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Download “Lift Every Spangled Banner” – our mashup of the US National Anthem [Star Spangled Banner] and the Black National Anthem [Lift Every Voice and Sing].

For those of you in North Carolina, check out The Beast + BIG BAND and DJ Apple Juice Kid for a special 4th of July performance at American Tobacco (check facebook event for details).

A mashup is created by combining and¬†synchronizing instrumentals and/or vocals from two or more different songs. In most cases mashups are tools for DJs and producers to get people to dance (for example: Apple Juice Kid’s mashup album¬†Dance Clash). Here at Beat Making Lab, we like to do things a little differently. By mashing up the US National Anthem with the Black National Anthem we hope to spark some dialogue and reflection on what independence means in America.