I’m Looking ThruYou.
UPDATE: All Things Considered on NPR ran a piece on ThruYou this evening!
Sure, YouTube is a rich source of amateur music, but for every “Chocolate Rain” there are thousands of instantly forgettable cover songs, web cam myopia, and folks just practicing their instruments for all who care to see. But who watches all of these raw hours of regular folks riffing away in their bedrooms? One answer is Kutiman – an Isreali multi-instrumentalist and producer who has launched Thru-You.com, a site on which he displays his remixes of YouTube videos – often using dozens of sources.
What you are about to see is a mix of unrelated YouTube videos/clips edited together to create ThruYou. In other words – what you see is what you hear.
His results are sublime and represent a new high point in mash-up / remix culture. Defying all logic, basement divas and sidewalk rappers glide effortlessly atop the sounds of piano students and synth doodlers. The final results are never condescending and rise above their varied sources to read like a valentine to all those souls gleefully adding the the cacophony that is YouTube.
(Via BoingBoing Gadgets)
(Written on spec for an entertainment publication, hence the different ‘voice’. )