At the risk of DJ-splaining, a medley is a varied mixture of people or things; a miscellany, like a bag of frozen mixed vegetables or a 4 AM tavern. (Remember those?)
To mash up is to mix or combine two or more different elements, like a bag of miscellaneous meat parts and a bag of frozen Asian style vegetables. In this case, by definition, the following qualifies as both a medley and a mash up.
On February 16th, 2019, Ken Nordine, word jazz maestro, passed away. He was 98 years old. I’d like to think that if he was into disco and/or mash ups, he’d appreciate this. He was a great influence on my life and perhaps the reason I create mash ups. He opened my eyes up to the possibilities of aural landscapes. May he rest in peace.
Now a mash up medley featuring “Le Freak” by Chic, “Without Me” by Eminem, “Walk” by Pantera, “Fuck The Pain Away” by Peaches, “Hello I Love You” by The Doors, and “Don’t Stop The Music” by Rihanna.