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Daft Punk Heavy Metal

Daft Punk Heavy Metal

Musician 331Erock gives the Daft Punk track Digital Love a whole new sound, replacing its synth-heavy rhythms with fuzzy electric guitar. Be sure to stick around for the epic solo at 2:45, then check out Erock’s cover of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

Korg Wavestate Synthesizer

Korg Wavestate Synthesizer

Korg packs the awesomely rich and rhythmic sounds of its classic Wavestation synthesizer into a compact 37-note model called Wavestate. Its wave sequencing sound engine generates totally unique tones, and can produce up to 64 stereo polyphony. In-depth demo video here.

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The Beatles: Korean Style

The Beatles: Korean Style

After hearing Regina Spektor’s cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps, we knew that ballades by The Beatles lent themselves well to an Asian interpretation. Now Luna Lee has driven the point home with this warm and soothing cover version of their tune Michelle, played on the gayageum with her usual aplomb.

A Decade of Movie Music (2010s)

A Decade of Movie Music (2010s)

Pianist Samuel Fu rings in the new decade by paying tribute to the past 10 years of movie music, performing a wonderful medley of 45 cinematic tracks from movies like The Avengers, Frozen, Pacific Rim, and Skyfall among others.

Before Dookie: How Punk Became Pop

Before Dookie: How Punk Became Pop

The punk rock era kicked off in the 1970s, and evolved from the edge of counter-culture to producing top 10 hits songs. While many point to GreenDay and Blink-182 as the seminal pop-punk bands, Trash Theory explores the many earlier bands who bridged the gap between the genres. Be sure to watch both parts.

100 Movie Themes on Guitar

100 Movie Themes on Guitar

Musician Niall Stenson presents an epic 20-minute medley of movie theme songs. While we’re not familiar with every piece of music, they all sound great with Niall’s rock and roll edge, especially the Disney, Pixar, and Batman tunes.

3 Feet High And Rising: The Samples

3 Feet High And Rising: The Samples

De La Soul’s “3 Feet High And Rising” is one of our favorite albums of all time. It simultaneously melded infection grooves and lyrics with esoteric breaks that defied conventions. Now, learn about (almost) every sample that was used on the record in this great clip from nama hecc.

The Turning Point

The Turning Point

Consistently awesome animator and illustrator Steve Cutts offers up a topsy-turvy take on the destruction of our environment and climate change, envisioning a world in which animals are destroying the place, and humans have to deal with the fallout of their actions. The Track is The Turning Point by Wantaways.

The Mandalorian: ’80s Style

The Mandalorian: ’80s Style

The Mandalorian has a great original score by Ludwig Göransson that suits the western-inspired Star Wars series perfectly. Duo YSSY made an awesome 1980s synthwave version, and it’s like what the show might have been like if Mando and Baby Yoda were being chased by stormtroopers driving Pontiac Trans Ams.

My Stick!

My Stick!

After tickling our ears with songs like “Bushes of Love“, “It’s Not a Moon“, and “Seagulls (Stop It Now)“, Bad Lip Reading has bestowed another silly Star Wars song upon us, featuring Jedi master Yoda schooling Luke Skywalker with his special Force-powered stick as they sit by a roaring campfire.

SNL: Christmas Songs

SNL: Christmas Songs

Saturday Night Live celebrates the holidays with this great compilation of Christmas tunes featured on the late night show over the years. Enjoy classics like “I Wish It Was Christmas Today,” “Office Christmas Party,” “Jingle Barack,” and “Bring It on Down to Wrappinville.”

Mongolian Christmas

Mongolian Christmas

It’s always fun to celebrate the holidays with a classic Christmas carol. But we bet you’ve never heard Jingle Bells performed Mongolian style. Thanks to the Altai Band, now you can, complete with traditional Mongolian instruments and throat singing.

Los Lobos: Tiny Desk Concert

Los Lobos: Tiny Desk Concert

Christmas arrived early in October when Los Lobos released Llegó Navidad. For a special holiday edition of NPR’s Tiny Desk, the beloved group performed four festive tunes: “Dónde Está Santa Claus,” Freddy Fender’s “It’s Christmas Time In Texas,” the record’s title track, and Llegó Navidad’s sole original, “Christmas and You.”

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10 Famous Piano Riffs

10 Famous Piano Riffs

Doctor Mix performs a medley of incredibly recognizable keyboard riffs, from Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody to Vince Guaraldi’s classic theme from The Peanuts. If you don’t groove along to the music at least a couple of times while listening, we’d be shocked.

Record Props

Record Props

One of the great things about vinyl records is that they’re display worthy. Record Props gives you a variety of options to show off your records and their sleeves. You can set the sleeve on a tabletop, or hang the record and its sleeve on your wall.

Yakety Axe

Yakety Axe

Not to be confused with the bluegrass rendition by the late Chet Atkins, here’s a rock guitar version of Boots Randolph’s Yakety Sax – better known as theme from Benny Hill – and every fail video on the internet, played masterfully by musician Piotr Galinski.

And the Moon Stopped

And the Moon Stopped

Artist Arktk Berkut created the mindblowing visuals to accompany Moa Pillar’s track And the Moon Stopped, complementing the dizzying ambient track with a kaleidoscopic journey through a virtual world made up of digitally-manipulated photographs.

Detroit Rock Lobster

Detroit Rock Lobster

Everybody’s rockin! Get up! Everybody’s gonna move their feet! Remix artist DJ Cummerbund brings us another unlikely pairing: KISS and The B-52s, two groups at their peak of popularity around the same time, but each with something very different to bring to the table.

Harmonica Rhapsody

Harmonica Rhapsody

Cy Leo shows off his mastery of the harmonica once again with this dynamic and appropriately operatic rendition of Queen’s classic Bohemian Rhapsody, with Roy Tan on the grand piano, and vocals by soprano Annette Wardell.

Paul’s Boutique: The Samples

Paul’s Boutique: The Samples

The Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique is one of the greatest rap albums of all time. As was the case with most of their tunes, they relied heavily on samples to create their beats. In this clip from Nama Hecc, they provide a comparison of each track with the samples they so brilliantly incorporated.

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Last Angel of Christmas

Last Angel of Christmas

Celebrate the holidays with some Slayer, courtesy of mashup artist Andy Rehfeldt, who combined the devilish vocals from their track Angel of Death with the upbeat 80s synth-pop of Wham!’s holiday classic Last Christmas.

Go to Sleep Baby Yoda

Go to Sleep Baby Yoda

As viewers of The Mandalorian know, Baby Yoda can be a little mischievous. Auralnauts pokes fun at the father-son relationship that’s developing between Mando and The Child with dialogue that’s more relatable to those of us here on Earth… and a little lullaby.

That Song That No One Likes

That Song That No One Likes

“I’m sure they’d cut it, but the leads are backstage changing, and they need a lot of time…” If you’ve been to the theater to see a musical, you know exactly what Upright Citizens Brigade performer Sarah Smallwood Parsons is singing about in her hilarious parody of that one song that nobody cares about or remembers.

History of Metal in One Song

History of Metal in One Song

It’s not in chronological order, nor does it list any tracks, but that just means you’ve got to rise to the challenge to identify all the tracks that inspired GMC Guitar’s epic lead guitar medley. Guitarist Ben Higgins was kind enough to provide tabs if you dare attempt it yourself.

McCartney’s Metal Christmas

McCartney’s Metal Christmas

Paul McCartney’s song Wonderful Christmastime is a cheerful holiday classic. But editor Andy Rehfeldt thought that the lighthearted, synth-pop original needed a little more edge, so he turned it into a speed metal track – while still preserving McCartney’s original vocals.

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