“Uh Huh” – Tom Caruana Remix
I had a lively discussion with a few friends this evening about this song, and they managed to convince me to post it.
Tom Caruana, a 28-year-old music teacher and producer from Brighton, England, spent about two months stitching together Beatles and Wu-Tang samples to create “Enter the Magical Mystery Chambers,” a mashup album that unites the Fab Four and the fearsome hip-hop collective. Since he posted it on the Internet earlier this month, Mr. Caruana said that “Enter the Magical Mystery Chambers” has been downloaded more than 27,000 times from his Web site. The project has also received widespread attention in publications from The Fader to GQ, and even got a shout-out from the Wu-Tang rapper Raekwon, who described it as “ill” on his Twitter account. Mr. Caruana’s work has also drawn numerous comparisons to “The Grey Album,” the Beatles/Jay-Z mashup created by Danger Mouse that drew disapproving attention from the Beatles’ record label, EMI.
“Uh Huh” is a song from this album, and when I initially heard it I refused to put it in a post. I objected to the blending of two artists I enjoyed separately on principle. The growing mash-up genre of music is something I typically don’t enjoy, but after listening to it a few times I love it, and I think that makes it music. Enjoy.