Friday, January 22, 2010

SOTD 1.22.10


You've heard of Diplo even if you don't know you have. He was the mastermind behind the indie crossover hit "Paper Planes" by M.I.A. Now that you know the kind of genius we're dealing with here, I will present to you today's SOTD...

I very much have a love-hate relationship with mashups. While I enjoy them especially in the party setting and often admire the imagination and wit put into the song pairings, the whole thing seems awfully gimmicky to me. I guess when any acne-ridden computer nerd can put together something on Garageband and put it up on YouTube and get thousands of views, I get a bit jaded. However, occasionally, when a mashup is constructed, something beautiful happens—a new song, a better song is born. When a mashup actually improves on the original, then you know you've got something special going on. This is the case here with Diplo's reimagination of The Cure's "Lovesong" and Outkast's best song of the decade, "B.O.B." However, where I feel like the magic is lost is the fact that the only means of acquiring these songs is in their separated form. What I've taken the liberty of doing is splicing the two remixes together so that they flow seamlessly from one to the next as they're supposed to, maintaining the ridiculous sonic momentum created at the conclusion of "Lovesong" so that it explodes into Andre 3000's spitfire rhymes of "B.O.B."

Enough blabbering. Listen already!

The Cure vs. Outkast: Lovesong vs. B.O.B. (Diplo Megamix)
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EDIT 1.28.10: Fresh link for your download pleasure.

9 comments:

anon said...

his whole dj set on that cd was fire.

Anonymous said...

Improves on WHAT original? The Cure's Lovesong, or your proclaimed 'best song of the decade' B.O.B.?

Anonymous said...

Is that a mashup? Did Diplo mash them? Didn't you just fade one song into the other? i don't get it. Someone explain why this is so high on hypem

Zhanggg said...

He didn't proclaim it - Pitchfork did. Wonder why "best song of the decade" was hyperlinked?

The mashup isn't simply fading one song into another - it's a subtle mix. And there's your hint as to why it's so popular.

Anonymous said...

a couple bars from the first song are looped for a little while, during which time they clash. And then it's dropped. I wouldn't call it a mashup and I'm not a huge fan but that's just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

the download link doesn't work! :'(

DJ Swine said...

Anonymous, I've posted a new download link for you. Sorry about that. TB and I are just poor college students, so we have to rely on free hosting services with limited bandwidth to upload our files, which means that sometimes that bandwidth runs out. Again, I apologize. Hope you enjoy the song!

Anonymous said...

It's cool. Just don't let it happen again :D

Anonymous said...

Pretty cool, links are down again though

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