Mash-up is a bit of a dirty word, really. Often translated to cut-and-shut productions, hastily glued together in the wake of chart hype to pacify a dancefloor with instant gratification; very few mash-ups last much longer than a season… If that.
Then there’s Superheroes. A year in creation, and many months of heavy plays from them and some of the genre’s most high profile selectors, Virtual Riot and his Swiss chum Panda Eyes have paid homage to some of dubstep’s biggest, most notable and influential tracks with this super-slick, intricately detailed track that sounds of its own.
From Skrillex to Flux, Krewella to Kill The Noise, Nero to Tiesto, this is riddled with so many snippets, clips, cuts and fragments, if you were to play a drinking game and took a shot every time you recognised a classic reference you’d be blind by the time the five minutes is up.
To put it simply; this isn’t a mash-up, Virtual Riot & Panda Eyes – Superheroes is a tribute. An exceptionally well crafted tribute at that. Who knows how long this will remain on Soundcloud before it gets taken down for various copyright reasons… Jump on it now and check out the full tracklist of references below.
Massive salute to Virtual Riot & Panda Eyes!
Virtual Riot & Panda Eyes – Superheroes
Eptic – Mastermind
iSQUARE – Hey Sexy Lady (Skrillex Remix)
Nero – Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)
Skrillex – Ruffneck Bass
Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
Krewella – Alive (Pegboard Nerds Remix)
Freestylers – Cracks (Ft. Belle Humble) (Flux Pavilion Remix)
Birdy Nam Nam – Going In (Skrillex Going Hard Remix)
Skrillex & Alvin Risk – Try It Out
Excision & Datsik – Swagga
Excision & Space Laces – Bounce
Virtual Riot – Superhuman ft. Amba Shepherd
Nero – Me & You
Ali Love – Diminishing Returns (Alvin Risk Remix)
Skrillex – With You Friends (Long Drive)
Zomboy & Must Die – Survivors
Zomboy – Immunity
Steve Aoki & Tiësto – Tornado ft. Polina (Kill The Noise Remix)
Skrillex – Scary Bolly Dub
501 – Headrush ft. Belle Humble
Kill The Noise – Dying feat. Ultraviolet Sound & Emily Hudson