Sunday, January 23, 2011

Music Video: DJ Earworm "No-One Takes Your Freedom" (Aretha Franklin / George Michael / Scissor Sisters / Paul McCartney mashup)



This has been one of my favorite mashups for a very long time, almost since the day I was first aware of the existence of mashups. DJ Earworm has become someone who takes hundreds of tiny snippets of songs and fits them together into a brand-new song, but his earlier stuff was more like this, taking large chunks of songs and playing them over top of one another. I don't have strong feelings either way which is better, though I suspect the mosaic-mural approach he's doing now is more time-consuming. Either way, this is still an amazing job of finding a set of four songs that work well together musically and thematically, and turning them into something entirely new, and I've listened to it some uncountably huge number of times over the past three years or so.


4 comments:

Greensparrow said...

That was awesome. Who knew Paul McCartney would sound so good in that context?

Aaerelon said...

My internet is being a pain. Only been able to buffer the first 1:30, but loving it so far.

Earworm's mom said...

Do you know that DJ Earworm is Jordan Roseman from Iowa City?

mr_subjunctive said...

Earworm's mom:

I knew Wikipedia said he was from Eastern Iowa, but hadn't seen anything identifying a specific town. Plus, you know, it's Wikipedia, and I'm never sure whether to take them seriously as a source or not.