The problem with songs and/or videos going viral is that they get played to absolute death within days instead of weeks. I used to be able to hear a song and enjoy it for several days and sometimes even a month or two before I thought to myself, “Man, this is everywhere. I can’t handle this anymore.” Now people share it so much that just seeing the name alone makes me want to strangle someone.
Such was the case with Ylvis and their hit comedy track “What Does The Fox Say?”, which skyrocketed to internet fame (it currently has over 360 million views). While being funny the first two or three times I heard it, I actually heard people (in real life) asking each other this question and then laughing uproariously. Cue judgment.
But mash up artist Jake Jacobson III decided to take the track and give it a fresh twist by mashing it with the vocals from Drowning Pool‘s heavy metal classic “Bodies”. It works surprisingly well AND you can download a free copy to mess with your friends’ heads in the car. Give it a listen below. READ MORE
Everyone give it up for Kyle Lambert. Not only has he managed to indelibly capture the aesthetic essence of Toy Story, he’s managed to graft it onto a series of key images from The Shining that remind us just how many classic moments Kubrick’s masterpiece has. The Shining is such an incredibly cinematic, visual film and I love the contrast Lambert provides by mixing its universe with something more innocent.
A lot of you are scared FilmDistrict’s Evil Dead, the Fede Alvarez-directed remake of Sam Raimi’s cult classic 1981. Not me. I think it looks awesome! However, there’s a new fan-made mash-up – by “BadIdeaOnline” – that marries the tone and sound of the new trailer with images from the original Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2. Maybe it’ll help ease the transition from old to new for you?
Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, Jessica Lucas and (supposedly) Bruce Campbell all star in the remake.
I’m a sucker for awesome mash ups. I’m especially a fan of mash ups that take two seemingly unrelated genres and makes them work perfectly together. So when Isosine, the genius behind Psychosocial Baby, put together electro-pop artist Madeon with Slipknot, I hoped I was in for something awesome. Well, it definitely paid off. Check out this awesome mash up entitled Before Icarushere (you can also download the song at the same link). READ MORE
It’s Friday and therefore it’s time for the weekend to get it’s ass into high gear! How about you start it up with some ET from Katy Perry! WHOA WHOA WHOA! Before you crucify me, let me finish by saying that it’s a badass djent-metal background with only her vocals and that it kicks ass! Plus, the guy playing guitar (YouTube user TheNocturnal666), is wearing a Weland/Yutani shirt. How freaking sweet is that?! Check out the video below and download a copy for free here. READ MORE
Probably one of the hottest singers in popular culture today, Rihanna is actually really awesome. I really believe that she, along with Lady Gaga, are hugely influenced by horror. Just take a look at Rihanna’s video for Disturbia, which looks like a deleted scene from 2000′s The Cell mixed with Silent Hill. She has one hell of a voice, seems like a genuinely cool person and has one HELL of a smoking body (that never hurts).
After the jump, you can hear an awesome mash up of S&M done by Subscale.
Evile Guitarist Ol Drake decided that Lady Gaga‘s Born This Way just wasn’t heavy enough. And given that Lady Gaga has a serious love of Judas Priest, Ol Drake decided to do a metal cover that had a very Priest-y style. Check it out below and enjoy!
I have to admit that some of Ke$ha‘s songs are really catchy. However, I can’t really listen to her in public without feeling vast amounts of shame. That’s why when I heard this mash-up, I fell in love. The video after the jump takes Ke$ha‘s hit single We R Who We R, drops all the music and adds in one amazing instrumental section. Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself!
Porcupine Tree is easily in my top three favorite bands. I remember buying ‘In Absentia‘ and playing ‘Trains‘ around 20 times before I went to the next track because it was, and still is, such an amazing and beautiful track. So imagine my surprise and delight when I saw a video of 40 YouTube users playing ‘Trains‘ mashed together into one cohesive piece. Just like Eric Whitacre’s YouTube Choir, these people come from all over the world. Enjoy below.
While surfing my daily website routine, I happened across this awesome gem. DJs From Mars put together a mash-up of Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’ and Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’. I have to admit, it’s pretty damn catchy and I’m loving every second of it.