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  • 13691_853424828058091_8174860660507062174_nKillian and Emily are Seattle’s Youryoungbody

    NVR MND brings you an exclusive collision of two of the raddest dark pop electronic groups in the underground. My Gold Mask x Youryoungbody

     


     

    Youryoungbody upcoming live dates:

    June 25th @ Barboza – Seattle, WA

    July 2 @ Kremwerk (w/ Zola Jesus) – Seattle, WA

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  • Just 5 days until Noah 23 drops this massive release he has been hinting toward via his social media, down below we have an unbelievable track listing. Its 33 tracks long, and regardless how ethereal that is alone, its unheard of really for this many artists to be on this tape at once!  Set to release this coming Saturday, the 23rd. Noah 23 along side the onslaught of artists on this monumental feature. Witch may very well break the game. fortunately. Any zag we pull down into the neither world to listen to this may jeopardize the upper crust of mainstream culture, causing a shift into this Void Wave masterpiece.

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    I have got a NVR GIFT for you brought to you by Noah 23, Pictureplane, & Dylan Ross. A track called RUNNING THRU YR HEAD ft. DYLAN ROSS (PROD. BY PICTUREPLANE)

    The newest kids on the block aren’t as “NU” as you’re thinking. When grind long enough zag, everything can feel like forever, in your mental. Just something to consider is the fact that these players have been logging in more hours than lumber jack made of your adolescent meebo instant messenger. Anyone who supports this kind of entertainment I’m sure to be really expecting something that this album actually delivers on. I haven’t heard the entire thing but get ready for this great production – some flows so icy & relentless (even) on a colossus mega deck, & to mention, there will be a physical release. Where we find many a unique flow from artists like the main zag Noah 23 but spanning across the crypt with unlock-able listens

    “So is here the official track list. It is insanely monstrous and also comes with instructions on listening in 2 pieces. Side (B) begins on track 16.” – NOAH 23

    NOAH23 “PEACOCK ANGEL OFFICIAL TRACKLIST

    1. INTRO {FR<>ZE}
    2. YIN YANG PINKY RING {LEDERRICK}
    3. IBOGAINE {YVNG BVCK}
    4. PROMETHAZINE PROMETHEUS ft. SPZ CHAOTE, TRINITI & MACKNED {SPZ CHAOTE}
    5. THUNDER & RAIN ft. DAIMON MILES {FRESH KILS}
    6. BENJAMIN BUTTON {CALIS}
    7. DARK CRY$TAL ft. $UICIDE BOY$ {WAAVE GAWD}
    8. RUNNIN THRU YR HEAD ft. DYLAN ROSS {PICTUREPLANE}
    9. PINK CHUCKS ft. PEPPER BOY {BLVCK HXVRT}
    10. TERENCE MCKENNA ft. LXOR {MOTEM}
    11. DANCE WITCHA ft. STASH MARINA {MAXDADDY}
    12. WOLF ANGEL {DJ COUTZ}
    13. DMT ft. LESS {NOBLONSKI & MORBIDLY O BEATS}
    14. NUCLEAR HEAT ft. BARACUDA {BENDER} SCRATCHES BY DJ SO NICE
    15. WEED CRUMBS ON MY BLACK PANTS ft. TRIPPY THA KID {LEDERRICK}
    16. NOAH MOTION ft. NO EMOTION GOLD MASK {NATTYMARI}
    17. CANT DISGUISE ft. SHADY BLAZE {JAMERSON}
    18. TIDAL WAVE ft. MAIN ATTRAKIONZ {RELLIM}
    19. FALLEN PARADISE ft. YUNGJZAISDEAD & YUNG XELA {YUNG JZA}
    20. SIDEWALK {NOK FROM THE FUTURE}
    21. YOU COULD BE MY WIZ {ELAQUENT}
    22. ON A MISSION ft. DIZZY D {DEBARS}
    23. HOW MANY ft. SWAG TOOF {SPZ CHAOTE}
    24. PHANTASY {KHALIL NOVA}
    25. PLAGUE BOYZ ft. .CULT {YAWNS}
    26. FENG SHUI {SHMX}
    27. ΩMEGA CHIPS ft. WICCA PHASE SPRINGS ETERNAL {KHRIST KOOPA}
    28. LAVA LAMP ft. SUPA SORTAHUMAN {KEYBOARD KID}
    29. STAY GOLD ft. NXMX GXLDXX {FR<>ZE}
    30. PENDULUM SWINGS {SLAVA MANE}
    31. ELECTRIC JAZZ CIGARETTES {MYSTIC PHONK}
    32. MY DADDY WENT TO PRISON & MY LITTLE BROTHER DIED {THATS CREEP}
    33. CONCERING THE UFO SIGHTING NEAR HIGHLAND {88 ULTRA}


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    White Fire Og also known as WiFi Og; a hybrid strain. With the medicinal marijuana compound of “Wif”. This strain is a combination of Fire Og & Krome’s The White Og; described as a 60% sativa hybrid.

    Upon smoking this hybrid you will experience a positive flux of relaxed & recondite waves during your high.  The hybrid, offers a very euphoric, happy, uplifting, relaxing, and more than not creative experience. For medical purposes it could be used to ease ones stress, help fight against depression, equally an aid for some physical pain, partial headache restoration, and slightly less in terms of fatigue.

    It is quite aromatic, which means its can easily be smelled over five feet away from an individual carrying it on their person. It’s sweet smelling, incredibly pungent and, earthy. I recommend for anyone who enjoys a diesel – y – outdoorsy smoke. I prefer calling it, WiFi Og, more than I do White Fire Og (fuck me, right). The opportunity to burn that bridge, so to speak has yet to be crossed, by I am eager to do so.  The strains its similar to are Indica’s which I find odd, and aside from Sensei Star, I have yet to try, just yet!

     

    White Fire Og (or Wifi Og) is a beautiful hybrid sativa, I have seen two variations of this strain, the other is  slightly frosted than this particular strain under review. The amount of trichomes on this sativa is really incredible.

    The strain won 20Th Place in the The Emerald Cup, in 2013. Entered as number: 260. White Fire OG Kush. With “unspecified genetics“. By a representative of a company named Kush Industries, located in Orange County, California. The stats indicate, in 2013 seemed to be quite a bit lower, than those in 2015, about a 5% increase in the THC counts; THC: 25.10% (2013) vs 30.0+ (2015), CBD: 0.22% (2013) *2015 Unknown. Although, they could not describe or decide what effects the strain yield, the judges merely commented, “Sharp Pine Smell, ‘Kushy’ Deliciousness, BIG EXPANSION, IM HIGH AS SH*T

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  • Since 2012, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal began pumping head space with his 2-track demo releases of #NIGHTMOVES (#50STACKSINMYCOFFIN) & #HEXED. Where the young artist then established an ever expanding cult following for the self-warshiping Scranton #GOTHBOI, he “tranced” us into a very own sulky, industrial-like emo[-tional] trapstyle fantasy. 

    Initially awoken, hindsight 20/20, the voice we hear is a familiar one. This choice of vocal sampling, is as perfectly distorted, as it ever should be. Producing an understanding, the speaker has the ability to have already read our mind(s), perceived our past memories, and be explaining explaining them back to us. If any of you are familiar with Plato’s Theory of Knowledge, you may understand what set-up the story is following.

    Our imagination cocooned in distortion, as this voice continues to enlighten the listener. Progressively, we level up within the darkened & cold vocals, over the hardcore-electronic sound(s) – that shit really keep heads bobbing! The feathery trapstyle (clap & snare), is so infrequent I found myself carried through certain tracks solely on this “1-Up” variant sampling

    [The fact is I find it quite easy to produce mental imagery, freely and powerfully when listening to Wicca Phase. I find myself seeing an angel with no known name. A solider of death. That the breath of (said angel), being exhaled like a final one, as the angel hovers over a gravestone, with plant-life growing/dying in a endless cycle around it]

    Another year later, as I am starring eagerly into my feed, streaming uninteresting and worthless pop remixes, from everyone’s favorite local NYC DJ’s spinning Jersey or Baltimore Club music (and to my delight), I spied a gem in the stream #FEB13. The first full-length release from the art goon Wicca. This time we got a more Iced out dance oriented rhythmic experience. The way the sound carries like a Gothic lullaby, like an echo panning ear to ear. As these dark romantic hymns are sung to the internal memory of lost lover, we can all put a face too. 

    To my surprise some of the synthesizers in #BLOODxBABY are a lot warmer, than what I could have anticipated. This track lead me through the abyss of hyper ambience, breathy synthesizers, and depressingly cold-vocals. As the standards of this post [ insert microgenre ], Hip Hop, Electronic, Emo[tional] music are carved into (tomb)stone, Wicca Phases’ dark narration seems to be a stand alone component in “Wicca Phase Springs Eternal style”. Offering listeners a certain nostalgic sensibility. An English (UK) Goth Popstar clearly possesses Wicca’s mind, body and soul. This is simply the first of 5 tapes, that Wicca released in 2013; #FILTHY// MY FAVORITE PHASE, #BITE MY EAR, #MAGENTAGRAM, & last but of course not least #HELLVERSION. 

    #FILTHY // MY FAVORITE PHRASE, a 4-track EP, recorded with Steel Tipped Dove still features the depressing VOX, but does away with the heavy distortion, but instead incorporates more of a dirged (“Chopped & Screwed” or “slowed”) aesthetic in its final tracks, offering a genuinely fluid listening experience. The vocals & the instrumental are mixed together very well. #BITE MY EAR, 2 track EP. Although, only one of the tracks is by Wicca, Per-say, tiled after the release. The other is a remix of the first track by Fantasy Camp, “A Very Maybach Version”. An ultimately more ambient version, beautiful key stokes, warm over the cold vocals in the background of the song. A women hymns over the remixed instrumental structure, alternating with Wicca’s lyrical content. This piece sticks to the roots very well, having an excellent timing, between all of the major influences that Wicca incorporates into his soundscape; emotional, trap style, and electronic. Even though a collaboration, its clearly one of his best works from 2013. #MAGENTAGRAM, The 3-track EP, featuring Fantasy Camp, just as before. With two original tracks by Wicca, and the final by Fantasy Camp. All three tracks are named after the title of this tape, which is a bit more ethereal, and has a west coast hip hop vibe to it, simple drum technique and seeing synth carried by the cold vocals that Wicca has equip to him. Fantasy Camps version is such dance tune, you could imagine if WOW KIDZ released a “Pop Goes Goth” album this track would be featured. Its very soothing, like wind chimes on your front porch, but merged with a stuttering of snares. 

    Just last year, Wicca dropped three tapes, the first of which is titled MISSING CHILD, produced by the mysterious artist Greaf, whom you may be familiar with for his “Southern” instrumental sounds x Science Fiction aesthetics. We get a lot of the great sounds we find consistently in the best of Wicca Phase’s releases.

    NN: Wicca, you have a ton of really visceral and emotionally raw music, not strictly based on your instrumentals but your lyrical content. Where/How did you develop your sound ?

    W$PE: Developing my sound came from writing songs for years, and figuring out what I am good at and what I should stay away from. I cannot say that I am consciously trying to achieve any sound that I have heard before, even if my music might sound like someone else’s.

    NN: Comparing your original sounds in 2012, and looking over the past year, what do you think separates those styles, if anything ?

    W$PE: My first songs were just drum loops and keyboards because that was all I knew how to do, and I had no idea what I wanted my songs to sound like at all. I think it took until last year, early 2014, for me to figure out how I wanted to write songs and what I wanted my next few projects to sound like.

    NN: How do you define the world in which your sound/music exists (specifically tracks like “Not Even The Fire”, produced by JAYYEAH & HNRK) ?

    W$PE: I can’t say anything specific about that song, but everything I do with WICCA PHASE SPRINGS ETERNAL is about me, and it’s controlled by me, so it’s really my world in that I only put out releases I want people to hear, at a pace that I determine, and presented the way I want. I don’t mean that there’s no outside influence, because things like other music, television shows, world events, personal relationships…find their way in, but they are filtered through me and presented in the way that I see those things or have reacted to them.

    NN: Where are you from, and what does that have to do with anything ( or mean to you ) ?

    W$PE: I am from Pennsylvania, and I don’t think it has anything to do with anything.

    NN: Yes, what was your favorite track you produced or rap on, this year or even last year ?

    W$PE:  “LIL BBY” by Cold Hart was my favorite song that I produced last year. I think it’s the only song I produced that I gave to someone else. My favorite songs that I sang on last year were Cold Hart’s “BLACK LIPSTICK ON MY BLUNTS”, “Saddest Day on Saturn” with Mackned, or Spooky Black’s “Echoes In My Mind.”

    NN: Will you ever merge the sounds from WP$E into Tigers Jaw ?

    W$PE: I am not in tigers jaw anymore.

    NN: Anything (huge) you would like to announce?

    W$PE: My next album is called Abercrombie & Me.

    NN: Would you care to give some details surrounding your next release, “Abercrombie & Me” ?

    W$PE: I’ve wanted to do a synth-heavy, club-sounding album for a while, so that’s what  Abercrombie & Me is. I don’t know what an LA album sounds like, but I think this is it. 

    NN: THE//MOON just recent released a tracked featuring you called “LOVING YOU MADLY F// WICCA PHASE SPRINGS ETERNAL. Can you tell us what went into making that track, and how you are connected to the the artist ?

    W$PE: He was one of the first producers I’ve worked with and we’ve stayed in touch since 2012. It takes me a long time to write lyrics to his songs so we don’t have many released yet.

    NN: You are featured on the Cold Hart album Missed Calls, what was it like to work with him, how do you know each other?

    W$PE: I work with Cold Hart so much. I think I first heard his music on Tumblr, probably around 2011-2012, and then we started sending each other songs regularly after I released HELLVERSION. When I start doing tours it will be with him and Horse Head.

    NN: What is your affiliation to GOTHBOICLIQUE & THRAXXHOUSE, I have gone through a slew of throwed jaunts with features you’ve done with COLD HART, BB Sun, & a few others?

    W$PE: GOTHBOICLIQUE is a group I started with Cold Hart. I think there’s around 15 people in it now, but I was throwing it around lightly in the beginning and I need to figure out who the official members are so we can start releasing entire gothboiclique albums. I think I was asked to be in THRAXXHOUSE after I Mackned and I released a song. There’s a THRAXXHOUSE group chat that has helped me become close with everyone in the group. Almost everyone I’m working with now, as far as production and features go, is either GOTHBOICLIQUE or THRAXXHOUSE.

    NN: THRAXXHOUSE OR GOTHBOICLIQUE have any tour dates planned for this year ?

    W$PE:  We’re working on it…I know some people in THRAXXHOUSE are planning a tour around SXSW, and I think Key Nyata and Mackned play a lot of shows on the west coast, but I don’t know for sure. I hope to do my first tour this year, and that would be a GOTHBOICLIQUE tour.

    For more new releases from #THRAXXHOUSE and #GOTHBOICLIQUE keep your eyes peeled on the #NVRBLOG! Thank you Wicca Phase and all of GOTHBOICLIQUE & THRAXXHOUSE #NVRMNDCRU!


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  • YOUNG FATHERS :: AM I NOT YOUR BOY

    An emotionally enchanting – A Jazzy, Dark, Soul & RnB, dubbed alternative hip-hop. The track has a more fragrant depth undertaken by that genre placement. This is a track from the Young Fathers album “DEAD” (released in 2014 February) but if you haven’t check out this, is definitely worth it, and a revisit for people like myself who have been following Young Fathers; Young Fathers were christened in 2008, named so because all three have their fathers names. I find I focus into the warmth of the vocal patterns in a desaturated world of misguided thoughts and hopelessness.


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  • A BIT ‘BOUT OUR M8 BITWVLF

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    WITH THE #NVRMIX 36, SOUNDSPACE CURATED BY BITWVLF, WHOM GAVE ME THE OP TO CYBERSIT WIV HIM TO CHAT IT OUT, ABOUT HIS ROOTS, THE NORTHWESTERN MUSIC SCENE, AND THE FUTURE OF BITWVLF, LISTEN/READ WHAT HE HAD TO SAY BELOW;

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    NN: What is your name and who are you?:

    BW: I’m Eric Kerzman I produce under the name BITWVLF.

    NN: I’ve heard you’re pretty multi-talented as a musician. What musical projects or bands have led up to what you’re doing now?

    BW: Well geez… uhmm I started playing music when i was young around the age of 10 while living in Vancouver, WA. I was home schooled so I only went to public school for music class. I learned how to play the recorder in school.  I thought it was a crappy instrument and wanted to learn to play the trumpet. Boom, learned that then moved to the trombone. I enjoyed playing that quite a bit. I did the Public school band thing for a bit then learned to read sheet music.

    At the age of 12 I really got into punk rock and grunge music. Keep in mind im still being homeschooled.. so I def had to hide my Walkman and my Bad Religion and Punk-O-Rama tapes. I really got into drums and how fast some of the punk drummers could play. Being raised by my super supportive mom and my musicly talented dad (killer drummer), I wanted a freaking drumset. So I got one. My friends and I would jam out. I played and played and played.. neighbors hated it.

    I got a little bit older my parents relationship didn’t work out in the process so I moved back into public school kept playing and skateboarding my face off. I soon met other punk rockers in my school and some from Portland, OR. I got some cool mix tapes from them.. keep in mind the internet wasn’t really around yet, AOL was just commercials and mailing you those stupid discs.. haha so this was a big part of my life getting and making mixtapes. I ended up moving to Spokane and met new friends with my same bad attitude haha.. got into crust punk and grindcore. I played in a band called Political Infestation we would do Food Not Bombs and YSPC (Youth for Social and Political Change) benefit shows/ house shows. Some of my favorite bands I got to see play at the time was Dystopia, Phobia, and The Locust in the basement of Westminster church here in Spokane… soo rad.

    That probably was what got me into accepting different forms of music incorporated with samples and a fair amount of just raw noise. I played in P.I. for awhile as well as got super into underground hip hop. I noticed that the styles and genres were definitely different but the ideas of samplers and drum machines were still there in both.. so I could easily relate between the two.

    Forgive me the years kinda bleed together.

    My friend K.Clifton and I started hanging out a ton and skateboarding like real boys all over the place, boom box out blaring hip hop mixtapes soon after met Mike and Joe Svoboda and formed E.S.P Elemental Science Project, I would play drums and make the beats Joe would play bass dj and rap and Mike and K.Clifton would rap as well. I ended up moving to Eugene, OR to live my with dad and played in a few local bands that didn’t go much further than local shows here and there while living there. I was super intrigued with the Eugene Noise scene and love the noise fests they would put on. Moved back to Spokane and started a few more bands here and there. In the height of Myspace girls jeans and eyeliner I was drumming in a band called A Silenced Memory, a melodic metal band. We got to do some northwest weekend warrior tours while working the Myspace dream store Hot Topic. I got to meet a lot of other rad musicians both in bands and electronic acts. Music at this point was just something I had on a iPod, and i was just enjoying other bands and going to shows. I messed around with turntables doing a few things between DNB and Hip-Hop Mixes off and on at parties at this point…mixes/mixtapes moved to CD’s. Then in 2013, K.Clifton and I reunited and he got me into make and creating music again with Ableton. He taught me more then anyone could ask for. I met a bunch of rad people in the local scene and then took off making tracks, talking to other artists, watching them play, studying (I’m sure some thought I was mad doggin). So many friends in the local spokane scene gave me support these past few years..I means a lot. THANK YOU!

    NN: How do you feel you transitioned from the November 2013 release ov Tri▲ngle, which presented a mass tetrahedron ov instrumentals from tranquility, rapid snares & heavy claps to epic hype anthemic beats, bubbling-pops trailing over crunchy snapping snares into January 2014’s lowercase?  

    BW: My transitions were all a learning experience. Most laid dormant while i wasn’t making music, when i got the opportunity to do so after a relationship of mine ended I was using music as a outlet getting aggression, fear, hate and love out all at the same time.. learning and progressing as an artist… It’s all chaos really..

    NN: Aside from this project, have you been producing for any other artist in the North West or otherwise ?  

    BW: I’ve produced with K.Clifton, Paul Wrecks, Fat Arm and Derek Dean (he has a new track I produced for him will be out soon.) I have been working with Mike Textbeak on a EP dropping in the near blur of 2015 on his Philtre Com Records.

    NN: [what is your] any affiliation with STYLSS, & other Northwestern Artists ?

    BW: STYLSS http://www.stylss.com/

    Ohh…Cory Haynes (QUARRY) my dude, I met him while I was living in Eugene, OR almost 8 or so years ago. The dude has extreme passion and talent for creating music and music in general as well as his crew of musicians/artists. I’m a member of this close online family. I have to say this has helped network with other artists labels, made tons of rad friends the ladies and gents of this crew are so supportive it’s crazy..It really is a family.

    Cory and I used to make beats using fruity loops we would email project files back and forth, when we were doing it there wasn’t online tutorials and there wasn’t soundcloud, And there wasn’t really a community like he’s created now with STYLSS. Back then we were just two drunk dudes making beats. We used to go check out this shop in Springfield, OR they had sick bootleg shirts, I remember he had this dope silver bmw we cruised around in. He lived in this house that so much history in Eugene for having rad house shows and awesome artists, we had party’s and had band practices in that basement a few times. Miss them days.

    Northwest has so many great artists and friends of mine it’s insane…so many to name and thank, heres a few All Urban Outfield, APE Lab, Fat Arm, Saleswagon, Blvck Ceiling, Bandit Train, EASTGHOST, QUARRY, Psychic Rites, Hooves, Brothers ov Midnight (rip) and thanks to anyone who has ever came to a show and said a kind word.. you’ve made this happen with me.

    NN: What are your plans for shows this year?

    BW: I have some shows booked for this year already.. will be playing Portland, OR at The Lovecraft February 17th and Seattle, Wa as well as shows around Spokane, Wa.

    NN: Have you been playing out a lot?

    BW: Yes I have. 2014 was a killer year for shows for me. I got to play Volume 2014 http://volume.inlander.com/ Volume was def a highlight. So many rad local musicians followed with Terrian 7 https://www.facebook.com/terrainspokane so many great artists and bands played.

    NN: FANKS FOR HANGING WIV THE #NVRMNDKIDZ TIL NEXXXT TIME

    Contact Eric Via FB For Bookings 

    www.facebook.com/erickerzman 

    www.soundcloud.com/bitwvlf

    www.facebook.com/bitwvlf


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