Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tender Umbrella: Sunday Afternoon Dance Break

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!

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