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Are Mashups the End of Music Genres As We Know Them? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

4y ago


Some of the best things to be found on the internet are music mashups! It's a strangely pleasing experience to listen to totally unrelated artists commingling on the same music track. Mashups are awesome because they break genre expectations, which makes us think: why have genres at all? Nowadays there's so much cross-pollination in music and art, creating more and more sub-genres, that the larger genre categories are becoming a useless relic. New Idea Channel episodes now every Wednesday!!! Let us know what sorts of crazy ideas you have, about this episode and otherwise: Tweet at us! @pbsideachannel (yes, the longest twitter username ever) Email us! pbsideachannel [at] gmail [dot] com Hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta) Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com) Mashups From the Episode: Lazy Town/Lil Jon-Cooking by the Book Bitch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsKbSmwIToo Justin Bieber vs. Lamb of God http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPZL-uM_4rQ Lady Gaga vs. Meshuggah http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU63P50ag0c VideoSong 4 - Radiohead/Chopin Mashup - Jack Conte http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X-PRpqj7N4 Usher vs Keyboard Cat - Play Him Off, In This Club (mixed by The Hood Internet) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig0BrlJYK2I Rick Astley vs Nirvana Never gonna give/smells like teen spirit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1YABGdai5k Madeon - Pop Culture (live mashup) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTx3G6h2xyA deadmau5 @ Stereosonic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxJ-wnZr8IY DJ Earworm Mashup - United State of Pop 2011 (World Go Boom) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ail7D_k0s9w Red Flag - Party and Bullshit in the U.S.A. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAt6_uTPsPY Mashup - Queen vs. Outkast - Hey We Will Rock You Ya http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfadLhw14l8 Jennifer Lena quote from 'Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music': http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9617.html Want some more Idea Channel? Here's last week's episode: "Is the Web Browser Replacing the Art Gallery?" http://youtu.be/rdEZjZXirbA Want another one? Here ya go:"Is Twitter the Newest Form of Literature?" http://youtu.be/4BoE-woHtwA You want more? Check this one out: "Are Bronies Changing the Definition of Masculinity?" http://youtu.be/Est3UNs-LIk