Listen to the winners of our Remix the Metro contest!
In last Saturday's Washington Post, pop music critic Chris Richards wrote about the secret music of Washington's run-down Metro escalators.
Here on Click Track, we asked you to come up with some music of your own by remixing the Metro's strange creaking sounds.
The response was overwhelming. Listen to our winners and numerous honorable mentions below!
First place: Joe Boston, "Get On Now"
The squeaky, three-note sequence made by the escalators at the Smithsonian stop reminded us of jazz. It apparently reminded our first place winner, Joe Boston, of Baltimore club music and Timbaland. We like this better than most of the production on the latest M.I.A. album.
Second place: John Yaya, "Last Train to Limbo"
This contestant used the escalators' moans and groans to add a foreboding mood to this bizarre surfy, jazzy tune. His mutterings about waiting for the train make the proceedings pretty creepy, too.
Third place: Judy, "Farragut Metro Flutes"
Both breathy and glitchy, we really enjoyed Judy's new-age-ish approach to softening Metro's squeal-n-grind.
Gangly Verbs, "When Robots Become Lovers"
Jeremy Joseph, "Metro to Mars"
Rob Greenway, "Commuter Song"
John Yaya, "Misty Businesswoman"
Joe Futrelle, "Songs of the Humpback Escalator"
Bomis Prendin, "Lost Escalator"
| January 20, 2011; 12:15 PM ET
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