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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 ( Mashups From the Episode: Lazy Town/Lil Jon-Cooking by the Book Bitch Justin Bieber vs. Lamb of God Lady Gaga vs. Meshuggah VideoSong 4 - Radiohead/Chopin Mashup - Jack Conte Usher vs Keyboard Cat - Play Him Off, In This Club (mixed by The Hood Internet) Rick Astley vs Nirvana Never gonna give/smells like teen spirit Madeon - Pop Culture (live mashup) deadmau5 @ Stereosonic DJ Earworm Mashup - United State of Pop 2011 (World Go Boom) Red Flag - Party and Bullshit in the U.S.A. Mashup - Queen vs. Outkast - Hey We Will Rock You Ya Jennifer Lena quote from 'Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music': Want some more Idea Channel? Here's last week's episode: "Is the Web Browser Replacing the Art Gallery?" Want another one? Here ya go:"Is Twitter the Newest Form of Literature?" You want more? Check this one out: "Are Bronies Changing the Definition of Masculinity?"