Skrillex Approves This Dutch Choir’s A Cappella ‘Bangarang’
Even EDM is no match for Dutch choirs
Remember that one time at the Grammys this year when analog king Dave Grohl made a backhanded comment about electronic music not being as important as rock’n’roll because it wasn’t human-made? Well, it’s a good thing he subsequently clarified those comments as referring to the human aspect in all music, because the video our dear SPIN cover star Skrillex shared on his Facebook page (via Daily What) yesterday may have officially put the kibosh on any criticism that EDM is too robotic — it’s a Dutch choir performing his Hook-a-licious single “Bangarang.” Completely a cappella.
As Gawker points out, the arrangement was commissioned by 3FM DJ Roosmarijn, who hosts a three-hour dubstep block cleverly called “Wob Wob Wednesday” on her show 3VOOR12RADIO. Skrillex got word and posted it with the comment, “this is awesome, i fukn LOVE dutch choirs.” We’re not sure to what other Dutch choirs he’s referring, but we hope it’s to this one doing the jillionth (and possibly best) cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” or maybe to this all-male group who did one of the world’s (or at least YouTube’s) first a cappella covers of Skrillex’s fellow unlikely Grammy-winner Bon Iver’s “For Emma Forever Ago.” Whatever the case, we hope this means that the Muppet version of “Bangarang” is not too far behind, because it’s only a matter of time before this version spawns approximately 1,000 additional covers from collegiate a cappella groups nationwide.