Category: Darkwave

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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MIXCLOUD Link

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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MIXCLOUD LINK

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 16

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Dragged to Hell 16 was released on December 31, 2013 and features some of the music I was enjoying at the end of the year.

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Tracklist:

DJ Dog Dick – Dried Old Leaves
Gatekeeper – Imperatrix
Thundercat – Seven
Death Grips – This is Violence Now (Dont get me wrong)
the Stargazer Lilies – How We Lost
Purple – The Club
Teams – Alchemy
∆AIMON – Darkness
ANTWON – work 4 me ft. himself (prod. by dj sexplay)
Zombelle – Tropocalypse
MADDEN – You Thawed (Party Trash remix)
signs – ILUVYOU
Police Academy 6 – Moss Agate (80’s Stallone Remix)
Laurel Halo – Melt
TOO DEEP – TRY THIS
Ellah a. Thaun – We melt again
David Lynch – Last Call

Hexenjagd – Dragged to Hell 14

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Dragged to Hell 14 is a dark journey through post-punk, witch house, hip hop, and other types of music that I am currently enjoying.  As always, I have linked the artists’ websites on their names in the setlist.  If you dig any of them, please follow my example and toss them a couple of dollars! We all have to do our part to make sure the music we enjoy is still able to be produced. Anyways, I don’t mean to preach, but it is definitely something I am passionate about.

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Setlist:

1. NФΔH ஜ3 – JΔGuΔЯ
2. DJ SMURPHY – June
3. Pleasure Leftists – 100 Years (The Cure cover)
4. KKING FELIXX – feeling like a ghost too
5. Flash/lights – Ruby Sun
6. Tantrum – Day of Fun
7. JANE WOODMAN – Black Forest
8. HAARPS – Underground (feat. Bobbi Dahl)
9. Dani Shivers! – Trilogy Pt. 3 (Ghost)
10. Le1f– Hush Bb (produced by Boody)
11. Tempers – Killing For Company (Swans Cover)
12. Talk All Night – Dig For Babel
13. Which Magic – Breeezin
14. Police Academy 6 – Gallow
15. Abdu Ali – BLEED
16. Matmos – Very Large Green Triangles
17. Night Vision – Betrayal
18. Von Haze – Conduct Your Touch

Cover/Photo by me

Hexenjagd – Dragged to Hell 10: the Fall of Caligula

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The two part Rise and Fall of Caligula series ends here.  From Witch house to DOOM. (March 2013)

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1. Synthetic Epiphany & CoMa – Perpetuate
2. Marie Dior – Neuköllner Tor
3. THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW – The Pledge (The Rescue)
4. Holy Other – U Now
5. transient stellar – lores
6. Fifty Grand – Leaving the Body
7. Doug E. Fresh – Spirit (dragged)
8. Sorrow – Girl I Miss You
9. Police Academy 6 + Arrete – ‘Gold Coast
10. Naadyn – Heart Bleed
11. Sun Glitters – He waits for me (feat. Deborah Lehnen)
12. Ulrich Schnauss – I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance
13. I AM WATER – KILLIN’ DY1N’ SCREAMIN’
14. cult of dom keller – call of the black mass
15. Cough – Crippled Wizard

cover is found image of a picture of a fund bust of Caligula, edited by me.

∜♡MDISCS 2K13 compilation (2 Discs)

Over 70 track 2013 Compilation of one of my favorite labels, AMdISCS. For Free.

Link to Compilation

Part 1

Tracklist

0VERTURE Sand Circles – ‘Innercity Haze (’91 remix by 1991)

01 a i r s p o r t s – ‘Dubbed in 3D’

02 LINGERIE – ‘KIMI KIWI’

03 AyGeeTee – ‘Palm Eyes’

04 Danniel Radall – ‘On My Own’ (Cassette Rip)

05 Black Jeans – ‘Librarian’

06 GOLDEN AXE – ‘PIZZA MAN’

07 Police Academy 6 + Arrete – ‘Gold Coast’

08 Kiwi Sisters – ‘Lovely Gallows’

09 Dreams – ‘Workz’

10 ACTRESS PETS – ‘Lesser Actresses (Better Pets)’

11 BEN AQUA – ‘Glass Of Shattered Glass’

12 Jogging House – ‘You Don’t Talk’ (feat. Kat Kaufmann)

13 POORSCHE – ‘GOOD ANNA DA BAD’

14 C V L T S – ‘GIRL FISH’

15 Honeydrum – ‘A Year Of My Love’ (DEMO)

16 Gabriel White – ‘What v2.0 Do’

17 NUDITY – ‘Lite U Up’

18 ROMCOM – ‘とても滑らか’

19 ESPRIT 空想 – ‘cruiser’

20 Giraffage – ‘Computer City’ (Go Dugong Remix)

21 Shisa – ‘Flowers’

22 Jaaska – ‘The Elsa’

23 Luxury Elite – ‘Datacorder’

24 Coolmemoryz – ‘Grid Life’

25 Infinity Frequencies – ‘The Sultans Garden’

26 QUILTLAND – ‘TIME PHRASE’

27 Horse Head – ‘We Can Win’

28 SECRETS – ‘RISE’

29 SORTAHUMAN – ‘BLOWIN MY MIND’ (PROD. HEATSTROKE)

30 LUXXY YOU – ”Get ∆ Lil Better’

31 MIMICS – ‘Bad Gateway’

32 Spirit Guide & R00fi – ‘Wanna’

33 Haarps – ‘My Doom’

34 Politesse – ‘God Babe’

35 SAINT PEPSI – ‘Balancing Towers’

36 Coca-Cola 3 – ‘Asian Gang’

37 Lenticular Clouds – ‘The Heartshifter’

38 Ramzi – ‘Pou Yon Mond Nouvo’

39 LESPHINXX – ‘City Glow’

40 Afrika Pseudobruitismus – ‘Morocco Trance into Mars Club’

41 333 Boyz – ‘The Patriot’

PART 2

Tracklist

X 0VERTURE Dan Svizeny (Cough Cool) – ‘Gary’s Diamond’

X 01 2ØXX – ‘CH1Bд PET’

X 02 AyGeeTee – ‘Always’

X 03 /please/ – ‘k8′

X 04 POORSCHE – ‘CRY IN ROOM’

X 05 Gunge – ‘HOT˚DOG»»LET-GET-TONED»»MIX’

X 06 Matthew Dotson – ‘Don’t Want to Hold on to Never’

X 07 BRIGHT FUTURE – ‘FROM EARTH WITH BLOOD’

X 08 FEELINGS – ‘RICH FOR ONE DAY’

X 09 Lockbox – ‘LUST 2.0′

X 10 ɢʟıɫcʜ ᴬᴺᴰ ɢʟıɫɫɛʀ – ‘♆’

X 11 Nø d – ‘HARDPOP’

X 12 Myrrh Ka Ba – ‘Astral Disco’

X 13 PARTY TRASH – ‘Relax (Fifty Grand Rework)’

X 14 Textbeak x Voctave – ‘Supernature’

X 15 FERAL LOVE – ‘ALL THE TIME’

X 16 UXO – ‘Jupiter Funk’

X 17 karman – ‘Wifi Emotion’

X 18 play/talk – ‘On My Own’

X 19 The Temptations – ‘Just My Imagination (Krusht Remix)’

X 20 Kimono Kops – ‘Driving To The Shore’

X 21 FEELINGS – ‘WHERE’

X 22 Nmesh – ‘ニミシララス InDoorFun ハナミ’

X 23 SAINT PEPSI – ‘Pineapple Juniors’

X 24 Shisd – ‘Heard-Crashed’

X 25 NIMA – ‘Insidemiluv’

X 26 MEWL – ‘Stop Caring’

X 27 My Panda Shall Fly & Vimana Aircraft – ‘One (2013 Edit)’

X 28 Soul Ipsum – ‘Sea Limousine’

X 29 German Army – ‘Sultan Skin’

X 30 Kikiilimikilii – ‘Voodoo In The Afternoon’

Hexenjagd – Dragged to Hell 7

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This is one persons journey into themselves and coming out the other side. But for what? Make your own journey. Find redemptionyourself. falls in love, , goes a crazy, ends up in fantasy world , soul crushing sadness,and peace in a mental facility. Its a story of moods changing with the seasons burning love, has bit more breakdown,and among , and finally finds solace pharmaceuticals.. Released November 2012. 50 minutes.

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Tracklist:
1. Dream Curtain – There Could Have Been A Light
2. Bruxa – Mothersnapper
3. Image Circle – Hoodedclone
4. SANGO x ZandSHE – SATURN ✘ NEPTUNE
5. Evian Christ – Thrown Like Jacks
6. Katapulto – Good Life
7. Swans – The Daughter Brings the Water
8. SPC ECO – One In A Million
9. the-Drum – _SYS
10. BLVCK CEILING – The story of Ricky
11. ▲NDRΛS – Die in a Hell
12. GHOST PLANET – WAITING FOR DRUG DEALERS
13. MC Wreckshin – Where is My Mind
14. Moon Mirror – BLOODFANTASY
15. ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ – africa

(photo/cover by me)