Mash-up artist DJ Cummerbund
Photo: Brian Bonelli
Mash-up DJ takes GRAMMY winners to crazy, funky territory
Imagine being pitched the idea of '70s rocker-turned-reality TV icon Ozzy Osbourne singing the vocals from his 1980 solo hit "Crazy Train" over the instrumental tracks from Earth, Wind & Fire's venerable 1978 R&B/disco smash "September."
Would your interest be piqued, or would you run the other way?
That knee-jerk reaction you might immediately feel proved no obstacle for the likes of one DJ Cummerbund, a mash-up artist who's previously made viral waves with some equally unlikely pairings via his growing YouTube channel, even garnering a stamp of approval from the Foo Fighters along the way. Unbelievable though it may seem, his bold selection of source material for this latest mash-up doesn't just work, it's easily the top contender for the coolest thing we've heard all day.
Along with having the bravery to build these crazy combinations from seemingly incongruous musical works, DJ Cummerbund is also leveraging his growing popularity to raise funds for North Shore Animal League America, the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. In keeping with the unique and whimsical stylings of his mash-ups, DJ Cummerbund's fundraising initiative is set up through ClebVM.com, a website that allows fans and followers to request personalized video messages and greetings from their favorite artists, athletes, and musicians for a nominal fee.
What other unpredictable selections will come down the line from DJ Cummerbund in the future? Leave a comment and let us know what unlikely GRAMMY winner pairings you think would make for another stellar mash-up.