Breaking with the format this week to spotlight two recent articles from the site Cinematical dealing with some creative twists on movie music. The first is a piece about a YouTube channel that features original songs for "musical" versions of popular movies. Sampling the videos there, I have to admit most of them aren't bad. Here are two of my favorites:
"Predator: The Musical"
The lead singer imitates Arnold to near-perfection.
"Robocop: The Musical"
I like the lyrics in this one.
The second article from Cinematical is an interview with a DJ who remixes and mashes up movie scores. I love mashups, so something like this is right up my alley. The article provides a bunch of examples of his work. I like these two in particular:
"Rocky Theme Remix"
This one is epic and yet danceable at the same time.
Keeps the eerieness of the Elfman original yet has a distinctive spin.
Like? Dislike? Let me know.