Los Angeles’ Friends of Friends label is giving the holiday gift of free this week with a new compilation entitled Pop Massacre. Call it a massacre, call it a reinvigoration, Pop Massacre features 13 pop favorites remixed, refixed, and refurbished by beat-scene affiliates like Daedelus, DNTEL, and Shlohmo. Each artist chose a pop song near and dear to their hearts (or perhaps fiercely hated) and stripped nearly all of what was familiar about the original. Chosen songs include Soulja Boy’s “Pretty Boy Swag” as remixed by Shlohmo, Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” as remixed by DNTEL, and even Katy Perry’s stomach-wretching “Teenage Dream” as re-imagined by Big Spider’s Back. Check the rest of the tracklist below and download the entire collection in exchange for your email address over at FoF’s Bandcamp.


01 Anenon – Wannabe (Spice Girls)
02 Strangeloop – Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Beach Boys)
03 Shlohmo – Pretty Boy Swag (Soulja Boy)
04 DNTEL – Paparazzi (Lady Gaga)
05 Asura – Always Be My Baby (Mariah Carey)
06 Daedelus – I Would Die For You (Prince)
07 Sahy Uhns – Pieces Of Me (Briitney Spears)
08 Loden – Gimme Gimme (Abba)
09 Mexicans With Guns – La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)
10 Groundislava – I Bet I Do (Supa Blanco)
11 The One AM Radio – Take on Me (A-ha)
12 Big Spider’s Back – Teenage Dream (Katy Perry)
13 My Dry Wet Mess ft. Amir Yaghmai – I Want Her (Keith Sweat)