By Clarisse Randolph | June 8th, 2012
So, I’ll just go ahead and be that person to admit I strongly dislike Deadmau5. I’ve heard his songs, I’ve seen him live; it’s not a feeling that originates from ignorance. Outkast on the other hand, I’m an avid fan. They’ve got talent and soul, something (in my opinion) Deadmau5 lacks.
But for the sake of this track’s needed exposure, I’ve put aside my differences with Deadmau5, because this song is freaking awesome. DJ Ellipsis must be cupid in disguise or something, because the combination of “B.O.B.” and “Ghosts N Stuff” is truly a match made in heaven. The songs flow together effortlessly — granted “B.O.B.” is slowed down a bit — but overall this mashup transcends both originals and creates a whole new sensation. The intensity of Outkast woven into the beats of Deadmau5 makes”Ghosts N Stuff” no longer boring and lacking substance and gives “B.O.B.” a new exhilarating vibe.
It’s a great “take one the weekend” kind of number, whether you’re at home getting ready or already hit the road, you’ll want this song blasting.
It’s getting harder and harder to find good mash-ups these days. With modern technology, anyone can loop and layer one song over another. DJ Ellipsis proves to be one of the talented mixers, with some secret formula up his sleeve for concocting amazing blends of songs that actually work. He’s broken the barriers of the genres and combined the likes of AC/DC with Avicii and Journey, or Deadmau5 and Coldplay, even Katy Perry and Queen with a hint of Gary Jules. Personally, many of those artists I don’t care for on their own, but thanks to his ingenious creations I’ve found a way to appreciate and enjoy them.
With a visionary mind like his, it’s a shame he’s not headlining festivals, but heres to hoping he’ll blow up out of the San Francisco Bay soon.