DEATHBOMB VIDEO/MUSIC SHOWCASE: clipping., Yola Fatoush, IE, Tight Artists Net Gang – Friday, April 26




Performances by: clipping., Yola Fatoush (uk), I.E., & Back To The Future The Ride (mem Foot Village)

Video & static art by: Tight Artists Net Gang, Jamopi, & Isaac Hicks

plus music videos & album art from the Deathbomb Arc catalog.

All Ages, donation suggested for the musicians from the UK.


Exploring genres unknown since 1998, Deathbomb Arc has been the first to introduce many popular avant-gard acts to the world. Releasing some of the first work from Death Grips, Black Pus, Foot Village, Julia Holter, and most recently, clipping. This is not just a record label, but a portal of discovery. A hot air balloon ride to worlds of the unexpected. Then again, wait long enough to find out and usually what Deathbomb has to offer is just next year’s “normal”. Perhaps that is why the Deathbomb logo looks a bit like a crystal ball???

Rather than beats, clipping. use harsh noise and musique concrète to construct their tracks. This is not an exercise in anti-music. It just is rap. A return to a philosophy popularized by Bomb Squad’s production for Public Enemy: to make music that sounds as threatening as the the environments we live in. With tracks crafted by experienced minimalist noise artist William Hutson (Rale) and film soundtrack composer Jonathan Snipes (ex-Captain Ahab), they are not only capturing this level of threat and agitation, but also the cinematic barrenness of sprawling cement, fields of litter, and endless trees with every branch chopped off and painted black. Front man Daveed Diggs is not just quick with his words, but incredibly precise. He brings out the rhythm of the seemingly rhythmless. He punctuates melodies made out of negative space. Yes, they know about noise. But this is hip hop.

YOLA FATOUSH (from UK, debut LA appearance!)
London’s Yola Fatoush bring lush soul to their raw, DIY beats through their elegant and powerful voices. Catchy dreamlike harmonies truly take their glitchy electronics and make them soar. The results certainly are catchy pop music, but their methods of getting there are truly unique. Masterful song crafting allows them to inject some very “out” ideas into the mix while never feeling esoteric. Just beautiful in a truly alien way. Their take on contemporary urban styles is akin to Pet Shop Boys work in the 80s/90s.

Few acts garner such genuine love for their audience as IE. Her combination of complete uninhibited sincerity with complete silliness and fun makes IE the perfect party act. You can’t help put let your guard down. IE’s debut 12″ comes out later this year on Deathbomb Arc. With production by Jonathan Snipes of clipping., it will be the definitive IE release fans have been waiting years for.

Back To The Future The Ridel is not about finding balance. It is a position of being completely removed from the scale. While this term usually applies to an ethical stance, the idea of being an outsider looking in also applies to the majority of science fiction. What else is it to have human drama taking place on alien worlds under completely alien circumstances? A way to see our own lives without the bias of experiencing them. Here lies the inspiration behind the name of Brian Miller’s (member of Foot Village) latest solo project.

Founded by Mary Rachel Kostreva & Adam Harms, Tight Artists Net Gang
(or TANG) is an artist social network where users are able to compile
and share their multimedia work via HTML customizable galleries.
Alongside their web presence, TANG has had gallery shows
internationally and has hosted mixtapes. TANG is a gang for
EVERYONE… but beware: this is a chill zone that allows absolutely no
hatin ass perpetrators. Just remember ~ IF you bringin hate, u bringin
us fame.


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