Posts Tagged: Mashups

When Did The Remix Become A Requirement?

Consider this: according to, about 800 remixes were released in 1983. In 1990, more than 4,000; in 2000, almost 15,000. And in 2010, there were 22,750 remixes released, an increase of more than 450% in twenty years. Not surprisingly, as that number has leapt up, remixes also have come to represent a much larger share of what's being released: in 1983, they accounted for 2% of all releases; 7% in 1990; 17% in 2000; until, by 2010, a staggering 20% of all releases were remixes.

How did we get to the point where a one-hit-wonder band from the '90s like Marcy Playground can release an entire [...]


Kanye West With Justin Bieber and Raekwon, "Runaway Love (Remix);" Kanye West With Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver, "Monster"

The busy, busy Kanye West took a pretty simple approach to his much-hyped bringing together of teeny-bopper Justin Bieber and the Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon: he basically recorded Rae and himself rapping over the grimy finger-snap beat from the 1993's "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F' Wit" (funny that, when Rae was so careful to write lyrics appropriate for his 16-year-old co-star), and laid clips of Bieber's vocal track overtop for the chorus. But in the way that shows how simple is so often best, it sounds pretty great. It definitely has the feel of the mid-'90s heyday of hip-hop/R&B mashups. You could almost imagine hearing it between [...]


Watch The Declaration Of Cyber Warfare Set To The New Michael Jackson Song And Vice-Versa

Did you seen the video the activist hackers group Anonymous released yesterday to announce its cyber attacks on institutions it sees as infringing upon internet freedom by suspending WikiLeaks accounts? Have you seen the video for Michael Jackson's posthumous single, "Hold My Hand," featuring Akon? They're different, but also sort of the same. It's fun to do the thing where you cue them up and adjust the volume so that you're watching one with the sound from the other, and then switch. Well, "fun," might not be the word, exactly. But it's something!


She-Ra Princess of Power is a Hypebeast

I find this hysterical and also potentially lonely in how funny I find it but this German artist named Adrian Riemann drew a "Hipsters of the Universe" series with He-Man characters dipped in downtown, cool guy attire. Now, I know this is so formulaic chic de geeque but this picture of She-Ra has her in April 77 jeans which just about SLAYS ME DEAD, like if Battle Cat was wearing a smock by House of Cassette, wore visvim shoes, and wrote for the Honeyee blog. HILAR!


Mashups: The Other Time that Prince Met Kate Bush

Did you know you needed to hear a mashup of "Running Up That Hill" and "Sign o' the Times"? (Historians of the 80s will know, of course, that Kate Bush is Prince's "favorite woman," and will already have both their collaborations, "My Computer" and "Why Should I Love You?") (via, via)