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Floppy Drives

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Flop It

Flop It

Digital musician Paweł Zadrożniak continues to step up his stepper motor game, this time turning his Floppotron orchestra loose on Michael Jackson’s 1982 mega-hit Beat It. We love how he used the hard drive heads to do those clicky rhythms at the beginning.

Floppy Cars

Floppy Cars

Some songs lend themselves better than others to being played by Paweł Zadrożniak’s Floppotron – a band made up of old mechanical computer hardware. We can think of no better fit than the synth-heavy, robotic sounds of Gary Numan’s 1979 hit Cars.

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Floppy to the Danger Zone

Floppy to the Danger Zone

World-famous computer parts orchestra The Floppotron is back with another meme-worthy tune, Kenny Loggins’ track, Danger Zone, best known for its appearances on the Top Gun soundtrack – and its even better use in Archer.

Blue Monday on Floppies

Blue Monday on Floppies

Paweł Zadrożniak’s Floppotron performs yet another all-too-perfect tune for its clanky electromechanical instrumentation, the 1983 New Order classic Blue Monday. Those little click breaks on the hard drive servos are just what the doctor ordered.

Crazy Floppy Train

Crazy Floppy Train

The Floppotron regales us with yet another tune that suits its sounds perfectly. Crank up the volume, bang your head, and bite off a bat’s noggin while you enjoy this electromechanical cover version of Ozzy Osbourne’s 1980 hit single, Crazy Train.

Mission Imfloppable

Mission Imfloppable

The vintage electronics orchestra known as Floppotron turns in a perfectly pleasing performance of Lalo Schifrin’s classic theme music from Mission Impossible. “This floppy disk will self-destruct in five seconds.”

Land of Confloption

Land of Confloption

The men of steel, the men of power are losing control by the hour… The mighty Floppotron takes on one the ’80s biggest hits, Genesis’ sociopolitical commentary wrapped in a pop song, Land of Confusion. It’s perhaps even more relevant today than it was 30 years ago.

Disks Down Under

Disks Down Under

Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder? Paweł Zadrożniak’s electronic orchestra cranks out a fun cover version of Men at Work’s unofficial Australian national anthem. The scanner handles the flute duties quite brilliantly.

Flop It to the Limit

Flop It to the Limit

We’re gonna need a montage! The Floppotron performs the ultimate movie montage track – the cheesetastic Push It to the Limit from Scarface. We can picture an 8-bit version of Tony Montana laundering gold coins from the Mushroom Kingdom right now.

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of Disks)

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of Disks)

The Floppotron plays a song which feels like it was tailor-made to be performed on old floppy and hard disk drives – Eurythmics’ 1981 classic Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). The synth sounds just work perfectly on the computer hardware, and who are we to disagree?

Floppin’ Alive

Floppin’ Alive

Paweł Zadrożniak’s retro-mechanical orchestra The Floppotron is back with another great cover. Listen up as it performs a Bee Gees’ disco classic. If you prefer something a bit more modern, he also dropped a cover of Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger this week.

The Floppotron: Take On Me

The Floppotron: Take On Me

We dare you not to do a little dance in your chair while you listen to Paweł Zadrożniak’s latest electronic cover track, as his orchestra of outdated computer hardware gets to work covering the 1985 pop classic by A-Ha.

Flop Good Inc.

Flop Good Inc.

There’s something about the high-pitched sound of the scannner stepper motor that suits itself so well to Gorillaz Feel Good Inc., it now takes its place as our favorite cover track from Paweł Zadrożniak’s electromechanical orchestram, beating out The Final Flopdown.

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Floppy Drives Killed the Video Star

Floppy Drives Killed the Video Star

Paweł Zadrożniak’s incredible orchestra of floppy drives, hard drives, and stepper motors is accompanied by a rare human appearance in this computer-controlled cover of The Buggles’ MTV-launcher, Video Killed the Radio Star.

Red Hot Floppy Peppers

Red Hot Floppy Peppers

Her papa was a Compaq, and her mama was a HP. For his latest video, MrSolidSnake745 hooked up his arsenal of floppy drives, hard drives, and stepper motors, and programmed them to perform a rockin’ rendition of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ hit Dani California.

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