Brahms V. Radiohead (Composition by Steve Hackman)

Composer Steve Hackman has become famous for his orchestral compositions that blend contemporary bands’ music with the symphonies of classical composers.

An amazing process of analysis, discovery, de- and re-construction, and re-creation led to this program, a synthesis of the Brahms First Symphony (1882) and Radiohead’s OK Computer (1997). All four movements of the Brahms are eight songs from the Radiohead album are featured. The envelope of what is possible and permissible is constantly pushed, with Radiohead songs being superimposed above Brahms’ music, Radiohead’s melodies being altered to coexist with Brahms’ harmonies, the motives of one interjected into the other, and departures from the score left and right to accommodate journeys into a new compelling and captivating world that is at once both musics. Three vocalists sing the melodies of the Radiohead, both in solo and harmony.

You can also hear Steve Hackman’s symphonic mash-up of Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony (‘Eroica’) and Coldplay.

Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (ft. Bruno Mars) [Sailors Remix]

When creating a remix, there’s two roads you can go down. You can either take the simple route by adding to it with (for example) a more uptempo beat, which can be fine, as long as you are adding something to the original, or you can go creative by totally stripping it apart, taking the vocal part and creating something entirely new, which is what’s happened here, and it works perfectly.

Audio Technica ATH-M70X Review – Marques Brownlee (MKBHD)

Last month Audio Technica released their successor to the much loved Audio Technica ATH-M50X. The ATH-M50X are still very popular for their great all round sound quality, with a very competitive price. Audio Technica’s new pair of ATH-M70X are designed to be a step up, with a higher price tag to go along. Marques Brownlee from MKBHD has made an in-depth video review, comparing the headphones to the previous model.

In all, with a similar design and subtle physical differences, the new ATH-M70X deliver a much flatter response, which to the untrained ear may sound dull, lacking bass and a little tinny, however great for use in media production. The ATH-M50X (while being cheaper) give a boost to the bass end and treble end, providing a more coloured overall sound, great for media consumption.

Audio Technica Frequency Response

Daft Punk – Get Lucky | Played by 10 Epic Famous Guitar Players

What would Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ sound like it if were performed by some of the most famous guitar players? With the help of Andre Antunes, he performs the hit in the style of Nirvana, AC/DC, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Queen, Rage Against the Machine, and more.

Haywyre – Insight

There’s no such thing as a poor Haywyre track, and with the video to go along, it just shows how much of a genius this guy truly is!
This isn’t his first music video, with last years cover of Smooth Criminal, which is equally as good. He also featured at number 2 on my Top 10 Underrated tracks of 2014, with Everchanging.

Lido Releases All His 2014 Remixes For Free Download

LidoLido is arguably my favourite DJ I discovered last year. With a bunch of remixes on his SoundCloud, there’s definitely something for everyone there, each incorporating his signature sound.

He recently posted up his entire 2014 catalogue on his site as a free download. Definitely worth a listen!
P.S. You’ll need to be able to read music to complete the task.