Pokemon Theme By A Computer Hardware Orchestra

Floppotron - featuredPaweł Zadrożniak, a.k.a. Silent, is the inventor of the amazing ‘Floppotron’ – a computer hardware orchestra of 64 floppy drives, 8 hard disks and 2 scanners. Follow the link to see how he made it.

Watch this incredible machine play the theme song from the Pokémon TV show theme.


source: Paweł Zadrożniak on YouTube via Laughing Squid

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PUP The Band: DVP

PUP DVPCanadian punk rockers PUP just got a little cooler with the release of their amazing retrogaming themed music video for new song ‘DVP’ (directed and created by Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux). So many games to spot – Super Mario Bros., Mega ManTMNT, PokémonOregon Trail, NBA Jam, Mortal Kombat

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Source: PUP The Band on YouTube

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Beautiful Music: Fettes Brot Feat. Geekchester

featured1You don’t need to speak German to appreciate the awesomeness of German hip hop band Fettes Brot with the retro computer big band Geekchester.

Source: Neo Magazin Royale on YouTube via Laughing Squid

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Smokin’ Hot Jazz Cover Of The Pokémon Theme

Scott Bradlee (of Postmodern Jukebox fame) gives us a smokin’ hot jazz cover of the Pokémon theme song, featuring Sara Niemietz on vocals – we can’t stop listening!


Video source: Scott Bradlee on YouTube

Source: via Laughing Squid

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Bluegrass Tetris Theme By Samuraiguitarist

Canadian Guitarist/Songwriter/Samurai Steve Onotera (aka samuraiguitarist) performs a gorgeous bluegrass/rock multi-track cover of the classic ‘Theme A’ song from Tetris.


Video source: samuraiguitarist on YouTube

Source: samuraiguitarist via Laughing Squid

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The 8-Bit Guy: How Oldschool Sound/Music Worked

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In this very cool video, David Murray (The 8-Bit Guy) and guest Rob Ivy (The Obsolete Geek) cover three different eras of computer music: the Internal Speaker, FM Synthesis, and PCM Samples – we learned a lot, we hope you do too!


Video source: The 8-Bit Guy on YouTube

If you like this video, check out David’s other video about how 1980’s video game graphics worked.

Source: via 20khz

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Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This Chiptune Before

What are the best things about the 1980s? The Smiths and retro videogames, of course! If you agree with me, it’s your lucky day – check out these awesome Smiths chiptune compilations from the ‘Just, Morrissey & The Smiths‘ YouTube channel. I was looking for a chiptune, and then I found a chiptune, and heaven knows I’m happy now!


Video source: Just, Morrissey & The Smiths on YouTube

Volume I
1. This Charming Man (by Alan Paz)
2. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (by Leeni)
3. William, It Was Really Nothing (by godlesswickedvanian)
4. Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now (by godlesswickedvanian)
5. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want (by artist unknown)


Video source: Just, Morrissey & The Smiths on YouTube

Volume II
1. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (by godlesswickedvanian)
2. You’ve Got Everything Now (by artist unknown)
3. The Headmaster Ritual (by Lynit)
4. How Soon Is Now? (by SixSickSix)

Source: Laughing Squid

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