My fabulous partner in crime Ashley linked me this video the other day: French DJ/Producer Madeon casually posted a Pop Culture live mash-up of old and new tunes that will surely prep you for the weekend.
The first thing that caught my attention about Madeon’s video was how simple and straightforward it is: it simply states “Here are 39 songs I like.”
And just like that, you feel your eyes open up when you hear a faded Kylie Minogue “Wow!” followed by an “It’s Dare” from all-time favorite, Gorillaz. One thing that the dancer part of my brain noticed about this video is that it only shows the French producer’s hands tapping away at a Novation Launchpad; he’s hitting those button’s as smoothly as a hip hopper will move his feet.
On a personal note, I just turned 20 a month ago, and it’s been a month filled with looking back at lessons learned, and looking forward to an exciting decade. I feel the same way about the work Madeon has done. I mean, can I just say that a good 80% of these songs have had an impact on my musical growth in their due time:
Aerodynamic (2001) – At the age of 10, myy brother convinces me to buy a Daft Punk cd and put that Josie and the Pussycats Soundtrack back in the rack. Thank you. Billie Jean (1983) – Ok, so I wasn’t alive when this track was a hit, but I guarantee you it was many-a-girls first dance recital song. It was mine anyway…
Raise Your Weapon Madeon Remix (2011) – Anthem of the college days I must say, and the download that lead me to re-discover EMPT this year.
And the best part about this release (besides the fact that Madeon is only 16 and his EP is due this summer), is that this is just a “little experiment” for him…
Can’t wait to see what’s next.