All-Time Top 25 Tunes (post 18)

The eighteenth track in my All-Time Top 25 Tunes is number twenty, ‘The Pachelbel Mashup’ by the audio engineer who goes under the name of Norwegian Recycling.

Putting a mashup – a blend of music from different composers, performed by a range of artists – in to my All-Time Top 25 Tunes might be a little controversial.

But I really enjoy listening to and playing harmonic games with Pachelbel’s work.

This simple four-part Baroque piece has been a significant influence on the musical world since, give or take, 1694.

In the version I have chosen, the very talented engineer, Norwegian Recycling, has, through a series of audio mixing techniques, brought together samples, which either demonstrate lineage to Pachelbel’s Canon, or perfectly complement the original piece.

The samples he has used include:

  • Miliyah Kato, Love Is…
  • Los Pop Tops, Oh Lord, Why Lord
  • Coolio, C U When U Get There
  • Vienna Boys Choir, Pachelbel’s Canon In D
  • Grover Washington Jr., Aubrey
  • Kanye West feat. John Mayer, Bittersweet Poetry
  • Pet Shop Boys, Go West

Even if you don’t know all of this contributory pieces, I hope you’ll enjoy the mashup.

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2 Responses to All-Time Top 25 Tunes (post 18)

  1. Masher says:

    That was pretty good. Clever the way all the different pieces (the only one I recognised was the Coolio one… and I don’t know why – maybe it was on a film soundtrack) fitted together seamlessly. Testament to Mr Recycling’s mixing skills.

    However – and at the risk of sounding like a bit of a nob – I think I prefer the original.