I’ve mentioned once or twice that I’m a fan of mashups. I love how they can combine very different musical genres and make something better than just the sum of its parts (of course “better” is in the eye of the beholder).
One of my favourite mashup artists, Mark Vidler, is releasing what he calls a virtual vinyl release. It’s a 3-track mp3 download, and it’ll be available for download this coming Monday. It’s not for everyone, but if the thought of Snoop Dogg and Crowded House mixed together makes sense to you, you should probably check it out. I’ve been pimping Vidler’s “Don’t Hold Back (Sweet Jane)” track to friends, which is a Chemical Brothers / Velvet Underground / Adina Howard / MARRS / U2 / Blur mashup that works really well.
Check him out, and grab some of the mixes he has available.
Taking a bit of a different tack for just a second – if you like Electronica/Techno, the Nike+ Original Run mixes are excellent. They’re available through iTunes and, in addition to being outstanding running tracks, are great mixes for driving/working/whatever. There’s two long (45min) mixes currently, one from LCD Soundsystem, and one from The Crystal Method (I prefer the latter – warms up, climbs over time, then lets you back down). Recommended, even if you don’t run.