Our arm is sore from just watching musician Patrick Mathis turn the crank on this vintage instrument called a Barrel Organ. But what makes it more compelling is the track being played – Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal. His Miles Davis is pretty awesome too.
Musician Martha Psyko performs rock and metal tunes on her electric violin. From AC/DC’s Thunderstruck to GNR’s Sweet Child O’ Mine to Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer, to Metallica’s Master of Puppets, she knows her way around a fiddle. Her Misirlou ain’t bad either.
(PG-13: Language) Neo-Soul queen Erykah Badu has the best take on Drake’s hit single by a large margin. Drizzy was definitely salty when he wrote Hotline Bling, but Erykah channels a cool, calm and collected lady waiting for a lover to come to his senses.
Gang of Youths covers LCD Soundsystem’s 2007 track All My Friends with incredible finesse, with a brilliantly gradual escalation from a quiet and mellow start to an explosive wall of sound by the end. We’re not sure they beat the original, but they came damned close.
And here we thought the polka version of Rammstein’s 1997 metal track Du Hast was the wackiest version we’d ever hear. But this is the internet, and where there’s a will there’s a way. So sit back and enjoy this silly interpretation of the track as performed by Viva Vox.
Composer and arranger Nick Proch and his band of merry musicians turn in an exceptional arrangement of Rage Against the Machine’s 1996 classic Bulls on Parade, played on traditional orchestral instruments. We have to say we miss the wah-wah a bit though.