Mash that funky music

Mash ups, a kind of 21st century ‘mix-tape’, remain popular in the musical world. Underground operators have won legions of fans "mashing" sources to create something new -- something many call a work of art. And now, many of the artists behind the original tracks are on board.
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If you’re anything like me, the term “mash up” refers to the action performed upon potatoes prior to their consumption on certain sacred occasions, like, say, Thanksgiving, or, in my case, an autumn trip to my grandmother’s house. But in this age of self-produced albums, the term refers to a different form of nutrition altogether.

According to Wikipedia, mash up, also called ‘bastard pop’, “is a musical genre which, in its purest form, consists of the combination (usually by digital means) of the music [or accompaniment] from one song with the acapella vocal from another. Typically, the music and vocals belong to completely different genres.”

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Howard Emanuel
About the Author
As an actor, Howard Emanuel has appeared across the USA in regional theatres ranging from The Paper Mill Playhouse and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and Houston's Theatre Under The Stars. As a playwright, he has recently completed his first full-length work, Last Supper. As a novelist, his urban fiction manuscript, Naked Angels, is currently being shopped to various publishing houses. He is currently hard at work on his second and third plays. He holds a B.F.A. in Acting from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.