This is a crazy good mash-up and I can’t stop listening. Rhianna vs. General Public, fer cryin’ out loud. But just terrific.
The straight Rhianna version of “Umbrella” is so self-conscious and serious and, after listening to this version by DJ Party Ben, the original sounds like a parody. (Which, when you think about it, a lot of Rhianna stuff really does.) But layering in riffs -- and more -- of “Tenderness” by 80s new wave/pop act General Public gives the resulting mash-up a swingy, ironic edge. Just the thing for your Sunday afternoon dance break!