What would happen if you mixed some of the hottest Canadian songs of the past year (as determined by the good folks behind the Polaris Prize) into one slickly produced mashup?
Here's the answer:
Kids and Explosions, the stage name of Toronto's own Josh Raskin (who was nominated for an Oscar in 2008 for his animated short film I Met The Walrus), took representative songs from a selection of shortlisted Polaris acts, chopped them into beats, melody lines, and vocal fragments, and then built them into the lovely Frankenstein's monster of a jam above.
A portion of the accompanying video will show up in the MuchMusic broadcast of the Polaris Music Prize Gala tonight at 10pm EST. But if you can't wait that long for a CanRock music fix, check out a few of the constituent parts of Raskin's mashup below.
"Lemonade" - Braids
"Darken Her Horse" - Austra
"Sprawl II" - Arcade Fire
"Black Water" - Timber Timbre