Everyday Struggle-A Day in the Life of a Fool
(Contributor's note: If you missed Friday's post, Chris is out and about at SXSW. I'm Kevin, and I'll be watching the place while he's away. I hope I don't get drunk on Gorilla vs. Bear power.)
Mashups. Are we tired of them yet? Being that I hail from Phoenix, I got to witness the master (in my opinion) of the mashup: DJ Z-Trip. And if you stick with me this week, I may drop a mix or two off the best album never to be released: Uneasy Listening (Against the Grain, Vol. I), a production from Z-Trip and DJ P.
Today's offering comes from DJ Cappel, who mashes up Frank Sinatra and Notorious B.I.G. for an entire album's worth of
material on Blue Eyes Meets Bed-Stuy.
I'm on the fence. Done well, mashups can be innovative and open your mind to some music you might not otherwise listen to. But it seems any Johnny-Come-Lately DJ can make a mash on a computer program. In other words, have mashups lost their cachet and artistic value? Are they passe?
What do you all think? It's a good, breezy Sunday discussion. Have at it.
DJ Cappel Everyday Struggle-A Day in the Life of a Fool mp3