Monday, October 12, 2009

Themed post: Michael Jackson

As I was listening though my mashup collection I realized that I have a ton of Michael Jackson mashups.

Here are some of my favorites (in no particular order):

Norwegian Recycling - "Wanna Be Mixin' Something"
You will be hard pressed to find more King of Pop samples in one song. This mashup features 7 Michael Jackson songs and several others. For a list, and to download, visit Norwegian Recycling's website. Norwegian Recycling also made the video:

DJ Schmolli
- "Jacko Breaks Free on Earth"
An excellent mashup from Austria's #1 exporter of Michael Jackson mashups (and more). Unfortunately I don't know who made this video:

Party Ben
- "Promiscuous With You"
Nelly Furtado and Timbaland vs. Michael Jackson. This is a seamless mashup and a seamless video by VJ Brewski:

Go Home Productions
- "Jacko Under Pressure"
Sticking with "Rock With You" a great A vs. B mashup by pioneering mashup legend Go Home Productions (a.k.a. Mark Viddler).

Mad Mix Mustang - "The Way You Got Me That Feeling"
Combining Michael Jackson with James Brown is tempting fate. Toying with two of my musical heroes could either be a colossal failure or a colossal success. Like most of Mad Mix Mustang's mashups this is the latter.

DJ Gauffie - "I Want ABC Back"
The vocals from The Jackson 5's "ABC" over the instrumentals of The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back." This is extremely well done. My mom is two years younger than Michael Jackson and grew up listening to the Jackson 5, watching their TV shows, mimicking their dance moves, and crushing on Jermaine. I played this for her and she didn't notice that it was a mashup until I pointed it out. That is the sign of a well-produced bootleg.

I encourage you to visit the artist's websites where you will find many more excellent mashups.