PopCrush Mini-Mix 8: Featuring Ed Sheeran, Paramore and Lady Gaga [Audio]
Happy weekend, PopCrushers! We're here to kick your weekend off right with the eighth installment of the PopCrush Mini-Mix. PopCrush Mini-Mix 8 features an eclectic selection of artists, including remixed hits from Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Lady Gaga and more.
The mix starts off strong with Ed Sheeran's hot lead single, 'Sing,' off of his upcoming sophomore album, 'X.' Sheeran's track is already super upbeat, but we love how the remix stretches out the funky background beat and leads it smoothly into Paramore's 'Ain't It Fun.' We wouldn't necessarily expect the punk-pop tune to get a club-like remix, but it sounds awesome when it does. In fact, Hayley Williams' voice totally fits the synth-like background beat -- and there is just something about the unexpected union of pop-punk and EDM that just works.
The mix then rolls into Calvin Harris' 'Summer,' and if there is one song that we have to have on our going-out playlist, this remix has to be it! It's already the perfect tune for warmer weather, but on the PopCrush Mini-Mix, it's just hot. Every beat from the song gives off an electronic vibe, and the beats added just make it electric. This is one you just won't be able to stop shaking your hips to.
American Authors' 'Best Day of My Life' is the next tune to get the remix treatment, and the pop song goes super EDM -- kind of like a happy medium for diehard pop fans and EDM lovers. Soon, the mix drops the most epic mash-up yet -- a mix of Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' and Earth, Wind and Fire's 'Let's Groove.' As Avicii's distinct voice sings the radio-friendly track, classic '70s horns blare in the background as Earth, Wind and Fire's falsetto vocals soon blast out the chorus of their own hit.
For the final two tracks of the mix, it's two of our favorite dueling songstresses: Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Of course, both ladies' tunes were just made to be remixed, and they both sound sick. Perry's 'Dark Horse' gallops to some heavy club-like beats, while Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' just gets out of control (in a good way, of course!) with electronic drum beats and handclaps.
Check out the track list below and listen to PopCrush Mini-Mix 8 above!
Ed Sheeran - Sing
Paramore - Ain't It Fun
Calvin Harris - Summer
American Authors - Best Day of My Life
Avicii vs. Earth Wind and Fire - Wake Me Up (mash-up)
Katy Perry - Dark Horse
Lady Gaga - G.U.Y.