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SoundKlout 3 : Hooky

If you like dubstep, you'll love this guy

Our SoundKlout series is all about finding the best artists SoundCloud has to offer. Each article will spotlight a handful of good music from a selected SoundClouder. If you know anyone that needs noticing, make sure to hit us up with a few of their tracks.

We’re also kicking it all off with a possible mixtape (depending on you). Check out the details here and make sure to participate!

I gotta warn you, if you don’t like dubstep, this probably isn’t for you. I completely understand why people don’t like it, I’m not quite sure why I do. However, it’s one of the most experimental genres & anything that forward-thinking, at leasts get my attention.

Hooky is a little different than the dubstep I usually listen to. For the most part I listen to dubstep remixes, I find a lot of regular dubstep to be frivolous with no real aim, but remixes tend to focus on the original tune… or should! However, Hooky has created a lot of his own work that I very much appreciate and, although I’m sure it takes a certain crowd, is worth checking out.

Hit us up with your favorites in the comments below
I guess it’s kind of ironic that my favorite is a remix (ironic, right?)
Also, help support our SoundKlout mixtape, this Spot·lighting isn’t easy

Diplo & Don Diablo – Make You Pop (Hooky Dubstep Remix)
One of the best buildup//drops I’ve ever heard – absolutely love it. This was the track that got me started on dubstep and still among my favorites.

Playing Hooky

Hooky – R K’d
Powerful industrial grinds with Mario jumps for a nice break… well, I thought they were from Mario, but I was proven wrong (by Hooky).

Hooky – Peg Leg
Man, does this get waayyy down & dirty. I wonder how this would do in a horror film?

Hooky – Tower of Digi
I’m really trying to imagine this music in a horror movie… it’s a stretch (but isn’t that what the future is?)

Hooky – Time Bomb
Right when I thought this sounded like a standard “Hooky” track, comes one killer drop. Woof.

Hooky – Say Something
More dubstep producers need to realize the importance of powerful female vocals.

Hooky – When You Wake Up
Such inspiring dubstep… never thought I’d say that. It is many things, but inspiring, not so much.

Gorillaz – Rhinestone Eyes (Hooky Remix)
Not really a favorite of mine, but I could see some people appreciating it. Gorillaz are a tricky remix.

Last, I always ask the artist why they like SoundCloud so much:

I like using soundcloud for the interface, i love how you can see the waveform as well and the overall interface is just nice. I also love the group function because i can pester people in their, and all the grouped people in different demographics is sick as well.

– Hooky

Genre: Electronic
Styles: Dubstep, Electro
Origins: South East London, UK
Hooky on: SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | MySpace