How a Honda Fit Turned Into a DJ Booth in Brazil

December 11th, 2012 by

At Middletown Honda, we like to tell potential car buyers that you can do anything in a Honda Fit, but we didn’t imagine that anyone could take it this far. In an awesome display of ingenuity and innovation Honda collaborated with producers DJ Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon, who play together as the duo N.A.S.A., to create a version of the Fit that acts as a musical instrument.

A crew from firm F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi wired up the hip street-ready Honda Fit Twist, which is a variant only available in Brazil, as a mixing deck. The two DJs created a track using the modified Honda called “Overdrive” Amazingly, all the sounds on the track were created using the Honda Fit as triggers. Different parts of the car were wired up with different sounds. Everything from the glove compartment to the sun visor to the horn and the windshield wiper controls were used to trigger samples in a kind of giant MIDI controller that was connected to Ableton Live, the software suite used to make electronic music.

Part of the challenge was adapting to using the car instead of a more traditional bank of triggers, mixers, keyboards, and turntables to create the song. However, after some practice, the DJ duo even managed to play their whole track live. The Brazilian advertisement includes N.A.S.A. jamming out in the Honda Fit on a giant record player constructed for the shoot.

When we say that you can do anything with the Honda Fit, we mean it — the fun little hatchback is ready for anything. It has plenty of seating capacity for five full-grown adults and a huge 57.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the Magic Seat folded flat. For long cargo like lumber or surfboards you can even fold down the front passenger seat for more room.

And while the Honda Fit doesn’t come standard as a DJ booth, it does come with a powerful 160-watt stereo with USB and Auxiliary jack and MP3 capability.

Come check out the 2013 Honda Fit today at Middletown Honda. We’re located at 520 Route 211 East, in Middletown, New York.