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NOAH 23 BIOGRAPHY READS SOMETHING LIKE THIS, “THE ABSTRACT MC, THE PLAGUE LANGUAGE , THE GUELPH ORACLE, CAPTAIN CLARK, TWIZ THRIZZY, SYNCHROMYSTIC TECHNO-SHAMAN, AND INDIE POP KINGPIN OF THE OCCULT TRILL UNDERGROUND”. With the underground platform being so accessible, we have very rare instances of artistic collaborations such as this… An epic, an immense quantity of quality works. There are some seriously remarkable listens as it has been
This album dropped recently, and is so thorough with its own roster alone it took me just a little bit of time to listen to, and digest. Really, its 33 tracks long, some of the over 4 minutes long. I know some of you have most likely heard track or possibly picker up a copy and felt it out yourselves. I personally love this album, it means a lot to me, seeing so many “different” people come together, on a strict schedule, to create something meaningful, to share with people who listen to this genre of hip-hop / rap, but its not only that either! This genre is progressive hip-hop electronic music, but can be broken down quite a few different ways. With so many elements incorporated, you would think that it would come out like noise, but it doesn’t. That is what I can hear, when I listen to this album. How solid, the production is vs How well each artist’s rides their beats. Delivering on time, and well enough to immerse you into this dark but entertaining masterpiece. I don’t wanna gas it too much, I already have. I just want you to give it a chance, take a peak and let us know what you think!
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Peacock Angel which released 23 May 2015 with a digital as well as a physical CD will be available at The Catacombz
Plague Language has included a recommendation for listen:
“Peacock Angel is an extremely long album. We here at Plague Language Digital recommend splitting this recording in half for optimum audio pleasure. Peacock Angel Side (A) is from track 1. through track 17. Please resume listening to Side (B) of this album from track 18 through track 33. This project may also be enjoyed on shuffle like a long collection of singles which stand alone. Thank you for your patience and enjoy the record.” – Noah 23
★Mastered by Gabe Mendoza ★ ★ Artwork by Dream Cube ★
A while back I had the opportunity to sit down with a very relevant & quite interesting individual. Many of you may be familiar with Tedy Brewski, a few of you might not, so I suggest the two of you get familiar. The artist musician/producer Tedy Brewksi is hailing from Michigan, but origins suggest he fell out of his mother somewhere in Hartford, Connecticut. A black rapper, a black artist. A revolutionary to the punk / hip hop genre, creating a unique realm for his sound, and visual counterpart for himself. If you follow his music, you may have been aware that since 2012 he has been really rocking the public microphone. Taunting society with a new release about every year Give or take when he has used Monikers to drop additional material on us. Take a look below at his most recents, and spend sometime listening to his material, you wont be disappointed. I promise.
NN: Let me start by asking how you are, and what you have been doing for the past two months ?
Tedy Brewski: I’m doing pretty good, in an optimistic mood about the future. In the past two months I’ve just been working part time and making new tunes. I’m a substitute teacher I just sit there and surf the net lolol. After work I usually either do recording sessions for my boys or veg out. Life is cool tho no complaints. Right now we are in the dead of the winter, everyday in the suburbs is shoveling and ice chipping, life kinda sucks but its cool too. I’m chillin.
NN: What came of the end of 2014 for you ?
Tedy Brewski: At the end of 2014, (around Thanksgiving) I put out this album called Black Friday under the alias Typical Black Punks. It’s an experimental album, a huge jumble of modern sound with genres from the past.
“Black Friday is a record by Connecticut-based artist Tedy Brewski released under the monikerTypical Black Punks. The name, a double entendre, denotes a concerted effort on Tedy’s part to create music that was influenced by the punk music he’d been listening to of late, as well as explicitly convey the project’s theme of race in the United States.”
“The record doesn’t look back to punk music, it circles back around in time and then time-warps back to the present forcing the past to come with it.”
NN: What plans have you made since then for your music, or your art ?
Tedy Brewski: Right now its early in 2015, I’m getting back into the internet scene and trying to work with as many artists as possible in order to grow artistically and reach new audiences.
NN: Albums, Possible Video Release Dates ?
Tedy Brewski: I think my next one is going to be called Wipe Out Mixtape. I’ve done a bunch of random songs over the past month and I wanna bring back some wavy shit once the weather gets nicer. Most of the time my albums have some kind of cohesive story or theme. What I have right now is random as hell. I’ve been building a team locally in Connecticut with some friends and we plan on putting out a bunch of videos. Its interesting because I became such an internet based artist because my local scene was so weak when I first started making music. Over the last year the local scene has grown so much it’s exciting to see inspired creative people going in.
NN: Do you plan on traveling , or touring within this year ?
Tedy Brewski: It’s all about connections and whether the stars align. It wouldn’t be surprising if I do some shows in New York and DC this spring and summer. I’m currently located in Connecticut and I want to help build this scene. I’m really open to anything and I want to work with anyone who is down. Realistically, I could probably use a larger following before I can start touring seriously. I’m actively seeking management so we can turn up to a new level. Regardless, I’ve got a pretty flexible schedule and performing is in the game plan just no confirmed shows at this moment.
NN: What was the last most important work that you completed – How well do you believe it was received ?
Tedy Brewski: Typical Black Punks was my last project and maybe my most important. Musically it challenges everything you would expect from some random internet rapper. Socially the project crosses cultural boundaries and tackles political issues. I think it was pretty well received. Most people dug it. I was disappointed no one really challenged me about my stance on some issues. I’m going to try harder next time to piss people off. I think its one of those projects that people will slowly stumble on to.
NN: When you began your project, did you expect the turn out you have received so far ?
Tedy Brewski: I really didn’t know what to expect. I figured some people would be like wtf is this and turn it off. I think I’ve got a core fanbase who are just down for whatever I do and then there are the people who are still not convinced. If I can get ten, fifty or a hundred new people who are down with me with whatever I put out then I am happy as fuck.
NN: When did you know you wanted to begin this project ?
Tedy Brewski: I made a song called Lost In The Wave under the alias Typical Black Punks in like 2012. I wrote it off as just some one time thing. At some point in 2014 my friend Black Kray put out this remix of Boys Don’t Cry by The Cure and I was like damn people really wanna hear this kinda shit. So after that I was hell yea I gotta try and do this album but I still didn’t do it. Later on in the year I had this really shitty job and I was like fuck this and I stopped going to work and I just made that shit in like a month. Shit was hella fun got intense, learned about alot of music and payed homage to hella counter culture.
NN: What do you want to convey, or what have you also found that you do convey in frequently in your materials ?
Tedy Brewski: I want to let people know that they can do whatever the fuck they want if they put in the work. I wasn’t born some musical prodigy, I can’t play any instruments with proficiency but I have a dedication to going ham. Like if you listen to my music and think I’m mad good thats only cuz I’ve spent mad hours going ham and I’m sure you can do the same at whatever you choose. I hope that that message is being conveyed with my music.
NN: What reflects the least, what should be focusing on ?
Tedy Brewski: My goal is to uplift people and bring people together. I might say some ratch shit or sum non conscious shit sometimes but the end goal is self understanding and spiritual growth and hippy shit like dat.
NN: How many releases have you successfully produced ?
Tedy Brewski: I started putting out mixtapes and albums in 2010. Since then I have put out 10 releases that I can think of. The last two were entirely produced by me which is an awesome feeling. There would probably be more albums and mixtapes but some of the ideas just fall apart during the creative process.
NN: How do you feel being called a #NVRMNDKID or that you’re one of the #NVRMNDCRU ?
Tedy Brewski: A #NVRMNDKID is probably someone who is open-minded and willing to experiment. Someone who is sexy as fuck with hella steeze so yea I’m cool with being a #NVRMNDKID. I’m lovin’ the CRU. Much love ya’ll.
Peace signs and Dollar signs.
Thrive & Prosper
TIMTONIK (Producer/DJ) lit the internet on fire when he landed his lamborghini Death Star on the NVR MND soundcloud (two nights ago…)
Dialing us down of that bullsh*t & onto another masterpiece of his, a preview of what is come in his later release of the EP called “PURGATORY”; including 4 Tracks. starts with a brand new track of mine called “Deep Dark Drone”] A video will be premiered at a later date, stay tune for an update once that information is revealed. What do I have to say about it, Nothing more than you would conjure from the experience from you just listened to the damn thing! It is so slick & dark – but has a very comforting vibration in a sense. That sense being, instead of cold/wet youre getting warm/wet; at the same time. The waves hover all over you. I think this is by far one of my all-time favorite NVRM1X’s; produced by TIMTONIK. seriously a glimpse into Alien Tech (AT).
It’s imaginative, the first emissions aren’t so predictable, to instigate any feelings of nostalgic Tech House. Well I say that, but with a grain of salt if you’re an enthusiast. The spectrum these days has definitely changed since its beginnings, but what some of us refer to as “old heads”, are a pedigree & cultural those personality types are still functioning models of society.
Those of you whom I’m speaking of are already activated enough to enjoy this mix. It’s an experiential stain on the minds of those who enjoy a hypnotic & trance like dancing experience. Steam evaporates from the symbols, as the bass of your feet stomping the ground in an ethereal orgasmic tension. Never wanting to stop, as music turns into an alarming of deliberate movements to exhume oneself from their prisons.
01. Tim Tonik – Deep Dark Drone (Original Mix)
02. HYP.NOS – Grenade (Rezystor Remix)
03. Tonikattitude – Dont Touch My Cocaine (Marika Rossa Remix)
04. Atomic Moog – Rhythm (KMRT Remix)
05. Luix Spectrum – Black White (Jan Fleck Remix)
06. I’GOR – Deathstalker (Original Mix)
07. 2Bee – Preparation For The Attack (Original Mix)
08. Housemeister, Dave Tarrida – YOU GONNA DIG THIS (JoeFarr Remix)
09. Erik S, Matt S – Acid Overdose (Original Mix)
10. Lorenzo D’Ianni, Pedro Delgardo – Nails (Original Mix)
11. Matt Mus, Lexem – Black Shadows (Original Mix)
12. Henry Cullen, Tom Laws – Awakening (Original Mix)
13. Jan Fleck – Turin (Original Mix)
14. Hell Driver – Diesel Power (Original Mix)
15. Hombre Ombre, Diatek – Masochism Love (Original Mix)
16. Ronny Vergara – Mood (Original Mix)
17. A.Paul – Departure (Original Mix)
18. Clouds – Chained To A Dead Camel (Original Mix)
19. Niereich vs Hackler And Kuch – Tllive (Andreas Kramer Mix)
20. Tim Tonik – Sound of Silence (Preview)
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A NVR MND Moment from TIMTONIK
TIMTONIK: “…Also there is coming an Teaser for my upcoming music video…”
“This music video which is set to release, come end of June/July on VOXNOX Records“
“The EP is called PURGATORY; including 4 Tracks. starts with a brand new track of mine called “Deep Dark Drone, which will be released soon on the voxnox records compilation. At the end (50:00 – 50:08) you can hear the first chords of an upcoming
freedownloadof mine; which is called [Sound of Silence]…”
“…Another thing about the Mix is that this mix is slightly different to my own mixtape series Future Death Tape. It’s an more Dark Deep Techno – After Hour Set, which should show that my music will become even more darker and deeper. It only includes music i personally prefer and i would play those tracks on afterhour gigs. But I will still continue my FDT series with that dark future techno music. And, I as Tim Tonik will also produce that kind of music , but also that new deep and dark [stuff]….”
Photo by Suzannah Herbert
Everyone remembers Cities Aviv, Gavin Mays born in 1989; for his productions Digital Lows (in 2011), Black Pleasure; Black Pleasure through streetwear company Mishka NYC‘s record label before signing to Young One Records – 2012), and after then the album; titled Come to Life (2014), now his fourth release, a brand new iteration into Memphis Tennessee producers’ mental, an album titled Your Discretion Is Trust (2015).
Cities Aviv has been featured in both Spin, as well as Pitchfork. This album sort of presented me with the problems of an individual facing the loss of his time; from either spending to much of it on-with-or-for some particular person, or object, or identity [even], or possibly through aging, or as a maturing problem or person, but that the blocks on which social & natural dictated thoughts, & personal affirmations indicate feelings of unrest & desires for more affection through that which has programmed itself or ourselves with, & is or will become apart of us.
The first four tracks, are amazing and the most unique, the fifth is an interlude, and by no means deserves to be skipped over. I want you to feel those and a few others out for yourselves. (Lets talk about a few, full listen below)
Classic Cities (6.Earth Signs (feat. RPLD GHSTS); 1:46) reminding me of how his raw percussion two-stepping hardcore progressiveness influences me in such a way, I cannot stop listening. Such awesome production, the bells and whistles are really clean on that one, and again Aviv has excellent vocal styles, you cant really get tired of listening to him talk about things you relate to so well such as a song on the album; like 8. Discrimination; 2:43. A track that attempts to tackle the corruption of the media, events in Baltimore, relationships or the inverse of such regarding white rappers. Chanting, “Discrimination, Turn The Page”. It’s wicked, and it such a clear depiction of pop-culture. The tracks that follow this recipe on this LP are going to be timeless pieces for this young artist, who is often times channeling a sort of guerrilla revolutionary,
Eventually we Interlude, (14. Survival Fit; 03:53), to a woman (I’m assuming, is a companion of Gavin’s or relative. Im not quite sure. At first I thought it was a little kid, but I do not know. I enjoyed what they said rather anyhow,) but she goes on to describe something call “Nature-ology“. The unknown context to which I am stricken by and feel as though I don’t need an explanation for what it could be defined as, yet I would want to the author of the terminology to explain to it to, to correspond if I even knew it myself. Truly it is a tale, of survival. Never let anyone stop you from doing what you want to do in your life, “live freely…”, he says, “until we sleep in those boxes”. This lyric is featured in Survival Fit is the last track on the Album, but also my favorite, along with the very industrial psycho noise of the Nico Interlude, a very wishy-washy gargle of angsty distortion,
It’s process is completed once its stifles our self-governing skills, and not having the power true have the true understanding of being programmed by the a hateful system, or one that doesn’t wish you to fulfill yourself. . Our powers must be activated from within ourselves, the world must be be altered, to fill voids in the minds of many desperate people including ourselves. A new spectrum of expression as an artist whose validity is uncanny, for the pure fact that he is reflecting his understanding of these faces he sees are unfortunates parodies of what they could or should have possibly become in turn.
A big diss to what society on the “upper crust” believes, is the only American society that exists. Due to it sheer unintelligible behaviors & the size of the consensus and popularity of itself, while it destroys multiple platforms of the rest of the worlds ability or option to invoke their helpful or demonized controversial suggestions. His latest genre bending No Wave, Power World Nature, Anti-Pop Post-Violent album has reached the entrance to our mind on pop-counter pop-cultics and post-anti-socialistic systems programed into us. There are some dark elements, and there some very playful elements in not only the production of the instruments, but overall. I highly recommend this album. Whether you are an avid listener of Cities Aviv or otherwise, this piece is 14 tracks deep, including the brief minute or so long interludes. There are only a few. It’s a great experience, and am most likely going to return to it a quite a bit to listen to.
Album Art by Chino Amobi
Aural Sects published Madden‘s New 4-Track ‘EP’ tilted Past Transmissions From An Urban Futurist. These are collected transmissions from different times and spaces. This album is represented by four pieces made in the human tradition of storytelling and collage. The Iamu Urme project, created by MADDEN, uses intuitive senses and feel energy to express the innermost search of understanding and channel it on to the urban landscape of the dance floor. A fusion of Deep/Tech-House, Experimental-Dance, Pop-Electronic, & Witch House
The english Hip-Hop/Rap artist who goes-by Compulsive, currently living in Gothamberg, Sweden whom I had the privilege of getting to have a sit down with, just over the weekend to elaborate on his current projects as an artist in not only one major endeavor but being the other half to the group OUF. We have a ‘Q & A’ down below, where you can find out more about this artist, be sure to check out the soundcloud embeds to get a better sense of what Compulsive has to say in his music.
(B.E.S.C. ALBUM COVER)
NN: Born and raised in Sweden ?
Compulsive: I’ve lived 14 years in England, five in Sweden, half a year in Cali and half a year in Norway haha – haven’t set foot in England in four years though.
NN: Oh so you were actually born in England ?
Compulsive: Yeah, born in England homie
NN: Why so much traveling , you have to be in your early twenties ?
Compulsive: I’m actually 19 [haha]. I had an interesting childhood.
NN: How did you get started curating this type of music ?
Compulsive: Well, I’ve been rapping since 13, got into it through the sacred art of battle rapping via written text online – then tried rapping over beats and was wack for a long time until I finally started getting good, [haha] Nowadays me and mine just get fucked up and make crazy shit [haha]
yeah this is the opening track for my upcoming project – “Before Everything Started Changing“, a 15 track EP.
NN: When do you expect to have the tape ready for release?
Compulsive: The goal is a June/July release. Aiming for to release a short film showcasing three of the songs from the tape and the story around them, since they’re all connected before the release – so it’s all dependent on when the short film drops to be honest
NN: What will the short film be called and will it be released before or after the album?
Compulsive: It’s going to be called Darling, releasing it before the project drops
NN: So, can you explain to me the background of the Tapes name. Before Everything Changed, What changed, and when did it change ?
Compulsive: Well – once a guy loved a girl, and once a girl loved a guy. The project is more or less based around the feelings I had during (and after) this relationship I had with this girl. It wasn’t exactly a happy relationship, so the tape is kind of dark, [haha].
So I guess everything started changing, I began work on the tape a few months after I turned 18, so it’s about embracing maturity – adulthood is a bitch – about embracing emotions; and a lot of bitterness. I also kind of fell into the industry at the same time, getting to know A&R’s, working in some major label studio’s and just chilling with some people I’m blessed to know – while at the same time I was in this fucked up relationship.
“Change” is a huge theme in the project. There’s three tracks on this tape that are back to back with each other, Eternity (which is a love song I made to this girl for her birthday – I guess it was me just trying to reconcile our differences for a day) – Bitter (A song I made a month and a week or two afterwards, we had broken up and she had found another guy to get together with in the space of four days – so it’s exactly what the title says, the bitter diss song of a confused man) and December, which is all about me trying to find myself in the aftermath of everything and is the most vulnerable track on the project.
NN: The lore itself seems to be quite dark, is that what is to be expected of the entire tape, including the Video Feature “Darling”?
Compulsive: Darling, is going to be a showcase of these three songs and the story around them, kind of highlighting the relationship, the suicide attempts, the struggle and all the fucked up things that happened. The three songs are based around the last month or two of the relationship – although the project is littered with references to it all – and trying to show what came before the songs to give some more context to them all. Since it’s something so dear to me, I’m going to make sure everything in the short film is based entirely in reality and what happened, no artistic licenses.
NN: I hope you have found a way out of this dark place, in terms of day-to-day life, and can use that energy to manifest amazing music. Would you say you had any advice for those who find themselves in similar situations?
Compulsive: I’m out of that dark place now; which is nice. Well, I’d say leave that bitch, spark up some good kush and chill with your homies for a while; because if you’re ever in the same boat I was in – you’re going to need it.
NN: Who is producing your music currently?
Compulsive: A variety of names pop up, there’s a remix of Fire Squad on there, my close friend Dseize does three songs, Pelle, GooMar, Ogi, Wes Pendleton and a few other names
NN: Who makes up O U F?
Compulsive: As for O U F; it’s a duo between me and the producer of For BDK – Isolas.
NN: When did O U F form, and how did that become a reality?
Compulsive: We were introduced to each other by an A&R at Warner who thought we’d work together well and we did – we made a track together called Kill You and from there decided to work together more under the name O U F (Our Underground Firm) It’s a mutual side project fuelled by our love of experimenting with new styles and sounds – a more commercial, accessible yet new and fresh sound. We like to do things that haven’t been done before but in a way that it’s accessible even to those who aren’t fans of rap.The topics recently have been a little dark; a little drug and sex inspired – but that’s just where I was at that point in my life; we’re working on an upcoming project that will be a little more personal and a little more Crisis and less Right After