By: Anand Harsh
Ask any producer, and he or she will tell you, the mash-up is a delicate art. You've got to not only take a couple of tunes and blend them seamlessly, but you have to be careful not to tread on the connection people have to this classic songs, or you risk being burned at the YouTube stake. Take that pressure, and multiply it by about 20, and you've got "Idols." This EDM mashup from Valentin Brunn, a.k.a. Virtual Riot, is a risky concept conquered. Taking iconinc tracks from the past couple years from Skrillex, Zedd, Kill the Noise, Nero, and more, Brunn uses instantly recognizable snippets to make a fun collage that's actually kind of a treat for nerds (ahem, ahem...) to mentally sort through the pieces and be like "Oh yeah... that's 'Weekends.'" Let's just hope YouTube is ready. I know Virtual Riot is.