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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Editor's Choice: Remix of YouTube clips a musical hit

iGriot is having trouble writing this post. I keep popping out of my chair and bopping to the blue-eyed soul music of Israeli musician and remix artist Kutiman. He has taken the internet by storm by creating a funk and Afro-beat album by mixing samples of YouTube videos. ThruYOU has become so successful that the site hosting it has experienced outages due to heavy traffic. All of the artists whose work is sampled are credited. iGriot suggests you visit Kutiman's MySpace site, listen to a few of the seven tracks on ThruYOU by clicking here or watch the first remix, Mother of All Funk Chords, below. Turn up the volume!