Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger cover

This is a brilliant cover of a classic Daft Punk song.

“Neo Magazin Royale is a German satirical late night talk show hosted by Jan Böhmermann, and has one of the biggest bands in late night TV. The 15-piece orchestra is headed by rapper Dendemann, and features a rotating cast of musicians. This amazing cover of Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” wasn’t even for the live TV show — it was a band warm up in front of the live audience.”

[via Uncrate]

Elijah Aaron

Watch Elijah Aaron use a loop machine to quickly put together a cover of No Scrubs. He’s such a natural, both as a percussionist and as a musician it’s astonishing to watch.

Here he is doing a cover of Paul Simon’s Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes:

Here he is with fellow musician Noah doing some percussion improv live. Most excellent:

iuka session :: drum brothers from rachel joy baransi on Vimeo.

[via Devour]

Toto’s Africa

Tip: turn all of these up, zoom them out, they’re great.

Mike Masse and Jeff Hall perform and record a cover of Toto’s Africa. It’s a great cover and performance for sure. I saw this on this morning which led me to another cover that went viral and an original.

Here’s Perpetuum Jazzile, an a cappella group from Slovenia doing a cover of the same Toto song. Amazing.

Here’s the group Toto (who wrote the song) doing it live in Amsterdam at the Heineken Arena on February 25th, 2003.

By the way, there are some wonderful and less than wonderful covers of Toto’s Africa up on YouTube. Enjoy.