At Moontower Comedy Fest, The Session Mixed Music and Comedy To Create Pure Magic

At Moontower Comedy Fest, The Session Mixed Music and Comedy To Create Pure Magic

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Music and comedy are the 2 loves of my life so after I learn the outline of The Session on The Moontower app and noticed that Tom Segura was the visitor, I used to be all in!

For these of you who don’t know, Christian James Hand is a British musician, producer and broadcaster who has taken his love of music and created a present that’s utterly thoughts blowing and distinctive. Mr. Hand created a course of the place he takes a tune and separates the person layers of vocal tracks, devices and sounds, then presents the person stems to his viewers one layer at a time. As customers, our brains are accustomed to receiving totally digitally mastered tracks, so we’re by no means really capable of course of every thing that’s really occurring once we take heed to our favourite songs and listening to music on this deconstructed gentle permits us to have an excellent larger appreciation for the imaginative and prescient, expertise and laborious work that goes into creating music as an artwork kind.

Christian James Hand and Tom Segura launched the present and defined that they might be specializing in two songs for this version of The Session. Tom is a giant fan of hip hop so the primary tune being dissected was A Tribe Known as Quest’s “What’s the Situation.” That appeared cheap sufficient however then they introduced their second tune they actually threw me for a loop. They mentioned, after a fast intermission we might be taking aside the Carly Rae Jepsen hit, “Name me Possibly.” They promised that when they had been achieved with it we had been going to find it irresistible as a lot as they do however I used to be skeptical. I used to be aware of the tune however all the time thought-about it to be as Christian James Hand described it, “Trapper-Keeper pop” and by no means in 1,000,000 years would’ve guessed it to be one among these badass dudes’ favourite songs. I didn’t hate the tune however undoubtedly didn’t assume anybody might make me find it irresistible….

In all honesty, there was a lot superb programming at Moontower, I deliberate to go away at intermission to attempt to break up my time and get as a lot content material in as doable, however then one thing superb occurred. These two clever and hilarious males obtained of their zone and blew my thoughts with not solely the totally different particular person stems of sound that went into making “What’s the Situation” however with the again story of the manufacturing and insights in regards to the historical past of hip hop and rap, all whereas slipping in stems and tales from different songs corresponding to Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Thoughts” and Slick Rick’s “Youngsters’s Story” as nicely. “What’s the Situation” just isn’t solely a dope tune it’s additionally the monitor the place Busta Rhymes was first launched to the world! I beloved listening to Christian and Tom speak about their reminiscences related to this tune.

The primary half of The Session was so good, that when intermission got here they usually promised as soon as once more that we had been going to like “Name me Possibly” as a lot as they do, this time I believed them and determined to remain… And boy am I glad I did as a result of they utterly blew my thoughts! Christian instructed us the story of how this demo was initially dropped at Dave “Rave” Olgilvie who was a member of the rock band Skinny Pet and the way Skinny Pet is likely one of the bands which can be given credit score for creating the economic/digital style of rock music.

As soon as I discovered that info, Dave’s fingerprint on “Name me Possibly” turned evident. There have been sounds and beats in that tune that my mind had heard a thousand instances earlier than however I by no means really knew it till Christian James Hand remoted them and performed them for us individually. It was so good, I couldn’t cease dancing in my seat and for the second time at Moontower I skilled my new favourite emotion, laughter whereas dancing. Heaven!

The Session was magic, pure magic and I need extra…

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Sarah Dahms is a comedy superfan hails from Chicago and travels all around the nation testing the very best comedy all over the place.

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