With their latest visit to BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, three-time Grammy nominated indie rock group Florence + The Machine let loose with yet another breath-taking cover song – this time around, of Justin Bieber and Skrillex/Diplo’s “Where Are Ü Now.”
The word “mindblowing” should be used sparingly because, really, there are very few things in this world that actually deserve the title. It just so happens that Pinn Panelle’s ridiculously amazing cover of well-known dubstep producer Skrillex‘s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” is one of them. If you’re not familiar with dubstep, the best way to identify it is by its endless layers of electronic pitches – ranging from ear-shattering highs to the lowest of lows – and its heavy, wobbling bass-line. The majority of sounds on dubstep tracks are usually made with computer software, which would lead one to think they’d be difficult for a rock band to cover, but Pinn Panelle does it without skipping a beat.
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.