SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY): Laughing Boy – Love Like Sunshine

How can a song by an artist called Laughing Boy NOT be perfect for Sunday Funday? “Love Like Sunshine” is a mashup of Jessie J’s “Domino” and an effected male vocal singing a ’60s-sounding guitar-pop song. On first listen, it is so strange that it catches your attention and the hooks just get so infested in your mind that you can’t help but sing along. While it isn’t brand new, it was originally leaked on YouTube in January of last year, a set of varied remixes was recently released (drum and bass, big room edm, nu-house) and it’s gaining buzz in the UK. It could easily become a leftfield novelty hit for the summer. The question is – who is the Laughing Boy? It could be anyone- he is described as a “reluctant superstar,” but some possibilities floating around online are reality TV star Chico, comedian Jamie Howard, Czech trance DJ Joe Cormack, and even Boy George. The person behind the record really doesn’t matter, so just take a listen and sing along to the fun mashup, which will keep a smile on your face all summer long.

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MASHUP: Zedd ft Foxes vs Starkillers – “Clarity (Starkillers Believe Bootleg)”

Fresh from an appearance on David Letterman last night, Zedd’s current single “Clarity” gets mashed by the Starkillers. Nick originally dropped this mix at his NYE show and is setting it out as thanks to all his supporters.

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SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY):? Adam Lambert vs Queen – Trespassing (DJ DigiMark’s Dusty Mixmash)?

Mashups are always fun, especially when they are this inspired.? American Idol finalist Adam Lambert performed with Queen for a few shows.? While no one can replace the legendary Freddie Mercury, Adam’s powerful, theatrical voice and flamboyant persona definitely made him an obvious choice.? As is often the case with club tracks, Benny Benassi’s remix of Adam Lambert’s current single “Trespassing” features hard-hitting electro beats with all the vocals in the dropout section – I guess the theory is you’re supposed to aggressively dance, then catch your breath and sing along during the break.? Lining up the Queen classic “Another One Bites the Dust” over the beats was not an easy task, as speeding up 110 beats per minute (bpm) vocals to a 130 bpm track takes a lot of talent (and time). Grand Rapids-based DJ/mashup artist Digimark did such a great job that even Adam himself tweeted out his support.? If Adam Lambert does become the new singer for Queen, an official version of this mashup would probably be the ideal debut launch single.

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