Posts in mashups
[Watch] Kanye West Unveils Dark Animated Video for "Black Skinhead"

Kanye West's first video for Yeezus isn't quite what I expected. The brooding clip for "Black Skinhead" shows an animated and very buff Kanye rapping in the darkness while lights flash and twisted imagery interjects. It's... interesting. Not nearly as cool as his black and white projections or the Scott Disick-starring American Psycho parody. Watch it below and let us know what you think.

UPDATE: Kanye took to Twitter to say that the video released was unfinished and leaked, and he was not happy about it:

While Yeezy was busy getting animated, former collaborator and producer Hit-Boy—he produced "Niggas In Paris" and "Clique"—has reworked Yeezus highlight "New Slaves" to his own liking. Check out the redubbed "New Chains" below with an accompanying music video.

In even more Kanye West tinkering, Nate Belasco mashed up "Black Skinhead" with Tame Impala's urgent, raucous number "Elephant." The two songs work amazingly well together, driving forward with relentless guitars and aggressive verses. Stream it below or download it here.

[Listen] Alt-J - "Slow Dre" (Kylie Minogue x Dr. Dre Mashup)

Last weekend I witnessed my favourite gig of the year. A gig upon leaving I actually sent a text to my girlfriend and said it was in my all time top 5. A few days later, I still stand by that statement. It was flawless and it came from Alt-J who played a matinee show at Manchester's Royal Northern College of Music. The room was completely seated and from start to finish they just performed in perfect sync. Midway through the set I was impressed by a mashup they did of Dr. Dre's "Still Dre" and Kylie Minogue's "Slow". It doesn't sound like it should work but it does so damn well it's crazy. Today I was happy to see they recorded a version of it for Triple J's Like a Version segment in Australia. The results can be streamed below and you can hear a version of "Breezeblocks" over here too. Hat-tip to Hypetrak for the heads up on this recording of it!

If you haven't heard their album, An Awesome Wave, yet I advise you to do so.

[Download] Max Tannone - Ghostfunk (Ghostface x Afrofunk Mash Up)

Seems to be alot of Wu related projects going around as of late and now, Max Tannone, the man responsible for the Jay-Z/Radiohead mashup album Jaydiohead and the Mos Def x Reggae mashup album Mos Dub, returns with a new offering featuring Wu Tang's sporadic lyricist Ghostface Killah and mashes up his classics with vintage African funk, high-life, and psychedelic rock music. Check out the amazing mash up album Ghostfunk in the player below. For more Wu mash up fun, check out Wugazi.

Ghostfunk by Max Tannone

[Download] Wugazi - "Sleep Rules Everything Around Me"

What a nice Hump Day surprise this is! From completely out of left field we have word of a mashup project titled Wugazi that, as you may be able to guess from the name, is a blend of Wu-Tang and Fugazi. Doomtree, who is involved with the project, has done an excellent job keeping the information the perfect amount of vague to make us all bonkers to know more, posting on their site:

"It gives us great joy to unveil the first song off of an homage project that is quite close to all of us here at Doomtree:  WUGAZI (that’s Wu-Tang Clan and Fugazi in case you were born after the year 2000).  Many more details will be trickling out over the next two weeks, but for now click on the image below and be one of the first to check out the awesome “Sleep Rules Everything Around Me,” the first leak off of 13 Chambers.  Perfect for 4th of July BBQ’s"

I gotta say, "Sleep Rules Everything Around Me" is quite the excellent blend of Wu's "C.R.E.A.M." and Fugazi's "I'm So Tired". I doubt I could have dreamed up a better execution of the two, so bravo to the parties involved.

Have a listen and download if you find yourself enjoying, "Sleep Rules Everything Around Me". Also, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Wugazi - "Sleep Rules Everything Around Me" by Some Kind of Awesome


[Download] Wick-it the Instigator Presents Big Boi vs The Black Keys - The Brothers of Chico Dusty

Im not the biggest fan of mashups, however, when you take one of the best rock albums of the year, The Black Keys' Brothers and the one of the dopest hip hop album of the year, Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, and you rock the mix correctly like DJ Wick-It has done with his album The Brothers of Chico Dusty, the results can be dangerously fresh. So before you even hit play on the player below, i'm going to go ahead and hype up this album even more and dub it, SKoA's Mashup Album of The Year. Enjoy! Shouts to 2DopeBoyz, RockItOut!Blog and Antiquiet for the heads up on this.

The Brothers of Chico Dusty (Big Boi vs. The Black Keys) by wick-it

[Download] DJ Bahler - Mashin' Pit (Mashup Mixtape)

This is a pretty ambitious and awesome mashup project from LA’s Dj Bahler. Each track on the 14 track project revolves around a Passion Pit track or a track from one of their side projects. Check out the tracklisting (after the jump) and if you aren’t a Passion Pit fan, check it out anyway, there’s something interesting on every track.

[Download] Dj Bahler - Mashin’ Pit

Tracklisting + Details
1) Everything is Going to the Beat (Introduction)
Aislyn - Cosmic Paths
Jack Kerouac - The Beat Generation
Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes
Yeasayer - Grizelda

2) Forty Winks
Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
Goldfrapp - A&E
Mary O’Hara - ”rÛ Mo Bh·idÌn

3) Mum Mum Mum Moth
Passion Pit - Moth’s Wings
Lady Gaga - Poker Face
Major Lazer - Pon De Floor
Muse - Starlight

4) The Drinking
Passion Pit - The Reeling
T-Pain - Bartender

5) Open Secret
Passion Pit - Little Secrets
Afroman - Because I Got High
Beastie Boys - Alive
Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick - The Show
Taylor Swift - Fearless
J Kwon - Tipsy

6) I Thought I Knew You
Passion Pit - Seaweed Song
Ratatat - Alps
City High - What Would You Do

7) Touch The Ground
Passion Pit - Moth’s Wings (Stripped Down Version)
Coldplay - Life in Technicolor II

8) Mephitic Mantra
Shuttle - Rotten Guts
Drake Ft. Lil Wayne & Eminem - Forever

9) Swimming in Solace
Passion Pit - Swimming in the Flood
Blink 182 - First Date
Kid Cudi - Symphonies
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry

10) Somebody Loves You
Passion Pit - Live to Tell the Tale
Janet Jackson - Someone to Call My Lover
Jay Sean - Down

11) Watch the Sun Rise
Ellie Goulding - Sleepyhead (Starsmith Remix)
Barry Louis Polisar - All I Want is You
Noah and the Whale - Blue Skies (Yacht Remix)
Oh No! Oh My! - I am Not a Monster
Sunloverz - Summer of Love
Tokyo Police Club - Sixties Remake
Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up to Dry

12) Potholes on Easy Street
Passion Pit - Tons of Guns
Yelle - Ce Jeu
Kanye West - Touch The Sky
Beatsteaks - Cut Off the Top (Timo Maas Dirty Rocker Remix)
The Bloody Beetroots - Mother
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

13) Reeling in a Dream
Passion Pit - The Reeling
Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes - Desert Song
Passion Pit - The Reeling (BURNS Remix)

14) Cluster Cuss
(0:00) Trans X - Living on Video
(0:04) Crooklyn Clan - It’s About Ta Get Hot
(0:18) Passion Pit - Little Secrets
(0:35) Destiny’s Child - Independent Women
(0:48) Passion Pit - Little Secrets (Jack Beats Remix)
(0:53) KRS One - Sound of da Police
(1:32) Crystal Castles - Air War
(1:47) Crookers - Knobbers
(2:17) Justin Bieber ft. Ludacris - Baby
(2:45) Passion Pit - The Reeling (Calvin Harris Remix)
(3:16) The Bloodhound Gang - Bad Touch (Eiffel 65 Remix)
(4:00) One Republic ft. Timbaland - Apologize
(5:04) Ian Van Dahl - Will I
(5:33) Outkast - Roses
(5:34) Sleigh Bells - Tell ‘Em
(5:49) Ying Yang Twins ft. Lil Jon - Salt Shaker
(5:54) Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg - California Gurls
(7:46) The Beach Boys - California Girls
(8:00) Salt-N-Pepa - Twist and Shout
(8:01) Passion Pit - Better Things
(8:03) Two Door Cinema Club - I Can Talk
(8:05) Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train
(8:17) Sara Bareilles - Love Song
(8:17) Holy Fuck! - Royal Gregory
(8:18) Sean Kingston - Beautiful Girls
(8:31) Chiddy Bang - Truth
(8:31) Chemical Brothers - Beats Made to Break
(9:30) Nas ft. Pharrell - The Flyest
(9:30) Psapp - Needle and Thread
(9:36) Jeremih - Birthday Sex
(9:38) System of a Down - Chop Suey
(10:07) Minus the Bear - Into the Mirror
(10:08) P. Diddy - Last Night
(10:10) Marvin Gaye - I Heard it Through the Grapevine
(10:56) Passion Pit - Smile Upon Me
(10:56) Kele - Tenderoni
(10:57) Miike Snow - Animal
(11:11) Passion Pit - To Kingdom Come (GRUM Remix)
(11:40) Calvin Harris - The Girls
(11:41) Santigold - L.E.S. Artistes
(12:09) Jason Derulo - In My Head
(12:11) Lady Gaga - Just Dance
(12:21) Ke$ha - Tik Tok
(12:35) Kevin Rudolf - Let it Rock
(12:46) Matt and Kim - Daylight (Outro)
(12:47) Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar
(13:02) Death Cab for Cutie - Tomorrow
(13:16) Kid Cudi - Day N Nite
(13:46) David Guetta ft. Akon - Sexy Bitch
(14:16) Shakira - She Wolf
(14:16) Kid Cudi - Day N Nite (Crookers Remix)
(14:44) Snap - Rhythm is a Dancer
(14:46) La Roux - Bulletproof
(14:46) Benny Benassi - Get Loose
(14:52) Chromeo - Fancy Footwork
(15:00) Wonder Girls - Nobody
(15:15) La Roux - Bulletproof (Foamo’s Dubstep Remix)
(15:29) Tokio Hotel - Monsoon
(15:30) Duran Duran - White Lines
(16:13) Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes - Home
(16:26) Pitbull - Hotel Room Service
(16:44) Vampire Weekend - Giving Up the Gun
(16:59) Whitey - Leave them all Behind
(17:12) Crippled Cranes - Neverending Hallway
(17:58) Passion Pit - Let Your Love Grow Tall
(18:05) Yeasayer - ONE
(18:48) Marina & the Diamonds - I am Not a Robot (Passion Pit Remix)
(19:02) David Guetta ft. Akon - Sexy Bitch
(19:34) MC Chris - OMC
(20:20) Royksopp - The Girl and the Robot
(20:20) Daft Punk - Robot Rock (Soulwax Remix)
(20:24) Flight of the Conchords - Robots [The Humans are Dead]
(20:37) The Crystal Method - Double Down Under
(21:31) Dizzee Rascal - Stand Up Tall
(21:34) Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work
(22:19) Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce - Telephone (Passion Pit Remix)
(22:25) Will Smith - Men in Black
(24:07) Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed

[Download] Drake x Coldplay - "October's Very Cold" (Mashup Mixtape)

Happy Music Monday! Here's a fresh one to get you through the day.

Following in the tradition of Danger Mouse's iconic mashup The Grey Album, October's Very Cold is a remix album produced by Chi Duly (Nappy Roots, The Pack, Termanology). It features Drake, aka October's Very Own, over Coldplay samples (as well as Coldplay vocals over Drake instrumental samples on intro and outro). The first track released from this project a couple weeks ago has more than 10k downloads across the internet, and was posted on the biggest record pool in the world, DJ City. The Drake x Coldplay combination under the control of Chi Duly yields a smooth and seamless sound. This shit is great. - HipHopLeak

[Download] Drake x Coldplay - "October's Very Cold" (Mashup Mixtape)

[Download] The Hood Internet x TOBACCO x Felt (Slug, Murs & Aesop Rock)

The Hood Internet are back at it again with their new EP pitting TOBACCO's new album Maniac Meat album (out tomorrow on anticon, click here to purchase) against Slug + Murs + Aesop Rock’s Felt 3: A Tribute To Rosie Perez (out now on Rhymesayers). Grab the download below and for those that never caught the first mashup by The Hood Internet featuring TOBACCO and Aesop Rock should definitely pick that up here.


1. Paul Reubens’ Aerobics
2. Creepy Ghost Calls
3. Grape For Your Trunk
4. Hot Tub Freaks Like You
5. Stretch Your Whaleface

[Download] The Hood Internet x TOBACCO x Felt