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Ominous and imposing, “The Imperial March” perfectly matches Darth Vader’s formidable presence throughout the films.

However, everything changes when the song is played in a major key. Musician Ian Gordon tinkered with “The Imperial March” and the end result is a song that feels regal and uplifting. It seems more appropriate for a grand hero than a terrible villain.

Take a listen below.

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OK Go is known for their amazing music videos, but this…THIS! They’ve really outdone themselves.

The video for “Upside Down & Inside Out” was shot entirely in zero gravity over the course of 21 flights thanks to Russia’s S7 Airlines. They used a total of 2 hours and 15 minutes of weightlessness to pull off some amazing shots.

Check out the video below…

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Lightsaber violins are so hot right now.

This time, Jedi violinist Jeffrey Ding He performs a beautiful version of ‘The Force Theme’ that’s “made entirely from violin and lightsaber sounds”.

Check out the performance in the video below.

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Classical guitarist Rafael Aguirre recently took to the stage at Alhambra Guitars’ 50th anniversary gala and proceeded to give a nod to nerds with a classical/flamenco rendition of John Williams’ Star Wars suite. And, to kick it all off, he also plays what is no doubt the most passionate performance of the 20th Century Fox theme ever.

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Composer and concert pianist Sonya Belousova and filmmaker Tom Grey are the duo behind Player Piano. Belousova is already highly accomplished, but the the custom pianos she’s been playing on lately take things to the next level.

Their newest video is a medley to celebrate the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film and features epic custom pianos For R2-D2, Vader, and the Millennium Falcon.

Watch the video after the break…

life after death star

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away, Notorious B.I.G. wandered into a little cantina and a Star Wars/Biggie mashup was born.

Well, sort of. In this case, it’s Solar Slim and Richie Branson who’ve mashed up music by Notorious B.I.G. and the music of Star Wars to create an album called Life After Death Star.

The Big Poppa/Duel of the Fates mashup is fan-frickin’tastic. Take a listen to a few tracks below.

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Man, this is perfect for a Friday. Put your feet up, grab a drink and chill out to the smooth jazz stylings of Sara Niemietz as she brilliantly covers the Pokémon Theme.

Check out the video after the break…

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Remember those Episode VII Millennium Falcon and TIE Fighter Bluetooth speakers we showed you a while back? Well, there’s a new addition to the iHome Star Wars speaker fleet—the Star Wars Episode VII Star Destroyer BT Speaker.

Like the Falcon and TIE, these speakers are officially licensed and come with acrylic stands, so feel free to stage a Spotify space battle on your bookshelf.

Features include:

-Wirelessly stream music from up to 30 ft. away
-Compatible with Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2, 2.0, and 2.1+EDR enabled devices
-Auto-link button for fast, easy Bluetooth setup
-Also plays audio from devices equipped with 3.5mm headphone jack (cable included)
-Take calls from your paired device on your Star Destroyer
-Frequency Response: 100Hz to 16Khz
-Speaker lights up when in use
-Batteries: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (a charge lasts up to 8 hours)

See more pictures after the break.

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A moving music-only version of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was released by Disney and revised by Tim Gonzales revised to fill in the gaps left by dialog removal.

Keep in mind that this isn’t new music composed by John Williams. Slashfilm speculates that “it is remix and reworking of mostly previous music, along with some new material created just for the trailer”. This “new material” was likely the work of other composers working on the film.

Regardless—get ready for more feels after the break…

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The music of John Williams will sound extra sweet through these Star Wars Bluetooth speakers. Wirelessly stream music from four different characters including Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Captain Phasma.

They’re small and portable, and they work with basically any audio device out there. They’re wireless speakers with one-touch connectivity to your Bluetooth device, but they also have a standard 3.5mm audio jack.

Check out the Chewbacca and Captain Phasma versions after the break.

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