (free!) the latest remixes of Jessie and The Toy Boys’ single “Push It” below from the likes of DJ Skeet Skeet, Dig It, Kevin Graves, and others!
Big thanks to Madison for this suggestion. If anyone has a music suggestion they would like me to review, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Like WTF Music Review on FB with the link on the right!
Calvin Harris. Feel So Close. Benny Benassi Remix.
Of course this song is going to get a good review from me because it’s not possible for Benny Benassi to make a bad song or remix. It starts out with just a piano and a soft bass and the captivating vocals of Calvin Harris. You can start to feel the sensation of Benny Benassi about one minute into the song: a heavier bass drops, the song speeds up, and the vocals become repeated. Benassi always does a good job making remixes sound smooth rather than choppy like most DJs do. There’s no unsatisfiable skips from one section to another. Harris’ voice definitely helps this song come together too – it fits perfectly with the bass.
The only thing that could make this song better is a light show and a dance club and when this song releases on August 22, I can imagine that we won’t have too look too hard for these things. There’s a lot of people asking for another remix of this song, either by Deadmau5, Skrillex, or Nero, but I can tell you that I think this is about as good as it gets.
Thanks to Madison for this song suggestion – look for more of her suggestions soon to come.
(I understand that the link will not play from this site, please click through to YouTube until I find a new copy of the video. Sorry for the inconvenience. It’s worth it though.)
Kap Slap – E.T. Feels Starry Eyed (Dubstep Mashup ft. Modestep, NiT GriT and Feed Me)
Kap Slap, where did you come from? Nine times out of ten, I hate remixes and mash-ups. Normally, I find absolutely nothing impressive about somebody putting other people’s music together. Not this time though. Kap Slap does an amazing job of combining ten different songs into one. Originally, it caught my eye because it because it starts off with two of my favorite songs: “Starry Eyed” by Ellie Goulding and “E.T.” by Katy Perry. Eventually, a total of ten songs are mashed into one song:
1) Starry Eyed – Ellie Goulding
2) Hold On – Bill Posters
3) E.T. – Katy Perry
4) Feel Good – Modestep
5) Prituri Se Planinata (NiT GriT Remix) – Stellamara
6) Oro Mo Bhaidin (Sleepyhead Sample) – Mary O’Hara
7) Walking On A Dream – Empire Of The Sun
8) Look At Me Now – Chris Brown
9) Choose Me – Xilent
10) Cloudburn – Feed Me
Kap Slap does a great job of combining different styles into one song. Nothing sounds choppy or thrown into the song. He does a great job making sure the transition from one song to another flows well. Fifty-two seconds into the song, the beat picks up, but drops back down to introduce “Walking on a Dream” by Empire of the Sun aside “Look at Me Now” by Chris Brown. Then, two minutes into the song, Kap Slap successfully lays down a dubstep feel that holds for the remainder of the song.
Not just this song is impressive though. Kap Slap also does amazing mashups with Deadmau5, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Paradiso Girls, Kanye West, and plenty of others. All of his mashups are receiving about 20,000 views on YouTube and he’s continuing to grow. His mashups scream creativity.
Best part of the whole song? You can download it for free: http://www.kapslap.com