Guest Mix: Lil $ega


Lil $ega boasts a dynasty as a single human being: editor-in-chief at Hi-Hi-Whoopee, mastermind behind djwwww, chief executive officer of Wasabi Tapes, etc. One day, I received a message from Lil $ega on Twitter (via @c_m0n5t3r…hmu), and it just contained a MediaFire (!!!!!!!!) link. Obviously I clicked on it expecting the best-looking viruses in the world, but outta my immediate disappointment came a flush of joy, as the containing .wav file was a mix for TMT! After uncontrollably peeing a lil bit in my pants, I clicked play and then (whoo)peed a lil bit more. Dare you play the same mix within your ears, skull, mind, body, whole?

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Nikolai Pogorvintuv - “The Imitation of the Flower Garden”
♥ djwwww - “f7”
Juk Juk - “Unwrap”
♥ djwwww - “f4”
Giant Claw - “Dark Web 002”
Bruce Smear - “Junktion”
john-pdf - “Feilong”
JIPPSI GOLD - “llnOQn4838127_0069q38458kgndfn88858_5872345”
♥ djwwww - “fuck you”
virussssssssssssssss – “smoke like fiyyya”
#HDBOYZ - “Super Glue”
felicita - “doves”
♥ Beyoncé – “Heaven” (ft. djwwww & N. Brennan)

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DJ Clap


Phoenix based DJ Clap (a.k.a. John Luke) delivers a new short TOTAL MIX that contains the entirety of last year’s LP Best Night Ever and EP Bliss. At first, the whacked out, crazy high BPM madness seems to be maniacally moving forward, but Clap’s clean mixing and attention to detail harness the energy of the hyper juke, delivering us something that is palletable but still out of control.

TOTAL MIX takes a dance genre and appropriates it to be something that is almost meditative. Yes, juke is always connected to dance and the body, but the mix provides something that acknowledges that the mind is part of the body; they are not separate entities. Check out TMT’s review of Best Night Ever here, but juke (like all dance music) is best appreciated in its original habitat: the mix.

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Unleashed by Post-Life International this past Wednesday, one of Pittsburgh’s premiere producers, Nekophiliac, conjured up a handful of sonic incantations, and entitled ‘em, don’t bother me, i’m crying:

Yesterday, I’m trollin’ that Twitter game (via @c_m0n5t3r …hmu), and saw a pal of mine in talks with Nekophiliac about a new video for his track “ahaha,” listed as coming soon. After a few back-and-forths with Julie Mallis (“ahaha” video creator) I received a link and was mesmerized at what came forth. Made using her 2D works of art, “ahaha” gets to a level of sure maximalism, stripping down samples of sound and samples of visuals, and shoving it all into a package of sheer joy. The video is entirely an “ahaha” moment.

This year at the Cassette Store Day swap meet, I played a track off Nekophiliac’s R O M A N C E, and Dirty Tapes CEO (a.k.a. Daniel Christopher) was in amazement of who I was playing. So I gave a good name drop. Also stoked just in general that Neko is going in on releases this year, considering this is his second, and normally, people take a minute or two. Prophecy is in high demand, don’t bother me, i’m crying becomes a mantra, and “ahaha” will shock the AWW out of you, streaming below:

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Tough Fuzz

“High Life”

It’s no secret that Chocolate Grinder geeks out about Tough Fuzz ‘round these parts. Old boy just knows what we like, and “Oh, boy” do we like it. His first three volumes of cassettes were as gooey as spent gum on a roasting rock, and Volume Four, his latest, is no different. Perharps a tad more refined, but we’re in pretty much the same territory. The drums choke their way through the clouds, the bass is ALIVE, and samples are fucking destroyed and built again.

And if providing yet another tape of sonic gold wasn’t enough, Mr. Fuzz has graced us with a video for the track “High Life” as well. Some of those cheap ass tall boys show up, too. Fuzzy got the hooch, am I right?! Regardless, watch the video above, and be prepared to step up your cloak, mask, and glove game. Ewww, try and cop Volume Four while you still can, too!

• Tough Fuzz:



Ripping across the country-side, realmed in seclusion, stirs the “Malintesi.” As a towering entity, “Malintesi” consists of every enemy that has ever defeated. Thus, “Malintesi” is a towering construction/block/blob of humans all melted together at the torso, fighting and absorbing anything within its pathway, continuing to create more land to roam alone within. Cursed by bone tappings, cauldron sizzlings, and majestic floutings of TOMAGA, “Malintesi” is sirened to crush, kill, and destroy in order to create earth’s mega creature and ultimate creation. The processes is belligerent yet pensive, and unimaginable until the curse swallows you whole. “Misunderstood,” you say? That it is in-deed.

Hands in the Dark is throwing up their 23rd release this November 12 by TOMAGA entitled Futura Grotesk on edition of 500 black vinyl copies. No doubt will the duo kill it, as Valentina Magaletti conducts most of the percussion, “mystery objects,” and voice (!!!!), and Tom Relleen is in a more melodic-rhythmic zone. Though, 100% suspense ensues within their patient reworkings of archaic and pagan ritual sounds coursing throughout about 32 minutes of play time. Listen to the pleasantly haunted “Malintesi,” check out Hands in the Dark for the LP November 12, and feel your bubbling evil layers below as they await the enchantment of Futura Grotesk.

EXTRA!!! The video below was found via the (French) sister premiere of “Malintesi” for TOMAGA’s album-title track, “futura grotesk.” SCOPE DAT BONUS!!!

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