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Day 321: The Abrahammer – How Dubstep Music Destroyed My Life

15 Jan

You’re My Diamonds, My Honey 

I’ve written about Mashup Breakdown before, right?  I must have.  It definitely came up at least once during one of my two Girl Talk posts.  Anyway, one day, many months ago, I was messing around on the always-awesome, aforementioned Mashup Breakdown—a site that lets you track what songs are being used at any given moment in quite a few mashup records.  Yes, it’s just as addictive as you would imagine.  Browsing through the lists of available records to track, one DJ’s name caught my eye. How awesome of a moniker is “The Abrahammer?”  I’ll tell you—it’s extra awesome.

So I may have listened to a track or two, and then I became a fan of the guy on Facebook—how could I not?  But I completely forgot about him until today, when he posted a status update declaring that his record—the also awesomely named How Dubstep Music Destroyed My Life—is available as a free download from his website.

I recommend that you download it.  Right away.  If the mashup genre has a legitimate future (outside of dudes like Girl Talk and the Super Mash Bros.) this guy is it.  He will be at their level soon.  No, Dubstep doesn’t quite reach the Girl Talk level of amazingness, but it’s really freaking close.  There are just a few minor tweaks that The Abrahammer needs to make in order to take his stuff to that next level.

I’m really being knit-picky here, but these are some of the things that occurred to me as a little whack while listening to this album.  The transitions are weak at times—often just jumping from one section to the next.  However, they do become more and more seamless as the record progresses, leading me to believe that the creation of Dubstep served as a learning experience for The Abrahammer.  There are also a few times when he speeds up the vocals in a rap section, giving dudes (who really shouldn’t have them) goofy cartoon vocals.

The Abrahammer gets a pass, though, because this record is all kinds of great.  I almost died laughing when 50 Cent’s “Just A Lil’ Bit” came on over the flute section of “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion.  I learned that Biz Markie has the worst flow of all time, and it really stands out when paired with cheese-pop piano.  I discovered that Lil Wane and Birdman fit perfectly with “Such Great Heights.”  I’ve also got to give the man credit for working in the theme songs of Rug Rats, Inspector Gadget, and The Office in a single record.  You won’t find those on a Girl Talk record.