Released in Summer 2012, Dre Skull’s Kling Klang riddim has since been gathering momentum across the world, with support from David Rodigan, ZJ Elektra, Robba Ranx, Major Lazer, Benji B & Toddla T.
Named after Kraftwerk’s legendary German studio, the riddim takes some inspiration from their repertoire: Dre Skull’s beat revs up to the sound of an engine, then breaks into a minimal soundscape powered by cymbals, resonating bass and lasers that waver on computer game aesthetics before accelerating into the chorus. Sitting alongside cuts from Popcaan, Beenie Man, Suku and Deva Bratt, Tifa brings her boasy style as a “Champion Bubbler,” laying claim to more winds than a country road and a repertoire of dances ranging from the 6.30 to Tick It Like A Clock.
In early 2013, Mixpak releases three accompanying videos for the riddim. Popcaan’s bike stuntin’ “So We Do It” video dropped in mid-January. Up next is the video for Tifa’s “Champion Bubbler” which was filmed at the Stanley Gold boxing gym in downtown, Kingston and features Tifa training and performing with members of the Jamaican national female boxing team. Directed by Andy Capper (director of Snoop Lion’s Reincarnated documentary).
Director: Andy Capper
Director of Photography: Nick Neofitidis
Editor: Matt Kitchin
Producer: Carleene Samuels
Mixpak presents Dre Skull’s new Kling Klang Riddim with voicings from Beenie Man, Popcaan, Deva Bratt, Suku and Tifa.
Kling Klang Riddim info: http://bit.ly/OWClHi