Skate videos and edits can elevate a song from obscure to immortal. The precise pairings of sound, that moment when a song clicks with the footage—it makes you feel like a skater, in touch with the sublime.
Like spot selection and style, the choice of song is part of the trick, and when timed correctly, it elevates and enhances your skate video viewing experience. There are unwritten rules as to what types of songs can be used, but in 2016, the breadth of sound, genre, and freedom to challenge convention is what has viewers scouring their feeds for the next awesome vid. Here are some of the best examples of audio/skate pairings from 2016 so far.