I find out how to mashup songs with the masterminds behind Bootleggers Music – Wayne Fysh and Teddy Vrountas – on this episode of the Music Radio Creative podcast.
Wayne and Teddy are on two different continents but are able to mashup songs seamlessly using top grade software and remix tools. They first met online back in March 2011 via online music mashup website Acapellas4U. Since then Bootleggers Music has gained a cult following of fans on their SoundCloud, Facebook and Twitter accounts and they’ve been signed up by world famous DJ remix resource DMC World.
Music Mashup Software and Apps
I mentioned in the podcast that I recently started using the fantastic iMashup App from Mixed In Key which makes it easy to choose harmonically compatible songs and mix the tracks together to the same BPM.
Teddy started mashing up with Mixcraft and Wayne created his first mashups on MAGIX Music Maker. As Wayne and Teddy started to streamline their mashup software they trialed Ableton Live for a while but finally settled on Adobe Audition CC as their music mashup software of choice.
This is a track Wayne and Teddy recently had some fun trying to make Justin Timberlake sound like Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting In My Suit & Tie.
How To Mashup Songs By Ear
It’s often true that you can tell if two tracks will work together just by listening, singing along and getting a feeling for the music. There are tools of the trade you can use to figure out if two tracks will mix like the Camelot Easymix Wheel which is explained here.
Acapellas for Music Mashups
Lite Records is the site Wayne and Teddy use the most for making their remixes and sourcing acapellas to include.
The Biggest Bootleggers Music Mashup
Promoting Your Remixes
Bootleggers Music use social media heavily to promote their tracks and get listens. It’s one thing to create a remix and upload it but, in order to get a following, you need to constantly promote your work online. SoundCloud offers tools that allow you to repost old tracks to your stream and even share them inline on other social networks. Also, tagging music artists can be a good tactic for exposing your work further.
More Bootleggers Music
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