Friday, July 9, 2010

The Verdict: Mariah Carey "Skydiving" produced by Timbaland?

I've been wanting to analyze this track for awhile so why not today. Let's back up to 2007 when we got the news that Timbaland was working with Mariah. Was anyone excited? Honestly, I really wasn't sure what to expect and had my fingers crossed it wasn't going to be some predictable pop song. Then the track leaked (and since has been continually removed) on the net and come to find out not only was it not some predictable pop song (though very Mariah Carey), it actually had the classic Timbo stutter (finally!) but was it really Timbo? What's the proof? Well let's listen to the facts:



(Hit Play Now): first thought "ugh it's a Tapemaster Inc version", ok there's the familiar crow sound though not necessarily a unique Tim sound, blah blah blah first verse blah, then chorus, start 2nd verse, wait did Mariah just say "bullshit"?!, more tags, blah blah blah, start chorus, and low and behold there's the the back and forth sounds of the "HOOO" from Missy Elliott's "I'm Really Not" and the "EEEEE" from "Pump It Up", fade out....

So is it Timbo? If it was just the crow sounds I'd say no, rather anyone could be using the same sounds and I'd even say the same thing to the "HO" but what really is the clincher for me is the "EEEE" sound which makes me thing Tim really is behind the boards. What do you all think? Do you hear any other "Timbaland" sounds in the track? Weigh in.

And check that background "Baaa" at around 2:01, is that a pitched sample of George Kranz "Din Da Da"? Czar where you at?!

7 comments :

  1. doesnt even sound like Mariah

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  2. Big-A, that's because this youtube upload is at a different speed than the leaked mp3. J, I don't hear the "baa" at 2:01 that you're talking about...

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  3. No, way is that timbo. all of those sounds, I have em. There was a massive leak of producers samples from sony music studios in 2007 and part of that was a collection of exclusive timbo sounds, which I and about 20 other producers I know have. The clear sign that it's not TIM is the drums. very weak and basic. Even when tim makes basic drums they still sound big, it's just some half tempo shit another producer did

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  4. No, way is that timbo. all of those sounds, I have em. There was a massive leak of producers samples from sony music studios in 2007 and part of that was a collection of exclusive timbo sounds, which I and about 20 other producers I know have. The clear sign that it's not TIM is the drums. very weak and basic. Even when tim makes basic drums they still sound big, it's just some half tempo shit another producer did

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