Between WhoSampled and Everything Is a Remix, we know that there’s not a ton of 100% originality in music production. But we had no idea that Hall and Oates Rich Girl appeared in so many hit songs. Then again, this is a video from The Onion, so the joke’s on us.
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Miserlou was made famous by Dick Dale and Pulp Fiction. But it originated as a traditional mediterranean song. Here, the track both returns to its roots and gets a fresh coat of paint courtesy of violinist Caroline Campbell, pianist William Joseph, and cellist Tina Guo.
Under the tutelage of s.s. kyo, a group of youngsters from Namsong elementary school in Daegu, South Korea perform a charming cover version of Daft Punk’s 2001 classic Something About Us, complete with the requisite Vocoder effects. Sadly, the band has broken up.
Redditor rrizing’s girlfriend stumbled onto some video of her old middle school teacher, Steve Messenger, who turned in what might be the greatest performance of Snoop Dogg’s Gin and Juice ever made. His YouTube channel is packed with more perfect covers.
Following up on their alternative and electronic music blueprints, Dorothy is back with a circuit-style chart of the connections between more than 700 important MCs, DJs, producers, turntablists, musicians, graffiti artists, b-boys and b-girls. Measures 80x60cm (~23.6×31.5″).
“What in god’s name is anybody gonna write to that?” Singer-songwriter Carol Connors spoke with Academy Originals about how they came up with Gonna Fly Now, the theme song for Rocky that has become inseparable with the movie and its famed museum steps scene.
Watch piano virtuoso Peter Bence as his fingers fly across the keys of his Steinway in this amazing arrangement of Queen’s 1978 classic Don’t Stop Me Now, with a tiny bit of Bohemian Rhapsody thrown in for good measure. Sheet music available here if you can keep up.
While you might automatically say something like “Flight of the Bumblebee,” the notion of what music is the most challenging to perform is really a subjective concept, and must be contextualized to the skillset of its performer, as music essayist Adam Neely explains.
Musician Cooper Carter shreds like a boss as he replicates the rich orchestral sounds of John Williams’ Imperial March by playing all 28 of its instrumental parts on various electric guitars and basses. He previously used the same technique with Star Wars’ main theme.
Pop hiphop “boy band” Brockhampton closes out an insane year of productivity. We love the raw vibe of the previous LPs, but Saturation III is proof that these young men are growing in confidence and talent. Though producer Romil Hemnani, has been on fire since day one.
It might seem like an odd combination, but Star Wars fever and Christmas are both upon us, so Nathan Mills‘ medley sorta makes sense. Sit back and enjoy a beautiful guitar performance of classics like Little Drummer Boy, Imperial March, and Silent Night, all rolled into one.
(PG-13: Lyrics) The first thing you’ll notice about MGMT’s music video is that it stars Alex Karpovsky, best known for his role as Ray on Girls. But that’s not the only highlight of the clip. It’s the trippy “style transfer” VFX, which have been empowered by machine learning tech.