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Edward Found Sounds: Let’s Go Skating

Found Sounds is a SoundCloud community feature focusing on some of the most weird and wonderful sounds that can be found on SoundCloud. Count on new installments with some of our favorite sounds each Tuesday!


Skating and sound have always been intertwined. Punk rock and skateboarders are one in the same, they go hand in hand. This influence is still strongly rooted in the punk rock scene, from the skateparks of California to the inner-city parks of Glasgow.

Those of you eager to get out on your decks, we hope this weeks Found Sounds reminds you that the streets are waiting to be surfed, (as skateboarding was originally known when it was dreamed up in California in the late 1940s). Whether you’re only just mastering your first ollie or you hung up your board years ago, come and listen to the sound of skaters from the London Southbank and reminisce about those hard practice tricks and the scrapes and grazes you picked up along the way! Kick, push, kick, push, coast…

This recording is binaural, meaning two microphones were used, intending to capture a 3-D stereo sound.

As a kid you think the world is against you, with adults accusing you of causing disruption on the streets while all you want to do is make use of every inch of the world around you, and skate on it. Right after this was recorded the three boys were told they couldn’t skate there, and they retreated back to their decrepit skate park.

Skating has an amazing community, connecting sounds, active living and creativity. The drone of plastic wheels on concrete, the grinding of wood on metal and the odd thud and crash resonate around parks around the world. As sung by Wingman in the track below, “F*!? it let’s go skating!”

That’s all for this week’s Found Sounds! Tune in next week for more crazy sounds from the ‘Cloud.

Edward Found Sounds: The Rush And The Roar of The Waterfall

Found Sounds is a SoundCloud community feature focusing on some of the most weird and wonderful sounds that can be found on SoundCloud. Count on new installments with some of our favorite sounds each Tuesday!

The sounds of nature are some of the most evocative sounds we know. These sounds can evoke fear, happiness and relaxation. This week in Found Sounds we want to concentrate on those tranquil natural sounds, taking a listen to the rush and roar of waterfalls.

These beautiful natural occurrences are formed as a stream of water meets a drop in its path. At this point in time we begin to hear a roar as the stream of water crashes into a rock bed, this sound illustrates the immense power of the natural world around us:

In colder climates, this sound may begin to slow over winter. As water sources begin to freeze, the sounds are muted from us. But, as the ice melts, the rush and roar of water falling grows and grows. The user tnewbold captured a great field recording of this:

Iceland is a country scattered in Waterfalls. One of its biggest The Skógafoss, according to legend has buried treasure in a cave behind the waterfall, from early settling Vikings. It is said that locals attempted to recover the chest years later, but lost it all bar a ring on the side of the chest during the recovery. The mysterious folklore attached to this natural wonder brings people to Iceland every year, these people hear and see this beauty:

The tranquil sounds of these natural rushes and roars are a great way to stop, relax and take an interlude in our busy life. I hope it has done this for you today.

That’s all for this week’s Found Sounds! Tune in next week for more crazy sounds from the ‘Cloud.

Edward Found Sounds: The Sizzle And The Spit Of The BBQ

Found Sounds is a SoundCloud community feature focusing on some of the most weird and wonderful sounds that can be found on SoundCloud. Count on new installments with some of our favorite sounds each Tuesday!

Things are hotting up here in Berlin, finally the sun’s made an appearance and the temperature has jumped above 10°C. With this news, we’re all getting a little bit excited about the prospect of summer. So, this week in Found Sounds we’re taking a listen to the sizzle and the spit of the BBQ, one of the most notable sounds of summer

Earlier this month the music and tech communities came together for SXSW and this really got us thinking about BBQ. Along with all the hard work that went on in Texas this month came what Texas is most famous for, BBQ, so what’s the first thing to do when you land in Austin…

One of the greatest sounds you hear over the summer is that initial sizzle as you drop your pork chops, your ribs, steaks or corn on to the BBQ grill. Here is that mouthwatering sound from Cooking Copper’s BBQ in Newheaven, UK, last summer:

On the weekends at Columbia Road Flower Market in London, vendors hosts a variety of BBQ stalls in the afternoon. If you find yourself strolling home through the market in the evening you’ll hear the sounds of the vendors cleaning down their grills, because at the end of any BBQ, there is inevitably going to be mess.

As the BBQ season slowly begins to kick off, we’re going to want to know where’s the best place to go to get our BBQ. WCBE Foodcast has some great recommendations for any Americans out there looking for the best BBQ.

Good luck on your hunt for the best BBQ let the season begin, the earlier, the better!

That’s all for this week’s Found Sounds! Tune in next week for more crazy sounds from the ‘Cloud.