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Shopping For Feathers In The Afterlife

April 18, 2010

“Tough Feathershoppers” a new mashup by Kodiax

First: I hope everyone had a great Record Store Day. Kathy and I went to the fabulous Twist and Shout store in Denver. We bought CDs from The Dirtbombs and Annie and caught a live DJ set from Bonobo. Keep supporting your local music stores, party people!

Onto the main post!

The mashup in today’s post came from my Final Audition project. It was originally going to be a simple blend of two of the songs below, but Kathy had a great idea to add in more backing tracks and the mashup was ready to rock!

In the end I was inspired by 2 Many DJs’ classic mashup remix of the Beastie Boys’ “Intergalactic” that went from Herbie Hancock to INXS to AC/DC for backing tracks. The great thing about that mix was how on each verse the instrumental switched and tone of the song completely changed while the core song stayed the same. Plus the song choices were just top notch. To this day I find it to be a fantastic party track.

For “Tough Feathershoppers,” I had a similar M.O.: find a mix of tracks and but keep the tone consistent. This is a more chilled out head-nodding vibe.

Here’s the mashup. Rock your body tonight!

Ingredients

Kodiax – “Afterlife Makeout Part 2” from the Agagaas EP Bears In the Hood (2009)

Nikka Costa – “Like A Feather” from the Virgin album Everybody Got Their Something (2001)

Purple Ribbon Allstars – “Body Rock” from the Purple Ribbon/Virgin album Big Boi Presents…Got Purp? Vol. 2 (2005)

50 Cent – “Window Shopper” from the G-Unit/Shady/Aftermath/Interscope soundtrack Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ (2005)

New Kids On The Block – “Hangin’ Tough” from the Columbia album Hangin’ Tough (1988)

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