Mashups of the Week: GZA & Johnny Cash
Published in Blog Archive, City Pages. Tags: Mashups, Music.
Technically this probably lands closer to a remix than a mashup, but considering the source it’s not a stretch to include it in this week’s post. The Hood Internet was recently asked by Wu-Tang’s GZA to put a spin on Mando Diao’s “Dance With Somebody” in order to appropriate the track for some fresh lyrics he wanted to lay down. Edmonton’s poet laureate Cadence Weapon jumps in for a few bars, capping off what is definitely a contender for mashup, er… remix of the year.
The Hood Internet “Dance with Somebody” (Mando Diao vs. GZA vs. Cadence Weapon) (mp3)
Sweden’s ever-consistent Copycat returns this week with a track he explains is “Not as horrible as the sources may imply.” Agreed! I challenge anyone to connect the dots between Billy Idol, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna, Bon Jovi & the Black Eyed Peas and find the end result come anywhere close to this.
Pheugo is back with a song that parallels the mashup that lobsterdust recently produced, the difference being a backing track consisting of Johnny Cash’s rendition of “Hurt.” Both are fantastic.
Pheugoo “Hurt Wit Chu” (Queens of the Stone Age vs. Johnny Cash) (mp3)
This past week I had a few words with one of my all-time favorite bootleggers and one half of a duo that has created one of my favorite mashups in recent years. I highly suggest digging a bit deeper into their respective back-catalogs.
Mashuptalk with dj BC
dj BC “Yoshimi Battles Snoop Dogg” (The Flaming Lips vs. Snoop Dogg) (mp3)
Mashuptalk with Jells Mayhem of the Illuminoids
The Illuminoids “Phantom Ain’t Easy” (Justice vs. David Bowie) (mp3)
[This post was originally published by City Pages.]