I made this mashup of Old Town Road by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus vs the Rainbow Road theme from Mario Kart 64. Enjoy this remix! 😎
This was one of the mashup ideas that came to me while listening to music. I was playing Old Town Road (Remix) by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus at work, and couldn't help but hear Rainbow Road.
It's my favorite level of Mario Kart 64, which is my favorite Mario Kart and even racing game. I thought to myself, "Will It Blend? I gotta go home and find out!"
So the first thing I did after downloading Old Town Road was to do the same for the Rainbow Road 64 theme, and tested them together in Ableton.
It sounded okay but then I remembered that the Super Soul Bros did an amazing soul cover of the song, so I spent a lot of time making that work before finally defaulting to the N64 version, because A) it was easier to EQ since it's not a live recording, and B) it's closer to my heart.
Deciding what part went where was easy...the soundtrack pretty much plays through! I love it when you press play on 2 songs and they just keep going...and going...This was one of those.
It did take some time to work on the compression and other things in the soundtrack so it was clearer and stood out more compared to the super bassy Old Town Road.
This rmeix was also an opportunity to make my first video using Adobe After Effects. I wanted more than a static image for the video, and also wanted something that would grab your attention if you're scrolling on Facebook or Instagram, and simple cover art doesn't do that.
So I consider this an absolute win! (unless it gets taken down). It's one of my favorite mashups I've made and I hope you enjoy it, too, in all its ridiculousness.