Thanks to the arcane copyright policing on YouTube, remixers like Jonny Wilson of Eclectic Method have found it harder to post content. His solution, keep the sound snippets so short that nobody can recognize them. His mashup of Red Hot Chili Peppers tracks maintains all of their texture, but none of their melodies.
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YouTube has some pretty strict rules about including copyrighted music in videos, but if the snippets are short enough, you can get away with it. To see what he could get away with, remix artist Eclectic Method decided to make a whole new song entirely out of tiny bits of Jimi Hendrix tracks.
On July 16, 1969 at 8:32 am Eastern Time, Apollo 11 lifted off and headed towards the moon. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this groundbreaking mission, and astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, Eclectic Method created a track using sound samples from the mission and the events leading up to it.
Eclectic Method steals a page from Daft Punk’s Technologic with a track comprised of sound bites in which people use the word “it.” It’s amazing how such a simple two-letter word can be so good at establishing a rhythm. Also, we guess he really wants us to hashtag IT.
With lawsuits taking down musicians for sampling even the tiniest sound bites, remix artist Eclectic Method decided to see if YouTube’s copyright ID system would flag his video for including samples of less than 0.5 seconds each from more than 100 artists.
Eclectic Method’s latest remix uses chopped up footage and sounds from Avengers: Infinity War, and manages to capture and amplify the intensity of Marvel’s grandest and darkest film, with a driving backbeat comprised of some of the film’s biggest beatdowns.
(PG-13: Language) Eclectic Method’s latest remix reminds us that Die Hard is truly required viewing each holiday season, right there alongside A Christmas Story, another movie in which one of the protagonist’s main objectives is acquiring firearms despite the odds.
Rather than using sound bites from another movie or TV show, this Eclectic Method track is made primarily from weaponfire and reloading sounds from first-person shooters. As long as it doesn’t include the incessant microphone chatter of 10-year-olds, we’re good.
(PG-13: Language) Shut up hippies! The master of remixes takes on everyone’s favorite festively plump, pot pie eating, fishstick-loving loudmouth, with an epic cut of soundbites taken from some of Eric Cartman’s rudest, crudest, and most obnoxious moments on South Park.
Eclectic Method teamed up with Martyn Ware to remix of one of our all-time favorite movies, Stanley Kubrick’s dark comedy, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. The march-inspired drumbeats are the perfect complement to the military theme.
Go back to the ’80s with this catchy remix of memorable scenes and sound bites from Weird Science, the movie that made millions of horny boys think they could conjure up the girl of their dreams by hacking into a government computer and wearing bras on their heads.
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