clipping. – a retrospective analysis

Despite the recent spike in attention towards the Sub Pop signed, Los Angeles hip-hop trio clipping., Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Snipes, & William Hutson have all been floating around in various projects for some time now. A few of their more notable contributions include the long running experimental project Captain Ahab (Snipes), hip-hop outfit True Neutral […]

2nd gen – irony is (2001)

It would be unfair on both individual parties to assume that 2nd Gen adopted a lot of Techno Animal’s traits, however it definitely sounds like there were like minded characteristics flowing between both entities. Unlike Techno Animal at this time however, 2nd Gen’s Irony Is was technically Wajid Yaseen’s first official LP in 2001 and […]

merzbow / tamarin – merzbow vs. tamarin (2006)

For the extreme electronic music fans and harsh noise savvy, Merzbow needs no introduction however Tamarin, also known as Daniel De Los Santos, was in numerous projects including The Missing Ensemble, Housten Drone Concern as well as Tamarin and operated a few labels, the most active being Mad Monkey Records. This was a split between […]

death grips – exmilitary (2011)

Having an opinion on something when that particular something is in the thick of a sensation is difficult, especially when trying not to involve the cultural impact surrounding said phenomenon. The phenomenon here is Death Grips. Comprising of members MC Ride, secondary vocalist & lyricist Mexican Girl, coproducer Info Warrior, drummer Zach Hill, & founding […]

hansel – lorentzian lineshaper (2006)

Devising an excursion through beat experimentations and running off hip-hop sensibilities, Hansel musicians Alan Fux & M.X. Lopecx built Lorentzian Lineshaper back in 2006. This is the most developed of their catalogue and also their latest which seems quite a shame because they’ve managed to marry everything so confidently, it’s a wonder they didn’t churn […]