The concept of the mash-up was not an entirely new one in the early 2000s -- for example, the Pet Shop Boys released a puckish 1991 single combining covers of U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name" and Frankie Valli's "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," and Negativland's pioneering 1980s work in audio collage is one of the primary influences on the mash-up generation -- but the dance community's wholesale adoption of the trick spread the idea into other forms of music. The Beatles' LOVE is a good example, and so is the early work of the Legion of Doom. This Los Angeles duo, comprised of Chad Blinman and Trever Keith, has its roots not in dance music, but punk and emo: Keith is a former member of the '90s emo act Face to Face, and Blinman is an in-demand producer and engineer on the L.A. indie rock scene. In 2001, the duo and three friends ...
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