Musician Banjo Guy Ollie turns in an understated performance of the Game of Thrones opening theme song played on banjo, mandolin and other string instruments, bringing an appropriately medieval sound to the typically orchestral track.
Grammy-winning Jazz and R&B musician Robert Glasper turns in a brilliant instrumental rendition of Radiohead’s track Reckoner. The track appears on his upcoming live album Covered, to be released June 16th.
(PG-13 Lyrics) Vocalist Anthony Vincent performs Eminem’s hit Rap God in the style of 40 different musical acts, from Snoop Dogg to Frank Sinatra. While they’re not all perfect, his Die Antwoord impression is priceless.
Director Kosai Sekine uses motion control and trippy VFX to mess with our heads by messing with the head of lead vocalist Yuki, as she warms our ears with her smooth vocals, backed by the ethereal electronic sounds of Animation.
AIAIAI follows up the TMA-1 with not one, not two, but 360 headphones. The TMA-2 has 3 headbands, 4 speakers, 5 earpads and 6 cables. Choose a pre-built pair or configure your own. Either way you’ll be able to swap its parts later.
Our favorite Mac music player is now on iOS. Vox plays MP3, OGG, FLAC, APE, WMA and CUE files. It also has built-in iTunes Radio and SoundCloud streaming. It’s completely free; the only in-app purchase is an optional cloud service.
Retro TV icon David Hasselhoff performs the pitch-perfect lead track for the upcoming short film Kung Fury, embracing his cheesy 1980’s past long enough that we might just look past his 21st century foibles. (Thanks Sunhwa!)
(PG-13 Lyrics) An impressive live performance by the digital remix duo of Tha TrickaZ, loaded with iconic audio samples from music, TV shows, and movies. See if you can name all the tracks. We love that they snuck the Robocop theme in.
(PG-13: Language) Comedy rapper Lil Dicky narrates what actually goes down when he and his crew plan a boys’ night out. No Bugattis just Lyfts, no Hood By Air just plaid by Gap, and no dope ladies – or any ladies.
Stephen Hawking performs Galaxy Song via his speech synthesizer. It’s from a Monty Python skit where Hawking trampled Prof. Brian Cox – who’s complaining about the song’s inaccuracies – before flying off to outer space.
Evan Mast and Mike Stroud shamble back to their stoner rock days. We swear, when that distorted guitar slide hits you’ll instantly turn into a penniless college student, worshipping Interpol and wondering if Take Me Out is cool or not.
In the mood for live music? Check out Shubaloo, a brilliantly streamlined online directory for concerts. It lets you search by location or specific venues as well as music genres, stream artists’ tracks from YouTube and of course buy tickets.
What you’re looking at may look like an old dot-matrix printer – but it’s been turned into a musical instrument by Midi Desaster. By manipulating the print heads, it plays music – in this case, some classic Foo Fighters. More printer tunes here.
Les Objets Volants performs Bach’s Prélude n°1 using quirky musical instruments – plastic tubes called Boomwhackers – which emit a note when hit. The sound is reminiscent of Blue Man Group, but thankfully there’s no blue makeup here.
Video editor The Peterson created this flawless mix of numerous classic arcade and console games, all rolled into a single epic chiptune. Challenge: see if you can name all the games without looking at the YouTube description.
Nope, not the guy from Beach Boys, but this Hawaiian reggae artist is an equally talented musician. This live performance of his song Permanent Holiday may not seem much at first, until you realize what he’s doing. Skip to 4:22.
SubOverHype’s action-packed music video for Malakai’s pop-rap track Queens & Kings mashes up the worlds of Furious 7 with Mario Kart and a dash of Mad Max for an explosive shopping cart chase through L.A.’s iconic viaducts.
Listen to the second coming of Bob Marley in this clip from the 2013 Holland edition of The Voice. We take that back – Mitchell Bruning’s voice is even smoother than Marley’s. Hear more of Mitchell’s incredible talent here.
Musician Banjo Guy Ollie decided to go with more of a rock and roll arrangement than Iron Horse did, but he also played the whole Metallica classic on bluegrass instruments including banjo and mandolin.
The latest track from digital entertainer Neil Cicierega spices up Ray Parker Jr.’s classic Ghostbusters updating it with a new dance hook and silliness a plenty. Download the track here. Be sure to stick around for the final five seconds.
After making a dance track with an airplane, Mashd N Kutcher collaborated with a pizza delivery guy. At this rate they’ll be able to release an album once a week. That bouncing camera is going to get old, but right now it still cracks us up.
Just when you think you’ve heard every possible musical genre, someone comes around to shake things up. Mongolian throat singer Zorigoo performs this unique rap track, accompanied by Zaya. The closest thing we can think of is Shaggy.
The latest single off of tUnE-yArDs’ 2014 electro-harmonic album Nikki Nack features a music video packed with retro-style visual effects which perfectly reflect the group’s low-fi, avant garde, ’80s-tinged sound.
During a recent appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Will Ferrell reminisced about his early standup career, which included a bit where he emulated the operatic howl of the opening theme of Star Trek.