The Loop: Corduroi
Beat music is a form that has grown out of various strains of electronic music, right in our backyard. Several local collectives are going strong with monthly live showcases and online compilations, and Texas Music Matters wants to shine a light on the scene. Each week, we’ll highlight a different artist and their music, and we’ll let them tell their own stories in order to put beat music into a Texas perspective—we’re calling it The Loop.
Sometimes it’s the tools that dictate the trade. For Austin beat musician Cody Wilson, it was finding a cheap microphone as a prize in a cereal box that eventually led to Corduroi–Wilson’s musical alter-ego. Over the years, he’s collected more and more of these kid-oriented sounds for his own music, which is fun and bubbly while at the same time mature and complex. He’s a frequent performer at Exploded Drawing events, and on this edition of The Loop, Wilson talks about hunting through Goodwill for inspiration, his particular sampling style, and the evolving nature of his moniker.
Also: the music video for Corduroi’s “All Ways” started out as an entry in a Duran Duran music video contest, but after getting second place, the filmmakers approached Corduroi. Watch the Austin-centric results below: