Monday, August 13, 2012

Dancing with Myself, Oh Oh: Gotye - "Somebodies" (Fan Video Mash-Up)

The more I think about it, it's really just a coming-of-age type thing that almost all of us go through @ some point during our mid 20-early 30's: admitting that an old friend/fling is now just "somebody that [you] used to know." And that sheer, simplistic candor is exactly what makes Gotye's similarly-titled 2011-12 break-out hit single so gosh darn relate-able! The quintessential track @ the heart of all this, "Somebody That I Used to Know" was only semi-recently knocked off Modern Rock radio charts by "Call Me Maybe;" Not surprisingly, there has to be close to 28,000+ fan covers and parodies uploaded to YouTube. A number of well-known Hip-Hop producers have taken a shot @ remixing "Somebody That I Used to Know" ... Chuck Inglish, Dice Raw, Sugar Tongue Slim, and DJ Tiesto. Making Mirrors, which is actually Gotye's third album, is now available for purchase/enjoyment on both sides of "the pond."

"Reluctant as I am to add to the mountain of interpretations of "Somebody That I Used to Know" seemingly taking over their own area of the internet, I couldn't resist the massive remix-ability that such a large, varied yet connected bundle of source material offered.

 Thank you to everyone who has responded to "Somebody That I Used to Know," via YouTube. It's truly amazing! All audio and video in "Somebodies" is from the YouTube user videos featured, each of them a cover or parody of "Somebody That I Used to Know." No extra sounds were added to the mix, but I used some EQ, filtering, pitch-shifting, and time-stretching to make the music.

 Thanks to you for listening


- Wally (Gotye)

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