To make a remix is to bring more life to a record. Adding extra elements, and redefining a sound, to make things that much better. That type of innovation you can hear in 2SCOOPS exciting remix to Tsu Nami’s “Useless”. The music was so good we wanted to know more about the creative behind the music, and he was gracious enough to answer some questions for us. The Spotlight is on 2SCOOPS.
Who is 2SCOOPS?
2SCOOPS is my freeform art/music project where I sort of make anything and everything that I want to make when ever I want to make it despite what ever the music scene and record labels want.
How did you get into producing?
Honestly.. I used to play in rock bands in middle school and high school which I would record. So naturally when I was introduced to electronic music, I already had an interest in recording music with a DAW, and quickly became obsessed with trying to learn sound design and other production methods that I would hear my favorite artists do on their records.
What production software do you use and why?
I use Ableton Live because when I was 12 I was stupid and thought that this midi controller I purchased was a synth. (haha) however, luckily for me, it came with a lite copy of Ableton Live 6 that I started to use to record my band with so I became used to using the software at an early age.
What’s your creative process for creating your remix for Tsu Nami’s “Useless”?
I found the original track a few months ago on Soundcloud just browsing through random artists and was kind of hooked on it. Eventually, when I decided to start to remix it, I didn’t want to ask Tsu Nami for the stems of the song or anything so I basically used an AI extraction site to sonically separate all of the instruments of the track, which worked surprisingly alright for me. I ended up cutting about 2 different versions, but neither of those were right, they were slower half time tracks but I felt like they didn’t HIT right. Finally I spent a day where I just kept stacking up chains and chains of processing onto this catchy vocal chop idea that I had started from one of the previous versions and then threw a four on the floor kick under it and it sounded unique enough that I really started to vibe with it.
What was your favorite project to work on?
This is a good question. I work on so many different projects and songs, it changes day by day. I personally really enjoy collaborating with people because that is what I believe music is really about, to a primal/biological level.
Which artist would you love to collab with and why?
This changes a lot for me to be honest.. I love collaborating with my friends on music because I honestly think my homies make the best music ever. But if I were to collab with someone who I do not know personally it would have to be Vanilla. Vanilla does really dope old school hip hop beats mixed with nostalgic jazz instrumental stuff. All cut from vinyl. Truly magical stuff and I would love to see what his process is like for that.
What’s next for 2SCOOPS?
Right now I’m just dropping this Tsu Nami remix! Would love for everyone to check it out. But other than that I’m diving deep into making abstract techno/house records. Planning to drop an EP of that stuff soon. So keep on the look out for that.
Check out 2SCOOPS remix to Tsu Nami’s “Useless” below and follow him on social media. Stay Global my Friends!