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Jaybird is Birdmojo on Xbox Live and Jaybirdmojo on Playstation's network. He's been playing consoles since the Atari 2600 and it was Zork that taught him how to touch-type. If you've got a song for Wednesday, a commercial for Saturday, a recommendation for Tuesday, an essay for Monday, or, heck, just a handful a questions, fire off an email to AskJaybird-at-gmail.com

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  1. Avatar Maribou says:

    The mashup cover is a different art than the straight mashup it seems to me? Jaybird forced me to watch the top one of those two the other night when I was having a rough day and the sheer ingeniousness of it cheered me up.

    Anyway, I really love Bastille’s mashup covers – part of the reason I like them so much. No Angels is the one everyone knows, but this is actually my favorite:

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  2. Avatar James K says:

    Are you familiar with the work of Neil Cicierega?

    He has a few albums of surreal mashups on YouTube. Here are a couple of my favourites:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBmoQSHfO2U

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  3. Avatar Kolohe says:

    I’ve been enjoying Adam Neely’s channel, which the algorithm recomended to me recently (so yay, algorithm)

    Here’s something on mashups
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzZkqD-lRtc

    Here’s the video that was first recommended to me and which made me say to myself “I need to check out more of this guy’s stuff”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKTZ151yLnk

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  4. Avatar aaron david says:

    My favorite mashup is, well it is two songs from the same album, Combistication. It is on the remix of that album, featuring remixes by a cast of characters from around the musical world such as Dan the Automator, Yuka Honda and this by Bill Laswell. Laswell is mostly know for working in the downtown radical Jewish music scene made famous by John Zorn.

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  5. Avatar Morat20 says:

    DJ Earworm (also on YouTube) does a somewhat different type of mashup. He’ll often take a number of songs (yearly he’ll do one with every chart-topper of the year) and he’ll construct a song out of bits of the individual songs.

    But I rather enjoy a good mash-up.

    (And wasn’t mash-ups something of the “winning strategy/hidden weapon” for the movie Pitch Perfect?)Report

  6. Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

    I will never complain about a mashup. I’m a complete sucker for those, and I even loved Pitch Perfect. My favorite purveyor of mashups is Girl Talk. His album All Day is a masterpiece. Some people will say he’s sampling, but I disagree. A quick sample:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtsxfquYHf0&list=PL716446FADDBAE19D&index=2

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZu_lLGFDtM&list=PL716446FADDBAE19D&index=5

    Another random mashup I love:

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