Where Sicko Mode's weirdest moments came from

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Tracing the roots of Jamaican dub music.
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"Sicko Mode" by Travis Scott was an unexpected chart-topper. It sounds more like three songs than one. Its disjointed, other-worldly effects, echos, and song structure are a far cry from the traditional pop songs we're used to, but it's in these off-kilter moments that we get glimpses of a musical culture and genre that was centered around sonic experimentation and innovation, and has influenced everything from punk, rock, and pop for nearly half a century: Jamaican dub.
Spotify playlist "Sicko dub mode" open.spotify.com/playlist/3EJ3Rpxk8K6YfRum952NET?si=EM_5kWDXQIuj0kc-5iaWYg

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Vox - 9 mánuðum síðan
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Aayushmaan Lala
Aayushmaan Lala - 3 mánuðum síðan
Can't tell you how much i NEEDED this thanks a tonne. Please do more unorthodox/cult song analysis kinda content. Love from the UK
Super Cool Friend Skelly
Super Cool Friend Skelly - 4 mánuðum síðan
wait how is the weirdest part that its has three parts, tylers the creators wolf had PARTYISNTOVER/Campfire/Bimmer which came out five years before astroworld
MITAL KANSARA - 6 mánuðum síðan
Hey.. Great Work.. Why dont you make a video on this very recent LoFi HipHop phenomenon?
Taylor Donaghy
Taylor Donaghy - 7 mánuðum síðan
Please make a video on why pro sports league intro music is such a distinct genre
zublefar - 8 mánuðum síðan
@Vox, please, name the song at 6:50!
pedro gonzalaz
pedro gonzalaz - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Travis: oh yeah that sounds pretty cool sure put it in.
Vox:and that’s how a new genre of music was made
O F F L I N E - Degi Síðan síðan
2:40 dub music is notorious for speskere setups
Man drizzy really going to uk urban roots of music
Dub is pre jungle era
O F F L I N E - Degi Síðan síðan
Ther was a famous dub artist called jah shakka yh
Ws funny,
Like a year ago am jammin wit some drug dealer, and like.... We were talking...
Exchanging ..not "papers" like how they do in prison, but exchanging, who we are basically...
Actually u dnt need to know this...
Long story short my pple robbed jah shakka n took his van, his van was legendary, it had some custom sound setup that u cant even buy
Lol.. Im sittin there in the car yh n the dealer was all like
"Ohh, yh shakka is my boy"
Loll akward moment, but the love was all there
Lejit am like a walking pewce treaty where i used to live, i braught a shiiiitload of rival drug dealers, together
O F F L I N E - Degi Síðan síðan
Sicko mode prob one of the only trending songs on utube i like
Annd it started getting real hard, then drizzy stop....
MrFlipperInvader792 - Degi Síðan síðan
I'd love to see vox do a video on nu metal
Oxim2100 - 7 dögum síðan
whats the song at the end?
Brendan McCabe
Brendan McCabe - 7 dögum síðan
King Tubby has nothing on Lars Ulrich when it comes to snare drums
John Sosa
John Sosa - 7 dögum síðan
I feel like Jamaican Dub is the parent genre of Electronic music remixes.
Paulos Sebhatu
Paulos Sebhatu - 11 dögum síðan
Oz is a legend
Lil Tree
Lil Tree - 8 dögum síðan
Paulos Sebhatu Who tf is that
Master Oogway
Master Oogway - 13 dögum síðan
That's just Mike Dean tbh
spanellaful - 14 dögum síðan
Jah rastafari bless king selassie
shadow gamer
shadow gamer - 16 dögum síðan
whats the music at 6:49?
Renzo Villarroel Franco
Renzo Villarroel Franco - 18 dögum síðan
I hated this
Andrés Madrigal
Andrés Madrigal - 28 dögum síðan
I freaking love these videos. Omg I'm so grateful for the work that you guys put up on this project. Thank you very much.
Charlie - Mánuði síðan
i cmae here to learn about sicko mode not about Jamaican music lol
Taku Te Puke
Taku Te Puke - Mánuði síðan
does anyone here not like dub?
Omar Jones
Omar Jones - Mánuði síðan
this video went hard
Coochie Foochie
Coochie Foochie - Mánuði síðan
i love songs like this but sicko mode just confused me and gave me anxiety🤨😬
Medjy Davis
Medjy Davis - Mánuði síðan
Still waiting for the weird moment in sicko mode lol...
David Hutchinson
David Hutchinson - Mánuði síðan
When do we get a Vulfpeck Holy Trinities collab?
liamiah - Mánuði síðan
Wait sooooo how does this relate to sicko mode?
R W - Mánuði síðan
came for a breakdown of the travis album n it turned into a channel 1 interview... i'm not mad
Daniel Jiménez
Daniel Jiménez - Mánuði síðan
Que viva el dub perros
welping woodz
welping woodz - Mánuði síðan
Mildly infuriating how the commentator pronounces reggae
Minus - Mánuði síðan
Vox, stop making videos about songs. You're always very wrong, and it hurts.
Sean Turner
Sean Turner - 2 mánuðum síðan
This is the best thing I've ever seen.
Vox - 2 mánuðum síðan
Thanks Sean, and appreciate the support!
Rapto - 2 mánuðum síðan
I like watching videos about music more than listening to music
AiM__FreakZ - 2 mánuðum síðan
5:25 this is clearly a incoming skype call
Foe Pockets Full
Foe Pockets Full - 2 mánuðum síðan
Travis Scott don’t even know this
Novack George
Novack George - 2 mánuðum síðan
There is a relationship between what's examined in this Earworm episode and the emergence of the scene in NYC in the 1970s and 1980s (also in England) Look no further than The Police song Walking on the Moon for the pop variant of this. Really appreciate that Jillionaire (who inherits so so much from the pioneering work of others) is able to provide context here. Once again, great work. Keep going...
OhYeaMoe - 2 mánuðum síðan
Super dope video!
Cassidy Leonardo
Cassidy Leonardo - 2 mánuðum síðan
I want a whole video on ska
Will McNamara
Will McNamara - 2 mánuðum síðan
“Jamaicans are a people obsessed with audio”
What a weird phrase. That’s like saying
“Jamaicans are obsessed with printed pictures”
Martim Motim
Martim Motim - 3 mánuðum síðan
Did you know that Ska came before Reggae?
Do Lo
Do Lo - 3 mánuðum síðan
This editing is brazy
Diego T. Yamaguchi
Diego T. Yamaguchi - 3 mánuðum síðan
sicko mode producer: *uses delay
Casualty Commission Atomic Bomb
Casualty Commission Atomic Bomb - 3 mánuðum síðan
Yo what´s up Liberty City This is K'Jah! Lots of good memories...
Caden Nicholl
Caden Nicholl - 3 mánuðum síðan
this video’s production quality and depth was amazing. this is exactly the type of content i want. also, i think i just found a new genre i like. thanks vox
Sub_ Woofer
Sub_ Woofer - 3 mánuðum síðan
Sucko mode
Gumminums - 3 mánuðum síðan
Why does dub sound so much by Gorillaz
Ben Liu
Ben Liu - 3 mánuðum síðan
So it's like Jamaican hip-hop Bohemian rhapsody?
schloomp YT
schloomp YT - 3 mánuðum síðan
Sicko mode is the bohemian rhapsody of rap
Lucas Raske
Lucas Raske - 3 mánuðum síðan
Did you know that Ska came before reggae, and that reggae came from from ska?
Iamman i upload 5 times a day for 6 months
I don't modern day rap but I sorta enjoyed sicko mode. It's almost structured like a Prog song.
Mantis128 - 3 mánuðum síðan
Kind of reminds me of when I was 15. I had an old Ipod and a pair of less then quality headphones. I remember if I nudged the headphone jack a certain way the connection would mess up and distort the music, making trippy versions of the music with backing vocals and stuff. It would sometimes have interesting results.
Liam Delahunty
Liam Delahunty - 3 mánuðum síðan
I could listen to this woman speaking all day long.
Tobin Greenwood
Tobin Greenwood - 3 mánuðum síðan
At 8:14 I got strong Clint Eastwood vibes.
Djou Lea
Djou Lea - 3 mánuðum síðan
you guys really know how to make informative videos while actually keeping things interesting, chapeau!
Whallop - 3 mánuðum síðan
Sampling is very lazy
Matej Hantabál
Matej Hantabál - 3 mánuðum síðan
1:07 that's a ping pong delay not an echo m'lady
Andrew Statkewich
Andrew Statkewich - 3 mánuðum síðan
more more more! I love these videos analyzing certain unique songs . modern or not
Mitch Casto
Mitch Casto - 4 mánuðum síðan
Dude.. Vox has dope content!
Drxgoxn - 4 mánuðum síðan
This is was like an english teacher analysing a book
izzy Antonio
izzy Antonio - 4 mánuðum síðan
Is earworm coming back on?
James Rhymer
James Rhymer - 4 mánuðum síðan
So this was a great video, I love any music analysis that Vox produces. But I will say, this was a little click bait-y. I clicked out of interest in dissecting sicko mode, and it wasn't until 3/4 through that I realized it had nothing to do with that 😂
jonathan mitchell
jonathan mitchell - 4 mánuðum síðan
Vio Villanueva
Vio Villanueva - 4 mánuðum síðan
in the middle, I forgot that I was watching something bout sicko mode
Ashkan - 4 mánuðum síðan
this was a video essay on dub with little to nothing on sicko mode
Louizzza - 4 mánuðum síðan
I will not be surprised if Jamaican music even made the universe.
Lupus ad Noctem
Lupus ad Noctem - 4 mánuðum síðan
When the transition is your least favorite part of sicko mode... 😬👀
likenoother13 - 4 mánuðum síðan
What's the track at the very end/outro called? Thanks!
Dark Shadow
Dark Shadow - 4 mánuðum síðan
Could you do the history on how the album Hawaii:part II by miracle muscle was made
NarrowPath - 4 mánuðum síðan
Let me save you 10:16. Travis Scott worships the devil and doesn’t try to hide it. Acts 2:38. God bless you.
Vytal - 3 mánuðum síðan
NarrowPath don’t care didn’t ask plus you’re white
Andros Ramos
Andros Ramos - 4 mánuðum síðan
yall should go listen to The Disciples album produced by Jah Shaka if you want some good dub
James Chapman
James Chapman - 4 mánuðum síðan
You guys need to do Hessle audio and pearson sound
Mohammed Haimoura
Mohammed Haimoura - 4 mánuðum síðan
Yooo we have to give the video editor some credit.
This person is an absolute Monster!
GHfan4life - 4 mánuðum síðan
Aye big up Jamaica!
Ernest Afoakwah
Ernest Afoakwah - 5 mánuðum síðan
How did this become a history lesson?
Trigger Random
Trigger Random - 5 mánuðum síðan
Devan Brown Productions
Devan Brown Productions - 5 mánuðum síðan
Whats that last song at the end with the heavy bass line called ?
Vitto Prince
Vitto Prince - 5 mánuðum síðan
SICKO MODE’s beat changes faster than my mom’s mood
Brandon Santiago
Brandon Santiago - 5 mánuðum síðan
Harun Gezici
Harun Gezici - 5 mánuðum síðan
Mostly good information but the statement at 7:00 that the distance of tapeheads creates feedback is wrong..
A-CAL 831
A-CAL 831 - 5 mánuðum síðan
What song is playing at 10:06
428MjRdz - 5 mánuðum síðan
Idk what someone said but whoever said "someone said" is wat made me sing "someone said" whenever someone said came on
Derek Strohm
Derek Strohm - 5 mánuðum síðan
Sicko mode is this generation's Bohemian Rhapsody. Even the structure of the song is similar
Tahsin Nabi
Tahsin Nabi - 5 mánuðum síðan
astroworld is a goated album, sicko mode isnt even close to the reason why tho
Cartman on tha Beat
Cartman on tha Beat - 5 mánuðum síðan
Wdym *pop* song
speedingchimps - 5 mánuðum síðan
someone said
someone said motherfuc-
*someone said*