Who Knew Kanye West and The Weeknd would sound so perfect together?

Feel Stronger

Carlos Serrano is a genius.  His mixes are some of my favorites of all time.

Serrano’s latest mix blends Kanye West’s iconic “Stronger” and The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face”.

Listen below

21 Mashups That Totally Shouldn’t Work But Totally Do

Originally posted on buzzfeed

1. Nine Inch Nails and Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me A Hole”

Producer: pomDeter
Like a Mixture of: Hot Topic and Forever 21

2. The Beatles & Shaggy, “Let it Be Me”

Like a Mixture of: A Red Stripe and a cup of green tea

3. System of a Down & Elton John, “Crocodile Chop”

Producer: Neil Cicierega
Like a Mixture of: A mosh pit and a bar mitzvah electric slide

4. The Strokes & Christina Aguilera, “A Stroke Of Genius”

Producer: Freelance Hellraiser
Like a Mixture of: A Chuck Taylor and a stiletto

5. George Michael & Missy Elliott, “Get Ur Faith On”

Producer: Kurtis Rush
Like a Mixture of: Ripped jeans and a chic black trash bag

6. Madonna & Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Crosstown Groove”

Producer: Go Home Productions
Like a Mixture of: A flowy scarf and bondage gear

7. Britney Spears & the O’Jays, “Backstab Me One More Time”

Producer: Go Home Productions
Like a Mixture of: Pepsi and cognac

8. Sex Pistols & Madonna, “Ray of Gob”

Producer: Go Home Productions
Like a Mixture of: Leather pants and glitter

9. Notorious B.I.G. & Miley Cyrus, “Party And Bullshit In The USA”

Producer: Hathbanger
Like a Mixture of: Weed and salvia

10. John Lennon & Van Halen, “Imagine a Jump”

Producer: Mighty Mike
Like a Mixture of: A poet and a frat boy

11. Nirvana & the Jackson Five, “Smells Like Rockin’ Robin’”

Producer: Go Home Productions
Like a Mixture of: Plaid and sequins

12. The White Stripes & the Eurythmics, “Sweet Dreams are Made of Seven Nation Army”

Producer: DJ Poly
Like a Mixture of: A horror movie and a rom-com

13. Blondie & the Doors, “Rapture Riders”

Producer: Mark Vidler
Like a Mixture of: Zima and bourbon

14. Korn & Taylor Swift, “We Are Coming Undone”

Producer: Isosine
Like a Mixture of: Dreadlocks and tiaras

15. Janet Jackson & Tears for Fears, “That’s The Way Love Shout”

Producer: DJ SeVe
Like a Mixture of: Lust and existential dread

16. Justin Bieber & Slipknot, “Psychosocial Baby”

Producer: Isosine
Like a Mixture of: Saw and Air Bud

17. Katy Perry & Kylie Minogue, “Get Outta My Teenage Dream”

Producer: DJ PJW
Like a Mixture of: Cotton candy and pop rocks

18. Daft Punk & Will Smith, “Get Lucky Wit It”

Producer: Arcade Jump
Like a Mixture of: Miami and Mars

19. Iggy Pop and the Stooges & Salt n’ Pepa, “No Fun, Push It”

Producer: 2 Many DJs
Like a Mixture of: Acid wash jeans and stone washed jeans

20. AC/DC & Ray Parker Jr., “Thunder Busters”

Producer: Wax Audio
Like a Mixture of: Tank tops and jumpsuits

21. Nelly & the Bee Gees, “Stayin’ Hot”

Producer: lobsterdust
Like a Mixture of: Bell bottoms and Band Aids

Taylor Swift and Ellie Goulding Come Together with This Incredible Mashup

Taylor Swift‘s hot single “Style” and Ellie Goulding‘s Fifty Shades hit “Love Me Like You Do” are topping the Top 40 charts at the moment.  Mashup artist Earlvin decided to create the ultimate love song by combining the jams.

“This idea really just came out of nowhere and I’m very glad it worked out,” he wrote in the video’s description.

This Mash Up ‘Thinking Out Loud,’ ‘I’m Not the Only One’ Is EVERYTHING

YouTube singing sensation Sam Tsui partnered with Casey Breves to gift the world with this amazing mash-up of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” and Sam Smith’s “I’m Not The Only One.”

In this simple music video, Tsui flexes his vocals for Ed’s “Thinking Out Loud” while Casey simultaneously performs Sam’s “I’m Not the Only One.”

Amazing Taylor Swift Mash-up Hits the Web

The #Tay4Hottest100: Taylor Swift campaign is in full gear and has been dominating social media.

Perth school teacher Jaymee Franchina spent 72 hours creating a glorious mixtape of Taylor Swift vocals and samples of popular songs from the last 20 years of the Hottest 100 to attempt to drive the campaign home.

Listen below.

After the click see which songs were used.

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The ‘Blank Space’/’Style’ Mashup That Taylor Swift Is ‘Obsessed’ With

Swift is obsessing over a fan’s mashup of her own tracks, “Blank Space” and “Style.”

Taylor shared the mashup,  by Nashville-based artist Louisa Wendorff along with Devin Dawson, with a simple “OBSESSED.”

On Facebook, Wendorff added that “I’ve been happy dancing all day and FREAKING OUT!!”

‘United State of Pop’ Premiere: Watch DJ Earworm’s Mash-Up of 2014’s Biggest Hits

from Billboard

DJ Earworm United State of PopDJ Earworm talks about creating “Do What You Wanna Do,” his latest year-end mash-up, with a lack of smash dance hits

Every year since 2007, DJ Earworm has taken the calendar year’s 25 biggest pop songs and combined them into an incredibly popular, joyfully constructed mash-up, perennially dubbed the “United State of Pop.” Earworm has been analyzing the Billboard charts since he was a kid, and for “Do What You Wanna Do,” the 2014 edition of Earworm’s single-length mega-mix, Billboard.com serves as his launching pad. Watch to the exclusive premiere of the latest “United State of Pop” below:

“Personally, I’ve been obsessed with the Billboard charts since I was 11 or 12,” Earworm (real name: Jordan Roseman) tells Billboard about the tradition he started in 2007. “When I was a little boy, I used to tune in to Top 40 shows on the weekends, and I’ve always been fascinated by what makes popular tastes tick … It’s great to be able to come full-circle with Billboard.”

Over the past seven years, the California producer’s “United State of Pop” series has packaged the sounds of some of the world’s most colorful pop personalities — think Rihanna, Kesha, the Black Eyed Peas and many more — into kinetic dance singles that each earn millions of hits online; his breakout mash-up came in 2009, and that year’s video currently has 44 million YouTube views. Although Earworm’s creations typically operate at high BPMs, the DJ tells Billboard that he has to respect the ebb and flow of popular music, which is why his 2014 mash-up is a bit more contemplative.

Watch the 2013 United State of Pop | 2012 United State of Pop

“The thing that has been most notable in the past two or three years is the decline of EDM,” says Earworm of the 25 songs he selected for this year’s song. “The ‘United State of Pop’ became this dance track from ’09 to ’12, and then starting last year, there just wasn’t enough in that genre to fully support it, so I went down-tempo. And this year, ‘Timber,’ which was popular in January, is the only popular dance track I’m dealing with. It’s definitely down-tempo, so you have to decide, how is this going to go? How am I going to maintain the energy levels while being true to the sound of the year?”

Earworm continues that 2014 was “dominated by these slow, ponderous songs like ‘Say Something’ and ‘All Of Me,’ and then swaggering hip-hop songs like ‘Turn Down For What,’ ‘Talk Dirty,’ and ‘Black Widow.’ Then you have totally uptempo songs like ‘Happy’ and ‘Shake It Off,’ too. It’s a little bit more diverse, and definitely softer than it’s been.”

Fashioning a pop song out of R&B ballads like John Legend’s “All Of Me” and offbeat pop-rock tracks like Bastille’s “Pompeii” is no easy task, and Earworm says that crafting the 2014 “United State of Pop” was a more challenging process than usual. He relied on the drums from Jessie J’s “Bang Bang,” the percussion of DJ Snake & Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What,” the horns from Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” and the piano hooks from A Great Big World’s “Say Something” to help create an instrumental bed that was “much more complex” than in previous years.

“I would love the whole thing to be perfectly blended each time, but it also has to be digestible,” Earworm explains. “Some years, it’s a pretty straightforward instrumental from one source, but this year is the most blended instrumental I’ve been able to achieve yet.”

Earworm says that he used to stay glued to the Internet when the “United State of Pop” would debut online each year, but in 2014, he’ll be too preoccupied to monitor the online feedback. “As soon as this [launch] is over, I’m going to New York, and I’ll be working on some original material which I’m super excited about,” says the mash-up maestro.