If you’re a heavy Skype user like me then you’ll be very familiar with the Skype ringtone (it goes something like “doot dee doot dit doo dee”). I have to say, I’ve always found it quite pleasant and inoffensive, both of which are very desirable traits in a ringtone.
While I do like the ringtone, Norweigan house duo Moodcraft (Jonathan Gjertsen and Morten Reinhard) seem to like it quite a bit more. So much so, in fact, that they’ve sampled the internet call giant’s ringtone and turned it into a funky house track… and it’s actually pretty good.
If you don’t want to take my word for it, then take the collective word of these tweeters:
And it seems that it’s not only twitter users and myself who like it. Skype left this comment on the track’s YouTube video
“We love this! Would you be OK with us using an image from this video to post about this on Skype’s social channels?”
The track first appeared on Sound Cloud yesterday and has had over 3,500 listens, 49 likes and 24 comments already. It looks like it’s quickly building up a head of viral steam.
The Moodcraft guys gave us a little insight into how the track came into being:
“We got the idea when someone called Jonathan on Skype while we were working on a different project. We soon noticed there was potential for a house beat in there somewhere, and so we sampled it and used it as a building block for a tech house track.”
The also seemed blown away by the reaction to the track:
“Morten joked about it becoming the next big internet sensation when we realized it had turned out pretty good, but we never actually expected the response we got, with several thousand views, internet articles about it and a message from Skype themselves – we were amazed by the big warm reception just a few hours after uploading.”
This is far from the first time music producers have sampled seriously nerdy pieces of audio and built tracks out of them.
With that in mind we decided to scour Sound Cloud for the best nerdy remixes and bring them together into one playlist. Alongside the Skype Song we’ve got tracks sampling Super Mario, Star Trek and even the Nokia Ringtone. Enjoy…
Will you download the Skype Song if it becomes available on iTunes? Can you think of any other good nerd themed remixes? Leave a comment below and let us know.