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Skeet Skeet

Interview: Skeet Skeet

My Los Angeles Odyssey had many highlights, but one of them had to be bumping into the unmistakeable Trevor “Skeet Skeet” McFedries in the VIP room of Trousdale.

Skeet is posed for big things in 2011. His productions are so complex and ragetacular that you can only imagine my excitement when he told me he’d be down to do an interview for B10.

But first, Skeet Skeet’s newest production, an SHM-inspired remix of the Black Eyed Peas’ “The Time”

1)The Time (Skeet Skeet’s “Silverlake House Mafia” Remix)-The Black Eyed Peas ***Fuego***

B10: Describe your sound in a run-on sentence with a lot of made-up adjectives

Skeet: Ummm fun party music that makes ur ears ring sometimes and sometimes not so much depending on what mood im in cuz i dont really have a sound i just make whatever the fuck i feel like at the moment.

B10: Last year, you worked with PeaceTreaty on the Blah Blah Blah (Rave Rave Rave Remix). The final product yields a sound that is both Skeet Skeet-ish and PeaceTreatyish at the same time. What was the dynamic collaborating on a track with three other dudes?

Skeet: At that time it was only Josh as “peacetreaty.” We had talked online for a couple weeks then we went to lunch one day and he told me he was goin to spain for engineering school and was just messing around making beats. I basically told him to take that shit serious cuz he has a lot of gifts in production and then we went back to my pad and banged it out pretty quick. I had my poppier version done and got to kinda let him run the FL studio rig and do his thing.

B10: Are there any other producers in particular that you would love to collaborate with?

Skeet: Bangladesh, Justin Martin, 40 (Drake’s producer).

B10: Speaking of production, what kind of equipment and software are you using to make all of these filthy beats?

Skeet: I’m 99% in the box i work in ableton live and barely use a midi keyboard. Do almost all of my programming with a mouse or with my computer keyboard. Soft synths i use mostly are albino, nexus, predator and circle.

B10: The blogosphere has undoubtedly played an integral part in bringing electronic music back into the mainstream in the US. As Dance music has now seemingly cemented itself into our culture, what role do you see the blogosphere playing going forward as a medium?

Skeet: Blogs have become an integral part of all media, blogs have been huge in my success  so I can only see them gaining momentum but becoming more filtered as people become more savvy with them.

B10: You yourself are an avid blogger, with a whimsical site whose topics span far beyond music. What is the mission of Eatskeet.com?

Skeet: Just a little inside into what im checking out on the web. Lots of dumb videos and music I dig etc.

B10: LA seems to be a perfect breeding ground for young electronic music producers, with two world-renowned weekly parties (Dim Mak Tuesdays and Control @ Avalon), an abundance of blogs, amongst them GDD, and a plethora of up-and-coming producers such as yourself, Dillon Francis, and Religion. What would you say to the fledgling producer who just bought his first synth and has no idea where to go from there?

Skeet: I always say find what makes you different, when I started making dance music noone I knew was. I think that was what pushed me into some notoriety there just werent many dudes making the kind of music I liked. If you’re into polka and dubstep go there polkastep fuck it who knows where it may go for ya. But music has to be an extension of you.

B10: You have gained critical acclaim for your remixes. As your popularity swells and soars into 2011 can we expect a lot more original mixes from you as well? What can we look forward to from Skeet Skeet in 2011?

Skeet: Skeet ALBUM! About 12 songs into it so far, been working with some amazing songwriters and friends all over to just kind of go in and see what happens. The whole idea for the album is just to call my friends get in a studio and make a song and see what happens. No real theme, i have stuff with Bonde Do Role thats 145 bpm and stuff with Donnis thats 87 bpm. A lot like my dj sets i guess all over.

B10: Speaking of your tunes, what is your favorite Skeet Skeet track?

Skeet: I didnt think anyone would dig my Broken Social Scene remix but thats probably my favorite remix ever. Also really like the tune  I did with DZ

1) All To All (Skeet Skeet’s Trap House Remix)-Broken Social Scene

2)Bizarro Funk– DZ & Skeet

B10: You have played at SBE Hot-spots like Hyde, as well as festivals such as Lollapalooza and Coachella. What is your ideal gig and why?

Skeet: Man i dont know probably somewhere in australia those kids are so mental I love playing there. Ya big day out australia with 12th Planet and 3oh!3 and nadastrom and diplo annnnnd rage against the machine my favorite dudes to dj with and my fav band ever.

B10: Lastly, You’ve got the Main Stage at Ultra, with thousands of hungry electro-house heads waiting for you to drop some dope beats on their heads. What three non-Skeet Skeet bangers do you play?

Skeet:

1) Flex- Schlachtofbronx

2)Those Dancing Days (Cassian Remix)-Monkey Safari

3) Chicken Run (Max Le Daron Ravecumbiaton Refix)-Canblaster

B10: Thanks for your time!

Follow Skeet Skeet on Twitter. He’s hilarious

Show your support for all the free tunes he bangs out by Liking him on Facebook

Download all of his remixes for free on his Soundcloud!

Get inside Skeet Skeet’s head on his website, EatSkeet.com

Also, Big ups to all the BHHS homies, Kope, Bru, Kerman, Gleitman, Trevor,  doin big things.

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MULQ HORNS

Kopedale said I had to download this track because it had the “Mulq Horns”

I now know exactly what he is talking about and why.

1) My First Kiss (Skeet Skeet’s Sassy & Brassy Remix)-3OH!3

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This is a swell electro banger. Yes it has Ke$ha and totally teenybopper lyrics but Skeet Skeet is able to supplant that with a heavy bass-line and killer trumpets. A metaphor: if this song is the mayonnaise-sandwich in Undercover Brother, Skeet Skeet is the hot-sauce watch. You get the idea.

BONUS: A City Under Siege (Original Mix)-Boy 8-Bit

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You’re probably wondering the derivation of the term “Mulq Horns”. Well, ladies and gents, here is the track that started the phenomenon. For some reason the first time I heard this song I had an out-of-body experience and started pizza-boying all over the place. This track became a staple of my sets ever since. I mean, I’d go so far as to say it’s probably one of my 5 favorite electro songs of all time. It’s also on the GTAIV: TBOGT soundtrack, so how could I not give it love. Electrochoc!