Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days
Phenomenon: Tel Aviv-based musician and “sampler” extraordinaire, Kutiman (aka Ophir Kutiel) has hit another one out of the park with “Give It Up,” a fully-functioning song in its own right, assembled from hundreds of ameteur and instructional music videos.
The Jerusalem-born musical prodigy is best know for his diverse online musical projects.
In the latest video, uploaded to YouTube on Sept. 12th, Kutiel thanked most of the musicians and individuals he chose to include in the meticulously-edited clip, which opens with a female vocalist telling her audience, “…maybe it’ll be called, ‘Give it Up,’ because that’s like … the chorus.”
The “song” is the first of his latest album, Thru You Too.
While the artist doesn’t usually credit his musical sources, “as far as he and his manager are aware, these people are excited to see what Kutiman has done with their videos,” a spokesman told The New York Times’ Artsbeat blog.
In this case, though, he names as many of the samples as possible, and called on anyone not listed to let him know:
“I would like to thank all the musicians that are in this project and to all of you out there for sharing your knowledge and talent on the internet.”
Watch the latest, and enjoy:
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