Category: dark electronic

Dragged to Hell 44 – a killsaly mix

Dragged to Hell 44 is a mix of mostly electronic music.  Some of it is hip hop; some dark electronic; some pop; but all have some kind of electronic element to the music.  Most tracks are fairly some; some are a little older.  Enjoy!

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1.I’m the Shit by BLVCK CEILING
2.Remind Me (Prod. by d e t e n t e) by Gurl Crush
3.Overdosin by Young Thug
4.Switch Hitter by Autre Ne Veut
5.Say Goodbye (feat. Keiska & Tielsie) by DJ Paypal
6.Baltimore by 83 Cutlass
7.Suffering (Tuesday) by Co La
8.Lost in London (feat. Petite Noir) by the Shoes
9.Started from the Bottom (Chopped and Slowed by killsaly) by Drake
10.Koopa Cookies by Venetian Snares
11.Rock My Chain (feat. M80) by Fetty Wap
12.Disremember/Dismemberment by Doomsquad
13.Breakaway by Great|Scott
14.Lullaby (feat. Slum Savage) by Psychoegyptian
15.have brought her by couples counseling
16.I Wanna Get Better (feat. Tinashe) by Bleachers

Bleachers at SoundStage in Baltimore photo by me

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Dragged to Hell Volume 35

Dragged to Hell 35 clocks in just under 70 minutes and was an attempt at creating a narrative through a 20 song mix. It has peaks, valleys, and hopefully some new artists for you to enjoy.

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Tracklist:
Joanna Gruesome – There Is No Function Stacy
Cherubs – Sandy On The Beach
Clean Girls – No New Friends
VEXX – Falling Down
Pianos Become the Teeth – The Queen
whenskiesaregray – Timelines
Superheaven – All the Pain
The Vaccines – Want You So Bad
Downtown Boys – Future Police
Sneaks – New Taste
elvis depressedly – thou shall not murder
93millionmilesfromthesun – New Day Comes
Malka – Diamond Girl
Faith No More – Matador
Noisem – Trail Of Perturbation
Holly Herndon – Locker Leak
Jamie xx – The Rest Is Noise
Container – Remover
SPC ECO – Playing Games
Blacksage – Casualty

Photo of Downtown Boys by me (from a 2015 Wind Up Space show)

Dragged to Hell 21: Everybody Dance, Now

Dragged to Hell Volume 21 is a special, dance party ready mix. I have selected tunes from the last few months (not all songs are that new, some are just that new to me) that fall in the hip hop, dance, electronic, industrial, and whatever I felt fit the mix.

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Tracklist:
Silk Rhodes – Barely New
Sage The Gemini – Gas Pedal (Meth Dad Remix)
Lttle Phnx – Koromiko
Chris Travis – Let Down
Death Grips – Black Quarterback
Mykki Blanco – Moshin In The Front feat. Cities Aviv
ABDU ALI & BLAQSTARR – I, EXIST (BLAQSTARR REMIX)
Yung Lean – Sandman
Matic808 – Bound 2 (Yeezus)
clipping – mouth (ft. black mushroom, chinaka hodge)
Frontline Assembly – Echogenetic (Youth Code)
YTCracker – Convalescence
☠JAYYEAH☠ – The Swing 1767
Dean Garcia– Fifteen
Nerftoss – Bottomless
How to Dress Well – A Power

Dragged to Hell 20

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I am playing catch up here (DTH21 already dropped…) and here is Dragged to Hell 20!  This mix features a slew of genres; spanning noise, industrial, pop remixes, hip hop, pop, synthpop, nerdcore, and noise rock.  Enjoy!

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Tracklist:

Andre Martel – Blow-Up Dolls [Prod. By Eyedress]
Ricky Eat Acid – this goes out to…
Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball (Meth Dad remix)
couples counseling – hope u nevr hear this
Weyes Blood – Summer
Niil Dymon – Go Online
Thom Yorke – Truth Ray
Panda Bear – This Side of Paradise
Bleachers – Take Me Away (feat. Grimes)
Dope Body – Repo Man
Godflesh – Carrion
Sylvan Esso – Play It Right
Crosses – Prurient
Yung Lean – Leanworld
Lttle Phnx – Ethiopian Opal
Ultraklystron – Spike Bracelet
YTCracker – Night Terror
Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Schwarz Club remix)
Thurston Moore – Vocabularies
Pharmakon – Body Betrays Itself

(photo by me of “Snowmagedon”)

My Favorite Electronic releases of 2014

2014 was a great year for electronic music (or at least for the kind that I like).  From noise, to experimental, to pop remixes, to hip hop, to shoegaze, and witch house; there were great examples of all kinds of knob twiddlers this year across a ton of genres.  These are the ten “electronic” releases that I enjoyed the most this year.  As with my Baltimore list, I included a link to Mixcloud that features a mix that I made highlighting one song per release.

Enjoy!

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That Was Then This is Now – Fables: This duo (producer BLVCK CEILING and vocalist Moon Mirror) make dark electronic music heavy on the beats and the melodies.  They make music that could be described as haunting, and beautiful.  This full length by them was in heavy rotation for me this year.
Screen Vinyl Image/Bloody Knives – Split: This was one that could have either gone on this list (it does feature synths) or on my next list, for “rock” releases (it does feature guitar/bass guitar).  I am a huge fan of both bands, and am glad they were brought together for this twelve track release by the ever excellent Accidental Guest Records. RIYL Shoegaze.
Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes: Two things about this release. 1.  It is minimal interesting little electronic ditties by Thom, RIYL Kid A.  2.  He had an interesting way of releasing it, focusing on torrents (link is in the title).
clipping – clppng: Clipping might have been the most exciting act that I saw this year, (I am still working on my live list) and also dropped an album that is the perfect mash of noise and rap.  The lyrics are tight and delivered with a fast flow, while the beats bang and hiss, just on the edge of being grating (in a good way).
Meth Dad – Remixes: This is the first ever non-Baltimore release that Friends Records has put out.  And for good reason, Meth Dad slays the pop world and makes beautiful beats. This features his re-imaginings of such artists as Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry.
the Body – I shall die here: The Haxan Cloak plus the Body?  Yes please.  This eerie album pairs scary atmospherics with a relentless beat and pounding bass.  Wailing is had.  This is what pain sounds like.
Pharmakon – Bestial Burden: Pharmakon delivers another monster of an album.  Seeing her live is quite the treat, and she is able to somehow capture the intensity of her live shows, in record form.  I look forward to seeing her again (saw her at Hopscotch in 2013) next year.
Aphex Twin – Syro:  I bought Drukqs while living in South Korea, and was quite disappointed by Aphex Twin’s (one of the first electronic musicians that I got into in high school) last album.  That was a long 13 years ago.  A lot has changed.  Including the fact that their is now a new Aphex Twin album, and it is actually good.  The tracks are all solid, beat driven affairs.  The formula is followed: glitchy beats, distorted and twisted sound and synths, and weird track names.
††† (Crosses) – Crosses: Chino from Deftones side project that is a mix of shoegaze like guitars, electronic beats, and synth soundscapes.  Prurient might be my favorite song of the year.  I was really blown away by the tunes, and this one ranks up there for me for amounts of times I listened to it.
Zola Jesus – Taiga: Rounding out the list is Zola Jesus.  I have been a fan for a couple years, but this album really caught my attention on first spin.  Masterful electronic tracks that recall a handful of subgenres, her music could definitely blow up and become the next big thing.  I could see this competing against some of the other heavy hitters making modern pop music.

Cover image of clipping is by me, taken at Metro Gallery in Baltimore in 2014.

Hexenjagd – Dragged to Hell 19

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Dragged to Hell 19 is hip hop heavy. Commercial and underground are mixed in this mix, side by side. Most of the popular tunes are slowed down.

This mix also features a little bit of noise and experimental music at the end.  (originally released a couple months ago.  Volume 20 coming soon)

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Force Publique – Sacrifice
Milky Chance – Stolen Dance
Ami Dang – Kissed by the Fire
Tinashe – 2 On (feat. Schoolboy Q)
Abdu Ali – Shiva (prod. by B L A C K I E)
Shabazz Palaces – …down 155th in the MCM Snorkel
Waka Flocka – Move That Dope (DatPiff
clipping – guns.up
Atari Teenage Riot – We Are From the Internet
Puerto Rico Flowers – After The Weekend
Ellah A. Thaun – K I L L YouR F R I E N D S
Locrian – Triumph of Elimination
York Factory Complaint – Loved

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Hexenjagd – Dragged to Hell 18

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After a slight hiatus, my mix series Dragged to Hell returns with volume 18.  It features hip hop, noise, local (to me) artists from Baltimore, and other electronic and noisy tunes.
Tracklist:
1. clipping Body and Blood
2. BRUXA WitchHunty
3. SCHWARZ OPEN UP YR MIND (RAP REMIX) FEAT. LA CHAT AND TT THE ARTIST)
4. Girl Talk & Freeway – Tolerated ft. Waka Flocka Flame (Wolf Eyes Remix)
5. Blacksage Sexsomnia
6.Child Actor Ordinary World
7.JUICEBOXXX OPEN UP YOUR LIFE
8. Nick Hope Ocean City
9. Chiffon Deep Fantasties
10. Bones YouCanTellAlotAboutAManByTheNeckOfHisShirt
11.Sortahuman SPEAK FREELY (PROD. BY NATTYMARI)
12. Death Grips Up My Sleeves
13. LOFTY305 X EYEDRESS Clean Cut Superhero
14. BOFC Die Alone
15. The Body Hail To Thee, Everlasting Pain
16. Repelican Done
17. That Was Then This Is Now Human Pain
18. Virgin Blood Lydia