Today we’re turning back the hands of time to bring you some throwback jams hand picked by Skood Music team members. Enjoy these blasts from the past!
Outkast – “B.O.B.” (2000)
“Growing up i loved this video because of how visually trippy it looked. I thought it’d be appropriate to share this video seeing as the ATLiens are headling almost every spring festival this year. Long live Outkast, the best hip-hop duo in history…” – drehms
Butthole Surfers – “Pepper” (1996)
“This often forgotten song reached #1 on Billboard’s Modern Rock chart, and #29 on the Hot 100 in 1996. I recently picked up this album for a more-than-fair asking price and it has been in rotation all week.” – djredisdead
De La Soul - “Itzsoweezee” (1996)
MF Doom - “Doomsday” (1999)
“One of my favorite songs of all time, and the song that introduced me to DOOM. This track is off of “Operation: Doomsday,” DOOM’s first album after his hiatus following his brother Subroc passing away.” – aymaff
Heavy hitting distorted 808 bass drums and heavy acoustic snares is all you need to know about this one. Adding his own twist to LOLO‘s “Weapon For Saturday“, Royal didn’t hold back on the depth. Starting off with hi-end cut stomps and rim shots you wouldn’t expect it to turn out the way it does but keep listening and you will clicking the download button before you know it.
Sampling hip-hop legend Twista‘s hit song “Wetter“, RVDICAL THE KID from Baltimore throws down a sick revamped instrumental under the chorus from the original. Here’s how he was inspired, “I was eating at Applebees with friends when a song came on and for some reason I completely misheard the song. Disappointed, I decided to make what i misheard into an actual song.” Inspiration can come from anywhere, this proves it. “Rain Down On Me” has a pretty smooth R&B vibe with more of a punch than your usual radio jam. Stream it via Soundcloud and if you would like to further support the artist, it is available for purchase on bandcamp (link in description).
There’s been a huge buzz on the electronic blogs about this kid by the name of Aiden Jude. He’s F***ing 10 years old and recently landed himself his 1st Beatport release. Let me say that again, T.E.N. Y.E.A.R.S O.L.D. I for one do not believe that anyone has the ability to master the art of sound design, bass synthesis, mixing, and mastering all by that age. Producing music takes time and experience.
Not saying it’s fact but most of the big name artists coming out of the gate with massive releases on some of the world’s largest imprints are using all sample loops designed by people who really care for the craft and it’s getting shat on by these “Oh, I can do that”, jackasses. Simply putting together loops that happen to be in the same key, throwing in an overly obnoxious sustained kick, and a pluck/stab with no substance just doesn’t cut it anymore. Granted some producers know how to tastefully implement modern fads into their sound but it’s going too far.
With that being said, Aiden Jude might have been present during the process of this track but I’m not convinced that he was able to come out with a professional grade generic tune on his own.
As of right now the YouTube like ratio is 446 – 1,526 so real listeners and mature ears can identify that it’s an attempt at creating a child star in the EDM world.
Rapid follow up to his recent realease with Armand Van Helden. Canadian music producer A-Trak does an in-home interview with FADER TV showing us his New York dwelling. Including his solo rituals, studio, even down to how he likes to listen to music. Get to know Alain Macklovitch (A-Trak) behind the decks in this installment of At Home With via FADER TV.
HEY! While your at it stream the full “Quack” album by Ducksauce[Fool's Gold Records] here.
Two massive names in big room EDM are W&W and Blasterjaxx. Each with huge releases and exposure within the last 2 years, the 4 man team was assured to be great. Set to be released April 21st underRevealed Recordings, “Rocket” is an ace of tune and will have crowds blasting off their feet. Precise compression and sharp synths aren’t all these guys have to offer though. A menacing melody with a room filling lead hooks the listener into a formulaic build (which is nothing to brag about), then into a mind numbing drop chock full of energy and classic dutch synths/influences. Awesome job and rest assured it will be #1 on Beatport within its’ first couple days of hitting the net.
New visuals by TDE‘s two most recently signed artists; SZA and Isaiah Rashad. We already knew these two sounded good together, but this collaborative track off SZA’s recently released project,S, may be my favorite to date. Check out the trippy visuals for “Warm Winds” below, and after that be sure to peep Seattle-based producer Swish and his latest remix of “Babylon” originally by SZA, the abstractly bouncy flip is just the joint you need to listening to after you watch the new music video by the twosome. Pure dopeness.