Just ‘Cause: This Young Japanese Girl is the Guitar Heroine We Deserve and Need Right Now

This video was uploaded a couple months ago, but it’s recently started to make waves online after being posted to some big sites. I saw it a few days ago but completely forgot to share with the rest of you; but better late than never, right? So here is young Lisa from Japan. She’s here to do work with her trusty ax of Guitar and just shred. Like connect it to Doc Brown’s AMP, set it to 11, and just annihilate all who dare to oppose.

Do work, young Lisa, do work. We salute you. (For those wondering, the song is “Scarified” by Racer X)

Why? Just ‘Cause.

The “Happy” Youtube Covers Round-Up – 3/25/14

“Happy” was one of those surprise hits from Pharrell that kind of snuck up on you. It was suddenly everywhere! Perhaps it’s just the infectious, throwback feel to the song that is so easy to sing along to that has made people such fans but regardless, it’s stuck to a number of our artists as well. So here are a handful plus cover versions plus one straight lip-sync video to the original. If you’re not sick of the song yet, hopefully you’ll enjoy this batch!

Kina Grannis x Fresh Big Mouf

David Choi & Friends

 

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Just ‘Cause: A Cello Cover of “Wrecking Ball” by onenaoko

I’m not exactly a huge Miley Cyrus fan, but her single “Wrecking Ball” was one of her better songs for me – at least before it got played out on the radio. But this particular rendition by onenaoko is something I could listen to on repeat for quite some time. It turns the Pop single into something a more subdued but appreciated listen. The artist accomplishes this by playing the song on Cello several times over and layering the arrangement to recreate the single. I like it.

While I normally try to stick to songs/pieces I genuinely love, I thought I’d try something a little bit different this time. This one was about overcoming my own biases and prejudices, and being open to the music as opposed to the music maker. For those of us who are passionate about music, it can sometimes be difficult to remain open.

Why? Just ‘Cause.

The ‘Frozen’ Youtube Covers Round-Up – 3/4/14

The Disney film Frozen took the world by (wintry) storm this season, and we thought what better way to pay it and it’s award winning soundtrack than to present you with this short compilation of recent covers. The two most famous songs, “…Snowman” and “Let It Go” are represented as well as a remix Hip-Hop song that has been retooled into a tribute for the film. Stay warm, friends.

Gunnarolla Covers “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?”

Kylee Covers “Let It “Go”

David Choi – “Let It Go”

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The Duets Youtube Covers Round-Up – 2/10/14

What’s going on, friends? On this fateful Monday, we’re posting a collection of recent cover videos featuring duets between two artists. There’s a pretty decent amount of variety in the bunch, with some very popular Top 40 hits along with an indie surprise or two. Double the fun!

Jason Chen x Madilyn Bailey Cover “All of Me” by John Legend

Clara C x Joseph Vincent Cover “Counting Stars” by One Republic

Gerald Ko x Jasmine Thompson Cover “Everything Has Changed” by Taylor Swift x Ed Sheeran

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The Dance Cover Youtube Videos Round-Up – 2/5/14

We admittedly don’t keep up with a ton of dancers and crews out there, but when we do, we like to keep track of some of the projects they post up. This round-up heavily features Poreotics, Anthony Lee, Mike Song, and their friends but they are all intriguing and fairly well made videos. Anyone who appreciates the art of movement will likely dig these clips.

Anthony Lee x Vinh Nguyen Present “Doin’ It Right”

Mike Song x Funky Lia Present “First Meeting”

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Just ‘Cause: David Wong x JFlo x Man Wai Che

If you’re an 80′s kid like me, or just a vintage game enthusiast and purveyor, then you’ll likely appreciate this clip. Electric violinist, David Wong, shares his take on the Mega Man 2 theme with the help of JFlo & Man Wai Che. This is one of those blast from the past type of ordeals that triggers vivid memories of a simpler, 8-bit time. Dr. Wily, eat your heart out.

Why? Just ‘Cause.

The “Say Something” & “Let Her Go” Youtube Covers Round-Up – 1/27/14

Two songs that have seen a lot of covers are the ballads “Let Her Go” by Passenger and “Say Something” by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera. Both are slow, moving, and heartfelt tunes and are prime material for a Youtube cover. So here are a number of renditions of those singles by a handful+ of our artists. It’s probably the most chill way you could spend your Monday evening.

“Let Her Go” by Passenger

Joseph Vincent x Andrew Garcia x Andy Lange x Josh Golden

Arden Cho

David Choi

Kina Grannis x Marshall

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The ‘Sausage Party’ Covers Youtube Round-Up – 1/13/14

Forgive the title, but today’s cover round-up is composed solely of male artists. So if you’re looking for the fairer sex, you might as well skip this one. But if you don’t mind taking some time to listen to a number of male artist cover some of your favorite songs, this could be an enjoyable playlist for you!

Abraham Lim x Travis Graham Cover “Story of My Life” by One Direction

Kevin Lien Covers “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake

Sam Tsui x Jason Pitts Cover “Pretty Hurts” by Beyonce

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The Parody MVs Youtube Round-Up – 1/2/14

Parodies are hard to pull off right and are typically a bit hit or miss when it comes to treading the line between humorous and asinine. Artists sometimes like to use their musical skills to tickle the funny bone, but I’ll leave it up to you to determine whether or not the following 5 videos were successful.

Traphik Parodies “Hold On, We’re Going Home” by Drake

Mikey Bustos Parodies “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke

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