DJ TRIBAL SHITSHOW
The Lovers

THE LOVERS … A FANFARE OF TROUBLE . A LONG, LOUD, COLD NIGHT, DRUNK IN THE DARK. PEOPLE PRANCING, BUT THE COLD WAS TOO MUCH FOR I. WANDERING UNTIL THE SUN WOULD RETURN TO THE SKY. HM. BUT YOU KNOW, IKO WAS THERE WAITING. AND HE HAD BEEN THERE THE WHOLE TIME. BUTCHY, CAMERON AND THE GANG OF FREAKS ERE ROLLING ON STRONG. YES, STRONG. AND AS THE SHOWERS OF FREEDOM POURED, IT WAS UTTERED: “IT’S OVER.”.
DEDICATED TO THESE SOLDIERS OF WHICH I SPEAK.
“GO OVER THERE AND TALK TO CHICKS, MAN”

I really have no idea what this means, but it’s pretty mmmmmmmmmdamn deep. Deep Tapes, that is. Enigmatic, multi-moniker’d, genre-jumpin’ Alex Gray is at his computer again making music here under the name DJ TRIBAL SHITSHOW. This time around, it feels down a more familiar street in the instrumental hip-hop hood. Cuttin’, pastin’, choppin’, sloppin’, pop-lock-and-droppin’ — The Lovers shits it all out.

• DJ TRIBAL SHITSHOW: http://chanceimages.bandcamp.com
• Deep Tapes: http://deeptapes.tumblr.com

Chocolate Grinder Mix 63

Take The Adventure

I wanted to make a mix that was adventurous and thematic to me both in creative thought and sound. Most of these artists have made releases that I died listening to this year. Every day that I experience of real life makes me want to further ingrain myself into this computer. Not to say that two, three hours out of my day are worth realism. But, for all I’m concerned, the rest of it can fast-track itself out of existence. This mix is my transcendence into that life. My final peace will occur when all my particles break and absorb into technology. I wish I had the responsibility of just a single piece of the matter comprised in my entire body rather than organizing it all into a nice-guy failure. I’m the only escapist I know in real life and that concerns/enlightens me on a variety of levels.

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[00:00] sunn 0))) - “Holy Water”
[00:08] Transmuteo - “Ocean Intro”
[01:02] Bataille Solaire - “[Part One]”
[02:27] Diamond Terrifier - “Three Kings”
[05:20] Blonde God - “[Track 1]”
[06:04] Gesellschaft zur Emanzipation des Samples - “Irrelevant Sound Effect”
[07:12] Superskin - “Jungle Juice”
[11:20] Frank Rosaly - “[A]”
[12:13] Prurient - “Vicodin Slave”
[12:45] Earn - “Romantic Comedy”
[13:37] Charlemagne Palestine & Janek Schaefer - “Raga de L’apres midi pour Aude”
[18:00] Starving Weirdos - “A Change In The Lexicon”
[23:11] Inga Copeland and Dean Blunt - “Attitude Adjustment”
[24:55] YYU - “What Do You Want To Be”
[25:12] /please/ - “Why Should I”

Squarehead

“More Quickly”

Squarehead is an Irish rock band, that, despite only having been formed in 2008, plays crunchy garage-pop that sounds straight out of 1992. The fuzz-o-meter is off the charts, the riffs are simple and catchy, and the entire package is very, very loud. “More Quickly,” a cut off the band’s upcoming split with So Cow on Inflated Records, shows off the group’s playful side, with a tug-of-war ensuing between dreamy Britpop and Nirvana-style anthemics. Nothing too fancy, and that’s what makes it so great. Plus, Morrissey went to see them, which, considering how grumpy he seems to be most of the time, says quite a lot.

• Squarehead: http://www.myspace.com/squareheadmusic
• Richter Collective: http://www.richtercollective.com
• Inflated Records: http://inflatedrecords.tumblr.com

Wires Under Tension

“Like Waves We Will Keep Coming On”

The seven-and-a-half minute track “Like Waves We Will Keep Coming On,” by Wires Under Tension (a Bronx-based duo founded by composer Christopher Tignor), has the post-rock grandeur that its diction suggests. The piece starts with the sound of a turntable needle and a slow, feverish monologue. Then strings begin to lay down the primer coat, but Tignor applies only a thin layer so that the impurities show through for textural effect. After nearly two minutes, synth sequences and drums are unexpectedly speckled into the mix. A sense of acumen that’s agnostic to convention rises from the disparate pairing of programmed and organic sounds. The track is from the upcoming sophomore release Replicant, an album inspired by Conlon Nancarrow’s player piano experiments and Philip K. Dick’s fiction. Like Nancarrow, the duo explores the relationship of the mechanical with performance. And like Dick, they work within genre and lather on the metaphysical themes. Listen here:

Wires Under Tension’s Replicant, whose artwork for both the CD and LP was created by Peter Liversidge, is to be released by Western Vinyl on November 13.

• Wires Under Tension: http://www.wiresundertension.com
• Western Vinyl: http://westernvinyl.com

Disclosure

“Latch”

Following up on an impressively successful string of singles, as well as that Jessie Ware remix that’s been exhaustively cited to death in the press, the young brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, a.k.a. Disclosure, finally dropped their first proper multi-track release earlier this year in the form of The Face, an unexpectedly divisive EP that has come to lay bare the horrible truth that, all too often, our friends from across the pond are simply quicker to catch on to the good things in life. Derivative, you say? Maybe, maybe not… probably. But who cares? The Lawrence brothers nearly defy analysis by simple fact of being able to get your ass on the dancefloor, and their new lovesick-themed single “Latch,” is no different, even as it tips the scales more towards a garage style than the post-breakbeat-lite house that prominently featured on their earlier material.

View the recently-released, market-friendly video for “Latch” below, and… oh screw it: Do you drop your judgmental guard when it comes to all things even remotely related to house? And do you like to dance? If your answer is yes to either question, then this one’s for you.

• Disclosure: http://disclosureofficial.com
• PMR: http://pmrrecords.com

Kane Ikin

“Rhea”

It’s at that moment you know you’re being watched when adrenaline soaks all your muscles. Alone, but conscious of someone looking, the rush rips through your still body trying to find a sound. Beating into your psyche comes the natural pulse and flow of blood, which fills your eyes red, and all sounds are absorbed by that beating. In the tree line, you see the voyeur and start running. Imminent danger ahead, and possibly whirling whizzing past you, as running accelerates with each hard heartbeat. Distracted and jamming now to your own personal rhythm, you think about how deep creep-dance has been this year, with acts like Silent Servant, Vatican Shadow, and Mortiz Von Oswald Trio. Mm, yeah, and that Sublunar album Kane Ikin released this past September on 12k. Weird how his new video for “Rhea” is like the situation you’re in now.

• Kane Ikin: http://kaneikin.com
• 12k: http://12k.com

  

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