The original intention was to premiere this during the QS ten-year anniversary weekend, this past September 12. Instead, we decided to fine-tune the thing and make it as good as we could. Your first mixtape has to be fire.
Over the past ten years, we have made tons of videos for this website, and besides the pants (yeah, skaters and pants man…), there is no factor more crucial to telling the time and place of each vid than the song playing over it.
DJ Ross One — half-architect behind the Notorious Partyboy Soundtrack (and now author of the brilliant Rap Tees book btw) — presents Head Over Wheels: Ten Years of Quartersnacks Music Supervision. It’s a musical journey through the past ten years of this website, and songs that shaped it. Something to get you hyped for this weekend, and hopefully for many weekends to come :)
Covert art by Francesco Pini. Intro by Dances With White Girls.
Download MP3 here, Soundcloud disabled downloads.
Friendly suggestion: Maybe download this for safe-keeping on the chance that Soundcloud nixes it.
IF YOU’RE IN NEW YORK TONIGHT: Stop by Powerhouse Arena, located at 37 Main Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn for a drink, a chance to buy the QS book, and maybe a conversation with a person you kinda-sorta-maybe met at a loud bar one time. We’ll be there from 7 to 9 P.M. F train to York Street…the first stop in Brooklyn.
This will either be a triumphant soundtrack to the second Knicks playoff win in twelve years, or a consolation prize for a weekend sullied by a Paul Pierce step-back jumper with three seconds left in the fourth quarter.
Our friend Ross One — one-half of the duo behind the winter 2011 classic, The Notorious Party Boy Soundtrack — mixed up a bunch of funk and soul staples in collaboration with Jahmal Williams and his great skateboard company, Hopps. Aside from being a solid hour of the sort of music you’d hear in a Hopps clip and an array of sample sources, it’s a reminder of just how many great songs have gone un-used in skate clips. (It’s okay to leave the Big L alone sometimes, guys!) Is it actually possible that nobody skated to Aaron Neville “Hercules?” It feels like it should’ve been in three San Francisco-based skate parts by now. Provided the imaginary Nate Jones comeback we’re hoping for is under way, he should follow up his Real to Reel music supervision with it. Also, Guy Mariano should’ve skated to “Miracles” in Pretty Sweet.
Check out Hopps’ spring commercial if you have yet to do so. Have a good weekend.
Related to today and #musicsupervision: Guru passed away on April 19th in 2010. Here’s our two-year-old post about Gang Starr and skate videos.
This is pretty much the realest thing on the internet right now. Enough to make anyone want to go wild in the streets even though it’s going to be below freezing tonight. This was crucial to driving from D.C. to Charlotte in record time this past December as well.