The Star Wars franchise has some of the most iconic and recognizable sound effects, from the whoosh of a lightsaber to the bleeps and bloops of R2-D2. So it’s no surprise that musician Eclectic Method has returned to this wonderful pool of sonic samples to create yet another catchy track you’ll be playing on repeat…
Americans celebrate their nation’s birthday on the Fourth of July, but for Canada, that annual party comes a few days earlier, on July 1. Tomorrow, our polite neighbors to the north turn 150, so take a few moments and enjoy this catchy track that was made by sampling some of the most stereotypically Canadian items and…
It’s been a while since a science fiction or fantasy movie had a hit single come off its soundtrack. So we’re asking: what movie singles are the best and worst?
When you see a 15-piece orchestra full of trumpets, violins, and cellos, you’re probably expecting to hear a little Chopin, or Mozart. But the Rundfunk-Tanzorchester Ehrenfeld (or Radio Dance Orchestra of Ehrenfeld, in english) plays a near perfect rendition of Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger in this…
Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element is second only to Caddyshack as the most quotable film of all time. And after listening to Eclectic Method’s latest remix where he re-assembles the sci-fi classic into another catchy earworm, you’ll be unwittingly singing “multi-pass” for hours.
Daft Punk isn’t the only musical group who packs its hits full of obscure and eclectic samples. Gorillaz have been borrowing funky beats and catchy rhythms from other artists for over 16 years now, and YouTube’s Kirima Nagi has found the source of almost every last one in this comprehensive quarter-hour video.
We’re made of star stuff, as Carl Sagan once said. Even crazier, elements heavier than iron on the periodic table mostly come from the remnants of exploding stars, or supernovae. And what better way to explain our connectedness to these explosions than with the sounds of stars themselves?
Have you ever found yourself listening to some classic 70s funk, rock, or disco and suddenly recognized a portion of the song you swear you’ve heard elsewhere? As YouTube’s Daftworld reveals, it was probably in a Daft Punk track, given the duo’s almost bizarrely impressive ability to turn classic samples into electro…
Moana is incredible—and packed with some truly brilliant moments and amazing visuals. But one of the funnest moments of the film is the moment Moana meets demi-god Maui, as he breaks into a boastful song called “You’re Welcome.” Now the studio has released the full scene from the film to watch online.
We knew that the old classic songs would be there and that there would be new music as well, but that there are Howard Ashman lyrics from Disney’s original animated film that will be used in the upcoming live-action movie is great news.
A couple of days ago, we asked you for your favorite scifi novelty songs, and boy did you deliver. Now we’ve handcrafted a Spotify playlist which is packed full of earworms for you to
endure enjoy, and you guys have only yourselves to blame thank.
On Friday, we looked at “Doctor Jones,” a song that somehow references Indiana Jones, but also gets everything about that character wrong. Now we’re asking you, what’s your favorite song about a science fiction book, movie, TV show, or game?
Think DJs just check e-mail on their computer when they’re DJ-ing? You’re not alone! But when they actually spin instead of just pushing the play button, there’s a lot more going on. Here’s DJ Enferno showing us all how it’s done. It’s a little performative, obviously, but he’s balancing a lot of things at once…
Most humans can’t sing. But that doesn’t stop them from belting out songs in the shower or whistling a tune in traffic or drunkenly grabbing the mic during karoake. It should. Maybe this machine can shame us. It’s a singing machine that sings love songs from the 90’s with emotion unexpected from a machine.
There are few things I enjoy more than hearing music played in a different way, especially when it’s hip hop music being played by an entire orchestra. It’s like the musical equivalent of getting a new haircut, you still recognize yourself but you’re just different enough that you come in with a completely brand new…
Tim Bavington—an artist based in Las Vegas, Nevada—is not the first artist who tries to paint music but he might be the most precise at it. He came up with a color-coded chord wheel that helps him translate notes into colors so he can make paintings that are exact visualizations of his favorite songs.
If you missed the epic performance of "Everything Is Awesome" by Tegan and Sara and the Lonely Island, then you also missed Will Arnett, who voices LEGO Batman, making an appearance as the very dour Batman. "Darkness. No parents," indeed.
"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" has persisted as a lullaby because it's sweet and catchy and encourages curiosity and star-gazing. It also doesn't explain a damn thing about astronomy, something this updated rendition of the traditional ditty strives to correct.