I’ve been downloading mashups from Soundcloud for years now. Covering the majority of genres of popular music and songs, it is unequivocally my favorite form of discovering new tunes. Consider the arresting vocals of John Lennon layered with the rugged riffs from Rage Against The Machine. Or Reggae inspired covers of Tupac with Disco paced bass lines. With an extensive amount of professional and amateur Djs, they’ve offered me the ability to fall in love with the songs I’ve always admired all over again.
Beyond the surface of the audible intent, the creativity and expression of it’s proclaimed mixers is to be marveled. When the earbuds are plugged in and the Playlist set to SoundCloud, a one block walk for groceries has become a living breathing iPod commercial. Dare I say frolic, my superimposed silhouette, okay frolics, over every shade that can be found on the color wheel. Making a trip to the supermarket remarkably stupendous. Be mindful of your headphones, as I tried once to pay for my bag of onions, the clerk kindly replied I’m sorry we don’t serve silhouettes.
Here’s a few of my favorites.