Midnight Music: Arkasia – Soldiers (Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin!)

Tonight, for throwback Thursday, I present a duo of tracks using the pinnacle of sample work, taken from one of the first films to use actual audio. Mr. Chaplin was born today, and because of that, I’m picking two tracks showcasing “The Great Dictator” one of Charlie’s only speaking roles and one responsible for one of the best soliloquys in all of cinema. Above, Arkasia provides a stunning orchestral dubstep track that features the tune prominently & below, I’ve got one of my favorite MitiS tunes. Mr Suicide Sheep continues to provide YouTube portal goodness and allows me to use the tracks as a proof that you should celebrate the birth of one our most astonishing actors & comedians. Because if you can listen to these tracks without being touched, I’d check for a pulse. You may not be human anymore.

“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.” ~Charlie Chaplin

Just in case you were raised on more recent comedy, you need a dose of Chaplin. The man was not only a pioneer and visionary, but , when given the chance to speak, he said the best thing ever. If you don’t believe me, see below. And yes, the speech makes a dope thing to sample when it comes to making cool music.