December and January are the slow months. People in other (read: socialist) countries go on long, state-mandated "holidays" while we're plugging away at our laptops trying to get as much juice out of the space heater as possible. So suffice to say there's been very little new music filing into my inbox these past few weeks, and I've had a lot of time on my hands.
While mining Youtube for new music I stumbled accross a dubtep remix of Alanis Morisette and I was reminded me of one of my favorite games to play with my roommates—it's called The Dubstep Challenge. Are you fit to take it? Ill explain:
Rule 34 doesn't just apply to porn. It also applies to dubstep remixes on Youtube, meaning that if you can think of it, there's usually a dubstep remix. And if you and your friends have enough time on your hands you can get stuck on this until you finally stump the Internet and find a song that doesn't have its own atrocious wobble mix. You'd be suprised how hard it is.
I went around the office and asked THUMP staff to take the challenge, reminding them not to be dicks and pick anything too obscure. Spoiler alert: managing editor Max Pearl wins.
Here are the most ridiculous remixes that each THUMP staffer unearthed in their attempts to stump the Internet:
JOEL FOWLER: Raffi - "Banana Phone (Builder's Dubstep Remix)"
This may be even funnier than that
Bronie convention video
that was circling around for a while. Apparently this guy made this song for his "crew," the Banana Phone Mafia.
Good Vibrations - "The Beach Boys (SuperGeist Remix)"
Now with extra vibrations.
VIVIAN HOST: The
Kia Soul hamster commercial (dubstep version)
OK, the Kia hamster commercial song may not have been remixed
but I was pretty happy that I found this video all by myself because it is great.
MICHELLE LHOOQ: "Spongebob Theme Song (Spongestep Remix)"
This Spongebob theme song remix—um, SPONGESTEP?—has more views than most of our video premieres. We are definitely doing it wrong.
The Offsping - "Pretty Fly For a White Guy"
Danny Brown - "Grown Up" did not have a dubstep remix.
Nirvana - "Pennyroyal Tea" also did not have a dubstep remix, thank god.
Disclosure- "White Noise"
Aphex Twin- "Come to Daddy"
Metallica - "Enter Sandman (Subsource Resmashed Dubstep Remix)"
I couldn't get through 30 seconds of this without hysterically laughing (then crying).
The Eagles - "Desperado," which only had a chopped-and-screwed remix. No dubstep.
Kylie Minogue - "Out of My Head"
Black Flag - "Six Pack" somehow did not have a dubstep remix.
The Beatles - "Helter Skelter"
X - "Los Angeles"—nope, no dubstep remix.
Bob Marley - "Is This love (Lojik Remix, Mt. Eden Edit)"
Yep! Bob Marley dubstep. Why not, right? David
chose Styx's "Mr. Roboto" but let's not repeat ourselves.
The Beatles - "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Queen - "Somebody to Love"
Lou Bega's "Mambo No. 5" did not have a dubstep remix… but there was a trap remix.