While standing halfway between the hip-hop and metal stages could make for some great mash-ups, we've saved you the headache by enlisting ex-Austinite DJ Car Stereo (Wars) to offer some thoughts on which songs from Fun Fun Fun Fest's wildly diverse lineup he thinks would make for the best culture-fusing combos.
- Spank Rock vs. Passion Pit
- DJCS(W) says marrying frantic, synthy dance-pop to the equally BPM-bumping flow of MC Spank works because of the rapper's tendency towards electro-influenced beats and the acts' mutual reputation as "instant party starters", making them combining forces the equivalent of "pizza on a bagel" -- and as Spank would say, if you don't like pizza bagels, then you're a f***ing liar.
- Reggie Watts vs. Neon Indian
- The beat-boxing comedic stylings of Watts' "***k ***t Stack" (a staple of CSW sets, where he doesn't use asterisks) are just weird and minimal enough to compliment the loopy chillwave textures of local-cum-national sensation Neon Indian, who...aren't throwing an after-party at the Mohawk? What the hell, Neon Indian?
- Big Freedia vs. Cannibal Corpse
- A breakout hit from last year's fest, the New Orleans booty-bounce diva's "Azz Everywhere" vocals could be screwed to sound just like the death-metal growl of Cannibal Corpse, though of course that band's first instinct upon seeing an azz isn't to shake it.
- Odd Future vs. Black Lips
- Admittedly a pairing that's "better in theory than reality", the shock rappers of OFWGKTA have more in common with Atlanta's punk provacateurs than one might think, as they're both "disaffected kids with middle fingers to the music industry", which hasn't been having fun fun fun since 1999, when Napster gave it a headache that still hasn't subsided.