K-Chuck Radio: Forget Dubstep, howzabout Floppy Disc Music?

Bill Winans at WMHT sent me this link to this really cool re-use of vintage computer equipment into something more – shall we say – aesthetically pleasing.

Remember the grinding and buzzing of those old floppy disc drives? Remember that whirring and chugging and chitty chitty bang banging they did, almost as if you could hear the computer reading and deciphering your magnetic materials?

Although those floppy discs are now considered “old tech,” some people have figured out a way to re-purpose the devices into something way cool.

This video shows eight floppy disc drives whirring away to the tune of Haddaway’s “What Is Love.” I wonder if you added another disc drive, you could get the Roxbury Boys in the video as well…

Remember when Queen boasted that their song “Bohemian Rhapsody” contained no synthesizer or electronically generated notes whatsoever? Well, this version of “Bohemian Rhapsody” contains no human voices whatsoever. Cosmic, man…

Feel like “rick-rolling” someone today? Use this clip!

And save this one for the holidays.

And you can use this floppy drive music for your latest rave. Check out this version of LFMAO’s “Party Rock Anthem.” I’m sure this is a big hit all over the TRON universe… he he he he…

These guys mocked together a floppy disc with a Texas Instruments graphing calculator to make a version of Coldplay’s “Clocks.” Has more soul than Chris Martin, I’ll give them that…

And these enterprising do-it-yourself-ers convinced a CNC Milling machine to recreate Metallica’s “One.” That’s it… a heavy metal song performed by some heavy metal machinery.

Now if someone out there could create, oh, I don’t know… “Mr. Roboto” as performed on floppy disc and CNC Mill machine… with synthesized vocals created by an oscillator… Yeah. I could deal with that.