Floppy Drives Play “What is Love?”

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Floppy Drives Play “What is Love?”

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We’ve heard past examples of hard drives and disk drives being programmed to play music, but this version of club hit “What is Love?” has an undeniable funkiness to it that’s worth noting.

Check out MrSolidSnake745 on Youtube for many more tracks he’s produced with this method.

[via Retro Thing]


14 thoughts on “Floppy Drives Play “What is Love?”

  1. Joey A. says:

    Ha! This made my day. Awesome job!!

  2. sqkybeaver says:

    looks like a Heil pr40, sounds good

  3. M Lange (@errorad) says:

    As awesome as I was expecting :D Thanks!

  4. Anji says:

    The fact that your name is MrSolidSnake makes me smile!

  5. Inventorjack says:

    Does anyone else like this version better than the original? I love how it sounds. So gritty and beautiful!

  6. Piotr says:

    This version seems to sound like a good cover song of the original. Thanks for this great work of art !

  7. How To: Play Music Using Floppy Drives | MAKE says:

    […] seen these videos pop up all over the internet over the past few years. We’ve even shared a few on Make’s blog. The most prolific poster of these videos showing floppy drives playing music is […]

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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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