I’m assuming most anyone who pays attention to my blog is already familiar with Dirty Loops and their recent wave of youtube videos. Stunning pocket and ideas from these guys, not to mention complete command over their respective roles in the band…

Here’s the discussion for today: Does this video change your perception of the song they’re playing? Are you the kind of person that immediately dismisses Rihanna’s music as “crappy pop” without ever hearing it? Does her production and vocal alone account for the music snobs thumbing their noses?  Do Dirty Loops give the song new cred simply because they’re great players? What if the actual Rihanna version had always been like this, but just with her voice on top?

I think the Dirty Loops do a great job of exposing the genre-ism in all of us.