Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hawkwind - The Text of Festival

Far and away the best Hawkwind bootlegs I've ever heard. The sound is completely destroyed on every track. I picked up the double LP this summer and finally got a chance to rip that shit. It's chocked full of my favorite hits, including a totally spaced and warbled version of Hurry on Sundown. There's gold all over this, but my favorite part might be the side-long zonejam on Side D that turns into some nasty riffs and then what the hell I'm in outerspace. Everything total rips. I'm Peakin'.

Shouldn't Do That

Sunday, May 20, 2012

"Acid" brings to mind atonal one-bar loops on the 303, set over spastic, driven-into-the-red drum machines--in-your-face music that sacrifices subtle musicality for raw intensity. Tin Man's Acid Test 1 EP reverses all those stereotypes while still feeling like 100% pure acid. Donato Dozzy's remix of Nonneo on the B side focuses on a zoned-in, nostalgic melody on the 303, letting it play out inside a roomy arrangement that is serious about taking its time. Nothing changes for the first four minutes, and you don't want it to. Even when the track builds to its peak, the 303's filter opening for a few seconds with dubby echoes ringing out, the track remains subtly detailed and carefully controlled. All in all, some goddamned classy acid.

Saturday, May 19, 2012


 Oh man, this mixtape is loaded with J Dilla style instrumental beats and production, with just enough throwback jams mixed in to keep it a steady flow and for you to realized where their influences come from. It's a killer mix to put on a get a ton of work done to or to get ready to head out to party. - Jónó Mí Ló

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Occasional Detroit

Where do I begin with a group like Occasional Detroit? It's so difficult to try and define them because there really is no other band like O-D. Their fusion of experimental rap, funk, electronic beats, noise, and fucked up rock is literally like nothing I've ever head before. The band is also somewhat of an enigma, they disappeared from the Detroit scene around 2006 and moved to Decatur, GA and from the looks of it now (according to their website and various myspace accounts), they're now located and operating out of Albuquerque, NM.

In addition to exploding minds with their unrelenting sonic assault, O-D has a visual art project entitled, Dollface Filmz, which is a natural extension of the music. Basically, it's the visual equivalent of getting stuck in a trap house while your buddy goes to make a deal. It starts out with you waiting on the couch for your buddy to come back, then suddenly some dude appears next to you and offers you a joint laced with PCP. Next thing you know, you've been listening to top 40 hip hop non-stop while rocking back and forth in a corner for 12 hours waiting to come down. To put it bluntly, it's a trip and a half.

Everything O-D touches turns into pure psychedelic gold. Band's are not this expressive anymore, and it's a damn shame, they touch on the gritty reality of life and project it into the astral realm. If this band is too much for you, then I'd just say you're a sheltered pussy who's never struggled a day in your life, and if that's the case then this music is definitely NOT FOR YOU. This is serious expression, and quite frankly some of the best art in any medium that I've been introduced to in quite some time.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Neue Duetsche Welle

This is the second cassette I found at my work labelled "Neue Duetsche Welle." I had originally planned on uploading them both, but lost the first one in a move. It's not too much of a loss though, the first one was kind of bloated with boring pop hits rather than the weird stuff. I think this one may be the superior tape, though I'm a little confused as to why it's labelled as an NDW mix. The first few songs definitely fill the bill, but then the tape veers off into straight-up punk territory, hitting all sorts of different sounds and styles. There's some trashy shit, hardcore, pop-punk, post-punk and even some kbd styled tracks. I have no idea what any of these songs are, except for the Dead Kennedy's California Über Alles (!?). The cassette came from a collection of tapes donated to the library I work at decades ago. Most of the tapes are german language lessons, german comedians, or german classical music. It's all fun stuff to go through and clean up and whatnot but this is some gold right here. Whoever put this together did a great job and taped it all off vinyl so it sounds pretty fantastic. If anybody can give me some info about any of these tracks please hit me up.

update: maggothead totally hooked it up with tracklist. It's still missing a few tracks, but I got most of it filled out and re-upped the download with the updated metadata. PEACE!

some french dude claimed rights to some song on here, i don't even know how that's possible. fucking whatever email me if you want a link.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


For all you bummed/stressed out homies.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Louie Louie

More slowed down stuff. I wish my turntable would just break already