Posts tagged Pitbull
Uh-oh, here comes yet another Taylor Swift remix. But hey, she did it to herself when she went all Electronic in Trouble; now it seems that every DJ just wants to put some synths and a sick beat with her music. Case and point, Oblivion Music, he created sweet and beautiful Dubstep with Taylor Swift’s I Knew You Were Trouble. He’s calling it his Cloud’s Lancaster Remix, now I don’t really understand the allure of Final Fantasy (I hope this is the correct reference), but if it’s anything like this remix, maybe I should start playing it.
If there’s one thing we know about D.VELOPED, it’s that he can create a sick mashup and that’s just what he’s done with vocal edit of GRiZ’s Smash The Funk. He added samples from Swizz Beats, Jim Jones, Tinidad James, and Pitbull. While it’s not quite Dubstep, the booty bass on this one will certainly make… well, errr… something wobble. Plus, I’m stuck in this Funk genre and this is more of that!
It’s been far too long since our last DJ Burnout feature. About a month ago, he dropped an eight track ‘party pack’ filled with mashups, called “#BOOBS“. I have a few easy favorites from the set list, starting off with Phat Girls which takes samples from Ludacris, Steve Aoki, and Dimitri Vegas. It flows great into another favorite of mine, Collapsing Crush, which showcases Eminem’s lyrics over a Knife Party remix of Nero’s Crush on You. But the track that really draws me in is the mega mashup that Burnout calls Beef Samples. It has eight samples over the span of three and a half minutes, including the likes of Afrojack and Steve Aoki, Pitbull, Ludacris, Dada Life, Daft Punk, Calvin Harris, and Empire Of The Sun. It’s got that great intro from Teenage Crime by Adrian Lux too.
More recently, 2 days ago – to be exact. DJ Burnout dropped a few more mashups. Three different mashups, one with the Beastie Boys, another with some heavy Rihanna influences and then my new favorite (even though, I was initially annoyed by the song Put It In My Video) which places the spotlight onto Childish Gambino. If it was his acapella alone, it wouldn’t do anything for me; but it’s the Kill The Noise – Alvin Risk remix that takes it over the top. That is the beauty of the mashup, taking two or more samples to heighten each other to their true potential. Or using the strengths of one to boost another.
It was just over a year ago that I started conceptualizing the layout for this website; what to call it, what music we’d feature and how I’d find the music. Well, one year ago to this very day, we officially launched The Music Phoenix to the public and have been going strong ever since. We are in our 2nd version (TMP 2.0) of the original concept, the music we feature has remained the same but the layout looks a little different (and a little better if I do say so myself). We have added key players to the team and resident DJs to help with the process. We’re incredibly happy with the success we’ve had in such a short amount of time! So, thank you, each and every one of you that continue to check us out for music week after week; if you’re brand new to us, thank you for taking the time to check us out.
That being said, it is our favorite day of the week, it’s Mashup Monday! I figured it was only right to feature Bootleggers Music today, two days ago (September 1st), Teddy Vrountas and Wayne Fysh celebrated their one year anniversary of teaming up and creating bootlegs together. They released Pump It Up! for their fans and supporters, which includes 14 samples from a variety of artists: 2 Unlimited, Salt ‘N’ Pepa, Tag Team, Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull, Technotronic, Ying Yang Twins featuring Greg Tecoz, Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo, LL Cool J, Chemical Brothers featuring Q-Tip, Public Enemy, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, House Of Pain, and Joe Budden. That is quite the lineup of early 90′s Hip Hop (and some current heavy hitters).
So, again, thank you for stopping by and we hope to continue to build the brand around what you like to listen to and discover! Happy (continued) listening!
Purchase from DMC: Pump It Up – Bootleggers Music
Gangnam Style (PSY vs. Nicki Minaj vs. Pitbull vs. Dev vs. Fatman Scoop vs. Major Lazer vs. 2NE1) – DJ Penetration
Happy Labor Day and Mashup Monday to everyone! Hope everyone had a nice relaxing day or a good first day of classes! Today I’m bringing you a Gangnam Style mashup from DJ Penetration (@DJ_Penetration on Twitter). Gangnam Style has been a very popular song in the past few months. Here’s the original if you haven’t seen it yet. Some really sick dance moves in there that should be used in any available situation, haha. DJ Penetration uses samples from Far East Movement, Major Lazer, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Fatman Scoop, and 2NE1. I have heard many remixes and mashups to PSY’s Gangnam Style, but this is by far the best I’ve heard up to this point. Great transitions and sample selections; props to DJ Penetration.
*As of now, there is not a download link available, so keep checking the video until one pops up!
So I’m not sure how many people saw the twitter thread about Hardwell who was given grief for releasing mashups ‘for free’ for Facebook likes by Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Eric Prydz. But it reminded me about why I enjoy mashups so much. I mentioned to DJ Burnout on his post about it that mashups are a great way to expose people to multiple songs at one time. It gives a variety of artists exposure in a short amount of time. Could it be that some of these artists are as popular as they are due to some of the mashups and bootlegs they are in? They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Why can’t artists be happy that DJs enjoy their music so much that they want to give their own interpretation of it? Hardwell’s gimmick is his Facebook account, it’s a part of one of his songs; plus he’s not the first to lead people to his account for an exchange of Likes for a Free Download – I see DJs who do that all the time. I think it’s a creative way to market your account; let’s face it, people will go where the incentives are, they want something for their Likes nowadays.
The perfect example as of last night with discovery through mashups for me is Mitch-Mash’s new mashup Asheville. It starts with Hello My Old Heart by The Oh Hello’s; a single I have never heard before, but I looked it up and have probably listened to it 20 times since. That is a song that I might not have otherwise found and I would have missed out on a great song. Mitch-Mash has exposed me to it, so he gets the credit. Asheville gives the listener a chance to enjoy 7 different samples at one time, he made a mega mashup featuring The Oh Hello’s, The Ying Yang Twins, Dead Prez, Lil Jon featuring Three 6 Mafia, Snoop Dog featuring Pharrell, Currency featuring Lil Wayne & Remy Ma, and Miner.
As long as we’re talking about mega mashups, you also need to hear the bootleg by t.ski called Crank Dat House. This one also includes 7 different samples including: Afrojack, Soulja Boy, Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, JLo, C+C Music Factory, and Krewella. Granted this song has more of the familiar to me, but it is a new interpretation to all seven artists by t.ski that enables the listener to also have a new experience with the songs.
Ultimately, I don’t see what the big issue is; if you get more exposure, people will be more inclined to see you perform live. This just reminds me of the days when Napster came out and bands complained about how they can’t make money from album sales anymore. That issue is long gone and musicians discovered that they need to perform to make money. If you don’t perform you’re not going to make as much money. Now we have Producers complaining, it’s the same issue but now we have new players in the game.
It has been a while since we’ve done a DOSVEC (DJ Whatt) feature and now that well, Summer Is Over, as he put it on his latest mashup; I figured it was time to let him take us into the new season. The season of test taking and parties, last-minute cram sessions and weekend benders, the decision to attend class or not and which house party to drop in on. Yes, we are getting underway with college courses again; let’s just hope you pass more classes than you did at the end of last semester and to the Freshmen, let’s hope you make it past the first semester without being placed on Academic Probation. The music video above the previously mentioned track by DOSVEC which includes samples from the Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull (featuring Marc Anthony), Kelly Clarkson, and Carly Rae Jepsen (I know, last time you heard from me I was hoping to be done with her for the day… I just can’t avoid it, sorry); all of these samples flow interchangeably over Calvin Harris & Ne-Yo’s Let’s Go.
Another mashup that brings me excitement for what’s to come is the latest from the Catalina Rhyme Mixers. They are planning on releasing their new album on Sunday, September 30, 2012 (mark your calendars now). It’s the followup to their “Mash-Stache” mixtape; this one will be entitled “Mullet Mash;” business in front, party in the back! Rocking Horse is the first preview we are getting of their latest project; I’m glad they decided to give us over five minutes of a taste instead of less! This thing is sampling Ellie Goulding, Afrojack and R3hab from what I can tell.