#TBT || Madeon – Pop Culture

Madeon Pop Culture

I still remember the first time I came across Madeon’s “Pop Culture” mashup and I’ve been hooked on his sounds ever since.

Madeon‘s epic mashup “Pop Culture” was uploaded to YouTube on July 11, 2011, which also happened to be the year I stumbled across my love for electronic music. I was completely blown away by Madeon’s ability to mix and seamlessly blend multiple genres and tracks into a fluid piece of art. The video entranced me while, at the same time, filling me with an energy I had only scratched the surface of experiencing.

At just 17 years old the French DJ/Producer chopped, sampled, arranged, and mixed 39 of his favorite songs into a 4-minute masterpiece that has garnered over 42 million views. From Deadmau5 and Gorillaz to Lady Gaga and Britney Spears, this mashup has a little of everything! The success of “Pop Culture” was exactly what the young producer needed to catapult his passion, talent, and career to where it is currently.

Since the mashup was released, Madeon has gone on to drop a 5-track EP The City, his debut album Adventure, and played the world’s largest festivals and venues. Not to mention he collaborated with one of my favorite producers, Porter Robinson, to create Shelter. The project that gave the world the single “Shelter”, an accompanying world tour, and an emotion-filled music video.

Sometimes it’s nice to look back at how much an artist has filled your life with joy. Since Madeon’s “Pop Culture” mashup I can remember countless memories with his music as the soundtrack to my adventures. I hope that if you haven’t seen this video it will make you as stoked as it has made me.

Watch Madeon play the “Pop Culture” mashup live:

Tracks featured on Madeon’s “Pop Culture”:

  • Alphabeat – Boyfriend
  • Alphabeat – Fascination
  • Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars
  • Black Eyed Peas – Gotta Feeling
  • Britney Spears – Baby One More Time
  • Capsule – Can I Have A Word
  • Chromeo – Momma’s Boy
  • Coldplay – Viva La Vida
  • Daft Punk – Aerodynamic
  • Daft Punk – Around The World
  • Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Remix)
  • Deadmau5 – Right This Second
  • Ellie Goulding – Starry Eye
  • ELO – Mr. Blue Sky
  • Girls Aloud – Biology
  • Gorillaz – Dare
  • Gossip – Heavy Cross (Fred Falke Remix)
  • Gwen Stefani – What You Waitin For (Jacques Lu Cont Mix)
  • Housse de Racket – Oh Yeah
  • Justice – DVNO
  • Justice – Phantom Part II
  • Katy Perry – One Of The Boys
  • Ke$ha – Take It Off
  • Kylie Minogue – Wow
  • Lady Gaga – Alejandro
  • Linkin Park – Crawling
  • Madonna – Hung Up
  • Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette – Boys and Girls
  • Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
  • Nero – Me and You
  • One Republic – All The Right Moves (Danger Remix)
  • One-T – Magic Key
  • Ratatat – Shempi
  • Solange – I Decided (Freemasons Remix)
  • Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
  • The Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star
  • The Killers – Losing Touch
  • The Who – Baba O’Riley (SebastiAn Remix)
  • Yelle – Que Veux Tu (Madeon Remix)

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Zachary Lefevre has been listening to electronic music since the early 2000s. Although his first live show was underground hip-hop, he began listening to a variety of different genres and found his niche within electronic community. After attending more concerts and festivals, Zachary was seeking out a platform that would allow him to express his passion and love for live music and share it with friends, family, and the world. Having always been an avid writer he began to combine the two arts and shortly after writing his first article Zachary became part of the EDM Identity team in August 2015.

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