J Hus and Jae5 unravel how they made ‘Did You See’
One our favorite tracks 2017.
J Hus has unravelled the creative process behind his 2017 blockbuster single ‘Did You See’.
Discussing the song for the latest episode the Beats by Dr. Dre Beat x Beat series, alongside producer Jae5, the UK star explains how he wrote the song after attending a block party. “I had a two bar in my head, ‘did you see what I done came in a black benz left in a white one,’” he recalls.
After taking the track to Jae5, the marimbas became the starting point the song. “Once I heard that sound, the whole track was already done in my head,” recalls the beatmaker.
During the film, Jae5 explains that the song’s wah-wah sound came from running his own vocal through guitar amps to create distortion, while discussing his use “weird percussion sounds” and effects. J Hus also discusses the first time he performed ‘Did You See’ live, at London’s Brixton 02 Academy. “Shutting it down was just crazy,” he says.
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