This summer Pepsi Max and Noisey have joined forces to challenge three emerging artists from three cities where Pepsi Max have a festival presence (London, Manchester & Oslo) to create a brand-new mixtape in just 48 hours.
In the third and final episode of the series, Norway’s preeminent footwork producer Slick Shoota is challenged to create a mixtape from scratch in just 48 hours to capture the best of what Olso has to offer.
Pepsi Max and Noisey, naturally, then documented the entire process as each artist used their city, experiences at festivals, and the summer vibe as inspiration as they created their unique, collaborative mixtape.
With little time, Slick Shoota called upon his friends and a host of Norway’s up-and-coming electronic talent – including Drippin’, Purrpurr Purple, and Boska – to help him with his challenge.
“I’m really stressing out, it’s only 48 hours, and I need to make 6-8 tracks. And that’s quite heavy,” explains the producer as it dawns upon him the magnitude of the challenge he has in front of him.
“This week is Oya Festival, the whole city is really excited, and I really want to capture the energy of the city. If there’s a 48 hours to choose to do a mixtape like this, this is it.”
With his field recorder in hand, and the sun shining, Slick Shoota takes in the sights and sounds of his hometown for some inspiration for his mixtape.
“When you’re using a field recorder, you never know how those sounds are going to come out, but the good thing is you get sounds you never thought you would,” explains the producer.
Shoota’s home studio quickly became a hive of activity for 48 hours as the rag-tag group of artists, producers, and musicians set about creating 7 original tracks for the mixtape, which then got its premiere at Oya Festival’s after party.
Watch episode three of Pepsi Max and Noisey’s ’48 Hour Mixtape’ above, and download Slick Shoota’s 48 Hour mixtape here.