Justin Bieber gets an ambient homage, 800% slower
But first! Some back story. Four days before posting the song, Shamantis tweeted:
BRO @justinbieber I <3 U BRO
Among several other Bieber shoutouts. Then, hours after posting the song, it made the front page of Reddit. From there it was a hop skip and a jump to Gawker, where little big stories go to graduate. And graduate it did...right into a brick wall that has Shamantis simultaneously effacing his creation ("I don't claim this to be any sort of MY OWN talent resonating. All I did was put the song through Paulstretch. Anyone can do that") and defending it from a spuriously titled and positioned group named the Photo Wave Orchestra, who apparently posted his Bieber tweak as their own composition. Judging from the many browser tabs in front of me, my money is on Mr. Pittsinger for the honesty award in today's internet three-ring circus. A week ago Shamantis tweeted:
Good things happenin'. I have a feeling my life is going to change forever in a few months. :)
He didn't have to wait months, and maybe now he wishes it just never had. Regardless, it's worth a listen, and an interesting dissection of digital audio science-type-stuff to hear the slowed version's sped-up version. But not the original, really (sorry J. BIEBZ!).
J. BIEBZ - U SMILE 800% SLOWER by Shamantis
J. BIEBZ - "U SMILE" 800% SLOWER SPED UP 800% FASTER