Making Mashups; Featuring One Bored Jeu

One Bored Jeu, or originally ‘One Bored Jew’, is a talented mashup artist starting in 2012. This name happened by happenstance because the username, “One Bored Jew” was taken.

“My user/channel name is pronounced “one bored jew”. I would’ve been oneboredjew but Tumblr wouldn’t let me pick that as my username back in 2012. That’s when I changed the “w” to a “u” to bypass that. If I had known my mashups would take off, I would not have called myself this lol,” she explained in her FAQ.

The Appeal of Remaking Originals

Switching styles is about music that’s original but unoriginal in a way. It’s music that has its basis in something else. In a way, the artists that we showcase that use songs as building blocks for creating their own work.

Mash-Up Songs

Mashups are another way to take a song and make it your own. These are songs that take multiple other songs and put them together in various ways to make it into something else. As with covers and parodies, there are a million and one ways to mash-up a song, and endless styles to do it in.