For today’s installment of International Tuesday, we’re going to travel over to Italy to hear the mashups of DJ Nicky. The music video above is a great example of how two very different genres can work off of each other so well. Linkin Park’s Burn It Down versus Sander Van Doorn’s Chasin’ is Alternative Rock versus Progressive House. These are two iconic songs on their own, that I have come to recognize to easily; so at first it might throw a Linkin Park fan off to hear Sander Van Doorn underneath, but I think it is a welcomed surprise.
The Linkin Park mashup is 2 months old, the next feature of DJ Nicky’s is 3 months old; starting off with the electric piano and soon an ‘electric’ guitar solo of David Guetta’s The Alphabeat. It soon embraces the acapellas of LMFAO and Cobra Starship featuring Sabi. This is a fun EDM mashup that takes you on quite the rollercoaster from the introduction, to an energetic beat with LMFAO and Cobra Starship, to a calmer melody halfway through, to a strong and upbeat finale to remind you of just how awesome this mashup was. Finally, we travel back to the end of April for one more mashup that merges the Alternative Rock/Brit-Pop of Coldplay with the Electronica/World Music of Safri Duo for Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall De La Noche. It’s the steal drums on this mashup that caught my attention and wouldn’t let go.