Sunday, July 31, 2011

The 411 on mashups

I've decided after much screwing around in Ableton that my next project is going to be a mashup. I'm having trouble narrowing down 2 or 3 songs to put together but I feel I'm making progress somewhere.
In my own words, mashups are all about making harmony between multiple songs (it's not uncommon to see 4 songs worked together to create 1 strong track) and making it sound great without it sounding forced.
One good example that I've really been getting into lately is "Rolling in the Fire" by Wick-It the Instigator, which pairs up Adele's most recognized work "Rolling in the Deep" and the classic "Fire" by Ohio Players.
It has a great opening and the vocals really roll with the song. Some might insist it's more of a "remix" but I feel its a good example of what to expect.
I also have found a great tutorial for Ableton Live if any of you have been interested by reading my reviews and posts,
It's a very lengthy tutorial but it's chock full of good info.


  1. Nice one, ableton is definitely the tool for mashups.

  2. Wow! Nice work. Mashups require skill but if you're good at it you make something really special! Keep it up.

  3. Mashups seem so hard to do. Finding two songs that link together properly without ruining either of them must be really hard. Good luck!

  4. I put alot of my songs together, whether digital or guitar

  5. mashups are pretty hit or miss

  6. Everyone loves mashups, a couple months ago i saw a video from girl-talk, explaining how he works and how he makes his mashups (he's a dj for those that dont know him, he produces mostly mashups)

  7. cool, good luck, looking forward to hear the result