Created for the Crumplbangers 'Fresh' Challenge where you had to use a very new track, I was obssesed by this Joji track released in May...mixed with 2017's very timely 'What About Us' by P!NK. Can you say emotional banger? Emobanger? Tried to interplay the vocals to make up for the rather repetitive backing and basically restructured the P!NK song from scratch partly cos my instrumental sounds different - remake?
The challenge was double for me, because the reason for '2 ear mix' is my right ear has been blocked for nearly two weeks and my first mix of this only my left ear was functional, and I couldn't hear hardly anything from the left (30-35% if that). It turns out it's REALLY hard to mix mashups without stereo hearing...
Today it cleared, so I could finish this mashup and post it, although the '1 ear mix' wasn't far off in fact, although it turns out it's hard to judge vocal volume on one ear...I added a bit more layering, the idea was to have these spooky background vocals, with Joji backing Pink, and Pink backing Joji, like a round or circular mashup.
(Oh and it's not 'radio length' and meant to be, I couldn't see where to cut it and it seemed to flow well as it was. Make your own edits if it bothers you. I do, have made edits or rebooted mashups on occasion for the podcast. That's basic DJ 101...please don't moan at me about it, DIY!).
And yes in this 'emobanger' the political subtext is 100% intentional:
"Sticks and stones they may break these bones
But then I'll be ready, are you ready?
It's the start of us, waking up, come on"