Sleep is the cousin of death. That’s common knowledge, not just in Queensbridge but also in Brooklyn where hip hop, dancehall and soca don Dre Skull pulls all-nighters on the regular, just to make sure dances worldwide never run out of high octane riddims. After lacing beats for heavy hitters such as Beenie Man, Popcaan and Pusha T, the mighty Major Lazer asked him to co-produce Snoop Dogg’s reggae-fied reincarnation as Snoop Lion. It’s a move that seen Dre Skull settle into the mainstream with ease, adding a dash of tropical bass weight to Jamie xx’s summer anthem Good Times. Being raised to the sounds of the East Coast underground freak-punk scene, Dre Skull perceives urban music culture as a holistic affair and follows the paths of Don Was, Rick Rubin and Heavy D in terms of working with artists from various fields.


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How To Run A Record Label

FADER Mix: Dre Skull

Where It Came From: The inside story of Popcaan’s amazing debut album

RBMA Lecture

Guardian Feature

Mix for URB Magazine

Spin Feature

XLR8R Feature

Interview with MTV

Interview and Mix for Mixmag

Mix for Triple J

Clark Magazine Feature