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Kutiman - YouTube's DJ?
Posted by susiQ at Friday, March 27th, 2009 at 4:15PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

I'm aware that Kutiman's "Thru You" YouTube project has been circulating since the beginning of this month, but it was only been recently that I had the opportunity to experience his artistry.  Although the idea of dissecting YouTube videos and reconstructing them into an original track isn't the most innovative, Kutiman's execution remains effortless as he puts others who have taken on this challenge in the dust.  

Kutiman's three month "Thru You" project consists of seven individual tracks/videos incorporating an extensive list of amateur YouTube videos that he sampled, cut, and edited on his own.  With his sensational talents, Kutiman deserves the moniker of "YouTube's DJ" as his videos have attracted well over a million hits so far.   

"I'm New" is the most RapReviews appropriate and the most admired with its hip hop influence as Kutiman samples obscure videos including a cabasa and another with a cash register, as well as including an impressive freestyle and vocals.  Also, Kutiman includes the source YouTube videos he sampled, so for those of you who are further intrigued by his art, be sure to check them out to fully understand the project.

To think, Kutiman's "Thru You" project was originally sent to twenty of his friends and has now exploded worldwide.  With this in mind, Kutiman can be called the DJ Shadow of YouTube as he clearly deserves some praise for his artistry.

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