Good evening friends, Romans, etc. Life can change in the course of a blog post, and for the uninitiated that will happen now, with this brief introduction to what is quite possibly the most incredible web innovation I've ever stumbled upon.
I was chilling with a friend at a bar in Prospect Heights last night, when, as if struck by lightning, he was reminded of a site he immediately needed to bring to my attention. In a reverent tone he asked me, "Have you heard of Dirpy?" I laughed at the name, then he explained to me that this site, quite simply, converts Youtube videos to audio MP3s.
The very concept is sort of mind blowing. If you're like me, the inability to locate the occasional beat or snippet in portable, MP3 form can be maddening. Well no longer. All those catchy commercial jingles, obscure regional shit, Rap City freestyles and impossible to find old mixtape tracks only have to be uploaded once by one awesome and dedicated soul, and at least until the feds catch on it can instantly become a high quality MP3 ready for your ear buds. Need proof? A brief experiment.
Below is a Youtube video Noz uploaded tonight on his mostly great Tumblr site, part of a series of a few Based disciples he recommends. I enjoyed "Falling" in particular, a syrupy spurned lover lament by some kid named Young Clipz I mostly like for (what I assume) is an original, playful flip of an insane, moody sample (When it starts switching up 2 minutes in especially). The problem? Young Clipz is a nobody and the song has received 57 views at the time I'm writing this, no way to track down an MP3, right?
I simply head over to Dirpy, type in the artist name and song, the results come back as they would in an ordinary Youtube search, click download and 3 minutes later, Yahtzee. Young Clipz has made it onto his very first Brooklyn iPod.
Like I said, once the labels catch wind of this I have to believe the site creator is going to be sued for his or her vital organs. So while you can, make use of this beat digger's wet dream. Happy hunting.