Red Bull had a pretty fantastic, if not kind-of-out-there, idea: to transform a sushi conveyor belt into a playable sequencer.
As part of the Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo, hip-hop producer Just Blaze and L.A. DJ TOKiMONSTA synced music to colored plates on the conveyor belt, making for one seriously delectable music-making machine.
You can watch the “making of” video above. Then go watch the good stuff—the full ‘Sushi Sequencer’ videos—on the RBA Japan website.
“While the results in the video are tongue-in-cheek, the technology behind it is anything but,” writes Red Bull Music Academy. Just Blaze and TOKiMONSTA were helped out by a team from Native Instruments, a company that develops technology for DJ-ing and music production.
Red Bull graciously provides the sushi menu on the Red Bull Music Academy Japan page: