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Amazing live mashup

What do you get when a 17-year-old mashup DJ maestro lets himself loose on the 21st century’s answer to the piano?

Well, you get what you’ve got in that video up there: amazing stuff!

The finger-dancing phenomenon is French DJ Madeon. He’s performing a live mashup of samples taken from 39 of his favourite songs, entitled ‘Pop Culture’ (I knew that stuff had to come in handy at some point). Welcome to musical genius in the digital age. Doesn’t it sound like your head feels sometimes?

Madeon is playing the Novation Launchpad MIDI controller. The Launchpad is similar to Native Instruments’ Maschine (which Jeremy Ellis amazed us on a few months back), but the Launchpad boasts a massive 64 pads, which Madeon has assigned to different samples in his music production software. Each time he presses a pad it either plays or queues the associated sample.

How many tunes can you pick out? (Full list under the video here.)

Hear more from Madeon on Facebook here. (And while you’re on, like Amazing Stuff!)

P.s. If you’re loving the mashups, you’ll be interested in the latest free album from mashup supremo Girl Talk!

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