Posts Tagged ‘ Mashup ’

Disney Is Taking Over ‘Game Of Thrones’?!


No, they’re not. We’re just kidding.  But if you’ve ever wondered what ‘Game of Thrones’ would look like as a Disney animated film? Fernando Mendonca and Anderson Mahanski, two incredibly talented artists, have taken a stab at it.  It is BRILLIANT.

Get Out Of Jail Free.


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International tours, EDC appearances, Festival sets, Vegas gigs, and never ending music studio hours can do a good job of keeping two friends apart. But for the first time in over a year, DJ Storm and DJ Jeff Phantom have teamed up again for another multi-genre mish-mash of mashups. ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ sticks closer to the the electronic music side of the fence, and where it does feature hip hop, it does so with remixes.  However, the ebb and flow of the 65 minute long mix features a range from House, to Twerk, to Trap that is sure to keep any listener entertained.  Check out a demo below, and click the photo above to download.

The Only Thing That Seems To Be United This Year Is Music.


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Every year since 2007, DJ Earworm has taken the calendar year’s 25 biggest pop songs and combined them into an incredibly popular, joyfully constructed mash-up, perennially dubbed the “United State of Pop.” Earworm has been analyzing the Billboard charts since he was a kid, and for “Do What You Wanna Do,” the 2014 edition of Earworm’s single-length mega-mix. Check the method.

Featuring:

A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera – Say Something
Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea – Problem
Bastille – Pompeii
Dj Snake & Lil Jon – Turn Down For What
Hozier – Take Me to Church
Idina Menzel – Let It Go
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX – Fancy
Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora – Black Widow
Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz – Talk Dirty
Jeremih feat. YG – Don’t Tell ‘Em
Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang
John Legend – All Of Me
Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – Dark Horse
Lorde – Team
Magic! – Rude
Maroon 5 – Animals
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong
One Direction – Story of My Life
Passenger – Let Her Go
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Pitbull feat. Ke$ha – Timber
Sam Smith – stay with me
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Tove Lo – Habits

 

DJ Storm – Sweet As Sugar (Pt. 1). The Sugar Cafe Mix.


 

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San Francisco is home to many unique dining experiences and cafes that can be found nowhere else.  Sugar Cafe, in SF’s bustling downtown is a favorite among students, tourists, and city dwellers alike.  The unique ambiance provides a great working environment, and the menu can keep a person there all day for breakfast, lunch, and evening drinks.  The music at Sugar is also something that struck us, memorable, but relaxing, the impeccable selection is great listening, even if it serves as background music.  DJ Storm felt the need create a mix that payed homage to the cafe that has hosted some of his interviews, small events, friendly gatherings, and leisurely work space for the last 10 years.  Although the mix itself hasn’t been heard through the speakers in Sugar as of yet, it’s being played by DJ’s as far away as the North Pacific.  (The photo below is from DJ Jeff Phantom of Hawaii).  Click either of the pics to download the first half of this hour long relaxation mix.

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43 Cartoon Theme Songs Mashed Up In 5 Minutes.


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Ensemble ACJW took on an ambition challenge recently.  To play 43 different cartoon themes, live, and in 5 minutes was the name of the game, and they nailed it.  See if you can challenge yourself to name every theme they lay down, (they even give a few hints).  

 

Jeff Phantom – Strangers Find You.


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Every group has times where doing their own thing is necessary.  Outkast put out two separate individual albums, Fergie had a career solo from ‘The Black Eyed Peas’, Lauren Hill has her ties to the Fugees, but still rocked out on her own, Gwen Stephani was quite comfortable making music without ‘No Doubt’… and then Robin went all Nightwing on Batman.  It makes a group proud when an individual puts musical magic out into the world solo style.  That being said, me and the entire Stark Contrast crew can’t stop listening to Jeff Phantom’s newest release “Strangers Find You”.  This eloquent mix of Seven Lions, MS54, and Zedd, can be found on Phantom’s Soundcloud by clicking the photo above.  Check him out.

The Mac n’ Cheese Live Mashup.


Midi_Fighter_Photos-51YouTube is full of mashups, and people trying to get their music out into the world, but recently I stumbled across a great one.  sssShawnnn (don’t ask me where the name comes from) has a dope split screen video of a live mashup featuring well over 40 different songs, all played on the Midi Fighter, with the assistance of an XBox 360 and Playstation 3 controller.  Check out this musical magic show below.

The Greatest Mashup Of The Year (285 Movie Trailers In 405 Seconds).


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Film trailers are always one of my favorite parts of the going to the movies.   Before any given movie, you get maybe 5 or 6 trailers, but thanks to a wizard known only as “The Sleepy Skunk” we get to see 285 of 2013’s best trails in less than 7 short minutes.  I have to say that as a movie buff, this video is by far one of the most impressive mashup videos I’ve seen in quite some time.  From action, to suspense, to romance, to fun, all bases are covered.  Try and see how many scenes from these trailers you recognize.  And spread the word on this one.  “The Sleepy Skunk” deserves his recognition for his editing skills.

 

Will.I.Am & Britney Spears ft. Authentic – Scream & Shout (Bruno’s Remix)


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One of the Bay Area’s premiere top 40’s radio stations, Wild 94.9 has a very specific version of “2 Reasons” from Trey Songz.  In the 94.9 version, Trey shouts out the entire bay and the radio station, giving him and the station a unique form of credibility.  I personally loved this concept, (and his flow on the altered version of the song) and decided to take a crack at the concept myself.  Authentic the #Rocksta and I have been working together for a few months, and I knew his flow would be a perfect addition to the monster hit from Will.I.Am and Britney Spears.  Check the method below.

Bruno’s, the San Francisco nightclub that Authentic shouts out in the track has hosted me for about half a year now.  The club itself is a wonderful spot with an incredible amount of diversity in the music and with its crowd.  Bruno’s is located on 2389 Mission Street in the city, and features 3 rooms on 2 floors all with different brands of music.  If you ever come to the club on a night when ‘DJ Storm’ is posted on the billboard outside, you’ll be sure to hear Authentic’s version of the track.

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DJ Storm & DJ Sarah Togah – Call Me Maybe Remix.


 

Its always good to get together with friends in the same profession as you to exchange ideas, and get a fresh perspective on your craft.  With my good friend DJ Sarah Togah, we don’t do any of that, we just sit around and talk about ignorant and/or unnecessary mashups that would make us laugh.  During a long phone conversation, we came up with the idea of mixing the two styles of music that we get stereotyped against the most, and what came out was one of the funniest remixes to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” in existence. Check the method below.

The Phantom Storm Movement – Infinite Climb.


The Project X podcast series was an amazing idea, sparked by an amazing movie, shut down by an amazingly stupid group of kids from Texas.  After a shooting at a party inspired by the movie, advice was taken to change the name to decrease association with an incident neither myself nor Jeff Phantom were involved with.  However, we’re still making podcasts, filled with new music for the people.  After a 3 week hiatus, I returned to the podcast tables and got back with Jeff to help produce “Infinite Climb”.  Chocked full of House, Electro, Mashups, ‘Infinite Climb’ is for sure a recording to replay.  And please don’t mind the Kelly Clarkson in the intro, we were just having fun with the fact that I’d been gone for three weeks.  Check the method.

DJ Storm – Gucci Gucci x Haters Mashup.


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The newest sensation out of the Bay is making some pretty huge waves in the music community.  Kreayshawn has had her track ‘Gucci Gucci’ all over the radio, and in Entourage (my favorite show ever) and even got Weezy to spit over the beat.  So with the song gathering so much speed so quickly, it’s no surprise that producers and DJ’s have been throwing out remixes.  However, none of those other remixes are from me…. So I decided to jump on the bandwagon and take a crack at it.  The result is what some people have described as “better than the original”, but I don’t wanna take it that far.  I will say however that this is one of the funnest projects I’ve worked on all year.  Check the method below, and click the picture above to download the track.

The Anotomy Of A Mashup.


Mashups are all over the place, they come and go, and are part of the music entertainment world. But few people outside of the select few know what it takes to compile a solid mashup. Fortunately I was told that one of the incredible Daft Punk mashups I’ve acquired recently from Cameron Adams, came with a chart of all the songs it was blended with, and a real time map of the mixing. Click the pic below (or above) to see this intricate and interesting look about the making of a mashup.

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I’m Sprung vs. Toot It & Boot It (Mashup).


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So, it’s been about a year since I dropped a full mix CD, and I know quite a few people have expressed their discontent with this.  However, I am (and have been) working on a mix CD, to release with my buddy Carmel Candy sometime this summer.  I pitched Candy the idea in March, and anyone who knows me personally knows how much of a perfectionist I am.  So day after day I’ve been tweaking, re-tooling, re-editing, and remixing things for the 4th, 5th, and 6th times before letting anyone hear anything, and as this has been going on, people have grown impatient.  But luckily a close friend of mine broke into my computer and started listening to things, and when she heard a mashup of the love song “I’m Sprung” from T-Pain, and the anti-love song “Toot It & Boot It”, she threatened my life if I didn’t release it to the general public.  So keep in mind, this is the full version of the song.  When ‘Peaches & Carmel’ is released, this track WILL be on it, it may just sound a bit different.  So click the pic to take a listen.  (And Candy, I would have let you hear it first, but she threatened my life, lol.)

If You Grew Up In The 90’s, You NEED To See This.


I’ve said many times before that I spent the majority of my growing up in the 90’s.  Video games, movies, and television shows were all the building blocks of the person I am today (just like Bob Marley had an influence on my parents).  I came across a video recently that pretty much sums up everything I knew and loved as a kid growing up in the 90’s.  And if you had access to media, you know most of it too.  Check the method.

DJ Storm Presents: Jadakiss, Ludacris, & Eminem ft. Asher Roth, Queen, & The Cool Kids – Ridaz


 

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Many people in the Tri-State area are familiar with the collection I released in 09′ titled “The Mix Up”.  It was basically an attempt to merge old-school/underground beats with mainstream lyrics.  Mashing up artists that have never worked together, and changing the context of verses to create new meanings was my main challenge throughout the entire process.  One of my close friends recently heard the track “Ridaz” and has since threatened not to leave my condo until I put it on my blog.  lol.  So here for the (re)consideration of the fans is the song.  You can click here to hear the entire “Mix Up” collection, but click the picture above to download “Ridaz”.  And don’t forget, ‘Being a gangsta is like riding a bike, because once you learn, you never forget.

Money To Blow… On Designer Drugs.


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Its always great as a musician when your inspired by your peers, especially if they aren’t in the same field of work as you are.  Not too long ago I was at Stanford University, when a friend of mine, (Rodney Gateau) turned me on to a song named ‘Drop Down’ by the electro group Designer Drugs.  After procuring the song for myself, I began to come up with a mix in head, put it on the tables and fleshed it out.  If you manuvered your way to this blog from djstorm.com, then you have already heard some of the mix, if not all.  But here for your listening pleasure, is a remix of ‘Money To Blow’ by Baby, ft. Drake & Lil Wayne, with the beat of ‘Drop Down’ by Designer Drugs.

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I am a firm believer in the saying practice makes perfect.  I take about 1 to 2 hours every day to mix, scratch, and cut all different types of music.  Occasionally I’ll record my sessions in an attempt to fix my mistakes, and once in a while I’ll do something off the top of my head that I’m very happy with.  This 8 minute take of a mixing session already debuted on http://www.djstorm.com a few weeks ago, but due to an overwhelming demand for a download link, I’m putting up on the blog.  So here for your enjoyment, “Electro”.

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