Miss. Midwest

If you haven’t heard of DJ Earworm before then 1. You’ve been living under a rock, and 2. Go YouTube him ASAP (or scroll down a bit). Jordan Roseman is a genius when it comes to mashups. He’s YouTube famous for his annual “United State of Pop” mashup that he updates every year with chart topping singles. Basically you will hear every song that’s been stuck in your head for the past year within three minutes. It’s awesome.

A look at Navas’s remix theory can help analyze all the craziness going on in DJ Earworm’s work.

A music remix, in general, is a reinterpretation of a pre-existing song, meaning that the “aura” of the original will be dominant in the remixed version.

Basically a remix is taking some work, whether audio, text, video, etc., and tweaking it to create something new, all the while maintaining some sort of link…

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