DJ Earworm: Just What It Says On The Tin

by Belle Waring on February 21, 2014

Every year since 2007, DJ Earworm has brought us the United States of Pop for the given year, made of the top 25 hits on the US charts. (2009 was the breakout year that he took it to the next level, though.) DJ Earworm is by no means my favorite mashup artist, that being Girl Talk. (Or bootleg artist. Remember when they were called bootlegs? Remember get your bootleg on, guys? OK, successors exist wev. Le sigh.) But what Girl Talk does is take good songs—well, and some cheesy songs that you suddenly love—and make amazing, full-length immersive album-length experiences. If he has a defect it’s that he’s a cock-tease. He will have you losing your mind for 53 seconds after which the dropped stitch of under-track two is picked up to be the instrumental for a hilariously incomprehensible Weezy rap about how it ain’t his birthday but he got his name on the cake. Which, admittedly, is funny, but sometimes you just want to shake Girl Talk by the shoulders and say, “enough with the art, bitch; make me a song!” Like here, this whole track should just be Radiohead vs Jay-Z. It is superlative. Yet!—the last minute is a riot and could hold its own as a separate track. It would rank #108 vs the first minute’s #1, but still.



DJ Earworm is, by contrast, working with a limited palette of songs that includes Katy Perry. Nonetheless he makes decent tracks out of them! Good, even! (Now I am certain that not even one person will agree with me in comments. Because you are tedious sometimes, despite all your wonderful qualities. But the lurkers will support me in email. Additionally, I must note that DJ Earworm makes just tons of mashups, many of which are excellent songs not created under artificial generic constraint. Check it out.) There may be an underpaid dwarf in the soundbooth who will show up and claim DJ Earworm’s first-born child after this whole straw drossery into argento dorato routine. Here is this year’s outing:

Now, my girls and I have been feeling like 2012 was better. And looking back there were more good tracks on the list to work with, like “Locked Out of Heaven,” “Set Fire to The Rain,” “Starships,” “Carry Me Home” by fun. with Janelle Monáe (and wouldn’t life be easier if it was just all Janelle Monáe? And why is her amazing 2013 album not charting, and yet Taylor Swift’s slender white neck has been spared the executioner’s axe?), “Gangnam Style,” “Call Me Maybe,” “Somebody That I Used to Know.” This year he leaned heavy on Lorde’s “Royals,” which was sensible, and Imagine Dragons, whom I had never listened to before and are adequate, and whom I have warm feelings about now solely because they allowed me to make an off-the-cuff crack to my daughters that has had us weeping for days but as it would be incomprehensible to you I will not relate it here. But I would have gone with way more “Get Lucky” and “Blurred Lines” and Bruno Mars than what we got here. The Miley Cyrus was inevitable, so no issue there really; he did a good job with what he took.

Macklemore. The f#@k? (This is a complaint about the listeners of America, not DJ Earworm.) This is beyond novelty song to…shouldn’t even have been one-hit wonder. Two songs up here in the top 25? Has the fateful day come to pass, that Ice Cube hath prophesied, when “pretty soon rap won’t be nice/No more Ice Cube just Vanilla Ice”? The bong-hit-wonder version “Pot Shop” was hella funny and frankly a better song. I didn’t even know there was a real song until I heard what I thought was the Pot Shop song on the radio in Singapore and thought…surely non (it was “Thrift Shop”)? The true mystery looking at all of the years is that will.i.am and Fergie exist. The Black-Eyed Peas hardcore sucked. Lady. Lumps. Lady lumps, people. Then hits on into infinity, year after year? This is so, so wrong. I think someone may have made a contract with Satan; if only it had been for musical genius rather than just getting high on the US pop charts! I admit the latter is more parsimonious in the service of getting rich off music. Much. Like, maybe, orthogonal to the other proposal. Hm. So, 2012 happened.

Even if you are thinking to yourself at this point, “I guess I’m just not a mashup person,” you still might be! Because there are often artists with beautiful voices who are given crap songs and vile production. Listen to this isolated Whitney Houston vocal—she had an amazing voice! [Have I typed a sentence with a less alluring link, ever? No? You don’t have to listen all the way through. Fine, read my post to the end then, at least. God you are so picky it’s like what even.] Had she herself also been a talented songwriter in addition to having that set of pipes—like, what if she had been writing Prince songs for herself all the time? She would have been genius.

Beyoncé, too, is like this. She has a huge, incredible voice, and seems as if she may have come from another planet of people with superhuman beauty and dancing ability. When she sings “A Change is Gonna Come,” it is gorgeous. No, actually, watch this clip of the Obama’s first dance at the first inauguration ball. I stayed up till a million o’clock to watch this and I cried. Drones and so forth may have drained your eyes since but mine still well up at that point. But actual Beyoncé songs, am I so much with the loving them? That’s why my favorite Beyoncé song is a Tom Petty song, “Free-Falling Boy”. By DJ Earworm. And damn, it used to have a sweet-ass video. Copyright lameness. Although the mentally unbalanced woman who has posted this has done something kind of killer in her way. For real, REALLY for real, listen to this. This is my jam.

{ 51 comments }

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Peaches 02.21.14 at 4:40 pm

If you’re a fan of longer form mashups might I suggest The Hood Internet http://www.thehoodinternet.com/

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JPL3 02.21.14 at 5:03 pm

I like to think that when the producers of Single Ladies hear what Girl Talk did with the vocal track they hang their heads in shame. I suspect, however, that they just check their bank balances. The problem is endemic in hip-hop (if you haven’t heard the Danger Mouse’s Jay-Z/Beatles mashup The Grey Album, I suggest you check it out immediately). Some of it is no doubt stylistic preference (does the pop audience really want tracks as dense as Girl Talk’s?), but a lot of it has to do with copyright.

There’s a larger conversation here about fair use, the freedom to sample, and how the Biz Markie and De La Soul lawsuits strangled hip-hop’s potential. The rise of mashup artists just shows us what we’ve been missing.

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Thorn 02.21.14 at 7:24 pm

I haven’t watched Beyonce’s whole visual album and I suspect I won’t, but I think her Flawless video and song are fascinating.

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NickS 02.21.14 at 7:28 pm

Because there are often artists with beautiful voices who are given crap songs and vile production.

There is no shortage of examples, but one of my favorites is Tina Turner’s Better Be Good To Me.” If you can ignore the terrible 80s production, her singing is fantastic. I’d love to hear the isolated vocals from that track.

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js. 02.21.14 at 7:38 pm

Not the biggest fan of mashups, to be honest. I get the appeal intellectually, but the actual listening experience is never that great? I don’t know, just a failing on my part, but the GT song you link is a perfect example: I should like it, and yet I… don’t.

The one exception to this is Steinski, who I think is absolutely genius, but then it’s rather different, isn’t it. I imagine you know it, but just in case not, or for others, two of my favorite, umm, songs?, pieces?, whatever:

1. Jazz

2. It’s Up To You

(Oh, the Avalanches are great too.)

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zbs 02.21.14 at 10:46 pm

Agreed with js with the caveat that the Avs single is pretty dire.

Girl Talk, oof. They played it once at the cafe and I had to strike it from my list of safe places.

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Ronan(rf) 02.21.14 at 11:03 pm

I remember hearing that isolated Whitney Houston track before, it is amazing. As was her voice.

“Had she herself also been a talented songwriter in addition to having that set of pipes—like, what if she had been writing Prince songs for herself all the time? She would have been genius.”

Yeah, I’ve often (well perhaps not that often, but with some regularity) thought this. In a different era, or at least with a different production team (or what have you), how good could she have been.

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Ronan(rf) 02.21.14 at 11:11 pm

I liked this Myley Cyrus vs Sinead O Connor mash up that came out when they were half feuding a little back

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDcTgaoVwvs

but (literally) everyone I recommended it to thought it so awful Ive just given up on it.

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js. 02.21.14 at 11:12 pm

the Avs single is pretty dire.

“Frontier Psychiatrist”? Because yes, that is not good. But there’s great stuff on that album, including the title track (“Since I Left You”).

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Aaron 02.21.14 at 11:25 pm

I like how Girl Talk mixes “Single Ladies” line “put a ring on it” with the MOP line “rings come off, chains come off…” And similarly, they layer Franz Ferdinand’s 1901 (“Falling, falling falling”) and Ludacris (“How low can you go…”). It’s clever.

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Haftime 02.22.14 at 1:09 am

Why is there such hate for Whitney’s productions? Is it just general antipathy to 80s sounds?

Also, baffled by the Single Ladies/Ante Up comparison. Absolutely baffled.

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zbs 02.22.14 at 1:46 am

Yeah, Whitney had a bunch of good songs. Also, as ambivalent as I am about Beyonce I don’t see these examples as being any improvement. (The Grey Album made a pretty wonky late-career Jay-Z record—already flimsy and ephemeral—into an incomprehensible fiction, a sandcastle.)

js: Yes, very much so. The projected next (cf. Detox, Chinese Democracy) record has a rather startling list of collaborations. (Usually a bad sign.)

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The Temporary Name 02.22.14 at 1:49 am

Why is there such hate for Whitney’s productions?

It’s not the production as much as Whitney being the Eddie Van Halen of vocals. Such soloing gets annoying when not confined to a 16-bar solo.

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The Temporary Name 02.22.14 at 1:51 am

Which, when I think about it a little more, can be the producer’s call. “Fewer notes, Whitney!”

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zbs 02.22.14 at 1:56 am

Or less in-betweening. Is the complaint that she started all that? It’s certainly been epidemic ever since. Although I don’t think the EVH comparison is quite right.

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The Temporary Name 02.22.14 at 2:34 am

It’s not that she started it – it ran in the family and holy shit check out 7:15 – but that the gymnastics often didn’t suit the songs, which could be poor and weak-sounding anyway. So all they ended up with as far as meaning goes is “HEY IT’S MEEEEEEEEEEEE! SIIIIIINGNNGINIGNIIGNIIGNIGNGIINNG!”

How Will I Know is the thing I am happiest to hear because it’s decent and catchy and she’s awesome without overwhelming it. Is there better from her?

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Belle Waring 02.22.14 at 4:19 am

Yeah, “How Will I Know” is kind of a bad example, in that it’s the best Whitney Houston song. Pretend it was the isolated vocal on “The Greatest Love.” Strangely I never totally felt The Grey Album. Well, that’s not accurate, I listened to it plenty on purpose, but it’s not my favorite.

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JanieM 02.22.14 at 5:02 am

it ran in the family and holy shit check out 7:15

According to Wikipedia, Thelma Houston is not related to Whitney Houston.

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The Temporary Name 02.22.14 at 5:06 am

Brain problems. I think I have somehow always thought Cissy and Thelma were related or even the same.

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Pat 02.22.14 at 5:10 am

Girl Talk is for tourists.

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js. 02.22.14 at 8:05 am

Also, Single Ladies is fucking awesome as it is. Why would you want a Girl Talk remix of that?

(I would also like to chime in that the Grey Album is the most overrated thing since, oh I don’t know, whatever Radiohead did after Kid A.)

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Pat 02.22.14 at 9:18 am

“Like here, this whole track should just be Radiohead vs Jay-Z.”

I’m guessing this is a coincidence, but an outfit called Jaydiohead actually did an entire album of that experiment. Obviously it was inspired by the Gray Album. And it wasn’t terribly great.

Earworm’s pre-USOP stuff justifiably earned him a reputation as the best in the game. I still get chills when the the final bit of vocals come on “I Like the Way Jenny Scrubs.” DJ BC, A Plus D, and Lobsterdust also have some monumental contributions to the genre (such as it is). Earworm really is the one ring to rule them all, though.

I have a hard time pinning down exactly what it is about Girl Talk that makes him so boring. I actually don’t think what he does actually is a mashup; instead, it feels like he just puts a vocal track over an instrumental, then swaps the vocal, then moves into another instrumental, rinse & repeat. Okay, definitionally, that’s all a mashup is, but there’s a kind of oomph to the best mashups that Girl Talk never manages. When he puts on a rap track… it’s just the rap track. You maybe weren’t expecting to hear it over “Time After Time,” but now that every rap song post-Puffy is pretty much sampling an entire pop song anyways, it doesn’t really rise to anything.

What the real deejays do, though, is synthesis: the tracks together actually amount to something more than their sum as parts. It’s easiest to perceive when someone puts together two bits of music that were on their own unlistenable—say, Fergie and The Fray–and combines them into something absolutely hypnotic.

Finally, it’s worth noting that while Earworm (to my knowledge) originated the notion of anthologizing the top hits into a single year-end mashup, at this point he has some pretty good imitators. Daniel Kim pulls the same trick under the name Pop Danthology, and I feel like I remember another collection called “Top of the Pops” or something.

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oldster 02.22.14 at 2:41 pm

Janelle Monae.

All the rest is less important.

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Belle Waring 02.22.14 at 3:21 pm

I hear what you’re saying about Girl Talk, Pat, and this is another way of stating my cock-tease complaint: lyric from rap A, music from track B, rap A continues while B gives way to C, then rap vocal D cuts in; it can seem formulaic. The thing is, he makes me want to throw my hands up, the whole time. Makes me want to dance around the room all by myself laughing when the huge drop on that shitty Miley Cyrus song “Party In The USA” comes in under the “ante up,” because that song blew hairy goat balls but it played that whole summer, it was inescapable, and suddenly it’s been redeemed and you can notice the ridiculous…well…mashup in the original, of electric guitar tuned to sound acoustic, chords easy enough for 16-year-old Miley to play, no resolution even, just “first, third, first” with then the cheap 1990s massive rave synth. Living outside America it made me feel patriotic for the stupid.

Speaking of which, you know how much Whitney Houston had The Voice from how every big singer (like Ms. Carter) who does the National Anthem doesn’t even try to sing the National Anthem anymore, they just cover Whitney Houston singing the National Anthem. And ain’t nobody ever glides o’er the ramparts sweet and soft like Whitney. She manages to keep her voice quiet and yet intense and piercing during that whole “whose broad stripes…” section in a way that’s kind of incredible, before bringing it all back home when the bombs start going off.

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Pat 02.23.14 at 3:03 pm

See, that Miley Cyrus reference has me thinking you’re deliberately baiting me. ‘Cause it’s been done (conspicuously) better. Boom.

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Pat 02.23.14 at 3:52 pm

… adding, I love your point about Whitney Houston and those who followed her footsteps so faithfully while on Anthem duty. But it must be pointed out that Roseanne Barr found another way to sing it.

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Sebastian H 02.23.14 at 8:39 pm

Janelle Monae, a thousand times.

I’m going to use this opportunity to draw attention to her many moons video? (Short movie?).

here

The subtext would be enough to fuel multiple dissertations. A black woman at an android auction? Performing until you die? Big brother using spectacle to distract? And AMAZING music!

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fmackay 02.23.14 at 10:28 pm

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Martin Schafer 02.23.14 at 11:50 pm

A different type of mashup. Anyone who hasn’t seen Gen IP’s annual filmography pieces should really give them a try. My favorite is the 2011

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oldster 02.24.14 at 12:06 am

@27–
wait–so “H” does not stand for “Holsclaw”?

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Belle Waring 02.24.14 at 9:31 am

Sebastian H: yeah, that Many Moons thing is fucking amazing.
Pat: people who come in this thread, hear me feel sad about how GYBO used to be so vibrant back in 2006 but now it’s just…, and then advise me to check out this wacky Gray Album piss me off. [And, not to be about how it’s all about feminism, but seriously, would that have happened to a dude who just posted about his taste in mashups? Seriously? Ever? In a trillion years? Come the fuck on. OK, fine: dude up there in comment 3 you’re well-intentioned let’s all share the love of music whatever.] You, Pat, however, are dropping science all over the place, much like how Galileo dropped an orange, so just continue telling me stuff, please. Guest post by Pat: who are more of the kick-ass mashup artists who tower over the overrated Girl Talk? No, really though, who? That Miley Cyrus vs Notorious B.I.G. song was killer. THOUGH the thing with the Girl Talk is that there’s no vocals, and if you weren’t a super-paying-attention-to-things person (but then–to be fair–why would you even be listening to this?) you don’t know it’s coming till the huge drop, which itself is poorly executed. I don’t know how to describe this but imagine the synth notes as: 1, 2, 3, FooOOUWA-ooWAar. The FooOOWAA part seems to overrun its boundaries in some way that is excessive. So in the context of the Girl Talk track it’s funny. He just…cracks my shit up.

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Haftime 02.24.14 at 10:17 am

Belle: JPL3 also thought the production on Single Ladies was cynical – so I’m not sure I’d mind them much.

Richard X is obv amaze (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSAGsiVSoeE, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snGaNNQnY0Q)
If you want to hear some real repurposing – the whole partyrockerish channel on youtube is ridiculous – it’s full of mashups of “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO with actual dance music. It is deeply daft. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXQlTYwq-FI)

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JPL3 02.24.14 at 12:05 pm

So i was like, “Holy crap, Belle just posted about Girl Talk! and she says no one will support her in the comments! I love Girl Talk, I’ll post!” My first draft was basically just “Girl talk is so so awesome!!!!1!!”, so i tried to spin it into something a little more interesting, and I guess it came out a little more negative than I intended. I’ve never heard of GYBO, so that whole parenthetical was lost on me. I debated about whether The Grey Album was too obvious to mention, but I thought I’d put it in for anyone else who might happen to see it. To me the potential joy from someone discovering TGA for the first time outweighed the chance that I might insult someone’s intelligrence (or apparently be perceived as mansplaining?). My broader point was that I think limitations on sampling have crippled hip hop, which is apparently not as widely shared an opinion as I thought it was. I shall now await the comments saying that this makes me a racist as well as a sexist.

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JPL3 02.24.14 at 12:28 pm

Also, i’m trying to keep it positive, but maybe a space in which we assume a modicum of good faith is more feminist than one in which we just toss out accusations of sexism?

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Belle Waring 02.24.14 at 12:39 pm

You are totally correct, JPL3, limitations on sampling have crippled hip-hop. This is by no means to say people don’t make amazing music in the genre regardless. But they would be making way, way more amazing music if they were allowed to sample as freely as the Dust Brother’s did for Paul’s Boutique. (Which samples they paid for, most of; they were just hella cheap–this is often wrongly stated.) Your view, in addition to being correct, is widely held, so let’s chalk up a win to conventional wisdom. Also, I am willing to accept that your devotion to making sure everyone listens to your favorite mashup album The Grey Album was the sole motivating factor in mentioning the most famous mashup album of all time, so that’s cool too. Everyone gets evangelical zeal from time to time. I try to make people listen to Shoes, after all. If Chris Bertram had posted my post word-for-word, then prolly you would have wanted to make sure nor he was denied the love of The Grey Album. Maybe you would have said, “everyone–if you haven’t…” or: “my favorite…etc.”. Or maybe you would have said that exact thing you just said up there. I probably misinterpreted what you said, taking it to be directed at me, when you intended it to be directed at everyone. In any case, I have no particular reason to think you are sexist or racist or anything but a Dangermouse fan and fellow Girl Talk lover who supports sensible copyright law reforms (you’re probably willing to let those orphaned works out, right, and cut copyright times down for written material, and so forth? Maybe change patent terms in medicine?) In short, rock on with your bad self. You, too, should bring the reccs. In the post I wasn’t saying no one would like Girl Talk–rather that no one would think DJ Earworm made good tracks out of the top 25. That is, I don’t think the finished tracks are likely to be to the taste of CT readers. I figure we have lots of lurking Girl Talk fans. Right? E’erybody? [Y’all should comment!]

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Belle Waring 02.24.14 at 12:52 pm

“Also, i’m trying to keep it positive, but maybe a space in which we assume a modicum of good faith is more feminist than one in which we just toss out accusations of sexism?”

In principle yes. What would be even more feminist, though, would be the entire absence of commenters being sexist jerkwads to me all the time. Total freedom from sexist jerkwads of any kind, in the comments, is what I mean. Like, there would be this big ol’ proto-digital clock-thing like at a H.S. football game, and it would have CMTRS: 84 on it in those lights that are like pixels, but sort of not, right? They’re like an analog version of a digital display. And then there would be another sign that said “SXST DCKWD: 0″ And it would always say that. Not, like, sometimes it would be raining, and the SXST DCKWD display would read 16, and I would be yelling at the team, and maybe it would be time to try a lateral or something, and you’d be shouting for me to take you off the sidelines, but I wouldn’t want to because you’re a maverick rookie who might be a sexist dickwad it can take a while to find out actually doesn’t play by the rulebook, but then I’d take a chance on you, kid, and then you’d score a touchdown in the final seconds of the game. No, more like just always: 0.

It’s not entirely fair that you should have to suffer for the sins of a raft of sexist jerkwads you don’t even know, but life is like that sometimes. The worst thing that happens, after all, is that I say “that pissed me off because it was sexist” and then you say”[inserts reasonably plausible argument that it was not]” and then I say, “I retract my accusation.”

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Pat 02.24.14 at 1:02 pm

JPL3, why don’t you like white and/or black people, in addition to men and/or women?

Belle Waring, I mentioned Lobsterdust and dj BC already and someone else beat me to the excellent The Hood Internet. I could play it cool and list Go Home Productions, MadMixMustang, and LeeDM. Titus Jones is a comer… actually, he’s been around for years now, but somehow I think of him (her?) as the young upstart of this crowd. Party Ben and KrazyBen are (I believe) different people. Schmolli‘s supreme and manages the store in Germany for the San Francisco-based A+D… but I really have to give credit to the last, A Plus D, who host the semi-regular Bootie gigs as well as curate the awesome http://www.bootiemashup.com, in whose blog and (esp.) year-end best-of albums I found literally every one of the artists mentioned above.

There’s also this thing involving live-action mashups rather than turntable work. Some of which succeeds more than others, but the possibilities are inviting.

Also, “GYBO”? That was new to me, and the Internet yielded at first “Get Your Business Online” and “gypsy/bohemian” before finally leading me to “Get Your Bootleg On.” I wish I could use that… except I’m worried people will think I mean the gypsy thing. Oh well.

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Walt 02.24.14 at 1:32 pm

I hated “Party in the USA” until it appeared in the movie Pitch Perfect. This is some sort of terrible character flaw of mine, but any song is made automatically okay if it appears in the movie Pitch Perfect.

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Sebastian H 02.24.14 at 4:56 pm

Re DJ Earworm: I find his top 25 hits mashups fascinating, the first time I heard the 2012 one I shivered with pleasure, though I don’t remember quite why. I really appreciate great things made with a limited palate (see for example Kunst der Fugue by Bach–not generally loved because dozens of fugues isn’t most people’s thing and also many of the easily available recordings suck–but wow).

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oldster 02.24.14 at 8:13 pm

Just re-watched “Many Moons”–really amazing. The underlying mythos shares some overlap with the “Tightrope” video, which is also incredible.

Can’t tell you how often over the last few years I have found myself murmuring, “He lived in Sector 10/ he had a friend named Benjamin.” No, I don’t know what it means, either.

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mollymooly 02.24.14 at 9:46 pm

The day must be at hand when genuine singers release their isolated-vocal tracks as a matter of course, just as athletes take drug tests, and for the same reason: to prove they are authentic and not a figment of the circus-industrial complex.

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Belle Waring 02.25.14 at 2:18 am

Halftime: that is amazeballs. My children love the LMFAO song. My older daughter’s class wanted to do it for their end of year thing where each of the elementary school classes does one thing for the graduating 6th-graders (small school–she had like 14 students in her class) and her teacher rejected the song on the grounds that it didn’t have a message. And Zoë and her classmates were all, “it does too have a message! The message is that party rock is in the house tonight and everybody should just have a good time. Also, that every day we shufflin’.” But they did want to know did people actually dance to this in clubs, and I was like I guess kind of? I haven’t gone dancing at a club in a long time. Well, a cool club really couldn’t be playing a top 20 hit that’s just off limits. But really clubs I ever went dancing at played actual dance music if they weren’t having rare 60s Shirley Bassey-style craziness night or early funk night or something. Eeeeelectronica. So yeah, they’ll definitely like to see this. They love the mashups. Violet is a good little rock musician, she plays the drums, since she was…six, I guess? It’s hard to get the pedal to work properly if you’re too little. She still uses an electronic set-up most of the time and not a real kit. We kind of live in an apartment building so I don’t see that changing at home real soon although it could change at classes.

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Belle Waring 02.25.14 at 2:19 am

JPL3: comment again so we know you’re alive, man.

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Belle Waring 02.25.14 at 2:28 am

I killded him wif my unfaiwr accusations of sexism. And now I’ll nevew see my poow bunny wabbit again.

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oldster 02.25.14 at 1:56 pm

Belle, you know full well that accusing someone of racism is far worse than any actual enslavements, murders, lynchings, deprivations of rights, or abuses that were ever perpetrated by racists through the ages.

Given that fact, couldn’t you foresee what a world-historical crime you would be committing by accusing someone of sexism?

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godoggo 02.26.14 at 12:47 pm

Just in case: JPL3 isn’t me. I don’t comment here anymore except for purposes like this because ew.

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Doctor Slack 02.26.14 at 9:31 pm

Actually, I rather like Girl Talk.

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Haftime 02.26.14 at 10:43 pm

Belle – I am exceptionally pleased you liked the Girl Unit! I’ve never heard any of the LMFAO remixes out though – it’s rather an odd combination of tone. Their Burial mash-up was unfortunately not terribly successful (despite being hilarious) – but this is clearly one of the triumphs of the mash-up genre: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JzK424lawM .
I am glad hear you’re starting them early on drum machines – it’s a short hop to international electronic music producer. Adventure Time, as usual, is ahead of the curve: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5KC1E5NyR0

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bert 02.26.14 at 11:31 pm

And ain’t nobody ever glides o’er the ramparts sweet and soft like Whitney.

Marvin. Marvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvinmarvin.

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bert 02.26.14 at 11:32 pm

Or even, Marvin.

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zbs 02.27.14 at 9:58 pm

He certainly does some fancy–stuff with the cadences but it’s just not as … signature.

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