Words: Saam Das
Often, there's a crossover (as it happens, an occasional synonym for "mash up") between music and film or television. That's why I've been persevering with this blog as one entity and not split into its residual elements. Mash up artist extraordinaire and electronic music producer Pogo feels similarly.
He's been making spliced up music sampled from film for a few years now, first coming into prominence with his 'Alice' mash up made in 2007. Not only did he take sounds from that film and created an "original" composition but he also created an accompanying video. It went viral. Today, it has close to five million views on YouTube.
Pogo continued his work, attracting the ire but also the attention of Walt Disney Pictures. This resulted in him actually working for the company for a year until very recently. To celebrate(?) his new found freedom, Pogo created a new mash up called 'Wishery', inspired by and created from 'Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs', the seminal Disney film from 1937. It has been cleared for public domain use, and hence Pogo has kindly given it away for free download, like much of his other work. You can download it in the embed below.
Also, be sure to check out Pogo's (somewhat dubiously named) YouTube channel. Some choice cuts include 'Toyz Noize' (inspired by 'Toy Story 3'), 'Skynet Symphonic' ('Terminator 2') and 'Expialidocious' ('Mary Poppins').
Listen/Download the vast majority of Pogo's mash ups at his website. Let me know if you have any favourites.
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