The beautiful thing about the Internet, aside from LOLCats and Rage Comics, is the ability for anyone to get their fifteen minutes in the spotlight. Take YouTube user AaronicStuff, for example. The teen, real name (shockingly) Aaron, has gone to great lengths to create what is surely the most memorable of dubstep covers in a while.
Nineteen-year-old Aaron most recently covered the Bassnectar remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Lights.” Featuring his sister on vocals, Aaron used layered videos of himself to create an entire song a cappella. His vocals, while impressive, wouldn’t be nearly as good if you didn’t get to watch every face that made them. Earlier covers, such as his cover of Flux Pavilion’s “I Can’t Stop,” break down the beatbox system he uses to recreate the dance hit. It’s a twist on the “a cappella pop covers” trend we’ve been seeing a lot of the year.
So if you have a bit of time on your hands and want to feel guilty that the only thing you’ve contributed to the Internet is a nasty Yelp review, take a peak at Aaron’s videos for some inspiration. Watch his latest, “Lights,” below, along with an earlier take on Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.”
Aaronicstuff – Lights (Bassnecter Remix) (Ellie Goulding cover)
Aaronicstuff – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Skrillex cover)
Watch more of Aaron’s videos over on his YouTube page.