The hallmark of a great mashup artist is their ability to choose songs that are artistically opposed to each other, and their ability to put them together in such a way that the listener can a) barely spot the junction, then b ) begins to doubt the nature of any previous reality.
One of the masters of the format is the large DJ belt, whose latest adventure in sonic skulduggery finds Motley Crue Dr Feelgood married to was (not was) Walk the dinosaur, with the legendary group The Gap Band I don’t think you wanna get up and dance (Oops by your head) thrown into the mix.
Add Pantera Snippets Market, Soundgarden Spoon, a bit of Jeff Goldblum, the cast of Dinosaurs, plus “a few morons from Miami Vice “, and the end result is Doctor Dinosaur, a mashup that is not so much the sum of its parts as something exciting and dancing and perhaps revolutionary and yet utterly ridiculous. It all feels so natural that we have a hard time remembering the originals without the new attachments.
“I’m playing God,” Cummerbund says, “and I like it.”
So do we, DJ. U.S. too.
The talented Cummerbund’s brilliant bootleg precedent includes Metallica vs. Stevie Wonder, Rammstein vs. Beyonce & Tool vs. Justin Bieber, Old Staind Road with Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Staind, Lynyrd Skynyrd & Nirvana, Alice In Chains vs. Katrina & The Waves , Rammstein vs Wild Cherry, Kiss vs B-52’s, Eagles vs Dragonforce with Beyonce bonus, Zeppelin vs Greta Van Fleet, Metallica vs Earth, Wind & Fire, Ozzy Osbourne vs Earth Wind & Fire, the Foo Fighters vs funk king Rick James, Twisted Sister vs. Blind Melon and Rush vs. R&B superstar Kelis.