Well shit, it’s December already. Excuse us as we get a little nostalgic about the year that’s just passed, it was a bloody good one. At this time of year, most of us take a look back on the year of music, analysing what our album of the year, or track of the year was – something that can be extremely tedious. However, one man has taken some of the work out of it for you.
Titled Pop Danthology, Daniel Kim’s retrospective mix of the tunes from 2012 allows you to take a look at the year of pop music, in an eight-minute seamless mix. Normally we wouldn’t cover this sort of stuff; however, the fact that Mr. Kim has taken 50+ pop songs and turned it into a respectable musical compilation means that credit is in fact due.
Although you may not confess to your friends that you were addicted to Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe, Pop Danthology gives you the perfect excuse to listen to it for a brief moment with no judgement at all, we swear. The combination of David Guetta’s Titanium, Adele’s Skyfall, and some Gotye creates a unique but respectable sound.
What’s more interesting, however, is that the man behind this masterpiece has unveiled the process behind such a composition. Having taken him over three months, the intricate underbelly of this eight-minute mash-up is simply quite impressive. Available to read here, the blog post goes into depth about how he created the mash-up; you might even learn something. Anyway, check out the mash-up below and try not to bob your head, we dare you.