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Friday, April 18, 2014

TUTORIAL: Making a Music Mashup Video

Have you ever tried to create a video for a music mashup or remix you have made? After trying to make one for the first time recently I have decided to share what I've learnt so far as there aren't really any tutorials dedicated to this subject online. The benefit of making a video for your mashup is that theoretically it will be more interesting to watch for your viewers than a simple 'still' video such as this.

Let me point out that this post is concerned with making a music mashup video, which involves is two or more songs mashed together like this. This post is not concerned with mashup videos like this, where the mashup is of two or more films or television programs that don't accompany a song.

Approach 1 - Use the official videos of the songs in the mashup.

In mashup music videos like this the video has been created by combining scenes from the original videos of the songs used in the mashup. To create a video like this you will need a video editing software application, your mashup audio file and digital file versions of any videos you wish to use in your mashup video. Once you have these things you can set about making your video.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Niall Spence Mashups by Genre

Listen to Niall Spence mashups based on their genre:

Rock, Metal and Indie | Dance and Electro | Rap and Hip Hop

The genres are are pretty vague as I didn't want to get bogged down deciding which tracks fit in which genre - for instance is 'Starships' pop or rap, or is 'Slow Life' dance or indie? If you want to hear all of my mashups regardless of genre, click on this page.

Rock, Metal and Indie mashups by Niallspence



View this playlist on YouTube


Dance and Electro mashups by Niall Spence



View this playlist on YouTube


Rap and Hip Hop mashups by Niall Spence



View this playlist on YouTube


LISTEN: Christina Aguilera vs Neon Neon - Dirrty Raquel - Mashup by Niall Spence

Hi everyone! Time for a brand new mashup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDnEeHQHLVw

Christina Aguilera ft Redman vs Neon Neon - Dirrty Raquel

This mashup was created using the acapella version of 'Dirrty' by Christina Aguilera featuring Redman and the instrumental version of 'Raquel' by Neon Neon.

This mashup was meant to have a video but YouTube blocked it so all you mashup fans will have to make do with the plain old still video instead :)

If you aren't familiar with Neon Neon they are comprised of Boom Bip and Gruff Rhys, who is perhaps best known as lead singer of the Super Furry Animals. The original version of the track 'Raquel' can be found on Neon Neon's debut album - Stainless Style.

If you do like this mashup feel free to let the world know by using the buttons at the bottom of this post to share on your favourite social platforms! :)

Also if you would like to hear my other mashups please click here. And to be the first to hear about my new mashups, please follow me on Twitter (@NiallSpence) or hit like on my facebook page: facebook.com/niallspence.

Thanks for listening!

Niall
@NiallSpence

Friday, April 11, 2014

LISTEN: Dizzee Rascal vs Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out Look Sharp - Mashup

Hi everyone! Here's a brand new mashup from me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z8hEU5CAKA

Dizzee Rascal vs Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out Look Sharp

This mashup was created using the unofficial acapella version of 'Fix Up Look Sharp' by Dizzee Rascal and a chiptune remix of 'Take Me Out' by Franz Ferdinand.

Also this mashup is entered in the April 2014 Mashstix mashup challenge. Checkout this link to hear all the submissions, mashstix members will vote for their favourite sometime around the end of the month.

Originally I planned to use the official Take Me Out instrumental for this mashup but it didn't seem to match the vocals correctly so instead plumped for this excellent chiptune remix of Take Me Out (which has a bit of Aerodynamic by Daft Punk thrown in as well). You can hear the original version of this remix here but I'm not sure who actually created it. Of course I would give them a shoutout but the website this track originated from (8bc.com) has since gone out of existence so there is no way to be sure who actually made it.

Anyway...

If you do like this mashup feel free to let the world know by using the buttons at the bottom of this post to share on facebook, twitter or any other platforms! :)

Also if you would like to hear my other mashups please click here. And to be the first to hear about my new mashups, please follow me on Twitter (@NiallSpence) or hit like on my facebook page: facebook.com/niallspence.

Thanks for listening!

Niall
@NiallSpence

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Blog Update - New Features!

Hi there!

Thought it would be worth my while pointing out a couple of improvements that have been made to niallspence.com which will hopefully make it easier for people to listen to my music and mashups.

Firstly I created the 'Fun Wall'. The great thing about the Fun Wall is that it enables you to only ever be a click away from any worthwhile niallspence.com content. And as well as being convenient, by having all the links together in one place it is designed so that you can easily discover mashups or tracks that you might have missed first time around.

Secondly niallspence.com now has a new improved search function. The search box is in the right-hand-side side bar, just type in what you want to find on this site, hit search and hopefully Google can find it for you. Simple as that!

...oh and expect a new mashup from me to drop this Friday.

Thanks for reading/listening/surfing!
@NiallSpence

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Fun Wall!


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Friday, March 28, 2014

LISTEN: Dizzee Rascal vs Feeder - Holiday in the Sun - Mashup by Niall Spence

Hi everyone! Time for a new mashup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOj9EEnKGa0

Dizzee Rascal vs Feeder - Holiday in the Sun

This mashup was created using the unofficial acapella version of 'Holiday' by Dizzee Rascal and the instrumental version of 'Seven Days In The Sun' by Feeder.

If you like this mashup feel free to use the buttons at the bottom of this post to share it on facebook, twitter or any other platforms!

To hear this and all my other mashups please click here. If you would like to be the first to hear about my new mashups, please follow me on Twitter (@NiallSpence) or hit like on my facebook page: facebook.com/niallspence.

Thanks for listening!

Niall
@NiallSpence

Thursday, March 20, 2014

LISTEN: My Favourite Mashups by Other Producers

Check out the YouTube playlist below for some of my favourite mashups ever made.



Here's the link in case the embedded video doesn't load on your device.

Don't forget you can check out my mashups here.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

LISTEN: Latest Mashup

Checkout my latest mashup:



Hear all my previous mashups here.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

LISTEN: R Kelly vs Super Furry Animals - Slow Ignition - Mashup

Hi everyone! Time for a new mashup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsuDvd9AgD8

R Kelly vs Super Furry Animals - Slow Ignition

This mashup was created using the acapella version of 'Ignition (Remix)' by R Kelly and 'Slow Life' by Super Furry Animals.

In my eyes this is probably the most surreal mashup I have made so far. I wonder what Super Furry Animals would make of it haha!?

I have uploaded quite a few mashups now and they are all available on YouTube here. To be the first to hear about my new mashups, please follow me on Twitter (@NiallSpence) or hit like on my facebook page: facebook.com/niallspence.

Thanks for listening!

Niall
@NiallSpence