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May 18, 2004 1:00 AM   Subscribe

And you thought that guy from Police Academy was good. As a five-year-old child, Dokaka hummed along with melodies on television, but one day plugged headphones into the TV, discovering that the sounds in his head matched those piping through the headphones. He quickly realized that songs consist of many parts like bass, drums, etc. Within a year, he began to record himself humming. (Via Smells like teen spirit indeed!
posted by jopreacher (28 comments total)
Holy crap. The Angel of Death cover is genius. Listen to him go! Fantastic.
posted by mr.marx at 1:14 AM on May 18, 2004

I'm glad I was awake at 4 in the morning. Teen Spirit took a long time to download, even over my DSL connection.

The beginning reminded me strongly of Strong Bad's techno: "The System is Down".
posted by quasistoic at 1:31 AM on May 18, 2004

I'm too skeered to lissen.
posted by mwhybark at 1:39 AM on May 18, 2004

Not as scared as I am after actually listening...
posted by Lionfire at 3:57 AM on May 18, 2004

Are those mp3s mixed, or one take?
posted by uncanny hengeman at 4:57 AM on May 18, 2004

Michael Winslow, and sadly I think this MF post was the most exposure he's had in a long time.
posted by CrazyJub at 5:01 AM on May 18, 2004

One of these days we'll get a prodigy so good at this stuff he just opens his mouth and a perfect recording of the song pours out.
posted by Ryvar at 5:02 AM on May 18, 2004

Erm.. Mirrors above 1k/s anyone?
posted by Mossy at 5:14 AM on May 18, 2004

I don't get it.
posted by ODiV at 5:14 AM on May 18, 2004

Wouldn't Bobby McFerrin be a better comparison (not that it matters)?

uncanny - They're mixed.

Mossy - 1k/s... wow you're lucky. ;)
posted by Witty at 5:24 AM on May 18, 2004

CrazyJub: In case you're interested, here's Michael Winslow's latest project (courtesy of Little Fluffy)
posted by Jugwine at 5:30 AM on May 18, 2004

Jugwine: That was sad.
posted by mr.marx at 5:36 AM on May 18, 2004

Not only am I getting horrible download speeds, but I can't seem to get anything more that a few hundred bytes before my download is cancelled (or timing out or whatever). I did manage to get 55 seconds of The Trooper though.
posted by Witty at 5:41 AM on May 18, 2004

Dokaka has been around a little while. He does a great version of Creeping Death.

He's also featured in the latest issue of Stuff (Or Maxim, I forget which is which). Oddly, he gets a fashion makeover.

Go Dokaka!
posted by quibx at 6:02 AM on May 18, 2004

If you like this, you should give Jud Jud a try.
posted by jasonspaceman at 7:28 AM on May 18, 2004

This is a double post, but well worth the double exposure.
posted by Outlawyr at 7:30 AM on May 18, 2004

I love Dokaka. Every single person I know that likes Slayer (which is suprisingly a lot. hm.) gets to hear Dokaka's take on Angel of Death.
posted by angry modem at 7:51 AM on May 18, 2004

I love the Smells Like Teen Spirit cover...although it reminds me of the chicken chorus from the Muppets. Watch out for Gonzo!
posted by Vidiot at 10:05 AM on May 18, 2004

the Creeping Death cover is better than the original.

i also love "girl i love she got long black wavy hair" by led zep.

the guy's a legend around here.
posted by knapah at 10:42 AM on May 18, 2004

Wow! It's like being back on a modem!
posted by scarabic at 10:49 AM on May 18, 2004

he's going to be on the new Bjork album. i'm interested in hearing how she utilizes his talent.
posted by edlundart at 11:19 AM on May 18, 2004

Isn't that a double post or something?
posted by 111 at 11:25 AM on May 18, 2004

holy crap - someone NOT from Tampa has heard of Jud Jud. awesome.

a capella hardcore will never die
posted by skechada at 12:55 PM on May 18, 2004

His version of King Crimson's "Fracture" is amazing. This guy is so cool.
posted by kenko at 2:47 PM on May 18, 2004

i'd heard the Teen Spirit song, but not the others. the Led Zeppelin covers are super sweet.
posted by mrgrimm at 6:22 PM on May 18, 2004

For the record: Michael Winslow rules. In fact, I just watched Buy and Cell (called 'Money Academy' in japan, to play up the fact that he was in police academy), it has quite possibly the greatest 80s cast: Michael Winslow and Robert Carradine (davids brother AKA the head nerd from revenge of the nerds) Rowdy roddie piper, the biker guy from raising arizona, and Malcolm McDowell as a prison warden...if only it had Curtis Armstrong.

OK, so maybe its not that good, and Winslows voice talent is greatly underused.

OK, what was I talking about?
posted by lkc at 10:42 PM on May 18, 2004

btw, if you're just finding this thread now, the links seem to working better. i'm getting all the files now at about 20k/s. still a wait, but not ridiculous. 5 minutes or so a song ...

great stuff.
posted by mrgrimm at 11:29 AM on May 21, 2004

heheh. He made King Crimson's 'Fracture' sound like the Residents. Fun stuff, and a lot of work, which I'm guessing he enjoyed doing. Only a serious Crimson fan would bother taking that one apart.
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