Jimmy, Sia, and Natalie join the Roots for a special performance of the classic song “Iko Iko.”
Talented Percussionists Make Beautiful Music Upon the Frozen Waters of Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia
In 2012, talented percussionists from the Irkutsk, Russia group Ethnobeat gathered together in -20 Celsius weather, 6 hours from their home, in order to make beautiful music upon the frozen waters of Lake Baikal. The Siberian lake is known as the oldest, deepest and clearest lake in the world, which made for a beautiful array of sound as the ice was drummed, cleared and smashed. The idea for the project came from a small accident, per the Siberian Times.
The wife of one of our drummers, Sergei Purtyan, slipped and fell down, and as she landed on the ice, she made a very musical ‘boooooom’ sound – so nice and deep that her husband, who has a very good ear, said ‘Hold on, what was it? How did you make that noise?’ She laughed but then got curious, too, and they started touching and drumming on the bits of ice, realising it was making a melody. He recorded it on the phone, got back to Irkutsk and let us listen, asking if we might want to go together to the same spot and try and record our ice drumming.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live, the musical comedy group The Lonely Island performed their song “Semicolon” on stage withAlanis Morissette. Afterward, they all begin dancing around while Alanis sings “Ironic.” Previously we wrote about the lyric video for “Semicolon.” The song will be on The Wack Album, which is scheduled to release on June 11, 2013.
Thought of You – Making of
Maim Ixed on YouTube, who claims to be a dog, created an excellent remix of the latest single track “Get Lucky” byDaft Punk. They sped up the track to make vocals by Pharrell Williams sound a lot like Michael Jackson. The remix isavailable to download and stream online.
So I found out just by pitch shifting “Get Lucky,” the track sounds a lot like Michael Jackson. The “He-hee’s”, “Woo’s” , “shamonas” and other MJ sounds developed on their own when the track sped up.
“We’re up all night to get lucky.”
Daft Punk has released their first single entitled “Get Lucky” off of the upcoming album, Random Access Memories. The song features vocals by Pharrell Williams and guitar work by Nile Rodgers. It is available to purchase in MP3 format at the Daft Punk Store and iTunes or stream online via Spotify. The full album will be released on May 21, 2013.
Today the first official video from the Pepsi Beyoncé campaign. Entitled “Mirrors”, the video is not only a Pepsi ad, but also a new song and see Beyoncé dance and transform in the video. The pop star dances off against various iterations of her past self.
Here’s the behind the scenes video:
In the humorous and slightly twisted animated music video for “Fight for Everyone” by The Leisure Society, a magic hand builds a world and then witnesses it all fall apart. Adorable animated destruction ensues. The video was created by British animation studio Persistent Peril. “Fight for Everyone” is on The Leisure Society’s upcoming album Alone Aboard the Ark, available April 16, 2013.
Jorge Narvaez and his adorable daughter Alexa perform a cover of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros song, ‘Home’.
Game Theory by Ithaca Audio is a mashup of 19 iconic tracks from Tetris, Doctor Who, and other video game titles, television shows, films, and music videos. The mashup was performed live on specially-configured NES controllers.
2013 marks 35 years of video game music (Space Invaders, released in 1978 was the first game to feature a continuous soundtrack). So we took the opportunity to take a look back at some of our favourite examples of video game music and build a 19 track mashup, combining them with some other tracks we love.
And it turns a more interesting song with him.
The inspiration in the strata stencil technique helps conceptualize the repetition of layers as the past of our movements and actions. The frames depicted as jail and the past as a burden serve as the background for the story of a ballerina on a journey towards freedom. A diversified artistic experimentation recreates the tempest that connects bird and dancer.
Back in 2009, Lithuanian conductor and composer Mindaugas Piecaitis premiered “CATcerto,” his triumphant orchestral work featuring solo piano by Nora The Piano Cat. If you’ve not heard of Nora, the cat rose to Internet stardom in 2007 due to her ability to play the piano, and play it with notable improvisational skill. You’re welcome.