drwex (drwex) wrote,

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Short week, post music early (2 of 2)

Here's Part 1 in case you missed it. On with the tab-closings we go.

I don't think I've ever seen Nas X, Aerosmith, and Sinatra all in one place. Of course, Aerosmith once made a big splash by appearing with Run DMC's cover of "Walk This Way" so now we have another Aerosmith-hiphop mash. OK fine, but adding in Sinatra? That's either genius or madness. CHEATCODE uses a light touch, which avoids a trainwreck, but I'm not sure it fully works either.

I continue to believe that you generally make things better by adding Tegan & Sara to it. Here DJ Bahler gives us a pretty straight-up A|B mash of their "I Was A Fool" with Rise Against's "Audience of One." It's interesting to hear their vocals against the rock instruments.

RAC mixes have this unfortunate habit of slipping under my radar. A lot of his stuff is very easy to listen to and when I'm working I don't necessarily pick it out. I heard this one twice before I went back and said "Hey!" Once again, RAC has stripped things down to essentials and rebuilt them into a pleasant, upbeat, and entirely danceable track.

This is a giant stomping remix by Sean & Bobo of "Arcadia" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d5ZxZdEUvA) a summer dance track from Hardwell. The original is pretty high energy; this remix adds some additional punch and scratch to the vocals and pushes the beats to even more driven levels. I really like it, but I realize this kind of thing is not everyone's cuppa.

We're reaching the time of year when DJs put out their mega-mashes. This is Mashdnkutcher (yes, really) doing 24 tracks in three minutes. It's exactly as frenetic as you'd expect in places, but there are also relaxed bits, and interesting transitions. The good part is that if there's a bit you don't like it's not likely to last more than a few seconds. The bad part is that if there's a bit you do like, it's gone too quickly.
Tags: dj bahler, hardwell, music, rac
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