To mangle a quote from Edgard Varèse (or was it Frank Zappa? Ruben Sano?), the 21st Century Mash-Up refuses to die!
Here's a small sampling of Youtube mash-ups to amaze and delight, a sweet reminder that no matter what musical styles and genres you prefer, it always can be combined with something ridiculous or disturbing to create something even more ridiculous or disturbing.
Let the music bring us together!
Let's start with a little fun in Acapulco with this little monstrosity from Shahar Varshal featuring Elvis, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flo Rida and Gnarls Barkley.
Let's Rage Against the Bee Gees with this William Maranci mash-up:
What if Ozzie Osbourne had a little funk in his trunk? If Earth, Wind & Fire rode the Crazy Train? DJ Cummerbund has the answer!
Remember when The B-52s met Slayer? Mash-up master Bill McClintock does:
Finally, this battle royale (from 2003!) features a Canned Heat classic aided by Blondie, The Jackson 5, Metallica, The White Stripes Devo, and Credence Clearwater Revival. It's by a Youotuber called "TWENTYTHREEAD," who composes "music for TV Commercials and film and create videos graphics for corporate in-store installations and events."
And for you true nerds out there who are curious about how mash-ups are made, here's a Facebook video from Bill McClintock showing how he created "Raining Lobsters."