Sir Duke remixed by Dirty Monkeez originally by Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder songs typically go through some really bad renditions. Leave it to American Idol hopefuls to absolutely butcher the songs. DJs really shouldn’t touch Stevie’s material…unless the product is as good as this. —Nathaniel James
Jesus Christ Walks mashup by Hawkins Jesus Christ by Brand New + Jesus Walks by Kanye West (via borisjohnson)
"Apparently people who use tumblr like mashups featuring Kanye West and Brand New. Speaking of that mashup, that’s first on my list of things to redo once I get the proper software. It’s going to be better, trust me." - Hawkins
Since this track hit Tumblr a few months back, his bandwidth was exceeded and a slew of other hosting issues popped up. But he seems to have found some solutions, so pop on over and check out his other work. Thanks to popculturebrain, whose post last night is the reason I know this existed. —indieandyy
You know, at one point in 2008, people covered this song as much as they did MGMT’s Kids. This particular cover stands out simply based on the fact that it doesn’t kill the iconic bassline, but instead turns it into this incredibly trippy symphony of aural textures. —Nathaniel James
I Want You Back (Robin Danar Remix) by Sonos originally by The Jackson 5
It’s a remix of a cover. If there was something to mash-up into this, we’d have the Copy Cats trifecta. Still, this remix and the original a capella cover version (which can be heard here) manage to turn this Jackson 5 classic into a wonderfully lush song with melancholy tones. —Nathaniel James
I have an unhealthy relationship with the lyrics of James Murphy. I can shamelessly recite the words and declare the impetus of each and every single LCD Soundsystem track and effectively alienate anyone who couldn’t give a shit (basically everyone). I almost wept in joy when Murphy announced that he’s working on his new record, and again when I saw that his first release since the announcement was a cover of a track by one of his biggest influences, Alan Vega of Suicide.
Paper Planes by The Da Vincis originally by M.I.A.
Ok, I already know what you’re thinking… anotherPaperPlanescover? I know… I know. (Hey, at least it isn’t MGMT or Kings of Leon, right?) But this one is really, really great. These three 17 year old kids from Jackson, Mississippi really get music. It’s catchy, it’s pretty funny, and I’m pretty sure you’ll dig it even if you hate the original. By the way, they’re releasing their debut LP, See You Tonight on Tuesday. —indieandyy
T.R.O.Y. by Mr. Chop originally by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
This a cover in a very loose sense. While it’s far from straight-forward, you’re still getting elements from the original hip-hop classic, and you’re definitely getting a dope instrumental. —Nathaniel James