Tag Archives | Remix

…Kutiman creates music through you?

THRU-YOU

Kutiman is an artist that takes YouTube videos and turns them into musical magic.

He starts by sampling the various clips that users have uploaded onto YouTube, such as a guitar lesson or a drum demo, and then combines them, along with the videos, into something else entirely. It’s a bit hard to explain, so I suggest that you just watch and see:

If you liked that, he’s created six more tracks that follow a similar structure, and all are available through YouTube on his site. (Which features a fantastic, destroyed-YouTube design, and is worth a look all on its own.)

[Kutiman – THRU You]

…It’s Movie Monday: Elephants Dream?

Elephants Dream

Elephants Dream is another great short from the Blender Foundation (the guys behind Big Buck Bunny) about two strange characters exploring a capricious and seemingly infinite machine. The elder, Proog, acts as a tour-guide and protector, happily showing off the sights and dangers of the machine to his initially curious but increasingly skeptical protégé Emo. As their journey unfolds we discover signs that the machine is not all Proog thinks it is, and his guiding takes on a more desperate aspect”.

    Elephants Dream is a story about communication and fiction, made purposefully open-ended as the world’s first 3D “Open movie”. The film itself is released under the Creative Commons license, along with the entirety of the production files used to make it (roughly 7 Gigabytes of data). The software used to make the movie is the free/open source animation suite blender along with other open source software, thus allowing the movie to be remade, remixed and re-purposed with only a computer and the data on the DVD or download.

[Elephants Dream]

…McDonald’s is having a Big Mac Chant-Off?

McDonald\'s Big Mac Chant-Off

McDonald’s has partnered with MySpace to bring you the Big Mac Chant-Off, a competition that lets you mash-up the music from their audio kit, or lay down a track of your own, with the winning remix appearing in the next McDonald’s commercial.

The only rule: You still need to use the original lyrics.

Say it with me now: Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.

[MySpace – McDonald’s Big Mac Chant-Off]

…DJ Earworm loves to unite pop music?

DJ Earworm

DJ Earworm’s United State of Pop is an incredibly impressive mashup of the 25 most popular songs of 2007. (According to Billboard.)

Besides saying that it’s amazing, it’s hard to describe, so just give it a download and see what you think. (But prepare to be united.)

[DJ Earworm – United States Of Pop]

…Tay Zonday is back, and he’s drinking Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper?

Proving that a strange voice, a stranger song, and a video on YouTube can turn you into an instant celebrity, Tay Zonday is back, and this time, he has remixed his Chocolate Rain hit to help promote Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper.

With an over the top music video accompanying his second single, this is sure to be the talk of the water cooler for the next day or two at least, so prepare yourself: