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A Celebration Of Pimping Your WinAmp Skin

The best part of WinAmp by far was picking out a custom skin. This video compilation runs through skins made in 2001-2002 with the appropriate music to go along with each one.

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This summer, WinAmp celebrated its 15th anniversary. I celebrated by eating a bag of Doritos while it play watching shapes along to Pink Floyd and intermittently saying "whoa". Unlike me, artists Silvio Lorusso (who also created the left-handed internet) and Adriano Vulpino created this video in memorandum.

Lorusso describes his appreciation for WinAmp:

WINAMP SKINPARTY is a tribute to a period in which musical experience on computers was much more visual and less standardized. At the same time it's a homage to those users that get their hands dirty and appropriate their softwares and interfaces.

Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Notopoulos writes about tech and internet culture is cohost of the Internet Explorer podcast.

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