FRIDAY 12/14 ⚡️ at @SuperchiefGalleryLA (8PM to 12AM) // #Revert Closing Reception • Year Wrap-Up • 5 Shows • Vendors ••• 5 Shows - Revert, Full Bleed, Weirder, the Better, Sexual Healing, From Japan, With Love, & CBNC 10 Year Shows ••• Vendors - @shopcalledquest @pizzaboyzzz @slushcult @cbnc @poshgod2055 @deweysaunders @iammuseshop @catgods @mounirghaziparis @bloodygums @thevegantaqueria + more
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Wood Ox is a captivating fusion of blistering beats and live instrumentation by the husband and wife duo Anthony and Sumandhi Fox. The group delivers sparkling hip hop and electronic productions paired with a variety of instruments such as U-Bass, drum kit and viola. Wood Ox explores the nexus of rhythm-heavy genres such as 90s hip hop, jazz, world music and more to bring audiences into an elevated yet deep-down funky state.
Imaginary Throne is an eclectic amalgamation of future funk, Dilla-esque instrumentals and experimental electronic compositions which spans the spectrum of Wood Ox’s creative output since their previous release Uncharted Territory. Analogue synth is the thread of continuity which ties the pieces together into a cohesive collection, while other tracks feature smoldering guitar licks and harmonized vocals. Ranging from early Soulection style vibes to Funkadelic-inspired grooves, the album covers a lot of sonic territory, including a house-inspired jam that gives way to a synthed-out trap chorus. Throughout the sonic journey, however, Wood Ox hold true to their instrumental hip hop roots, delivering a memorable experiences which pushes the boundaries of the genre.
Released 12/7/18 via Beat Cinema
Never underestimate the power of the sample. A repurposed, scant phrasing can lead the adventurous into unexplored territory only hinted at in its original form. With the assistance of Beat Cinema’s Coby, the Irish-born, LA-living Mousey McGlynn unpacks the frosty side of an irresistible ear worm they couldn’t let live in the shadow of its larger origins on Two Incantations, a two track single POW is delighted to premiere today.
Realizing that winter is a good a time as any for spiritual hibernation (in the rejuvenating sense, not in the preparing-to-steal-pic-i-nic-baskets way), Mousey here falls between hypnotic and harrowing, a sound she equates to “a more intense Portishead.” The description is apt, and I have no reason whatsoever to disagree with her assessment. Opener “Brave” starts with a paranoid loop before MM’s lush vocals creep into the background, growing like audio kudzu until the track seems ready to burst.
B-side “Bitch” lays out a line of grievances over a somber, steadfast piano sample, girlfriend letting you know she’s not taking shit anymore. “They sound crystalline and angular, like snowflakes. I didn’t want to wait a few more months to get an EP or album together. They had to be released in December,” the former Low End (RIP), current Beat Cinema resident related. Once again, I couldn’t agree more.
Released Dec 3, 2018 via https://www.passionweiss.com/
Dirty Merlin’s new 8 track LP, Post Princess, is a beautiful disaster piece that echoes genres from the past such as techno, house, garage, and west coast beats, while still maintaining exploration into unfounded musical territories. Post Perfect is a direct sequel from his last LP Perfect Princess (GRN+GLD). While the last album was written with the same techniques and equipment, Post Perfect has a more matured nature. Thematically, the album is a nihilistic venture into the the disillusionment of the self/princess: nothing is perfect, everything is both light and dark, and we must embrace of the darkness of the world.
All songs produced By Benson Edles except Pandrogyny which features Basico.
All songs mixed by Dirty Merlin.
Mastered by Isaac Treece
Album artwork by 116608 and 4DCOWBOY
Released November 27, 2018 via https://darkmagnetrecords.bandcamp.com/
Collection of dance tracks from 2017 (with the exception of To Russia with love)
all tracks produced on Novation Circuit and teenage engineering OP-1
All tracks produced by DMM (with the exception of Kids which was made my 1st-6th graders at Rancho Elementary)
Artwork by @sleepyshutter
Released November 12, 2018 via https://doormanmike.bandcamp.com/
Novation sat down with our very own DROPDEAD and asked him to make a beat using only the Launchpad MK2 and everything that comes included for free in the box. #worldfamous #beatcinema