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

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.

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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

Lady Gaga vs. Meshuggah

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)

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’: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9617.html

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