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Editor’s Pick #202: Digital Composer ‘Pogo’ Rocks the YouTube Scene by Isabel Alcantara
November 9, 2009, 3:05 pm
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As a huge fan of mashups and remixes, I found it refreshing that Pogo (this hour’s most interesting YouTube sensation) has created as set of entirely new tracks out of sounds found in movies. The tracks he composes are digitally embellished to tie the piece together through a thumping beat (the song featured above includes a sine wave bass and custom drum sequences) while staying true to the original movie sounds. Without the aid of auto-tune which – lets face it – has become the musical equivalent of Photoshop filters, Pogo has created some of the most inventive mashups/remixes on YouTube.

As an electronic music artist from Perth in Western Australia, Pogo first received recognition from his track and video labeled “Alice” (which has gotten more than 4 million views) and since has created several more songs from movies like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and The Sword in the Stone. All of Pogo’s creations are available for download, but I would highly recommend watching the song/video combo for additional entertainment, because who doesn’t love dancing penguins?

— Isabel Alcantara, Photo Editor

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2 Comments

this is so awesome! I’m addicted !

Comment by irinadvalidze

you just made my life.

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