Ferrari Jackson
Lush [album trailer]

Culture Dealer got they’s video vibe going good, here representing Ferrari Jackson as the greatest soft drink commercial 1989 had to offer. They bringing that sexy-cool liquid, with a splash of cherry juice and tingles of antifreeze outweighing flavored vodka. I bought the cassette last night. These jams will be my farewell to summertime. It’s been gone awhile, but Ferrari Jackson will make the send-off official. Also, Lush is definitely a step forward for all them VHS/nostalgic/tape-dust reelers flavoring the cassette scene for[like]ever. Lush is the area between seasonal change and people not really paying any attention. Outer Limits Records should re:open only to house Ferrari Jackson’s future discography. Or, at least get Not Not Fun or 100% Silk to dig it for a minute. You can dig it now via Culture Dealer. I don’t think it’s been out too long, but neither has the label. So bust that C20 open in the islands of Waikikiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.

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“Hold On”

Bedroom clubbing hub Boiler Room has just posted this laid back number from Brooklyn producer KRTS. It sounds like a more upbeat take on the brilliant Airhead and his out of sync, disorientating bass music. Yet instead of prompting a lot of weeping into empty Red Stripe cans, KRTS manages to speak the sweet language of soul thanks to muted vocals that provide some simply sumptuous harmony. It sounds to me as if the protagonist in the song is not particularly keen for whoever she is addressing to let go, but that’s as much as I can establish from the vocals. Nevertheless, having one phrase repeated again and again (and again) is a wonderful dance music institution, and may it remain that way.

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The Skull Defekts


So, I suppose what you’re listening to is a sample. Sez herr, @me/my_face, that the A-side of the new The Skull Defekts 12-inch EP 2013-3012 (out November 8) features three new tracks “recorded during their US tour earlier this year,” and their “B-side presents those songs played in reverse and reverse-cut.” Thus, I’ve finally come across a sample I like. It’s seemingly exclusive; like a D[igital]-sides. But, maybe total reversal is the answer to time travel. Errr, though I’d rather just time travel in one song rather than flipping a 12-inch.

It even sounds like the dude is reverse repeating “they’re delicious.” So maybe eating children is the answer to time travel. Why don’t we live in that kind of culture? Who said eating your young ain’t moral? Is that what really separates us from the insect kingdom? I’m going to eat a bunch of kids, time travel to the future during, like, “Reign of Mantis,” and check that shit for a minute. They’ll say something in “Mantis Talk” (future language), kill me, and travel back to 12/20/2012, and shit’ll get ruined. But, yo, The Skull Defekts’ 12-inch EP 2013-3012 will be out long enough for you to get your A-side/edis-B on.

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King Dude

“Don’t Want Me Still”

Remember the 5th of November! Not only is it the celebration of (the capture of) Catholic Anarchist fanatic Guy Fawkes and Bank Transfer Day, but it’s also the release date of Pagan folk acolyte King Dude’s first full-length Love on DAIS! That’s three things worth happening. Seriously, put an X on your calendar. You can buy a record, then put on a cool mask, and then walk into a bank. Do it!

This short song is caked, perhaps unnecessarily, in reverb, but T.J. Cowgill’s incredible voice still holds its shape. It’s appropriate, given his affinity for occult imagery, that he was gifted with a truly supernatural singing voice. If his EPs on Bathetic and Clan Destine Records are any indication, you’re in for some heavy acoustic strumming and nonstop eerie ambiance. Like Capt. Don Van Vliet said, “your guitar is a divining rod.” Love is up for pre-order right now and will definitely be the soundtrack to all my effigy-burning parties.

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Nickolas Mohanna

“Neon Agents”

From Nickolas Mohanna’s Reflectors, a new 40-minute album of tone poems, comes “Neon Agents,” a lush, complex piece using a combination of field recordings and guitar/synth treatments. Australian minimalist label Preservation has one of the most consistent catalogs extant, recently releasing albums from Black Eagle Child, Quiet Evenings, Fabio Orsi, and Deep Magic, many of which are packaged in the same themed artwork “using a specially created abstract alphabet of shapes, determined by artist, title and catalog number for something both fixed and random.” It’s also worth scoping out the visual equivalent to this music — minimalist line drawings and zines — at the artist’s website.

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Young Smoke

“The Space Zone (Special Edition)”

We’ve posted about the Ghetto Teknitianz DJ clique lately, so we thought we’d throw up a track from a young (under 20) footwork/flightcore/gutta house muzik DJ named Young Smoke, who runs with the Flight Muzik crew. Flight Muzik began in 2010 by none other than DJ Diamond, who released TMT favorite Flight Muzik (TMT Review) earlier this year on Planet Mu. But while DJ Diamond’s economic footwork is rooted in a G-funk/soul past, Young Smoke’s music is on a whole other planet. He’s, like, the Sun Ra of footwork/juke or some shit. Check out his epic 15+-minute (!) track “The Space Zone (Special Edition),” clearly the soundtrack to some truly interstellar dance circles. WELCOME TO THE SPACE ZONE!!

Young Smoke also released an album back in April called Gutta House Muzik V.1. Can’t find it anywhere, but you can listen to some of it here. It’s as equally mind-blowing as “The Space Zone.”

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