Thursday, March 05, 2009

Kutiman Mixes YouTube Clips On 'ThruYou'

Today's world is the Age of YouTube - a time when anyone with a webcam and a dream can become an overnight celebrity sensation. Everybody is a star. Come get your fifteen minutes of fame.

For every band with an official music video you can find a dozen live snippets, recorded by rabid, camera phone-wielding fans. And for every shaky, pixelated concert clip, there are a dozen more videos. Teenagers, singing their little hearts out to their favorite record in hopes of wooing new fans of their own.

The bedroom mirror has been replaced by a computer screen, the hairbrush by a digital microphone. A million home recordings reaching out to an endless audience from behind locked doors. Everybody's so connected, and yet so many feel more alone than ever.

If you ever wanted to learn to tune a guitar or play the djembe, there's a 5-minute home movie tutorial just for you. The web is saturated with amateur artists on the brink of success.

Modern technology has made it possible for a thousand DJs to mash-up old songs into new ones. The internet has made it a reality for musicians from around the globe to collaborate on projects and share digital recordings with an audience that could never have existed a decade ago.

ThruYou could very well be the next leap - a genius music experiment from Israeli multi-instrumentalist/producer, Kutiman. Kutiman doesn't merely jump on the bandwagon, but rather takes the medium of sampling to a new level. And while he is by no means the first video-mashup artist on the scene, Kutiman has offered a unique perspective on a common idea.

After searching out countless numbers of unrelated amateur YouTube clips, Kutiman painstakingly edited and mixed them together into seven cohesive new music videos, creating something refreshingly new altogether.

As you watch the finished product, ThruYou, witness an enormous cast of soloists being sewn together into one common entity. The result is a triumph which brings the world just a little bit closer together through the shared love of music.

Click HERE to check out Kutiman's ThruYou mixes.

Click HERE to visit Kutiman's Official MySpace page.

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