Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mixdown 010

Serendipity in Freeform

This could be considered my most ambitious mix so far. Why?
  1. Crazy/Experimental genre transitions (that actually sound good!!)
  2. Non-contiguous tempo phrasing (BPM PWNED!)
  3. Live mash-ups! (whoop whoop!)
  4. The Mixdown intro soundbyte! (legit-ly amateur, yo)
In essence, this mix is a love-child of my obsession with genre diversity. Not unlike myself, Serendipity in Freeform doesn't quite know where it fits . . . it tries out a bunch of styles: gangsta, UK underground, pop, hipster/indie dance, italo house - only to learn in the end that choosing is the mistake. Closing the door on multiple styles of music suffocates innovation. And isn't innovation what we're all searching for? Why choose when the greater good could come from making them work together? Hence, the win of mashup! Music doesn't always have to make you think, but it should always make you feel.

The Mixdown - Intro
Alice In Videoland - Ladykiller
Drake (ft. Lil Wayne) - Still Fly
B Complex - Beautiful Lies
Ellie Goulding - Under The Sheets
Phoenix - Lisztomania (Classixx Version)
Digikid84 (ft. Blackshere) - Love Spell
Groove Armada - History
Black Box - Ride on Time
The Mixdown - The Rich Freeze Too (T-Pain vs Fear of Tigers)