In the last week or so, everybody on Facebook became totally obsessed with loads of these ten hour loops of … basically everything. Everything from Trololo to cats (obviously), to any and every other stupid meme or song you can think of which has already exhausted its fifteen minutes of fame, got turned into a ten hour loop. While repetition has been a key element in music from the beginning of time and especially in the era of electronic music, we couldn’t tell you the exact reasons behind this new YouTube hype. Maybe these videos are a clever statement against a faster moving world which makes us all desperate for a few moments to slow down. Or maybe it’s just a good way to save you from clicking ‘Replay’ 100 times in a row.
As far as we’re concerned, the whole fad had only one real, central purpose – to have Wolfram carefully sift through thousands (tens of thousands?) of hours of annoying YouTube nonsense and provide us with the the top two champions of the ten-hour-loop phenomenon:
What is love
These looped scenes are taken from the SNL Roxbury Guys sketches, where two brothers dress up and try to pick up girls at a club. In the car (presumably always either on the way to or on their way back from the club), they’re constantly listening to the same Haddaway track and banging their heads. It’s an all-time classic and possibly a reason why Haddaway is featured on Wolfram’s debut album.
Epic sax guy ten hours
Yeah, it’s a ten hour long saxophone loop. See for yourself.
And don’t forget, your next chance to catch Wolfram on stage is at E-Nix Gang Bang this weekend ant Pratersauna and the Electronic Beats Springfestival 2012 Opening in Graz. Be there!
Published March 28, 2012.