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Thursday, 26 March 2009

Kutiman-Thru-you - 01 - Mother of All Funk Chords

I have just watched these and they have blown my mind. Absolutely amazing.
Earlier this month, Ophir Kutiel, aka Kutiman, released seven videos made by mixing and matching found footage for his project, called ThruYou. The clever musical mashups have since been viewed more than a million times, and Kutiman is basking in the glow of raves from MySpace commenters and mainstream media alike.

"I didn't expect it to blow up like this, even in my wildest dreams," the 27-year-old Kutiman told Wired.com by phone from his self-described "crib" in Tel Aviv, Israel. "I live in a small city in a small neighborhood in a small house in a small country. I didn't expect it to get this big this fast. It sometimes feels impossible to reach out to the world's music scene from Tel Aviv, but now it's all good."

The videos Kutiman used to create ThruYou are mostly low-budget recordings of amateur musicians playing at home or taking music lessons. Kutiman cut the performances together so that the musicians appear to be playing together in real time –- with truly astonishing results.

Kutiman compiles multiple video reels within a single frame, accentuating a particular lick, riff or vocal pattern being performed. Taken together, it's beautiful, body-rocking music.

Just as sample-based hip-hop by innovators like De La Soul, The Bomb Squad and DJ Shadow changed the sound and style of pop culture back in the '80s and '90s, the work of Kutiman and other video remixers are doing the same for the YouTube age.

Source: Wired

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IsaacTheSalsaShark said...

That was incredible.