It’s summertime, so it’s been a little slow in the mashup scene, with quality choons drying up a bit. Still, we’ve managed to uncover a few gems out there, as well as a spate of fresh new mashup talent. For the naysayers who claim we only feature the same producers over and over again, you’ll be surprised to discover four newcomers here, all making debuts on the Bootie Top 10!
Listed (mostly) alphabetically by bootlegger.
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Chocomang — Stop Me Cruising (The Smiths vs. Rootical Record Crew) — Paris
The Smiths make it to the Top 10 two months in a row! See, this is what happens when an acapella from a classic, much-loved band finally gets leaked. Ever wondered what Morrissey would sound like fronting a reggae band? Neither did we, but, well… here you go!
PARTY ROCK ANTHEM DOUBLE SHOT!
DJ Earworm — Party On The Floor (LMFAO vs. Jennifer Lopez vs. Pitbull vs. Jessie J vs. Nicole Scherzinger vs. Example vs. Mike Posner vs. Ne-Yo vs. The Wanted vs. Far East Movement vs. JLS vs. Katy B vs. Cee-Lo Green vs. Enrique Iglesias vs. Wretch 32 vs. Mann) — San Francisco
MashMike — Pump Up The Party Rock (LMFAO vs. Pink vs. Kraze vs. Danzel vs. C&C Music Factory vs. Salt-N-Pepa vs. Diddy Dirty Money) — Lower Bavaria, Germany
DJ Earworm is the undisputable master of complex, multi-layered mashups, easily running circles around the likes of Girl Talk. For the second year in a row, he has put together a mashup of all 15 artists that performed at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium in London. Since he uses LMFAO as the primary music base, we couldn’t help but include another “Party Rock Anthem” mashup — it’s certainly this summer’s theme song. On the second mashup, newcomer Mash Mike layers another six tracks on top of it, and they all seem to be about the same thing — partying! Hey, no one ever said summertime was for deep thoughts…
Hifi Banjo Strings — The One Who Changed The Way I Love (R.E.M. vs. Example) — UK
We haven’t done an “Electro-Bootie” room upstairs at Bootie SF in a long time, but tracks like this one, which turns R.E.M.’s ’80s college-rock lament into a dark electro floor-banger, make us want to bring it back.
STV SLV / The Hood Internet — Hello Something (Dragonette vs. The Kickdrums vs. Kutcorners) — Chicago
We’ve already heard a zillion mashups that use Martin Solveig’s “Hello” as the instrumental. But for us, the real hook of the song is Dragonette’s guest vocal, so it’s nice to finally hear it used in a bootleg … even if it’s mashed up with two obscure artists we’ve never heard of! But that’s what we’ve come to expect from The Hood Internet, who have introduced us to countless obscure artists we’ve never heard of. They’re like an indie band’s publicists’ best friend.
DJ Schmolli — Invincible Girls Run The World (Beyoncé vs. Pat Benatar) — Vienna, Austria
Two forthright female singers from two different decades come together in one fierce mashup. Both songs celebrate girl power in their own way, so it only makes sense that they fit together so perfectly. The world needs more Pat Benatar mashups, and frankly, we couldn’t get by this month without including Beyoncé’s ode to female empowerment.
DJ ShyBoy — She Works Hard For The Lights (Ellie Goulding vs. Donna Summer) — Los Angeles
Singer Ellie Goulding isn’t very well-known outside of her native England, but we sure do love this bootleg. Here, DJ Shyboy mashes her up with one of his all-time favorite artists, Donna Summer. Folktronica disco pop?
LADY GAGA DOUBLE SHOT!
DJ Tripp — Edge of Love (Lady Gaga vs. The Outfield) — Santa Cruz, CA
Wax Audio – I’m In Love With Judas Priest (Lady Gaga vs. Judas Priest) — Sydney, Australia
Two very different mashups from Gaga’s two most recent singles off of her “Born This Way” album. DJ Tripp mashes her up with The Outfield — still an inexplicable sing-along hit, 25 years later — while Wax Audio takes her recent heavy metal-inspired imagery (with her leather and motorcycle) and takes it all the way there by mashing up “Judas” with Priest!
Tweylo — Roll Away Your Lazy Eye (Silversun Pickups vs. Mumford & Sons) — Leverkusen, Germany
One for the hipsters. LA indie rock meets London folk. Strips away the Silversuns’ original buzzy electric guitars and replaces them with banjos and mandolins. Of course, it just magically works.