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KDVS!

I took these one night/morning during my show. I think I had a really long post rock track playing so I had time to take pics. I don’t remember hahaha.

But, yeah. It scared me being there all alone ;A;.

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We have two more tapes out today for ya’ll. Here is a brief little piece about them both.

James Fella is probably one of the most influential musicians in the Phoenix/Tempe music scene. He has braved the waves of good and bad bands in the valley for years and through it all has taken his sound to amazing places. Between his incredible stereo solo sets, poignent no wave punk hybrid project Soft Shoulder, and running his label Gilgongo Records James is a constantly active and important member of the Phoenix/Tempe music and arts community. 

That being said, what I am releasing today is a stereo noise performance by James created entirely with electronics. Inexplicable Confetti, is precise and lingers just long enough. To me it represents Fella’s work in a condensed approachable form. This stuff is amazing and I am so excited to share it with you.

Second I have a released called “let it b” from California band burgers. I found out about this project through one of my favorite contemporary musicians John Brumley (Burglars, Sagan Genesis, Monetary Babe Aquarium) as he is apart of this project along with Roy Werner and some other rad people. This stuff is wild off the cuff no wave surf stuff. It’s pretty over the top and raw just how it should be, there are subtle things done with the recordings that make this release extra special check it out for yourselves, it will be fun! 

Buy both tapes from our distro here if you please! 

A few months back I saw this band Sagan Genesis from Davis,CA play with one of my favorite local musicians James Fella. They were pretty interesting so I picked up a few tapes from them, one didn’t work and the one that did wasn’t by them at all! It was by this band Burglars and was really grimey and dancey. Distorted drums and quirky bass lines dance all over the place throughout the tape. It also turns out that this tape is part of a cool, “Cassette of the Month Club” Davis radio station KDVS is doing. This is the fourth tape on that list and there are a lot of other cool bands on the list too. So check it out! 

When Hip Hop Was My Love

When I was an undergrad, I had a hip hop radio show.  KDVS 90.3, baby.  I was the Voodoo Child.  Hip Hop was my love.  Tonight’s doc on Tribe, the Zulu Nation and Native Tongues, took me back to a time when hip hop was my heart.  Too bad my culture flipped the script on me.  It’s a damn shame we let misogyny and gangster bullshit take over our music.  When hip hop started referring to me as a ho and a bitch more than a sista, I knew it was time to walk away.  

I miss you.