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“Hands Up High” – The Friendly Giant
March 5, 2011, 9:37 pm
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Hands Up High” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

Wow! This is a srs serious jam. Mashup of two *awesome songs from the last couple months: Taio & Travie’s “Higher” and Waka Flocka’s “No Hands”. I was obsesssssed with The White Panda’s “Stereo Love” (mashup of “No Hands” with Edward Maya’s “Stereo Love”) for so long, but now I stand conflicted. Which Waka Flocka mashup is better – The Friendly Giant‘s “Hands Up High”, a fast paced, energy-filled pump-up, or The White Panda’s “Stereo Love”? Let’s decide together…

To hear “Stereo Hands”, click le HERE.

*When I refer to “No Hands” as awesome, please don’t think I’m being completely serious – those lyrics are horrendous (understatement).

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ALBUM: “Pandamonium” – The White Panda
March 1, 2011, 6:00 pm
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Pandamonium – Click to DL

The White Panda, Jillboard’s mashup artist crown-holders, just dropped their new album today. It’s 40 TRACKS. Oh my lord. I’m way too overwhelmed about it to say much more. Download. Now.

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INTERVIEW: The White Panda
February 15, 2011, 2:35 pm
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Infinite Dream (Katy Perry vs Guru Josh Project)” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

Sooo I’ve been waiting until Jillboard surpassed its 100,000th view to post this interview. Well, it happened! Congratulations – you officially read my blog too much! Lolzobvsjk, keep reading… I’m shocked and honored that you choose Jillboard for your listening pleasures over all the other great sites out there. I honestly never thought I’d see these views in 6 figures, let alone this quickly. Thank you, thank you, and thank you. Oh and, thanks. Please keep reading and spreading the word around about Jillboard Top 100.

For the 100,000th view special, I wanted to interview Jillboard’s favorite mashup kings, The White Panda. They agreed. So here it is.

If you didn’t know, The White Panda are two young young, unsigned mashup DJs from California. Consisting of DJ Griffi and Procrast, these guys currently reside in Boulder, Colorado and spit out killer mashup after killer mashup. Their future plans are to make more music and learn to teleport, both of which desires I share with them. Talents include making great music by use of sampling, the ability to make a crowd go wild, and the ability to sleep anywhere.

The two boys met at 6 years old. “It took us 16 years to come up with the idea and we formed the group in summer 2009”. The name “The White Panda” came about by a series of ideas in a brainstorm. “Everybody loves pandas” – wise words of Procrast. What began as a hobby quickly turned into a passionate music career. They knew it was right to enter the music business as full-time artists after a conference call with an agency that urged Procrast to drop their current career plans and replace it with music. “Sounds dispassionate – its not. The fact is that’s when I knew it was possible, so that’s when I knew I wanted to do it.”

These guys aren’t just “DJs” though, they are serious musicians crafting samplings into new creations. “Rhythm, cadence, melody, trial and error” inspire their song choices. Inspired by “anyone who pushes the envelope musically”, they are driven by watching these people (such as “Daft Punk”) “make good music before it is good music”.

This March, The White Panda are playing a show in Cancun alongside Sam Adams, Wiz Khalifa, Chiddy Bang, and Pretty Lights at the Electric Beach Festival. If I wasn’t a broke college student, I would be there in a heartbeat. This is a massive show for them, “It’s a crazy feeling. And it doesn’t go away”. It all started with their first super exciting moment in the music industry: “The first time one of our songs got posted on the Hype Machine a couple years back it went to #1 most popular. We loved that site, never expected to be on it, much less at the top of it”. And now they share a Mexican stage with the hottest acts on the college market. “Shows like this have massively energetic crowds. No comparison to performing in front of that kind of audience.” Procrast is stoked to be sharing the stage with Pretty Lights, a personal musical role model of his. Sounds AWESOME. So jeal of everyone going to this concert…

Their advice to aspiring mashup artists: “If you love doing it, awesome, keep doing it. If you’re just doing it to try and make a career out of it forget it. You gotta be good, and you gotta get really lucky. There’s a million people doing it now.” Very true. I asked what their favorite mashup of their own is, and Procrast said, “Probably ‘Fireflies Goin’ Down’ because it was the first track of mine I ever heard at a bar (long before I thought this project would amount to anything)”. Between the both of them, “What You Know About Little Secrets”, the song that put them on the map, is their favorite.

So why do people like mashups? What’s so cool about hearing 2 different songs put together? Out of everything they said, my favorite quote was this: “I would never call [mashups] original creations. Nor would most mashup artists, we all admit that we’re purely sampling. But the way music works nowadays, radio stations overplay the hell out of anything that’s any good and people want and need to hear it in a different way to continue to appreciate it. ”

If you like the White Panda, and I’m sure you do, you’re in luck. They’re currently working on a new album in Colorado right now, some official remixes, and hinted at some originals too. Also..drumroll….a Spring 2011 tour! Visit their official website www.thewhitepanda.com for music, tour, etc. Links to their social networks below. Also, these bachelors (in the musical sense) are unsigned, so if you’re an indie label and a-lookin’……

Their latest mash, “Infinite Dream” (Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” Vs. Guru Josh Project’s “Infinity”) is above and is AWESOME. Perfecto.

White Panda Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thewhitepanda

White Panda Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thewhitepanda

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“Stereo Hands” – The White Panda
December 7, 2010, 1:18 pm
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“Stereo Hands” (Click to DL)

Here’s another White Panda mashup that is some serious business. It uses Edward Maya’s “Stereo Love” and some Waka Flocka Flame to create a great little dance tune. The White Panda has yet to disappoint me and I don’t see them slowing down any time soon. They have a great taste in music which results in awesome mashups. Conrgats on another winner, you big white and black bear-people, you!

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“Good For Girls” – The White Panda
November 14, 2010, 9:34 pm
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“Good For Girls” (Click to DL)

Here’s a new one from The White Panda, who currently holds the tiara for favorite Jillboard mashup artists. This one is an awesome mash between Matt & Kim’s “Good For Great” and Wale’s “Pretty Girls”. I LOVE Matt & Kim. They’re just so….cool. This is a super fun song and I can’t get enough of it. Check it out NOWz.

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Rematch Mixtape – The White Panda
July 6, 2010, 7:10 pm
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Download The Rematch – The White Panda

So I’ve always been a huge mashup fan since I first heard of them, but…

DEAR GOD I’m literally DYING listening to this! BEST MASHUP EVER. Oh my god. Oh my god. Hyperventilating. SJKDFNGLJSDNFGLK. This is by The White Panda, who I’ve heard in the past but was never really interested until this newly released mixtape. You will not believe who they sampled in this!

First off, anyone who uses any “Party In The USA” reference at ALL instantly has my undying gratitude and love.

These guys sampled tons of my all time favorite songs (old and brand new) in ONE MIXTAPE. I can’t believe this is happening. They sampled “Praise You” by Fatboy Slim, Miley Cyrus “Party In The USA”, “Island In The Sun” by Weezer, “Tipsy” by J-Kwon (don’t ask, me and my best friend were obsessed with this song in like 7th grade), “Butterfly” by Crazy Town, and this is only in 2 songs. I haven’t even listened to the whole mixtape yet but I was just so excited that I had to post it immediately – this shet needs to be SHARED with the world! I’m listening to it right now and just shaking, it’s creepy.

More f*@#ing awesome songs that The White Panda sampled: “Genius of Love” (!!!!) Tom Tom Club, “Alejandro” (lolejandro) – Gaga, “Break Your Heart” – Taio Cruz (this song’s not that awesome but it’s mashed together so well). I have to keep listening and stop typing before I collapse. To The White Panda – GOOD JOB. I really can’t decide if I like them better than Super Mash Bros, but I’m pretty sure I do. Ahhhhh! This whole mixtape has caused me to yell in a Taurette-like manner.

P.S. Prepare to get Rickrolled.




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