Sorry, Girl Talk, Super Smash Bros, Kap Slap, and all the other mash-up artists that call the Interwebs home: This might be the artistic high water mark of mash-up history. It's LCD Soundsystem's endearing loveletter to New York City -- "New York I Love You, But You're Bringing Me Down" -- blended with Miles Davis' lonely and transcendentally cool trumpet riffs from his score to the 1958 film "Elevator to the Gallows." Amazingly, both songs are in the same key, so all it takes to "create" this mash-up is pressing playing on the Miles Davis video at the :32 mark of the LCD Soundsystem video. At that point, it's all about some strategy volume mixing and a little skipping around on the trumpet crescendos. Ballad bliss. Mid-Aughts New York indie rock, meet the golden era of New York jazz.
The beautiful and haunting simplicity of it all will give you chills. Keep being awesome internet. Excuse me while I spend the rest of my afternoon spinning vintage Blue Note vinyls on the LP player.