sullen_penguin – ‘Smack That Outside’

It’s been a while since I had some fun with a new mashup, so this time around its Eminem Ft. Akon vs Calvin Harris Ft. Ellie Goulding.  The two tracks I’ve mashed up are ‘Smack That’ and ‘Outside’ giving us ‘Smack That Outside’ ;-D

Where I can I also go ahead and mashup the videos too however these days its impossible to put mashup videos on YouTube or Vimeo without them being blocked so this time around I’ve provided a link to watch on Veoh.

This one clocks in at 128 BPM and is in the key of D Minor.

For any mashups I post also if anyone wants a copy Audio / Video for whatever reason by all means drop me a mail and I’ll send on some linkage – fintan dot moloney at gmail dot com.

Watch on Veoh

 

sullen_penguin – ‘The Beautiful Womanizer’

It’s mashup time again, this is another one that I had trouble posting online in the usual video places as due to the particular record labels involved it would get taken down due to copyright etc. To be honest I would constitute mashups as ‘fair use’ of the source material as I don’t post them for any monetary gain. I also believe that mashups promote in some ways the artist and the song in question perhaps to a different audience than their normal audience.

This whole issue is a tricky one as to what is ‘fair use’ and what is not and it seems even the different record labels can’t seem to agree on this either as depending on the label you might have no problem posting up a mashup whereas another label will put up a ton of strikes against you in a flash.

Anyway music industry politics aside this time around its Marilyn Manson vs Britney Spears ‘The Beautiful Womanizer’.

I completed this one earlier in the year so off the top of my head I can’t remember all the technical bits and pieces lol, but I think its 131 BPM anyway.   For any mashups I post also if anyone wants a copy Audio / Video for whatever reason by all means drop me a mail and I’ll send on some linkage – fintan dot moloney at gmail dot com.

*Update / 15-06-16* I have to upload this again soon as many video sites removed it due to copyright restrictions

 

sullen_penguin – ‘Wrecking Grenade’

It’s been a while since I put together a mashup via my alter ego ‘sullen_penguin’ so while working on my new E.P. I put this together while taking a break now and again.  I always find mashups to be a bit of fun in amongst the more serious projects and its always interesting to see what you can do with two tracks that fit well together.

In constructing this I basically double timed Miley’s vocals over the pitched up backing track of ‘Grenade’. Miley’s original vocal clocks in very slow in tempo at 60 BPM and the original of ‘Grenade’ clocks in around 110 BPM so it made sense to double time the vocals and pitch up the backing track thus leaving both sound pretty much identical to the originals. The other crucial element in the fit here is both songs being in the same key, the famously known ‘saddest key of them all’ which is D Minor.  The audio was mixed, edited in Ableton Live Suite 9.0 and mastered in Adobe Audition 6.0 @ 24Bit / 96Khz.

The videos were ripped from YouTube @ 720p (would have gone for 1080p but couldn’t find the Bruno Mars video in this resolution) and the mashup was output in 720p, 29.97 FPS, MP4 from Sony Vegas 12.0 HD.

Previously in the past I’ve had a lot of hassle posting up Mashup videos on YouTube & Vimeo as they get taken down very quickly, as a test I put this one up and it got 5 strikes against it in 10 seconds, both for audio and visual content from both tracks, some record labels are ok with mashups some are totally not.

Watch on Veoh