Utter brilliance to wind up our week: Berlin techno legend Ben Klock gets the infamous audio-redub “shreds” treatment on YouTube, normally reserved for rock bands. It helps if you’ve watched the live streams of Boiler Room, the multi-city Internet-broadcast, invite-only dance party that turns the cameras on DJs and audience alike.

But even if you haven’t, well, just watch to the end.

There’s just something about watching people bop along to that steady techno beat.

And … um … did anyone else kind of weirdly enjoy the faux music set? (Yeah, I could see pulling this off. Just need some fans of chip sounds and a good time … it’s … possible I’m weird.) For the record, the actual Ben Klock set was great. See below to check it out. But the sound is distorted, so maybe the Shreds / Boiled set wins.

While we’re at it, let’s destroy the dance floor with lasers, and win the respect of Flo Rida.

Check out a biting, laser-dubbed parody of the BEAMZ by Flo Rida laser harp. And that ain’t easy, with a promotional ad that’s already deep into self-parody territory.

Meanwhile, in reality or some version thereof, the real Ben Klock Boiler Room set.

YouTube comments even grabs the setlist:

Infiniti – Game One (Rennie Foster Remix) | Omar-S – Triangulum Australe (Say It In Space) | Lewis Fautzi & Nuklear Default – Clearing | Function – Obsessed (Substance Remix) | Joe Cocherell – Commerce Above All Else | Baby Ford & The Ifach Collective – Tea Party | Trus’me – Somebody | Markus Suckut – False | Shifted – Trouble | A. Mochi – Sunset | Magnus – Act Two (Truncate Remix) | Vedomir – Music Suprematism (Marcel Dettmann Remix) | Plastikman – Mind in Rewind |.

Please, someone do more shreds videos with music tech videos.

  • Andy Cartridge

    haha i like the old bbc match of the day music that kicks in on the ben klock towards the end..

    but really – them boiler room sets … why do the people there have to be so close? it would be seriously annoying! – especially as they look like they just want to get on the video… reminds me of those twats ya would see dancing on those dance music tv shows you would see in the 90s on mtv and wherever …

    • http://pkirn.com/ Peter Kirn

      It’s funny, in person I think it’s a bit different than it might look, because what you can’t see is sort of the press of people *behind* them (they’re in the dark). I mean, sometimes, yeah, what you’re saying here. Sometimes it just looks weird on video. Sometimes the DJs get a kick out of having friends nearby, you know … it can be fun.

    • Andy Cartridge

      yeah u are right, its probably different there for real, i think people can be TOO close though, getting in the way of you using your kit correctly or just babbling into your ear asking ‘what does that do?’ ‘can you play this tune?’ etc

      if they are friends then i can see the fun in that, random strangers i aint so sure lol

    • http://www.christianmontoya.net Montoya

      Trust me, it’s a lot more fun than playing to an empty room :)

    • Andy Cartridge

      haha true! – and i have played to my fair share of those! :)

  • dcSux

    Aphex Twin genuinely dropped the Grandstand theme at All Tomorrrow’s Parties in 2007. As you can see, it went down rather well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCCxLRErrNU

    • http://pkirn.com/ Peter Kirn

      I am 100% behind this. Someone can do this at Boiler Room. If you’re reading, we’ll be waiting.

  • http://www.christianmontoya.net Montoya

    I decided to watch the actual Beamz commercial. I regret this.

  • http://infovore.org Tom Armitage

    As I said on Twitter at the time: I’d probably watch an entire Boiler Room set of KPM library music.

  • Scott

    Is it just me or was this really dull? Some uninteresting sparse 8 bit drum kit work, then playing some 70s tunes straight with no processing, and then the end. Or is there something interesting I missed here?

    • http://pkirn.com/ Peter Kirn

      Wait, um, you know this was a joke, right?

      Or just unimpressed with the parody? ;)

  • zoidberg

    Here is something with Jeff Mills: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHCVd2dFlE8

  • Rob

    “For the record, the actual Ben Klock set was great. See blow to check it out.” Typo, or is this the only way to enjoy the set? :)