New York Based Group ‘Timeflies’ Put Unique Spin on Popular Hits [VIDEO]
A co-worker of mine here at the station came into my office today and told me there was something I had to see on YouTube. In the radio biz, this could mean anything. It could be something really cool, really gross, or really inappropriate in some fashion. The possibilities are endless. In this case, it turned out that what he wanted me to see fell into the “really cool” category.
The “must-see” video was from the New York based group, Timefiles. A two man operation consisting of beat-maker Rez and singer/rapper/rhyme-spitter Cal. The two are originally from New York (Cal) and New Jersey (Rez…obviously), but hooked up back in 2010 while both attended Tufts University in Boston.
Their debut album, The Scotch Tape was released in September and found its way to #8 on iTunes’ overall chart and #2 on iTunes’ pop album chart 24 hours after it’s release.
The video my co-worker asked me to watch featured Cal free-styling over the Rez-twisted beat of Kansas’ “Carry on My Wayward Son”. The kicker being that Cal made up the lyrics on the fly using topics his friends wrote down on a slip of paper and tossed into a hat. I’ve decided not to share the video here due to the frequent use of naughty words, but I will give you the link. That way it’s up to you to decide whether or not you want to watch it (my hands are clean!). If you do decide to check out, know that it’s probably not safe for work. Unless you too work in radio, then by all means turn it up and make sure everyone hears it.
And while you’re at it, check out the other videos available to hear their use of modern pop hits to create entirely new songs. For example, their use of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” below.