Someone needs to bring this guy to some talent show or party in the USA. I had totally forgotten cigar boxes were a thing, but clearly, he has not. The smoothness of his performance and a whole lot of “wow” factor in his tricks mesh with the track perfectly. I’m always about new party tricks, and I feel like this could get really huge, especially if we put some blinky shiny on the boxes. Hey circus performers, glovers & jugglers, who wants to be the first person at a Brooklyn party performing light shows with these puppies? Great vid by Kuma Films.(via Laughing Squid)
In one of the better decisions ever made in the history of Trap music, Bombs Away, an Melbourne Bounce group decided to sample Homer Simpson. That’s right, an Australian bounce act took some of the best quotes from that Simpsons Halloween where they remade The Shining and turned it into a preview/tease. Thanks to Laughing Squid, I’m now of the opinion that this track now needs to come out. I’m sorry. It really, really does. The sample capture is perfect, the use is perfect and the synthetic beat created from Homer’s scream is how you say, Perfect. The last time I heard a competent Simpsons dance remix, it was 2003 and it was psytrance. (Yes, of course I linked it below, and it comes in around 4min, 21sec in)
So this dude Chase Holfelder is doing a series called “Major to Minor” where he transposes major/happy sounding songs into a minor/sad sounding key. This is a great exercise, but this most recent one really blew me away. This cover really brings out the inherent “creepy as fuck” aspect of the song. Which, if you’re any fan of music, you know is huuuuge. This is definitely an accomplishment, considering it looks like he did it with 2 people, 1 microphone and Pro Tools. At the end of the day, this needs to be in a soundtrack for a movie involving either a dystopian future or a jilted lover ASAP. (Via Laughing Squid)
Ryan Higa continues to kill it on YouTube with this hilarious tip-filled video on how to make it in “the rap game” (as the kids call it these days). Higa’s got a surprisingly large spectrum of jokes, and I’m not going to lie, the Pokemon/2 Chainz joke is gold. He’s easily one of the biggest internet celebrities you’ve never heard of if you’re over the age of 18. But he’s speaking directly to the teens & pre-teens growing up with the wacky hip hop. Just imagine, if you were in HS and instead of NWA or Public Enemy or Wu-Tang, you had Drake, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz. It’s a weird time to be alive. (via Laughing Squid) If you’ve not heard of Ryan Higa, check out his excellent YouTube channel.
In case you missed the luigi death stare/Chamillionaire mashup that went viral when Mario Kart 8 came out, it’s below. Someone leveled the meme up with a Disney related death stare that wins all over the place. This is totally music related I swear. I’m really hoping someone does a sick dubstep remix of “Ridin’ Dirty” so Chamillionaire can come back for a minute. I miss that dude. (via Laughing Squid)
Always aim for Biblical my friends. Always. (via Laughing Squid)
In a move that will enrage vinyl & physical media purists everywhere, Greg Frederick makes celebrity portraits & art out of vinyl records. And they’re pretty damn good. Laughing Squid got down on it and so should you. He’s taking comissions and did something for Courtney Love I think. Buy something for the record head in your life just in case you have no idea what kind of Techno they like when their birthday comes around.
Since we all have 10,000 tabs open and sometimes we can’t tell where the good/terrible music is coming from, Chrome has done us all a solid. In the new beta, the browser will display an icon on the right side of the tab if there’s music/webcam/casting to the TV. So now, when that dumb club website that auto-plays shit-house or the pop-up hits you with some weird pop, you can shut it down with the quickness. I don’t really have any jokes or more info, just a cool thing Chome people should know about. Do it up. (Hat tip to Laughing Squid & Kimber Streams)