Like many other YouTube musicians, Mike Tompkins has built up a following thanks to his unique renditions of popular songs. In Tompkins’ case, he is the master of a capella, capable of covering a plethora of hits using only his mouth. Now, Tompkins is exercising his own songwriting chops through ‘Shake The Ground’, a new original song.
‘Shake The Ground’ features Tompkins’ signature layered vocals, with plenty of interesting-sounding noises coming out of his mouth. He manages to use his voice to make a bass-heavy backing track, and there’s also a few dubstep breakdown born from some edited Tompkins hollering, as in his Skrillex video. The Maker Studios creator has released an accompanying lyric video on his channel, pbpproductions; check it out below.
To go along with the video, Tompkins has offered up plenty of ‘Shake the Ground’ swag for sale. Who knew, in addition to all his other talents, that Tompkins was also a model?
Tompkins is one of YouTube’s most innovative musical performers, so it’s no surprise that he has the skills to create an original production like this one. It’s a fun, danceable track that doesn’t lose sight of what drew viewers to Tompkins’ videos in the first place. Give it a listen, download it here, and throw it on an upbeat playlist. ‘Shake the Ground’ should go over well at your next party (unless it’s a wine-and-cheese party).