In a way mixes and mashups are the upcycling of music

Even the most awesome songs become somewhat old and boring after listening to them for the 100th time. Scratching, re-mixing or mashing them up adds something new that makes them interesting again.

DJ Cut Killer mixes movie soundtracks:

Sometimes it can be very subtle and you are surprised when you finally realize what song you have been listening to:

Some DJs are incredibly creative like Skratch Bastid who uses parts of two songs to create the Star Wars theme:

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“Killing in the name” – Covers

The funniest one must be DJ Schmolli – In the mood for some killing
The two songs and videos are so different but fit together amazingly.

Musik For The Kitchen did a nice acoustic version that reminds of old time Swing and Jazz bands.

And another one by a Jazz orchestra:

In case you are wondering what the original is. It’s Rage Against The Machine – Killing In the Name