I know more about the Hadron Collider than I do about dubstep. Producer/DJ Dirt Monkey takes Darth Vader’s foreboding entrance theme tune, “The Imperial March” and adds liberal amounts of elements from the dubstep and drum n’ bass genres. Have a listen to his bootleg remix below.
Sportswear giant Nike is going big in Japan with a great campaign for their Free Run+ running shoes. Nike asked the Japanese DJ duo HIFANA to make music by leveraging (love those marketing terms!) the bendable qualities of their new footwear. The duo happily obliged, hooking up the shoes to their sound system and experimenting with the different sounds the shoes made when twisted or bent.
Shot in some secret location in Tokyo, this is their performance.
The homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey in the beginning is a nice touch. If you’d like more technical details on how it’s done, see here.
I believe there will be a disclaimer saying the shoes sold at retail won’t actually make music when you’re using them, which is a pity. The world needs more music.