OWSLA founder and prolific gamer, Skrillex, has been tapped by Kingdom Hearts to help create the theme song for their forthcoming third installment of the game.
Skrillex has been a devoted fan of the action role-play video game—which was originally launched by Disney and Square Enix back in 2002—for years, posting a still of the characters to his Instagram back in 2016.
The theme track, dubbed “Face My Fears,” is to be co-written by Poo Bear, as well as J-pop queen, Utada Hikaru, who championed the Kingdom Hearts instant-classic, “Simple and Clean,” (originally written for her Japanese audience as “Hikari”) more than 10 years ago. It’s unclear if Skrillex’s amped-up, bass-friendly bearings will pervade into the new theme; but nonetheless, the dubstep pioneer’s affinity for gamey sound design renders him an exemplary candidate for the task.
Newcomer 1788-L has thrown a wrench in Skrillex and Poo Bear‘s hit track “Would You Ever.” The remix is an ode to the dubstep king himself, praising his distorted vocal production, chops, and sub bass play. Poo Bear’s vocals are center stage, as one of Justin Bieber‘s main writers should be, providing a stark contrast to the heavy drop. There’s even a bit of a groovy vibe on the second verse.
The heavy use of sub bass allows listeners to feel the music. When it’s contrasted with sparkly, glitchy high ends, there’s a vast dichotomy at play. The computer is an instrument, and 1788-L is a prime example of its capabilities.
1788-L has had a quick rise to the top, already working with some of the industries top producers. The mysterious producer has dropped stellar remixes that bring out the best elements of their original predecessors, as evidenced in his remixes of Virtual-Self, Daft Punk, Kraftwerk, and 4AM.
The mysterious producer 1788-L has been making waves this year with his infectious and heavy bass music. While there may be some news on just who 1788-L is, the mystery remains as to the producer behind all of releases such as “Sound of Where’d U Go” by Illenium, Said The Sky, and 1788-L and a
Team EZY just released a remix of the Poo Bear-assisted Skrillex record, “Would You Ever.” With an effervescent approach and futuristic special effects, Team EZY adds a splash of color to the 2017 track.
Team EZY and Skrillex also collaborated on the 2016 track “Pretty Bye Bye” featuring NJOMZA, and the artist has even worked in the A&R division of Skrillex’s OWSLA label. Judging by the merits of this track, hopefully, it won’t be the last of their work together either.
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Jason Boyd, better known as Poo Bear, started his career as a songwriter for R&B and hip-hop acts like 112, Big Boi, and Chris Brown before become one of Justin Bieber’s go-to collaborators, co-writing many of his hits including “Where Are Ü Now,” “What Do You Mean?,” and the “Despacito” remix. Last year, Poo Bear … More »
“God’s Plan” rules the world. Drake’s dominant single is #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for an eighth straight week, and its ubiquity extends well beyond the United States. Although the song hasn’t caught on in Asia or Africa and is only a minor hit in Latin America, it’s the most popular track globally … More »
Jennifer Lopez has finally released the much-anticipated track with Skrillex and Poo Bear. Back in mid-January, Jennifer Lopez performed the collaboration with Skrillex titled “US” during Calibash 2018. Just two weeks later, Jennifer Lopez has officially released the collaboration which tends to steer far clear of Skrillex’s normal productions. Stream Jennifer Lopez, Poo Bear, and
Recently Jennifer Lopez unveiled her long-rumored collaboration with Skrillexlive in concert, and now the pop icon’s newest track, “Us,” is finally ready to see the light of day. Skrillex and his trusted co-proprietor of crossover pop products, Poo Bear, join Jenny From The Block on a vivacious, salsa-inspired dance piece that follows “Would You Ever‘s” basic formula of playful vocal chops in the melody and comfortable percussion rhythms. It’s a palatable radio-primed pop number that will have Skrillex diehards weeping, commercial EDM consumers satisfied, and fans from J.Lo’s late ’90s heyday scratching their heads.
“Us” comes ahead of Lopez’s promised full-length Spanish project, which is due sometime later this year via Sony’s Epic Records. The album is set to be produced by Lopez’s ex-husband Marc Anthony. With Latin music experiencing such a swell right now, it’s not entirely surprising to see Sonny Moore link up with one of the biggest Latin pop stars of all time to deliver his contribution to the flavor of the moment.
Skrillex has moved heavily away from solo work in the last quarter of 2017 and focused heavily on production for artists ranging in every imaginable genre. Today the latest Skrillex production has dropped and it is for his past collaborator Poo Bear and Latin vocalist Juanes. ‘All We Can Do’ is a slow and relaxed