VMA Update: DJ Earworm @ LIFEbeat
San Fransisco's DJ Earworm is getting his big break this weekend when he will be spinning during the MTV2/LIFEbeat benefit in Miami. You might remember DJ Earworm from the incredible mash up "No One Takes Your Freedom" that he made of Scissor Sisters/George Michael/The Beatles/Aretha Franklin. That mix has gotten so popular that it has been included on the compilation disc "The Best Mash Ups In The World Are From San Fransisco."
The MTV2/LIFEbeat even on Saturday marks an important phase in Earworm's
career. "I got the gig from someone inside MTV who found my website and
liked the tunes," he tells Arjan. "When I first made these mash ups, I
never dreamed that I'd be playing them for the artists that are in
them. And then to play with the Bravery, and for such an important
cause, helping educate young people about HIV.
It's such an honor."
DJ Earworm is preparing several hot, new mash ups. Keep checking his web site for updates.
how about a review of - the moon - ? we are songwriters in south wales. hope you like to chill ..
Posted by: ben k at Aug 25, 2005 2:29:40 PM
I've been watching DJ Earworm closely since about the first of the year. I was so impressed by what he had created, I actually started dabbling myself.
He is absolutely one of the best mash up djs practicing today. I encourage everyone to check out his web site and listen to the tracks.
And to lend credence to the "mash ups provide exposure" talking points, I have discovered several bands I love that I had never known previous to some of DJ Earworms more obscure samples.
This is the first piece I've ever seen written about him. Very happy he is getting some wide exposure. Looking forward to the new tracks too, as there hasn't been any new tracks on his site for a few months. I'm going through withdrawal.
Posted by: Dennis at Sep 5, 2005 7:32:13 PM
I agree with Dennis. While some mashups done by other djs tend to have a trainwreck factor, dj earworm continues to make really consistent great remixes (mashups).
my fave mashup of his is Madame Madonna.
Posted by: diego at Nov 7, 2005 11:14:37 PM