When I mashup songs I usually go for two (or three!) songs that everyone will know. Literally I look at the iTunes top seller list and pull the songs right from the pop chart to my computer. However, recently I found myself getting a little more attention by putting some more home-grown, local appeal into my tracks.
Justin and I have a friend named geO Louis who is an up-and-coming pop star. He’s got a smoking body and a new single titled Work that is available for purchase at iTunes. Instead of mashing up Britney, or some other pop icon who will never hear my mashup, I used his new single to great success.
He loved it, people who know us mutually loved it, and I loved it… because he promoted it everywhere! I think that this may be a new approach for me: taking on the music of people who are still looking for exposure and developing a mutually beneficial relationship. Here’s the track!: