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May 4, 2010

busker :: dubfx :: 'MADE'

as much as i don't like dudes that fake Jamaican accents... I dig this :: click below to watch ::

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Yeah, he goes into a rasta thing toward the end there... but this reminds me of a neat piece of VO trivia: if you do an Irish brogue and move all the enunciation to the front of your mouth it sounds Jamaican. Try it, Ze! (So maybe something similar occurred to him from the Australian, but I can't do my croc-hunter voice with that much flexibility so I haven't succeeded in my testing yet).

Posted by: jeano at May 4, 2010 12:37 PM

Yea...here is KT Tunsall, same idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4r5PlXh17w

love it!

Posted by: organicsyes at May 4, 2010 12:39 PM

In October of 2009 saw Alexis O'Hara at wordfest in Banff, she was amazing, and set much of her poetry to music. Check her out.


Posted by: erin at May 4, 2010 2:44 PM

Love this, nicely broken down. Lots of other artists do similar types of live looping. Personal Favs: Imogen Heap (Just for Now especially: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSvoacOAuz0) and Andrew Bird (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRk2iHkOcNE).

Posted by: Michelle PA at May 4, 2010 2:45 PM

Pretty fantastic production for a busker. But I agree that he should drop the Jamacian-ness.

I love how when he starts the song, people start stopping behind him to listen. It shows that he's doing something right.

Posted by: Chris at May 4, 2010 3:28 PM

And one from Imogen Heap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25VGdNU3nrU&feature=related

I love this stuff!

Posted by: bertie at May 4, 2010 8:21 PM

and keller williams has been stylin this method for some time, but with more instruments and super playing talent

Posted by: mortly at May 5, 2010 1:24 AM

This guy is amazing. It makes his creative process incredibly personal and controlled that he creates all the tracks, writes the lyrics, *is* the entire band. I imagine he doesn't make a terrific living but I admire him.

Posted by: Moi at May 5, 2010 11:09 AM

jeano is right, I think. Most Australian hip hop (and hip hop-alike) sounds like this. Search YouTube for "The Cat Empire", for example, and you'll hear much the same thing, only with much better music.

Posted by: Pseudonym at May 5, 2010 8:49 PM

How 'bout Emily Wells:

Technology catches up to the one-man band.

Posted by: DrBeeper at May 6, 2010 2:42 PM

Must be an Australian thing. Here's Tim Minchin's "Ready For This". Similar concept: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10nSju0SNTw

Posted by: dan at May 7, 2010 1:34 AM

I get so pumped up watching and listening to Dub FX. I love the positive vibe in his music. :)

He's on Bandcamp too, dubfx.bandcamp.com.

Posted by: Jeremy at May 7, 2010 10:35 AM

the video of her using the loop is actually unreal.

Posted by: Jim at May 7, 2010 11:22 AM

even better is Theresa Andersson... amazing


Posted by: shlog at May 7, 2010 11:53 AM

I like beatbox stuff like this, but this dude annoys the shit outta me. Kind of dislike the fake Jamaican accent. Anyway, a somewhat similar dude, Beardyman, is awesome. Here are some of my favourite videos.
At the mall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVtWTer3M64
Monkey Jazz (some really cool video-editing): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fC65sy9tzY
And here's a full show by this dude. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qciVXUHTN10

Posted by: Bastiaan at May 7, 2010 2:49 PM

I like that song. And I appreciate accents of all kinds fake or real. They're like colors of communication. The right color gets the message across. This works for me. I'll look him up. Thanks for tipping to him.

He made the song when he was working crappy job after crappy job. This song. How wonderful is that? It's a good feeling to own.

Posted by: B at May 7, 2010 11:55 PM

How can you bring up looping buskers without mentioning the melodica playing chicken sensation rocking out Haddaway's classic "What is Love?"


Posted by: brent at May 7, 2010 11:59 PM

Does he remind anyone else of Sublime? Or at least Bradley Nowell's voice... I guess it's just that same fake-jamaican / reggae thing.

Posted by: Erica at May 14, 2010 11:15 AM

I'm working up a similar act... though I like how he needs NO instruments!


Thanks for the post ze

Posted by: Mik at May 25, 2010 6:31 PM

its funny, though, that he doesn't talk australian.

as pseudonym said though, harry from cat empire tends to sound a bit like that. but more bogan/greek.

i really don't think he is australian. his normal talking voice sounds more london to me. i hear an accent, and i'm australian.

Posted by: mattymattmat at May 28, 2010 9:31 PM

if you say "beercan" with a british accent it's the same as saying "bacon" with a jamaican accent!

Posted by: chris giarmo at June 6, 2010 12:59 PM

Owen Pallett does some amazing looping stuff too, with violin and voice.

Posted by: emily at June 8, 2010 10:39 PM

i firmly believe in reincarnation, sounds just like brad nowell

Posted by: dudley at March 1, 2012 12:24 AM

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