Chocolate Grinder Mix 68
You Did This To Me

Flicking off Mama Jazz, my pop slides in his Krupa and Rich tape, and I’m hiding Nevermind in my pocket, which I undoubtedly stole from Keith. So, from my first worn tapes and scratched CD, I moved on to CD-R mixes via Napster, then organizing SoulSeek files on a 2GB MP3 player, OiNK got porked, I’m still barely holding onto my third What.CD account, and now I’m this fucking guy listening to 32GB of music off my phone either at my desk or driving home. And 32GB is NOT enough space, ya feel me. Thus, I’ve developed two specifics in listening: (1) consume music as quickly as I get bored with it, and (2) only enjoy parts of music. Parts of music can be an entire album, half an album, track or EP, etc. I mean, I listen to a lot of long burner tracks/release, so anticipating or enjoy parts is almost necessary for my own personal, um… CLIMAX. Thus, this mix was a pleasure to make, and becoming C Monster has been quite a candy for my ears. Thanks forever.

Beyond that, Tiny Mix Tapes influenced my tastes for years before C Monster. As a fan, here are some of my favorites we wrote this year: “More chaotic, more whimsical, even clownish,” “And it’s fucking weird,” “isn’t that just SO WEEN? LOL??,” “What should I do?,” “‘I’m not a hipster, am I?’,” “An ideal backdrop to antediluvian tales,” “Balanced restraint to abrasive recklessness,” “He exits censorship by responding to it,” and “Tropical or exotic…?.” ALSO: “Soaked with humid condensation,” “He violates what has come to be expected… of noise,” “The lamp next to my desk turns off,” “There’s no passion,” “May be more than your tiny computer speakers can take,” “Somewhere between valorization and critique,” “How did we get this point where music lost its spirit?,” “The ghost is the shell,” “And records that sound like a fireplace,” “Takes chiptune into a very blissed-out drone heaven,” “Something that has to be experienced first hand,” “It’s definitely not a gimmick,” and “But who the fuck cares?.” If I left you out, I’ll probz just add you in this section as I catch up on reading during break. Also, I hate music.

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[00:00] Lost Trail - “Out Here, Part II (Houses In The Wasteland)”
[04:28] Bee Mask - “The Story of Keys and Locks” [excerpt]
[04:30] John Butcher - “Padded Shadows” [excerpt]
[05:17] Bee Mask - “Pink Drinq” [excerpt]
[06:05] Nhk’koyxen - “611” [excerpt]
[06:15] Paisley Parks - “Q”
[07:58] Gobby feat. Mykki Blanco - “Riot” (Juke Edit)
[10:20] Lil B - Deals Whoodie (Void Screw)
[10:40] Nicki Minaj - “[Dick in your Face]” (Ad Nauseum)
[11:17] Rick Ross - “[Rich Forever Interview]”
[11:39] Kool Keith - “Nice Nasty”
[15:18] Demdike Stare & Billy Green – “Toadstrip” [intro]
[16:18] Mac DeMarco - “European Vegas”
[18:55] Rick Ross - “Huh”
[18:56] Dean Blunt - “[Narcissist II Encore]”
[20:12] Heat Wave - “RYTES” (repeat)
[20:25] Blank Realm - “The Crackle Part 1” (Chewed Up)
[20:33] Actress - “Holy Water” (Spit Out)
[20:37] High Wolf - “MLK” [excerpt]
[23:09] Transmuteo - “Sequence Two” (And I Quote)
[23:11] Angels in America - “Tooth Hound Sand”
[24:54] Dolphins into the Future - “Levante”
[25:04] Lil B - “Very Rare Interview”

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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.

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