In his latest mash-up, DJ Masa remixes songs by all the most famous k*pop groups, including Girls Generation, SHINee, 2NE1, Big Bang, and Super Junior, into one bangin’ dance track known succinctly as ULTIMATE K-POP SONG.
Carlos Henrique Brandão, self-taught DJ, is quickly gaining popularity in the mash-up genre, especially among k-pop fans. Mixing under the name DJ Masa, this 24-year-old Brazilian has been featured internationally in MTV-K, the Korean Broadcasting System, and TEENS magazine from Singapore, among others.
On his fan-friendly website, DJ Masa explains that he has been following the musical trends of Japan, South Korea, China, and Taiwan since 2003. His love of Asian pop music inspired him to start making mixes and posting them to international music forums. After receiving an overwhelmingly positive response, he started playing his mixes for friends at college parties, and the project eventually grew into a website with an impressive fan base.
To accompany some of his track releases, DJ Masa started making mash-up videos that are just as harmoniously composed as his music. The compilations are filled with k*pop goodies for knowledgeable fans, like chocolate eggs in an Easter basket, but the DJ also has treats that appeal to a much wider audience. Many of his tracks mix Asian artists with famous American pop artists, creating some unique combos such as Girls Generation and Lil John, SHINee and Lady GaGa, and U-Kiss and Jennifer Lopez. With something for everyone to love, this k*pop-fan-turned-international-DJ is an inspiration to us all.
You can download DJ Masa’s mixes at http://new.official.fm/masamixes.