Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if you mixed Bubba Sparxxx’s “Ms. New Booty” with “Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence? If you have, that’s weird, but it’s now possible, thanks to The Magic iPod, a painfully simple website that encourages users to mix their favorite tunes from the 2000s (including “I Miss You” by Blink-182, “Crank That” by Soulja Boy, “In Da Club” by 50 Cent, “Take Me Out” by Franz Ferdinand and “All Star” By Smash Mouth, to name a few).
Though the tracks featured on the site are plucked from opposing genres, they actually sound pretty damn good when mashed together. Users can even download their mixes and take credit for the song that they mixed in seconds. “Drag one of these” the website instructs, “Onto one of these” and immediately listen to your musical masterpiece. That’s all it takes.
So if you needed any more proof that it takes little effort to be a DJ, The Magic iPod serves as the nail in the coffin. All that the website asks for in return is a donation to the ACLU, which is commendable. With the inevitable success of the site, we’re looking forward to new tracks to mash. Move over, Calvin Harris. There are thousands of new DJs in town.