Saturday, June 4, 2011

40 Songs, 40 Days (2011 Edition), Day Seven: The Superstitious Sound Of The Next Episode by DJ Schmolli

Okay...we've covered my love of mash-up culture in an entry in last year's cycle. This is a mash-up from an Austrian DJ, and it comes from what has become his signature project, the Falco re:loaded album.
I have quite a number of Schmolli mash-ups. I like the way his work tends to be very epic--the average Schmolli track will contain elements from three, four, five, sometimes more songs. Just look at this one--the title indicates that it features elements from Stevie Wonder and Snoop Dogg, and yet out of nowhere Schmolli will throw Amerie, Ashanti or The Pussycat Dolls in to provide background vocals or the bridge, have Malcolm X introduce the song, and then ease the whole production into a grand resetting of Falco's last single here in the states, 'The Sound of Musik'...with a tiny touch of 'Rock Me Amadeus' slid in to herald its arrival.
There are other mash-up producers who try to do these dense, many-layered songs, but frequently they fail in integrating all these disparate elements. DJ Schmolli manages more often than not to make these insane musical gumbos coherent...but don't take my word for it...take a look at his official video for the song...
If you are interested in checking out the entire Falco: reloaded album, just go here. It's really good.

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