08 August 2010


The Anodyne Electric Co. recently released a compilation of underground LA beatmakers. 10 instrumental tracks in all by 10 different producers, from boom bap to abstract, NECKBREAKERS runs the gamut of hip hop and electronica. Featuring the talent of NSOK, Fish$cale, ABF, Foniks, KidStatic, Alcendor, Accrete, Depakote, Ravaged Beats 2012 and dirtRAID.

You can stream the album for free or download all ten tracks for just $5 on the aeco.tv bandcamp page.

30 June 2010

unreleased EP from 2004!

the 2 dollar album! PLEASE SUPPORT. I dug out this early Nsok Ep from 2004. That's the year I left Chicago for the wild west. "Transitional Instrumentals" is 4 tracks, much slower than the jungle/ idm tunes of my chicago days, yet more technical than those smoked out Breaks you'll find on ''Make Your Own God" and "The Echo Park EP". These songs tell the story of a young man, scared and lonely, fighting his way into an uncertain future.

just $2(US) >>BUY NOW

01 May 2010

make your own god

The album just came out and already we are getting great feedback from the blog-o-sphere. Here's a review from europe's lofty residentadviser.net.

...Heavily influenced by the sound collage madness of DJ Shadow and Prefuse 73, Make Your Own God has a unique way of dealing with the sensitive matters of politics and religion through constant sound evolution.

On the seven songs on the LP, NSOK exercise the qualities that define him as a unique type of a storyteller. He use his sounds as a brush and patiently paints the picture of the cinic, post-modern world we live in. The more you stare at it, the more you become aware of its depth and richness.

This is a true one-of-a-kind album and should immediately be listed among the essential releases of 2010.

17 April 2010

KIDSTATIC's first show as an Angeleno

Tribal Cafe: Los Angeles, CA
April 12, 2010
"entertaining, and approachable" - Michael Neuhaus (onyoumusic.com)

atoms for peace at fox theater

Fox Theatre: Oakland, CA
april 15th 2010

while flying lotus failed to connect with the crowd in a way that might condone mary anne hobbs' rather grandiose comparison to Hendrix, Atoms for peace amazed as expected, in a venue as poetic as could be. the highlight was an acoustic airbag, take that chicago show!

08 April 2010

Eliot Lipp live @Low End Theory

Lipp's Eastern Development pedigree and sublime synthesizer skills may not place him in the same puddle of dubstep + bass + hiphop that Low End Theory is know to pontificate, but his bass blows speakers better than most, and his beats inspire neck movement just as deadly. It's a true shame we lost such a talented musician to New York, just a few short years before the infamous Lincoln heights bass night blew up. (1)(2)

At one point two sexy young girls jumped on stage and started dancing, testimony to the true power of the well balanced electronic sounds that make Elliot's music so universally appreciable, even in a niche as tight as a Wednesday night at the Airliner.

I caught Egadz set as well. If you, like me, are a sucker for an true pad crusher, than Egadz will deliver.

And let's not forget mear1 the least talked about and yet perhaps most talented artist in the LET cast.