Posts Tagged ‘experimental rap’

May 24, 2018

I still recall the first time I encountered Sacramento’s Death Grips and having to pick my jaw straight off the floor after finding myself entangled in the sheer violence of their rampaging experimental hip hop. It was well over seven years ago, and I Heart Moosiq was a but a baby then. I quickly hopped on the blog to rave near incoherently about how strangely addictive and wildly scintillating they were. And some of the comments were quite appreciative of the post. One fan was glad Death Grips was finally getting recognized for their groundbreaking, trailblazing music. Since then, Death Grips has become a much acclaimed sensation, always pushing boundaries and breaking barriers with their ominous music, described as some as industrial hip hop or digital hardcore. They’re known for being a phenomenal live act, and they’ve had their share of “are they breaking up or not” disputes over the years on venerated sites like Pitchfork and more. Death Grips’ wicked new song Flies lead us into that reverie, and we’re more than eager to share the hypnotically turbulent, visceral heaving track, a corrosive taste from their next album Year of the Snitch. For updates regarding that next full length, you can check Death Grips’ enigmatic site, here.

August 16, 2014
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Last week, I discovered an alt hip hop duo out of London named Subculture Sage, who proceeded to wrap my attention around their fingers with their brand of edgy, electronic infused, and artsy style of hip hop. Subculture Sage will be releasing their 6 track self titled EP on August 25 via Twisted Heart Records. They follow up last EP taste Stories and Tales with the mellow, equally mesmerizing, and smooth track 1=1=1. There’s a richness to the tune, despite its hushed qualities, that reminds me greatly of the brilliant King Krule, particularly paired with the accented, captivating, and gentle rap vocals. Revisit Stories and Tales below, too.

August 16, 2014
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/163136496/stream?secret_token=s-Pn98t?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

Last week, I discovered an alt hip hop duo out of London named Subculture Sage, who proceeded to wrap my attention around their fingers with their brand of edgy, electronic infused, and artsy style of hip hop. Subculture Sage will be releasing their 6 track self titled EP on August 25 via Twisted Heart Records. They follow up last EP taste Stories and Tales with the mellow, equally mesmerizing, and smooth track 1=1=1. There’s a richness to the tune, despite its hushed qualities, that reminds me greatly of the brilliant King Krule, particularly paired with the accented, captivating, and gentle rap vocals. Revisit Stories and Tales below, too.

New Death Grips

August 23, 2013

For all the controversy surrounding Death Grips and their no shows and fan suicide notes and what not, I’m pretty freaking sure these guys have nothing to worry about. They’ve got a strong cult following that isn’t about to ditch them for any reason. The more these guys act out counter culture, the more some people are going to stay devout. On top of that, these guys never fail at breaking ground and thinking outside the  box with their noise rap and experimental music. This has been true since the Sacramento band first started generating mad buzz in the blogosphere. This is still true in their latest track Birds. I couldn’t help but to grin after I hit the play button. Yep. Death Grips are still SICK. Death Grips are still unique and gratingly awesome. There’s a super cool psychedelic factor to Birds. It’s not the bellowy, all up in your face Death Grips of earlier days. But it’s still dark. It’s still sinister. It’s still fierce. And then there’s that odd Duck Grips mashup that was making the rounds this morning. I’m not going to post it here, but go ahead and check it out by clicking here if you’d like. That’s right. Someone mashed up Duck Tales with Death Grips. Definitely a WTF moment of the day. 

New Death Grips

August 23, 2013

For all the controversy surrounding Death Grips and their no shows and fan suicide notes and what not, I’m pretty freaking sure these guys have nothing to worry about. They’ve got a strong cult following that isn’t about to ditch them for any reason. The more these guys act out counter culture, the more some people are going to stay devout. On top of that, these guys never fail at breaking ground and thinking outside the  box with their noise rap and experimental music. This has been true since the Sacramento band first started generating mad buzz in the blogosphere. This is still true in their latest track Birds. I couldn’t help but to grin after I hit the play button. Yep. Death Grips are still SICK. Death Grips are still unique and gratingly awesome. There’s a super cool psychedelic factor to Birds. It’s not the bellowy, all up in your face Death Grips of earlier days. But it’s still dark. It’s still sinister. It’s still fierce. And then there’s that odd Duck Grips mashup that was making the rounds this morning. I’m not going to post it here, but go ahead and check it out by clicking here if you’d like. That’s right. Someone mashed up Duck Tales with Death Grips. Definitely a WTF moment of the day.