I’ve been a big fan of mashups ever since Freelance Hellraiser superposed Christina Aguilera’s “Genie in a Bottle” on the Strokes’ “Hard to Explain.” But what happens when the pop music monoculture becomes so homogenous, you can mash just about anything together? In this track/video, DJ Earworm remixes twenty-five pop hits into a concoction that makes just as much melodic sense as most hits do. Frightening.
When music is this interchangeable, you know you’ve got a dangerous genephonic bottleneck on your hands. . . and that’s a recipe for extinction, baby. Just sayin’.