Review: “Big Bootie Mix”

Two Friend’s hour-long tracks incorporate quirky sounds in order to stand out in the remix realm

People have been sleeping on Two Friends and their various “Big Bootie Mixes”. I mean what isn’t to like? They have “The Office,” “Drake and Josh,” “Zoey 101,” a ton of pop and classic rock songs and so much more. 

If you don’t know, or have been living under a rock for the past few years, “Big Bootie Mix” is a recurring megamix of popular music. All the songs chosen for the “Big Bootie Mix” are remixed and turned into dance music that will liven up any occasion.

The reason I am so in favor of the “Big Bootie Mixes” is simple, the tunes are what you turn on when you don’t know what else to play. Have you ever been at a party, studying alone in the library or in a long car ride and not know what to play? Now you can just listen to a “Big Bootie Mix” and you’ll be in for a magical experience of musical genius.

My first experience with “Big Bootie Mix” came at the hands of the Club Soccer team. We used Vol. 13 a year ago as our warm up track for one of our soccer games, and I was immediately a fan.

After listening to that remix for the first time, I wanted to learn more and educate myself on the “Big Bootie Mix” experience. I have come to the decision that the place to start the experience is at Vol. 15. 

Vol. 15 is a consistent mix all the way through. It starts with “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen and if that doesn’t sell you to at least give it a try, then go drink a cup of coffee because your heart stopped long ago. There is nothing better than hearing a Queen song that transitions into “Body” by Loud Luxury.

The random meme cut-ins will definitely keep you on your toes while you listen. A notable example of this is once again in Vol. 15 when the artists shout “Bro I’m straight up not having a good time” right before the bass drop. Funny moments like that are encapsulated with great music and good vibes all around.

After listening to Vol. 15, feel free to move into the recently released Vol. 16. This particular mix has a contrasting feel than 15, though both are great in their own rights. Vol. 16 incorporates more classic rock than Vol. 15 did. If that’s not your style, then maybe you’ll be more into Vol. 16 when it plays the classic meme song “Baby Shark.”

Once you have listened to both of these volumes, you are ready to jump into the volume widely believed to be the best, “Big Bootie Mix” Vol. 11. Many, like myself, believe this to be the definitive “Bootie Mix” Two Friends have produced.

Starting with the theme from “The Office,” which of course is going to draw people in, it’s the music from then on that sells the mix. Songs like “Sk8r Boy” by Avril Lavigne and “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers undeniably grabs the attention of a young adult audience, but throwing it to songs like “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber, the mix collects a slightly younger audience as well. This all inclusive track list is exactly the energy needed from a megamix of music Two Friends has created.

I do recognize that not every “Big Bootie Mix” Two Friends produces will be a banger. I am not a fan of the first eight mixes, but the fact is that the last several “Big Bootie Mixes” are honestly the best mixes of music you will hear today. Due to their hard work, the Los Angeles-based duo has created a worldwide musical phenomena. In that case, you should go online and check it out next time you need music and aren’t sure what to play.

DISCLAIMER: The music in the “Big Bootie Mixes” are explicit content and should be listened to at each listener’s discretion.

~Michael Innacelli, CNUTV Director & Sports Editor~

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