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15 August 2017, 09:56 | Updated: 15 August 2017, 10:20
Would the Moonlight Sonata sound like a Deep House track if Beethoven had composed it in 2017? We think so.
This guy – Vinheteiro on YouTube – has arranged a Deep House version of the first movement from Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, and it’s like being transported to an underground nightclub in New York.
What was once a relaxing tune morphs into a heavy dance track that you could legitimately hear in any house DJ set. Even if deep house isn’t your thing, this is a very admirable revamp of a tune that is so loved: many wouldn’t dare touch it out of fear of the wrath of hardcore classical music fans.
*Prepares to feel wrath of hardcore classical music fans*
However, if bass and soundwaves ARE your thing, you should watch the full-screen view of Vinheteiro’s DJ software to see all the different parts coming together. Cranking up the volume and hearing this remix in its full bass-y glory is definitely recommended.
He’s also done a jazz and a waltz version of the Sonata, both of which are surprisingly jaunty.
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