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Mellow out with a jazzy playlist from YouTube mix master Kutiman

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Ophir Kutiel, better known as Kutiman, is a musician that uses all of YouTube as his instrument, finding obscure videos of people performing and crafting them together to make remarkably original songs.

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He’s also a musician of the more traditional sort, with a wide and varied taste. When EW asked Kutiman to put together a brief playlist, the artist pulled together a jazzy set from one of his many deep dives into YouTube.

“Lately I’ve been diving deeper and deeper into exploring the freedom of boundaries in music,” says Kutiman. “Sun Ra was the first to show me the way, and from there YouTube kindly suggested Alice Coltrane, Don Cherry, and many more. I don’t really know how to put in words the sense I get from this music; all I can genuinely say is that it has made me fall in love with music all over again.”

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