First you have “mash-ups”, combining the lyrics from one song with the music form another. Now they are taking it to the video world. MTV2 is premiering their new “music video/video game morphing” show, Video Mods, this weekend. The one-of-a-kind new series recreates music videos, sometimes literally, sometimes with a completely new creative concept, from Lil Jon, Black Eyed Peas, Evanescence and New Found Glory with popular video game characters from Sims 2, BloodRayne 2, Tribes: Vengeance, Outlaw Golf 2 and many more. Each video will be transformed by adapting the music video using a unique video game environment and featuring characters from one, or often a variety of video games.
In this first episode, Video Mods will showcase Lil Jon’s hit music video “Get Low” recreated by the video game Fight Club; Evanescence’s “Everybody’s Fool” recreated by BloodRayne 2; the Fountains of Wayne’s hit “Stacey’s Mom” featuring the Sims 2; and the Von Bondies video “Cmon Cmon” recreated by Tribes: Vengeance. In upcoming episodes, Video Mods will present videos by The Darkness, Christina Milian, Ying Yang Twins and The Vines with video games including SSX 3, Jade Empire, Fight Night and Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude.
Video Mods will air every other Saturday beginning September 18th at 9:30pm ET/ 6:30pm PT only on MTV2. For complete information on the show visit www.MTV2.com.