Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Today a Facebook friend shared this mashup by a DJ I’d never heard of, Robin Skouteris, and I quite like it. Even so, there were things about it that I didn’t like, in addition to those that I did. Par for the course, actually.
I share these things because I love pop music—we’ve well and truly established this, have we not? I don’t care if anyone agrees with me—Arthur’s Law, and all that. But part of what fascinates me about these things is what the remix artists choose to present, and how.
In this case, I like the use of additional footage, not from the music videos. I also think that this has a lot of really nice mixes, combining disparate songs in interesting ways. However, some segments, especially early on, go on FAR too long; it felt sometimes as if Skouteris forgot to change a segment, or maybe he nipped out for a pee.
Quibbles aside, I did enjoy this. I still have no idea what most of the songs are, but I do know quite a few (I know more in this one than the last mashup I posted because there are more songs included).
In any event, I do like reliving a year.