Ophir Kutiel aka Kutiman, has just released his new single, and it’s pretty mind-blowing. The Israeli musician, composer and animator, best known for “ThruYOU” – an online music video project, featuring a mixture of samples of YouTube videos – scours Youtube for musical treasures; kids playing piano, guitar lessons, anything he can find to create a song.
Give it Up, like his other songs, seamlessly weaves together these obscure clips, including a high school musical ensemble and a six-year-old girl playing the piano.
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Of his creations, Kutiman, born in Jerusalem, said in 2009: “At first I took some drummers, before I had the idea about ThruYOU, I took some drummers from YouTube and I played on top of them, just for fun, you know. And then one day, just before I plugged my guitar to play on top of the drummer from YouTube, I thought to myself, you know, maybe I can find a bass and guitar and other players on YouTube to play with this drummer.”
Five years later and Kutiman is an internationally-renowned 21-century music-maker, with millions of fans and collaborations with big-name musicians, from Maroon 5 to Israel’s Karolina and Ester Rada. Give it Up, which already has 1.1 million views on YouTube, is the first single of Kutiman’s ThruYOU follow-up project, Thru You Too.
Watch the video below!