“You’re one of the most interesting people I know!” I tell her, again.
But she doesn’t believe it. She started surveilling her neighbor – to see if his life is as boring as hers is.
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Rise of the Singing Robots – David Decks on autotune.
I Like Listening to Awesome Tapes from Africa – Andy Moor.
some mudd on each.
my 10-step guide to the pleasures of Auto-Tune, for the skeptical.
In the current issue of Earplug.
this began as a “Top 10 List” but got more interesting…
#7. Cher, “Believe” (WEA)
This started it all: “Believe” is a song you still hear in supermarkets now, a full ten years after its release. Staying power! When the taut skin and other side-effects of repeat plastic surgery form their own aesthetic, can we think of it in terms of Auto-Tune?
Kingdom tonite on the radio! Tune in, this show should be good..
plus, Mode Raw blogs!
plus, 2 Amazigh pop jams as mid-morning fuel. REAL POP = INSTANT HAPPINESS with a dreamy aftertaste.
Takfarinas – Zaama Zaama
a big hit! Tamazight lyrics, French hook. This has been bootlegged onto the “Oriental Vibes” vinyl which Broklyn Beats stocked awhile back. Kabyle stormer with international legs.
& here’s one of those 10 minute Berber male & female autotune duets (which i can’t get enough of)
Varietes Amazigh – track 7
Loudmouth cross-cultural outreach has long been a part of Mister Rhymes oeuvre, this we know.
But he just cranked it up a notch, rapping a timely rap about sound finance and geopolitics in light of a derailing US economy. On a lesser note, I get the feeling that he visited Dubai and stayed in the Burj Al Arab, what with the 7-star reference, etc, though he seems to think Arafat isn’t dead.
I’m not including the song title or full artist name because I want you Mudd Up! readers to listen to this track at your leisure — a cease-&-desist letter from Google-Alert wielding major label lawyers would interfere with our contemplation. (shout to Todomundo for the tip!)
autotuned oriental-rap implosion (is the chorus real or ersatz Arabic?)
This brand new single is major because it unites (presumably by force) what I consider to be the two major fields receiving autotune enhancement: namely black American rap/R&B and Maghrebi popular music (where its use spans genres & languages).
There’s a lot more to be said, but it’s late, lets enjoy some autochthonous Algerian autotuneage:
Cheb Abbes – track 6 from the mp3 CD Dub1 sent me (thanks!)
Ramzi – track 11 (thanks Andy!)