Last Word on the 2011 Polaris Music Prize: The Mash-Up

Kids & Explosions took a hammer to music from each of the 2011 Polaris Music Prize nominees.  Then they put everything all back together in a different way.  

Here’s how they did it.

If you’re trying to figure out what’s happening here, the songs involved are “Lemonade” by Braids, “Diesel” by Galaxie, “Parson Brown” by Hey Rosetta!, “Red Horse (Judges II)” by Colin Stetson, “Darken Her Horse” by Austra, “Love Shines” by Ron Sexsmith, “Sprawl II” by Arcade Fire, and “Black Water” by Timber Timbre.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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