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A Reddit post about a sex playlist has made an 11-year-old song go viral. The DJ behind him weighs in on his success.

A Redditor went viral last week after posting about how his girlfriend hates his sex playlist, especially his favorite song on it: “Cbat” by Hudson Mohawke.

Now Mohawke, a DJ and producer whose real name is Ross Birchard, is weighing in on the playlist choice. Her advice to couples looking for romance in the bedroom? Don’t use his song.

“It’s not a song I would put on a sex playlist, but kink-shaming is none of my business,” Mohawke, 36, said with a laugh during a recent Zoom interview with NBC. News.

The staccato electronic song is ranked higher in the EDM trap music category, which is why many netizens responded in confusion and shock while reading the viral Reddit post.

Redditor u/TylerLife posted on the subreddit, or niche community, TIFU on Thursday. In the post, he said he messed up using “Cbat” in the bedroom with his girlfriend for two years. His girlfriend had just confessed that she hated the song.

“I don’t understand why it took her two years to tell me she hates this song, it’s a good love song with a good beat,” wrote TylerLife, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In its text, TylerLife included a link to “Cbat”. After listening to the song, commentators could not understand the choice of music for the intimate activity.

One person said the song sounded like “robot dolphin sounds”, while another suggested the song sounded like “an inflatable clown toy falling down the stairs”.

“Omg it gets worse the more you listen. I CRY laughing,” wrote another Redditor.

“I listened to this song and I literally have tears in my eyes after falling apart,” added another. “Thank you for brightening my day, and my condolences man for the absolute roast you get and will continue to get in this comment section.”

On TikTok, the song took on new life. Users tried to decipher exactly how the song would work during a romantic moment. The song has been used over 85,000 times on the platform.

It also exploded on Twitter, where a user posted a screenshot of the Reddit post.

“Please read this then listen to the song. You are not prepared for the song,” user written in the tweet, which has since been retweeted 39,000 times. About 17,000 people also quoted him on Twitter, and more than 236,000 people “liked” him.

Hudson Mohawke said he doesn’t mind netizens roasting the song.

The song’s popularity skyrocketed while Mohawke was on a work trip to South Korea. He’s been glued to his phone since “Cbat” took off on sites like TikTok.

“Me and my girlfriend are on a trip right now,” Mohawke said Monday. “She’s like, ‘Drop your phone. I can’t hear that song anymore. And I’m just giggling.

He ended up responding to some of the TikToks on Twitter.

When Mohawke made the song over a decade ago, it was meant to be silly, he said. “Cbat” was part of the “Satin Panthers” album, which Mohawke described as the early foundations of what would become electronic trap dance music.

“It was just around this time when dubstep was starting to become a thing in America, and it was gradually getting more and more silly and ridiculous and aggressive and kind of a brother kind of music,” he said. “A lot of what we were doing was a reaction to that and kind of the antithesis to that.”

Mohawke said if he hadn’t released his critically acclaimed new album “Cry Sugar” just weeks before “Cbat” went viral, he might have been more sensitive to its reception.

“It wasn’t a completely serious song in the first place. It’s kind of silly, and I’ve seen a lot of people say, ‘You must be gutted; you must be really disappointed,'” Mohawke said of the response. “I’m like, ‘That’s great!’ It’s the perfect life for that particular piece of music.”

Mohawke said he was happy to be at a point in his career where he didn’t have to “scrambling” to capitalize on the viral success of “Cbat.”

The experiment demonstrated how random the internet is and how any song can go viral, Mohawke said.

Thanks to viral fame, as of Tuesday morning, the 11-year-old “Cbat” also ranked No. 1 on Spotify’s “Viral 50 – USA” and No. 2 on iTunes’ electronic chart.

“There’s no amount of genius marketing that could do that,” Mohawke said.


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