April Release Update
I’ve been busy writing as many of you know, and here’s some of the past/near-future results of 2004:
Caural/Signaldrift and Nudge 7″
(Frank Wobbly & Sons)
If you are able to cop this, do so! There were only 250 copies pressed as part of a very-limited edition 7″ box set on a Wobblyhead offshoot label called “Frank Wobbly & Sons” that includes Casino Vs. Japan, am-boy, Innerstance Beatbox (Jason Todd of Def Harmonic), String Theory, Paul B. Davis, Magic Arrows, and the crooning Old Man Malcolm. They were released 2 at a a time every two weeks, and each title basically sold out within a week. BUT, there are probably still some floating around in stores, so keep your eyes peeled. My record is shoegazer-themed, with Signaldrift covering My Bloody Valentine’s “Nothing Much To Lose” from their album Isn’t Anything, and me & my old roommate Jason doing a song I wrote. We are working on a full-length to be released later this year which some of you have heard some songs from… More on that later….
Diverse Feat. Lyrics Born: Explosive CD
The wax of this single came out months ago with Madlib’s beat on the flipside, but now comes a limited edition (only 2000 copies worldwide) enhanced CD on Chocolate that includes my remix of Explosive (originally produced by RJD2), and one of Urb’s Next 100- Japan’s DJ Mitsu- remixing the Madlib cut. The enhanced CD includes the Explosive video - complete with outtakes- shot in Chicago last winter. Just seeing Lyrics Born fumble around playing ping-pong (sorry, "table-tennis"!!) and people uprocking on the tables makes this one worth seeing… It was a long day…
Oh, and for you DJs & Vinyl buffs, the 12″ version is Japan-only (licensed by P-Vine). Sorry!!
Urban Renewal Supplement 1.5 EP/CD
Part of Chocolate Ind.’s Urban Renewal Program series with the 2nd full installment to follow this fall, this lil’ record includes new tracks & remixes from Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, Kutmasta Kurt, Diverse, The Timeout Drawer and yours truly, with Mr. Scott Herren (Prefuse 73) on interlude duty.
Dublab Presents : In The Loop (part 1) 12″
Dublab, quite frankly and simply put, kicks serious ass. And they teamed up with Plug Research for their latest compilation “In The Loop,” which will be released as a series of 12″s. On the first, I have the pleasure of being included alongside Dntel (remixing The Postal Service (ahem, um, himself)), Ellay Khule & Camping. It comes out this Tuesday (April 6th)!
There’s a lot more coming in the near future on labels such as Plug Research, Buttermilk, Sound In Color, Delic (Japan) and Consumers Research & Development, and I’ll fill you in as we get closer.