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Hercules DJControl Mix

Hercules DJControl Mix

This awesome Bluetooth wireless controller connects to iOS and Android devices to provide a full set of controls for live DJ sets. It works in concert with Algoriddim djay software and music streaming services. In the hands of a talented performer like DJ Carlo Atendido, it’s truly an impressive bit of kit.

Puddles: Lazarus

Puddles: Lazarus

Puddles Pity Party pays tribute to the late, great David Bowie with a powerful and emotive cover of the track Lazarus off of Bowie’s final album, Blackstar. It’s especially apropos how Bowie paved the way for performers like Puddles to express themselves through costume and theatrics. Grab the single here.

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Playing the Saxocone

Playing the Saxocone

Musician Michael Wilbur of the band Moon Hooch shows off some of the fantastically fuzzy bass notes you can make by stuffing a tall traffic cone into the bell of a saxophone. And that’s not the only way that you can make funky saxocone music.

Turnstile Tiny Desk Concert

Turnstile Tiny Desk Concert

Modern hardcore punk band Turnstile cranks up the volume while surrounded by a sound-dampening wall of stuffed animals in this most excellent NPR Tiny Desk Concert. The seven-song sit-down offers a fresh take on their acclaimed 2021 album Glow On.

Creep: Honky Tonky Edition

Creep: Honky Tonky Edition

There I Ruined It lives up to their name again by transforming Radiohead’s 1992 hit Creep into something you might hear coming out of one of Nashville’s Broadway honky tonks at three in the morning. The only thing missing is a cowboy hat atop Thom Yorke’s mop of blonde hair.

Forgot About Dre on Banjo

Forgot About Dre on Banjo

Musician Luca Stricagnoli trades his guitar for a banjo for this wonderfully unexpected cover version of Eminem and Dr. Dre’s track Forgot About Dre. Even without the acerbic lyrics, Luca’s pizzicato plucking cuts sharp as a knife.

Haka Metal

Haka Metal

Andre Antunes improves another viral video by adding a heavy metal soundtrack to it. This time, he amped up the already formidable footage of New Zealand’s All Blacks rugby team performing a traditional Maori war dance known as the Haka. Original video here.

Boom Bap Beatbox

Boom Bap Beatbox

It’s been a little while since we checked in with beatbox maestro Tom Thum, but from the looks of his TikTok channel, the dude’s still got it. Turn up the volume and listen up as he lays down beats, scratches, raps, and even sounds like an electric organ.

DJ Cummerbund: Sweet Lord House

DJ Cummerbund: Sweet Lord House

Back in the day, The Beatles rarely licensed their music for use in television or movies. But if George Harrison had lent his music to a TV series, it might have sounded something like DJ Cummerbund’s reimagining of My Sweet Lord as the theme song from Full House.

Playing Famous Melodies on a Toy Piano

Playing Famous Melodies on a Toy Piano

While they might not use all seven octaves, piano arrangements are generally designed for an 88-key piano. Musician Nahre Sol wanted to see what would happen if she condensed famous songs down to a single octave and played them on a toy piano. She then proceeded to rank them based on quality and effectiveness.

The Fox and the Banjo

The Fox and the Banjo

Musician Andy Thorn was enjoying a beautiful view and playing his banjo when a wild fox dropped in for a private concert. The little guy liked the music so much that he came back for more after he started to wander off. This wasn’t just a random occurrence either.

Prog Rock American Idiot

Prog Rock American Idiot

The Melodicka Bros. progressive rock cover of Green Day’s American Idiot brilliantly captures the improvised and meandering style of the genre. The only way they could make it better is if they added an 8-minute guitar solo and a laser light show.

You’ve Got a Friend in Marimba

You’ve Got a Friend in Marimba

Randy Newman’s You’ve Got a Friend in Me is one of the most memorable movie songs of all time. We really enjoyed this soothing cover of the Toy Story tune, performed by Korea’s Pulse Percussion on a marimba. Disney fans will also appreciate their marimba covers of He’s a Pirate and A Whole New World.

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Heavy Metal Jingle Bells

Heavy Metal Jingle Bells

Guitarist Charlie Parra del Riego knows how to celebrate Christmas with style. Turn your speakers up to 11 and enjoy as he shreds a very special heavy metal edition of Jingle Bells. We recommend adding this to your holiday playlist between the Bing Crosby and Burl Ives.

Can’t Stop the Ukulele

Can’t Stop the Ukulele

We’ve been following musician Feng E since he was 10 years old. Since then, he’s continued to perfect and evolve his string instrument skills. You’ll want to crank up the volume for his sublime ukulele arrangement of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 2002 hit track Can’t Stop, performed with perfect pacing and precision.

The 12 Days of Christmas Gets More and More Modern

The 12 Days of Christmas Gets More and More Modern

Musician Nahre Sol performs a unique classical piano arrangement of The 12 Days of Christmas in which each verse gets progressively more and more modern. The performance starts out with the early 18th-century sounds of J.S. Bach and ends with an abstract 21st-century MIDI composition.

John Roseboro: It’s You I Like

John Roseboro: It’s You I Like

Unlimted Time Only created this wonderful music video for John Roseboro’s warm and heartfelt cover of It’s You I Like by beloved children’s show host Fred Rogers. Roseboro said: “There’s a generation of people in the middle of figuring out who they are… and I think it’s a message that we all really need to hear right now.”

Kawehi: The Hand That Feeds

Kawehi: The Hand That Feeds

Equipped with her electric guitar, a microphone, effects pedals, and loop box, multitalented musician Kawehi follows up on her breakout performance of Nine Inch Nails’ Closer with a fantastic street corner cover of The Hand That Feeds. Who knew Lawrence, Kansas was so cool?

Star Trek Theme Ukulele Cover

Star Trek Theme Ukulele Cover

The members of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain reminisce about the past as they look to a future in which they can once again travel the world. Backing their slideshow video is their warm and cheery cover version of the theme song from Star Trek: The Original Series.

Acoustic Uprising

Acoustic Uprising

João Fuss’ YouTube channel is loaded with great classical guitar performances. Among our favorites is this cover of the Muse track Uprising which not only shows off João’s talents but the musicality of the original’s composition. His covers of Radiohead’s Karma Police and Dire Straits’ Your Latest Trick are also fantastic.

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My Sweet Lord Music Video

My Sweet Lord Music Video

It’s been 50 years since George Harrison’s solo album All Things Must Pass was released. To celebrate, Harrison’s family and director Lance Bangs created a music video for the classic My Sweet Lord, with a star-studded cast including Mark Hamill, Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and Jon Hamm.

Astrophysics: Save Your Tears for Miku

Astrophysics: Save Your Tears for Miku

Synthwave musician Astrophysics programmed iconic Japanese vocaloid Hatsune Miku to sing the The Weeknd’s hit track Save Your Tears. The fat electronic sounds are the perfect complement to the synthesized vocals, and fit right in with The Weeknd’s 1980s vibe.

Guitarists Mix and Match Hands

Guitarists Mix and Match Hands

Guitarist Dave Simpson and bass player Carina Powell aka Cici Bass show off their dexterity by performing the craziest duet ever. You see, Dave is fretting the bass while Cici plucks its strings, and Cici is fretting the guitar while Dave strums it. It’s like a game of Guitar Twister.

One String to Rule them All

One String to Rule them All

An electric bass guitar usually has four strings, though some variants out there have five or six strings. But musician Charles Berthoud proves you can get away with just a single string on a bass guitar, as he demonstrates in this impressive solo performance.

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen: Comma Placement Explained

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen: Comma Placement Explained

Here’s a little Christmas song for the grammar and punctuation nerds out there. Enjoy as RamsesThePigeon sings an a cappella version of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, and plays around with the comma placement to explain why it goes where it does.

Music Solar System Prints

Music Solar System Prints
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Pop art house Dorothy created these prints that celebrate electronic and alternative music. At the center of each solar system is a band that changed everything, encircled by planets and moons representing musicians caught in their gravitational pull. Each print measures 40cm x 50cm. Price show is for the 2-poster bundle.

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