Julia Dales, Beatbox Battle Wildcard winner

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17 year-old Canadian Julia Dales won the wildcard competition for entry into the Beatbox Battle World Championship, so now she has a chance to win the whole competition.

I’m always amazed beatboxers are able to keep a straight face for so long, and the same is true of this clip. I’d crack up after the first bar. She is pretty amazing though, and clearly doesn’t need to worry about such matters.

But wait, why am I here when I could be making predictably misogynistic/lewd remarks about her on YouTube, like everyone else? Seeya!

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ShamWow guy goes from Slap Chop to "Rap Chop"

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For unAmericans, the backstory to this viral marvel is:

1. Vince Shlomi becomes famous due to fast-talking infommercials for ultra-absorbent cloth thing ShamWow and food-slicing thingumajig Slap Chop.

2. Vince Shlomi (allegedly) lays smackdown on hooker who tried to eat his tongue or something. Smoking Gun mugshots here.

3. Vince Shlomi gets remixed by a DJ called Steve Porter, who turns the Slap Chop spot into a killer autotuned club banger.

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Beyonce's "Single Ladies" dance as performed by 100 women in Piccadilly Circus

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Well this certainly beats getting stuck behind backpacked tourists eating Big Macs. But please, let this be the end of the “Single Ladies” meme?

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Joe the four year-old drummer rocks and rolls all night

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This is Joe. He’s four years old, he’s been drumming for less than a year, and if you watch him doing “Rock And Roll All Night” this well without cracking a smile, you’re out of blood.

Click the image to watch – and while you’re there check out his other videos, which feature him rocking the shit out of Korn, Green Day, The Who and AC/DC, among others.

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TubeDubber: liven up dreary music videos

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Update: Er, it looks like this post was the kiss of death for poor TubeDubber, because it seems to have had its “account suspended”. Soz.

Doves’ new video, for “Kingdom Of Rust”, is pretty bloody dull*. It’s basically just a bloke driving around in a Ford Cortina. Fortunately a site called TubeDubber – which is what the BennyHillifier uses to do its thing – allowed me to liven up the video by handily removing Doves’ music and substituting it with Madness’ “Driving In My Car”. It improves the whole experience no end.

That’s all there is to TubeDubber, really – you search for a video and a song, and it plays them together. The opportunities for high-larious combinations are limited only by what is on YouTube.

Here’s my Doves/Madness dub.

*It has a very touching “reveal” at the end, but, you know. Too little, too late.

Metallica's "Enter Sandman" recreated by virtual YouTube band

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Kutiman’s Thru You project will probably remain the YouTube mash-up thingy to beat, but koradan‘s syncing together of four different people playing the constituent parts of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” is pretty impressive. Apparently the virtual band have never met, which at least means they can never break up.

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iPhone + iPod version of MGMT's "Kids"

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These ladies are called The Mentalists. Their mentalism manifests itself through their willingness to spend Lord knows how many hours learning how to play an MGMT song together on their iThings.

I can’t believe they got through this without at least one device’s battery failing, or someone receiving a text.

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Anamanaguchi's Dawn Metropolis finds use for pre-Wii Nintendo Entertainment Systems

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A punk band playing alongside a hacked 80s Nintendo Entertainment System doesn’t, on paper, sound like the most rewarding listening experience for anyone other than Nintendo fanboy nerdlingers.

However, Anamanaguchi’s Dawn Metropolis may prove that instrumental punk/video game mash-ups can be worth listening to even once the novelty has worn off.

From what I’ve listened to, Anamanaguchi sound a bit like a speeded-up, Guitar Hero version of NYC guitar synthstrumentalists Ratatat. But you probably won’t know if it’s really your kind of thing until you’ve actually listened to a bit of it – which you can do over the page.

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The Beatles' Abbey Road album cover recreated many, many times in time-lapse video

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blame_ringo_garble_arch.jpgGaaah, tourists! Rucksacks! Walking down the middle of the station platform at 2 metres an hour! Cagoules! Gaaah! Etcetera!
Blame Ringo are a band who have, for their new single “Garble Arch”, created a clever time-lapse video of tourists re-enacting The Beatles’ famous Abbey Road album cover zillions of times over the course of a day.
Ahhh, tourists. You know you’d do it too.

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Santana's "Samba Pa Ti" as played by a 7-year old child who doesn't need to look at the strings or anything

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Lucciano_Pizzichini.jpgThe number of child musical genius videos on the internet is fast approaching the number of cats falling asleep videos on the internet. If there are loads of them does that mean they’re not geniuses after all? Does it just mean all the other kids are really stupid?
I was one of the stupid kids, as evidenced by the fact that I can be impressed this Argentinian kid can play so well without looking at the strings.
This version of that song used in the “this is M&S food” Marks And Spencer ads is a year and a half old now, so I suppose I can always hope that having reached almost double figures little Lucciano Pizzichini is now a smacked-out wreck.

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