The best looping artists
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Inventend by the music pioneers of old, looping has bit by bit charmed its way into mainstream music. And frankly, it’s musical genius. This popularity has unveiled some major looping superstars today. These artists can turn even the simplest sound into music gold. For a quick definition, looping is the musical act of recording short pieces of sound that are then repeated throughout a record. These repetitions create patterns and these patterns can be added onto with instruments and singing resulting in songs. A lot of loop artists are bands, but there are several solo acts as well.
Here are some of the best looping artists around today.
An accomplished performer, Watts can loop, make jokes, sing and play piano simultaneously. His style comprises of his natural improv talent with minimal but stylish loop sequences with his voice. His stage charm and creativity makes what he’s doing seem easy even though it’s quite hard to pull off. Watts simply does it all effortlessly.
With incredible beat-boxing ability, Beardyman combines his incredible voice with a technological setup the result of which is loop music that is quite different from the rest. His sound is a sort of rock dub-step mixture that makes his voice sound anything but human. It makes for creative and memorable music, something out of science fiction.
Starting our as a solo artist, Merrill Garbus, now performs with her band, tune-yards. Garbus makes use of her voice plus an array of instruments. Her style can be described as a sort of alternative music. Starting from her voice, moving to the drum kits and adding more instruments as the music climaxes. She has incredible energy on stage which she radiates to her audience, always convincing everyone what a great performer she is.
A prolific baroque singer, Bird, is capable of performing with a band or as a solo act. In a solo performance, Bird combines his voice with a violin, guitar and whistling seamlessly resulting in some very nice songs. The way he does his loops by combining all those tools would make one believe they are witnessing an orchestra.
A multitalented band, Yellow Ostrich’s performances are a great show of creativity. During a performance, lead singer Alex Schaaf usually starts off by looping his voice, creating a unique beat background. The band then build upon this background for the rest of the song resulting in some very catchy music.
One of the first YouTube looping stars, Dub FX now performs with his band Betfair. Their performances feature an initial assortment of loops led by the lead singer’s voice which is then added on to with various instruments. Dub FX then adds lyrics to the song with his unique singing voice giving them a tune to go with the creative looping beats.
While he is a major mainstream artist now, Sheeran started out with looping. He is incredibly talented at it too. Using his considerable guitar skills and silky voice. Sheeran usually starts off his performances by creating an acoustic foundation on which he adds on to by singing to the sound of the guitar. His songs are sweet and mellow, and his stage presence is magnetic.