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8 Great Mashups

Article by Awwwards Team in Design & Illustration - November 28

Every new creation we see is a mix of previous works. For some this use of existing materials to create something new, whether it's conscious or not, is called stealing, for others is called inspiration. Truth is, there is nothing new under the sun. New technologies had made it easy for everyone to become a director, a photographer, a musician... everybody can create, but not everybody is capable of doing so from scratch. Instead, a new form of art had emerged in the last decade, the mashup, which basically consists of a derivative work from different pieces made by others. If you want more information on the origins of creativity, remixes and mashups, we suggest you take a look at the brilliant "Everything is a Remix" series of short films by Kirby Ferguson. One of the most popular mashups comes in the form of music remixes. Sometimes funny, sometimes genius, always surprising. In this post we compiled 8 great mashups for your viewing and hearing pleasure. How many songs can you recognize?