This 6-year-old music prodigy has mastered the art of remixes — and famous DJs including Steve Aoki and David Archuleta are singing his praises
Six-year-old music prodigy Miles Bonham shared a TikTok of himself making a remix that garnered 11.3 million views.
The self-taught kindergartner plays eight instruments and is a "perfectionist" with his work.
Viewers — including famous musicians such as DJ Steve Aoki — replied with praise for his talent.
A six-year-old music prodigy who loves to remix songs has gained a following of more than 870,000 people on TikTok — and his latest dance remix of "Heartbreak Anniversary" by Giveon has garnered praise from famous musicians.
In the video montage, Miles Bonham remixes the song — explaining changes to tempo and velocity — whilst wearing six-year-old-sized graphic t-shirts of other legendary musicians and taking occasional sips out of a sippy cup.
"I'm just quantizing these to eighth notes," he said, narrating for a parent filming the process. (For the record, we don't know what quantizing is either.)
His final version, shared by his parents on the family account they run for him (@milesthemusickid), is about double the original's tempo and has "entirely different chords."
@milesmusickid He legit shocked me with this. Song is #HeartbreakAnniversary by #Giveon #remix #RnB #neosoul #soulmusic #kidzbop #TalentedMusicians #ProducerLife #ProducerGrind #StudioFlow #HomeStudio #LogicPro #musicproducer #DJ #EDMProducer #beatmaking #BeatMaker #FLStudio #ProTools #Ableton #AbletonLive #charlieputh #JustinBieber #electronicmusic #musica #childprodigy #musicproducertiktok #musiciansoftiktok @Sevn Thomas ♬ original sound - Miles Bonham family
"Fire," 45-year-old DJ Steve Aoki commented.
"Holy moly," wrote 32-year-old singer David Archuleta.
The final remix is so bubbly that, when paired with your friend's messy Instagram story from Ibiza, it could actually make you wish you were there.
Miles, who plays eight instruments, first showed an"advanced musical taste" as young as two, his mother told Good Morning America, when he refused to get out of the car and go to school "until all seven and a half minutes of' Stairway to Heaven' played." When he had more downtime during the pandemic, he taught himself how to play guitar. Two years later, he's garnering praise from some of his music icons — and his latest remix reached more than 11.3 million views since its May 20 debut.
When Miles was 5, Questlove, 51, sent the tiny musician — "my peer," as Questlove referred to him — a Pocket Kit drumset he'd always wanted and a gift certificate to the Guitar Center to encourage his love of music.
"I really appreciate you," The Roots drummer told the Chicago kindergartner. "I really appreciate you, and you're an inspiration."
Legendary musician Mark Ronson, who dubbed Miles a "future hitmaker," "genius," and "my hero," interviewed him for Pharrell's podcast "Othertone." (Miles shared an original because a full schedule of birthday parties and playdates was too limiting for a remix).
Miles has adapted songs from diverse genres. He's reimagined "Got 5 on It" by Luniz and Michael Marshall —
wearing a miniature D.A.R.E. T-shirt and keeping his fuel, a sippy-cup, nearby — and FaceTimed his best friend to show him his version of Run DMC's "Rock Box." The day before kindergarten started, it was a Charlie Puth track.
@milesmusickid #tbt when #Questlove surprised 5-yr-old Miles with the #Ludwig Pocket Kit #drumset that he always wanted! We kept this such a secret from Miles, that he was completely shocked – literally speechless – when he walked into the guitar center and this suddenly happened 😆💙 Thanks to @ConnSelmer and @guitarcenter and of course Ahmir @Questo ! #Wholesome #Surprise #SurpriseGift #GuitarCenter #FYP # ♬ original sound - Miles Bonham family
"Miles has other interests besides music. He loves to read and do Legos, and he loves to learn about science and draw," his mother told the GMA. "We feel like it's so important to keep it on his terms because we want it to bring joy to him."
"I feel happy when I create my music — even if it's a sad song," Miles added. "Because I'm always thinking: what will be next that's a little unexpected?"
Miles, described as a "perfectionist" by his parents, still only got a B in his school's music class due to what appears to be an understandably enormous amount of boredom. "To be fair, he probably deserved a C," his parents joked.
"We get this question all the time so I'll just answer," his parents commented on TikTok. "Us parents aren't producers, DJs, nor professional musicians."
"Miles's main way of learning is by self-guided exploration," they continued.
Of the video's over 1.4 million comments, many reiterated the same idea: "Booking my ticket just to see him live in 2043."
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