Mashups, love ’em or hate ’em. Especially with this one, we’re in two minds. Okarola‘s latest mashup of DJ Koze‘s epic ‘Blume der Nacht’, Radiohead‘s ‘Creep’ and pictures from the movie The Shining is buzzing on blogs right now, and although this sounded great the first time around it’s now giving us the creeps here at the EB office.
Sure the pictures blend nicely with the melancholic Koze piece and the vocal stems from Thom Yorke might add to the general feeling. Then again listening to a heavily pitched and distorted Yorke vocal brings down the whole track’s mood. Ironically, Thom Yorke’s lyrics are summing the whole thing up: he doesn’t belong there.
Judge for yourself below or grab a free download of the piece over at Okarola’s SoundCloud. We’ll stick to the Koze original and the unofficial track imagery by Kanstrukt (see the bottom of this page) instead.
Photo: Screenshot YouTube
Philly-based DJs Bombé and Mr. Caribbean have taken the work of two artists who love to wax depressing, British electronic producer James Blake and golden-boy rapper Drake, and combined them into a perfect mix called James Drake. It’s like it was meant to be. Stream it below, but be prepared to bring out ya forlorn dance shoes; this is a melancholy mashup that hasn’t dropped since I accidentally spun Burial over Siouxsie (sounded great, by the way.)