April 22nd, 2009


Why didn’t I think of this? A little realtime autotune would go a long way toward making Nico’s recent adventures in parent-manipulation (i.e., whining, screaming, crying) a LOT easier to listen to —

h/t @timeblind


  • 1. Birdseed  |  April 22nd, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    According to one of the people in the comments thread there’s a full length track like this by someone from “the middle east or africa”, which sounds fascinating if anyone could find it.

  • 2. wayneandwax  |  April 22nd, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I think this is full length — and from Africa.

  • 3. jeff  |  April 22nd, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    was featured briefly on rupture’s wfmu show a few weeks back – http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/30572 champion dj – baako apparently.

    also heard flylo play it in glasgow, mad sound..

  • 4. wayneandwax  |  April 22nd, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    nice one! there goes jace w/ the scoop again. why can’t i just be everywhere at once?

  • 5. Birdseed  |  April 23rd, 2009 at 5:31 am

    So does anyone have the full 12-minute MP3?

  • 6. wayneandwax  |  April 23rd, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Timeblind points to a full track — but not a 12 minute version — in this tweet (obviously, Johan, you need to cave in and join Twitter, if only for the crowdsourcing).

    So, yes, it’s a slow kuduro track — African indeed.

    Also, not that I should feel too ashamed on this count, but being late to something (I also just saw/heard this track being played at a Major Lazer show via SFJ) is, like, basic internet epistem-ontology.

  • 7. lucien  |  April 23rd, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Diplo likes it too.


  • 8. wayneandwax  |  April 23rd, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Yes, Lucien, thanks for that. That’s what I was referring to in the comment above (Major Lazer).

    And since posting this I’ve seen MLK’s “I Have a Dream” autotuned, Winston Churchill, “the news,” etc. Quite a trend, I guess. But that slow kuduro baby wail is still on another lev.

  • 9. Birdseed  |  April 23rd, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    I’ll join twitter when you join facebook. ;-)

    Oh, I should join really. Is there a way to filter results reasonably? I’m scared it will be too much like Facebook’s mindless status updates.

  • 10. wayneandwax  |  April 23rd, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Filter results? Lots of ways. The best: only follow as many people as seems reasonable/interesting. And only read the current page (plus @replies).

    It’s all about managing yr e-cology.

  • 11. htrail  |  May 21st, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I heard a “full-length” version of something like this in Guinea in 2007, babies over beatz – it played over and over in every vehicle I got into. In fact, the baby was auto-tune crying on one track, and auto-tune giggling the second track! My African colleagues just said “so CUTE!” every time it came on…

  • 12. rachel  |  May 22nd, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    i totally heard something like that in senegal, and that reminds me of http://lmncha.blogspot.com/2008/09/bumpin-baby.html im almost positive theres a middle east version as well


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