Mash-ups are like everything else, there are some amazing ones and a lot of terrible ones. This, dear reader, is one of the best I’ve heard in a long time. Special thanks to my friend Sheyne, purveyor of all things awesome, for tipping me off to this.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is a blogger-turned-pop star from Japan who is pretty closely associated with Tokyo’s street fashion scene. Sebastian from 6%dokidoki has done art direction on her videos and she came out to L.A. with the dokidoki crew to play at Royal/T late last year. Shannon has some pretty cool photos of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu from the event.
So, you have Kyary Pamyu Pamyu with her viral hit “PONPONPON” and you have Major Lazer with “Pon de Floor,” which was inescapable at parties for a couple years. They’re both really busy songs, which could easily equal mash-up disaster. In this case, though, it doesn’t. Let’s all give remixer JakaZid props for that. When pieced together, the two songs bring out the best each others’ best elements. That the two videos are fit together so seamlessly just makes it better. I love it. Hope you do too.