A music producer has demonstrated just how good he is at making beats by taking the mundane sounds of supermarket self-serving tills and turning them it into a song.
Inspiration comes in the strangest forms, particularly when it comes to music – to the untrained eye, aspiring musicians who are still making their bones Just to Get a Rep (word to Gang Starr) are peculiar individuals.
Little do they know they’re actually in their creative mode, intricately weaving their personal magnum opus, which could potentially propel them to legit superstardom – or at least as a viral sensation for a few weeks.
Aspiring music producer Ben Suff Donk, from Leeds, showcased his musical chops by sampling the sounds from Tesco’s self-checkout tills.
Check it out in the video below or on his SoundCloud:
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It seems like Ben had spent a considerable amount of time on his personal project because at one point, he even asked the question ‘why am i making a tune with tesco checkout noises’. [sic]
why am i making a tune with tesco checkout noises
— BEN SUFF DONK (@bensuffdonk) April 13, 2018
Well, we’re glad he persisted because the end product resulted in an absolute banger of a track, which is something I thought I’d never write. Especially about a Tesco-sampled joint.
Despite being only a 39-second preview he shared on Twitter – which was posted on April 13 – it’s gone down a storm with everyone on the social media platform.
At the time of writing, it’s gone on to garner 11K retweets and 34K likes in the space of four days.
The praise for Ben’s unorthodox club classic is unreal too, one person heralded Ben as ‘The hero Morley Academy needed but didn’t deserve’, while another Twitter user, who was hard pressed to give Ben’s track the credit it deserves, conceded it was ‘a banger’.
The hero Morley Academy needed but didn’t deserve. My man x
— ßen (@BCAFCBH) April 14, 2018
can’t lie, it’s a banger
— jord is bored ☠️ (@jordansoyeah) April 15, 2018
Some have even suggested Tesco make this their new theme song for their next commercial.
While it may seem like a good idea to tap into the untold potential (i.e. pockets) of the youth market, we’re pretty sure Tesco don’t want to be known as ‘the store for all your pre-and-post-seesh needs’.
Yet it looks like the viral love for Ben’s track has got a bit overwhelming for him – yesterday he was looking for a way to ‘turn notifications off for just one tweet’.
Can u turn notifications off for just one tweet?
— BEN SUFF DONK (@bensuffdonk) April 15, 2018
He even asked himself:
why did i even make a tune for tesco they did me dirty with the meal deals… [sic]
why did i even make a tune for tesco they did me dirty with the meal deals :@
— BEN SUFF DONK (@bensuffdonk) April 16, 2018
I guess those are the pressures of being a talented beatmaker who’s stock is about to rise. They’re all tortured souls really.
Fame has its price, just ask Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, whose smash hit Despacito – which become the first YouTube video in history to have reached five billion views – mysteriously disappeared.
When people tried to watch it (for about the one-hundredth time no doubt) they found a video showing masked figures pointing guns from the Netflix show Money Heist – or La Casa de Papel – and when fans attempt to press play on the video, it said ‘unavailable’.
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The original video is back up on YouTube though so don’t worry – but I do think you should be concerned for you reprehensible taste in music.
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