Mashups are huge in Europe and gaining popularity in the States on the radio or TV Shows like Glee! A mashup is a blending of two or more songs, overlaying the lyrics or beats into a seamless mix. DJ Earworm is someone to check out, love his work! He’s from San Fransisco/London and a mashup expert who yearly puts out these year-end tributes. The ’09 mix features Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Kings of Leon, Beyonce, Rihanna, Eminem……….How many of the songs and artists can you name?
“AIN’T LEAVING WITHOUT YOU” JAHEIM
From 2010, this jam sounds like a smooth Philly Soul track from the 70’s with a little hip hop flavor. There is also a remix version with Jadakiss but the original has a timeless, classic feel to it. Jaheim hasn’t become a major R&B superstar but he puts out quality, consistent CD’s year after year. “Another Round” also includes “In My Hands”, a gorgeous ballad that would make an incredible first dance song for a wedding.
“TAKE YOUR TIME” S.O.S. BAND
This classic from the 80’s was produced by a friend of mine, Terry Lewis, from Minneapolis. Terry was fired by Prince from The Time, so he switched gears and with Jimmy Jam became the hottest producer of the 80s and 90s! S.O.S. (Sounds of Success) Band was such an underrated funk/disco band. “Just Be Good To Be” was their other #1 hit.