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I've been spinning PANIC! AT THE DISCO's latest album, DEATH OF A BACHELOR, in frequent rotation here at Rock Father HQ - an album that my wife really wanted (yes, we still buy music), but I really took a liking to it myself. "Victorious" has been a big single from that record, and today a remix of the track by RAC just hit my inbox. Certainly worth a listen, and you can do so below. Panic! At The Disco will be on the road with WEEZER this summer. Click here for dates.
When it comes to mashups, Austria's DJ SCHMOLLI is one of the best in the game, and as such I've written about his work on a few sites over the years (here's one of my favorites). This week, Schmolli places JAMES BROWN vs. MARK RONSON and BRUNO MARS for "American Uptown Funk," a mashup of the recent hit "Uptown Funk" and the 1985 classic, "Living in America" (ROCKY IV!). While the video was quickly up-and-down over at YouTube, Vimeo has a fresh version that you need to watch...
Today, Walt Disney Records issued what is quite possibly one of the strangest, yet appropriately contemporary releases in their catalog. DCONSTRUCTED (available on Amazon & iTunes) finds Mickey Mouse and Friends going full-on EDM, with remixes of classic and modern Disney fare by artists such as AVICII, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, BT and more. Tonight, the video for THE MUPPET SHOW THEME as reimagined by SHY KIDX hit my inbox, and it is certainly something to behold. Not necessarily for the kids, it's a rave-styled trip. In fact, it reminds me of a few weekends back in 1994-1995-ish, when I visited some underground raves in the Quad Cities. I had a funky hat.
Well this is interesting. What could've been a Mashup Monday entry arrived here at Rock Father HQ on a Tuesday, and now I'm sharing it with you on Wednesday. Covers Wednesday, as EXCISION & DOWNLINK have teamed up to offer a FREE DOWNLOAD of "Rock You" - their take on the iconic QUEEN classic, "We Will Rock You." Complete with a Freddie Mercury vocal sample, the track can be streamed or downloaded via the Soundcloud player below.
As we close the books on 2013, it's only appropriate that I feature this latest mashup from DJ Earworm. Having started his annual UNITED STATE OF POP series several years ago (2007, I think), they've become a tradition in recapping a full year's worth of pop hits in one masterful mashup. "United State of Pop 2013 (Living the Fantasy)" was released earlier this month and features 25 of the year's biggest hits, all worked into one mix, complete with a video. It's "clean," too, which makes it family-friendly. Check it out below...
On August 27, PUSCIFER, the electro-rock band fronted by TOOL mainman Maynard James Keenan, will release ALL RE-MIXED UP, a new collection of remixes by some interesting collaborators... including SIR MIX-A-LOT. Today, Vibe premiered the Sir Mix-A-Lot remix of "Conditions of My Parole," the title track from PUSCIFER's 2011 album. Hear the F.U.B.A.R. mix below, or (if the player doesn't load) this location.