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.