If youâ€™ve never heard the name Dr. Brixx before, youâ€™re missing out on some incredible remixes. Best known for his 42 Pop-Punk song mashup, which has broken two million views on his YouTube channel since it was released in 2013, Dr. Brixx bridges the gap between pop-punk and the top 40. Earlier this month Dr. Brixx released a full length album of seamless mashups between classic pop-punk tracks and Taylor Swiftâ€™s record breaking album, 1989. The album has appropriately been titled 1991, the birth year of Dr. Brixx, in homage to Swiftâ€™s album. Since the Swift-Spotify controversy and many YouTube videos featuring the artist have beenÂ taken down for copyright reasons, fans have expressed concern about 1991 staying online. However, itâ€™s been two weeks since the albumâ€™s launch and it seems that Swiftâ€™s people are letting it be. For now weâ€™ll just assume sheâ€™s as a big a fan of mashups as we are. Â
The tracks on the album fall over a wide range of hits. Dr. Brixx works with classics from Sum 41, Avril Lavigne, and Green Day, pop-punk giants like Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, and Paramore, as well as new favorites from As It Is, Halsey, and more. Many of the tracks take on a trance like vibe, likeÂ â€œStyle Tonesâ€ and â€œDeadlyâ€, making you want to head bob more than fist pump. Others, like â€œHopeâ€ and â€œTequilaâ€, take on more of a dance feel thatâ€™ll have you bouncing in your seat. Either way, every track adds something different to the album by providing refreshing twists to some of our favorite songs. Â
1991 features sixteen mashups for pop-punk and Swift fans alike. Itâ€™s available on Dr. Brixxâ€™s bandcamp where you can name your own price for the download. While the two week buffer seems to be a safe bet for the album not being taken down, go out and get it quick. Not just because it stands risk of removal from the internet, but because itâ€™s a fantastic piece of art that Dr. Brixx deserves recognition for.