Various Artists: AMDISCS

Founded in 2010, ∜♡MDISCS: Futures Reserve Label (a.k.a. AMDISCS) has slowly become an understated force in today’s experimental underground, releasing music from an eclectic bunch of artists (C V L T S, Afrika Pseudobruitismus, DJ Baglady, VΞRACOM) and within a wide range of styles (DIY dance, glo-fi pop, vaporwave, future beats, bathdub, etc.). And in ∜♡MDISCS’s world, nothing is left unaestheticized: Their playfully aggressive viral approach to promotion is itself a work of art, which, when paired with the label’s associated blog All Everyone, United and its uncompromising artwork, makes clear how ∜♡MDISCS is on an altogether different plane, one in which past, present, and future are conflated into a multi-dimensional breeding ground/grid for young artists organically and collectively forging a Now aesthetic.

For this year’s free annual compilation, ∜♡MDISCS 2K13, the label has upgraded from a 52-track beast to a 73-track monster divided into two parts. We’re talking 4.4 hours of exquisite beats, smeared samples, breathy atmospherics, skittering electronics, demented hip-hop, synth blasts, and a whole host of other digital weirdness from the likes of coolmemoryz, Infinity Frequencies, a i r s p o r t s, ROMCOM, Feral Love (Burial Hex), CVLTS, AyGeeTee, Luxury Elite, ACTRESS PETS, Black Jeans, Police Academy 6, and many, many more. This is the sound of a post-medium, trans-geographical emergence, a pseudo-global hologram gutted and reconstituted with vibrations of the highest order. Or, as ∜♡MDISCS once put it: “Lo-fi gardening with hi-fi instruments and a dash of masochism.”

Spend your next 4.4 hours listening to both parts of ∜♡MDISCS 2K13 below.

∜♡MDISCS 2K13:

∜♡MDISCS 2K13 X:


Chocolate Grinder

CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.