The theme of today's post is mash-ups.
If I were to ask you about the most talked about and referenced event in pop culture to happen in the last two weeks, you'd be a fool if you couldn't list the Kanye West/Taylor Swift VMAs incident as one of your answers (okay, maybe not a fool, but certainly someone who's been living under a heavy, heavy rock). Well, some dude named Matt Kammerer (or DJ Makaio) found inspiration in that debacle and turned it into an opportunity to produce an amazing track. Here's his mash-up of Kanye's Stronger and Taylor Swift's You Belong With Me, otherwise known as You Belong With Me (DJ Makaio's Kanye Club Mix).
I also come bearing a McNasty mash-up that includes one of my favorite bands at the moment, The xx. The song sampled in this track is the opener for The xx's debut drop, which also happens to be one of my favorite album openers of 2009. The original ("Intro") is pure instrumental, with a simple and clean electric guitar riff over some seriously infectious and pounding percussion. I never really even considered the idea of someone remixing this track, so when I stumbled upon this mash-up with the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac, I basically peed in my pants. This is that gangster isht your momma warned you about. On that note, enjoy Biggie vs Tupac vs The xx - Runnin With The xx (Quix vs Elliot Blend).