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    Default What's the difference between a mash-up and a bootleg?

    So I see setlists from today's top DJs such as Swedish House Mafia, Afrojack, and Calvin Harris, a bunch of which are playing in the Sahara this year, and a lot of them are listed with these 'bootlegs' and mash-ups' with different songs layered over each other. I understand that these make these DJs jobs a lot easier so they don't have to mix them live and ensures that they are mixed perfectly when performed, it also allows other DJs to borrow these 'mash-ups' and 'bootlegs' and use them in their sets. I just want to know what the difference between a mash-up and a bootleg is?

    Some 'bootleg' examples:

    Here's one that SHM used a bunch to open their shows, and a picture of sonicc before his sobriety.


    Some brilliant in-studio (his Gulfstream) mixing by Afrojack.


    Avicii steals an unfinished track from a childhood friend of his and helps him by adding someone else's vocals:


    Here are some 'mash-up' examples:

    Kaskade is the king of mash-ups and uses them regularly in his sets.


    Every single time Rolling In The Deep is used in a 'mash-up' it's so original and awesome.


    Here's one that Tiesto used in a recent podcast, which means he's using studio mash-ups in the studio! Incredible!


    Can someone help me out here? Don't even get me started on 'edits.'
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    Default Re: What's the difference between a mash-up and a bootleg?

    A bootleg is a recording of a live concert. A mashup is mashing two songs (or more) into one. they are not related terms in any way.
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    Default Re: What's the difference between a mash-up and a bootleg?

    I would clarify that a bootleg is an unauthorized recording of a live concert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickjohn View Post
    I would clarify that a bootleg is an unauthorized recording of a live concert.
    Yes. This.
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    Default Re: What's the difference between a mash-up and a bootleg?

    So then what does that make the 'bootlegs' posted above?

    Or this?
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    Default Re: What's the difference between a mash-up and a bootleg?

    Maybe "bootleg" means they dont have record label authorization?
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    Default Re: What's the difference between a mash-up and a bootleg?

    I think (correct me if I'm wrong) that people called these Bootlegs for awhile because of that compilation that came out in 2002, The Best Bootlegs in the World Ever. It was the British term for these mashups.

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    Default Re: What's the difference between a mash-up and a bootleg?

    Quote Originally Posted by thefrush View Post
    Don't even get me started on 'edits.'
    Aren't "edits" just songs that are edited? Like, edited for radioplay, for example.
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    Default Re: What's the difference between a mash-up and a bootleg?

    Bootleg = unauthorized remix either with actual stems or audio from original track, usually given away or used in DJ sets. Bedroom producers do this to showcase themselves / get attention

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