19 December 2008

5signs "Left Handed Aquisitions"

5signs: featuring nsok, accrete, abstract butta fingas, foniks & alcendor. eight hip hop inspired instrumentals, one track featuring the amazing up and coming vocal talents of 310 and def soun, and one track featuing chicagos rising star: kid static

the album covers old school, dilla-esque, downtempo, new school, boom bap (and bipp), with nods to idm, funk, soul and classic rock.

available now:
poobahs (pasadena - LA)
amoeba (hollywood - LA)
etherea (east village - NYC)
halcyon (brooklyn - NYC)

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03 December 2008


just got back from new york city. great trip. there for a week. went to p.s.1 (amazing). checked out flushing, which is a crazy china town east of LaGuardia, which is where i spent the better part of two hours stuffed in the middle of a budget truck box cab. to support ladybird's reacquisition of her African American berry. which was sort of a blessing and a curse, cause she already had her mom lined up to fork out an iphone for Christmas. but your better off without it ashley.

passed out a ton of 5signs records. currently for sale at Halcyion in dumbo (Brooklyn) and Etherea in the east villiage (Manhattan). soon to be available at turntable lab, Rockit Scientist, Kim's, and representing Williamsburg: earwax (ask for it!)

i also ate some dank home cooked locally grown food, and spend some good old quality time with a few of my greatest friends. i'll post some pictures as soon as i unpack my transfer cable.

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16 October 2008

apple dj's

apple laptop dj's can eat a dick. maybe if you didn't play bullshit trendy 80's crap, i could forgive you for being such a lazy asshole. maybe it's just l.a. and in other parts of the world there are kids with tight pants and stripped shirts banging out the truth from their sleek white apple-badges of cool. but i'm pretty sure pop culture is simply inexcusable excrement and it always has been. 

we spin wax. why? cause it's worth it. if all you can do is play popular songs, you're not a dj, you're not even a jukebox, because at least with a jukebox, i can turn the page, you, i have to listen to until i finish my drink and bounce. 

p.s. don't forget to update your blog with the latest playlist. 
p.p.s. you can just export it from itunes 

p.p.p.s. eat a dick.

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29 September 2008

long live the green party.

mcain is part of the same empirical system bush was. and while bush obviously stole both of his elections, it is worth noting that there were enough people voting for him, to get him within striking distance. which is just testament to the millions of people in this country who only process information delivered from a television, and who are uneducated enough to vote on moral similarities.

im voting green party. but it's not an abandonment of obama, it's just a nice benefit of living in such a liberal state, obama will so easily carry california, so while i campaing for him to a certain extent, i have the freedom to add support via my vote, to a lesser know party.

plus pallin shouldn't be anywhere near the white house, and if anything mccain shouldn't be allowed to be president based on his blatant attempts to use her to manipulate america by offering a pretty face instead of a respectable politician. if that's the type of government people are looking for, sweet smiled conservatives with imperialist appetites, then we should completely give up on democracy, and bow before our tv masters.

24 September 2008

Krust - Coded Language (Roni Size Remixes)

(They cant all be good)

my recent discovery of the genius that is saul williams lead me to search out "coded language" by krust.

Amoeba didn't have it on vinyl, not a huge surprise, but digging the jungle 12"'s uncovered the roni size mix of the "coded" single williams appears on.

What a disappointment. The a side (which thanks to factory error has the b side label on it) features a tiny slathering of williams lyrics within the first quarter of the track, and some how elicits the necessity of an instrumental on the mislabeled b side.

I'm a huge fan of roni size, considering new forms to be one of the greatest records ever recorded, but this single is indicative at best, and more properly described as boring, and uninventive. I'm not sure how prominent williams is on the album version, but a miraculous combination of sauls gritty, and sizes jazzy, this is not.

link to discogs.com listing

02 February 2008

releases in the works.

"green girls" by dierubix

this is an album i wrote the first half of 2006. i consider it instrumental hip hop. blackbird appears on two tracks. the addition of his vocals to pre-existing material was the last step in recording and was completed sometime during the following summer and fall. "green girls" will be released on cd by the anodyne electric company

for the most part the melodies are inspired by rock music, and the rhythms are my take on electronic music, specifically idm and drum and bass. i believe the sound of this album is the true voice of dierubix. it has progressed much in the five years since my first ep: "music is math" and while my style is constantly evolving, "green girls" represents a finite and specific version. in a word my first two ep's were stepping stones to this album, the first masterpiece by a particular aspect of my creative being. i do not believe i can convey the voice of dierubix to any higher degree of accuracy, but i look forward to one day returning to this emotionally heavy style.

i designed the artwork under the alias 'zero factory'


2.green girls (summertimin’)
featuring blackbird
3.passenger seat
4.lets be wild for a while
5.you are a sliding door
6.untitled (Bbd)
7.green girls (tennesse ticket)
8.here comes the bomb
featuring blackbird
9.soul for sale (kyle kyte theme song)
10.now is the time of your life

"(untitled)" by five signs

five signs is a collective of left field hip hop producers living in and around hollywood california. the artists include: fonik, soulstep soundsystem, accrete, abstract butta fingas, and alcendor. this will be a 12" vinyl release on the anodyne electric company.

this is a cooperative compilation featuring two tracks from each artist. my contributions are 'music machine' and 'drumalong,' two tracks i wrote early on under the 'soulstep soundsytem' moniker. One difficulty i had in choosing music for this compilation was that i did not wish to repeat any songs from the forth coming soulstep album (see below.) 'drumalong' does not contain the same political or social motivation intended for "make your own good" but fits with the sound and style of soulstep. 'music machine' is perhaps a song i would have liked to save for my album, but it was specifically requested by some of the other five signs producers.

additional roles:
abstract butta fingers: p.r.
foniks: design
accrete: packaging
alcendor: mixing
kyle kyte : executive producer

track listing to be determined...

"make your own god" by soulstep soundsystem

having completed "green girls" i felt i had entered a new phase in my production. this style is much more hip hop inspired than any of the dierubix material, even though some compositions illustrate the transition more than others.

the goal of this release is to create a body of work that accurately conveys my political and artistic positions. not just songs that sound good, or tracks that make you dance, "make your own god" is a series of statements.

"make your own god" is still being composed and recorded. this album will be released on a yet to be decided format by the anodyne electric company.

track listing to be determined..

"(untitled)" by dream tv

a couple years ago dream tv was born from jams with jeff (who plays guitar and bass with rock influence, and experience.) when jordan joined the band we decided to get serious, write songs, play shows ect. unfortuantly jordan moved to san fransisco, and dream tv took a nap. during recent sessions, however, jeff and i have written some new material, and we are excited to release it.

dream tv is the most rock inspired of my music. keeping with a rock mentality, a 7" release seamed the most appropriate way to share our dub rock creations. this single will be released by the anodyne electric company (of course)

track listing to be determined..

"(untitled)" by gray world

i have discussed briefly with blackbird the idea of releasing a single on vinyl. gray world is a collection of compositions i wrote over the course of my first two years in l.a. blackbird added vocals which were recorded in my home studio in the summer and fall of 2006, two gray world compositions appear on "green girls," though it is unlikely we would choose either of those songs for this release. we will presumably choose something which i wrote pre-"green girls", when rock was just starting to shade my dance focused production. 'cocain and alcohol' may be the track of choice. we also plan to elicit remixes from other artists to add to the release.

track listing to be determined..
label to be determined..

//fuck capitalization.