Misc. Day – Drone Strikes

The concrete walls never seemed closer than when Sex With A Terrorist unleashes a seven-minute crush down with claustrophobic areas of effect through malicious healing. Over only four tracks, Demo by Sex With A Terrorist carves into the earth in the same way that a missile would, striking fast and leaving not much standing in the wake.

Having members from Regional Justice Center and Self Defense Family as the basis for operations, Sex With A Terrorist is a rhetorical shout into the hardcore wastes. Opening with “LIST OF SHIT I DO NOT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT,” Demo spends a majority of the time in the pits diving and running through fools in the way. Arms outstretched as if it was a living recreation of Christ The Redeemer, Sex With A Terrorist has phenomenal range for being such an incredibly short record.

The snap of guitar strings and percussion are the bread and butter here while the main entrée is the lyrical onslaughts that describe, “No arguments just strawmen tropes and tripe. No ethical consumption of any type. No hope for a head picked before it’s ripe, no chance that’s me we’re gonna fucking fight.” The crosshairs align and for once, the unity in hardcore is more about getting everyone involved in being crushed under the boots of war.

Especially on “UTOPIAN DELUSIONS” where the almost hopeful build-up is immediately washed away and turned into a one-two step of catchy, but engraining hits. Describing over shattering hi-hats and blitzing strings, “Your idea of sides that’s fucking dead, and you’ll be dead too. You’ll be dead.” As the punishing continues, eventually there is talk of “I didn’t make you a fucking fool. But through the glory of gunpowder, I can have you removed.”

The only real hope for a guttural rebuke is “SCREENSHOT HARDCORE” where similar to the latter half of My War by Black Flag, the sluggish delivery is reminiscent of a lumbering giant that is nihilistic and reflective of detached behavior. The instrumentation devolves into a slur where the random guitar plucks and pokes at the strings feel unable to be correlated into meaning. The belligerence falls to eventual complacency as a hardcore swan song through funeral marches.

But that emotional dissonance holds to be the underlying truth with Sex With A Terrorist. Nothing seems to shatter the ground more than the rambunctious shovels that with each stab into the dirt, cover the listener more and more until they are submerged in a shallow grave. Begging and pleading goes nowhere as the makeshift coffin sinks deeper and deeper into burning nothing.

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SUNDAY SAMPLER // (PLAYLIST) “11/22/2020”

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“A playlist of tracks that were featured on MattsMusicMine.com from the week of November 16th – 22nd. From Reviews to Streams, never miss a track with these playlists that are uploaded every single Sunday till I drop dead.”

Featuring: Clown Core, Heads For The Dead, BONES, LaDiamondBlue, War On Women, James Brown, Giggs, Soft Kill, Tamaryn, Hook, Snooper, Choo Jackson, The Alchemist, Action Bronson, Black Thought, My Favorite Color, Nothing, DJ Blackpower, Zelooperz, Future, Lil Uzi Vert

Track List: Song, Existence, Deep Below, WhoGoesThere, On My Way, Wonderful Hell, I’ll Go Crazy, Think, All Spinach, Floodgate, NVR, Microbe, To The Moon, Who Eats Wings Like That?, I Hate Everything, State Prisoner, Hooray!, Famine Asylum, Bad News, Spicy, Over Your Head

STREAMING // (Video) Thundercat – “Them Changes”

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Featuring: Ariana Grande, JD Beck, DOMi

STREAMING // (Album) Knxwledge. – “HX.PRT15.8_”

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Track List: kwalitytime_, sewgood_, girl., summaday_, 1neilove., kantarr_, nbdyspsdtobhere., you&me[brb]

STREAMING // (Video) Code Orange – “IN FEAR (Back Inside The Glass)”

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Video Team: Sunny Singh (hate5six), Joshua Smith (MediaQuest), Jeff Davis (Feet First Productions), Luis Aponte, Tim Semega

STREAMING // (Track) Your Old Droog – “Pravda”

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Featuring: Mach-Hommy, El-P, Tha God Fahim, Black Thought

Beat: Roper Williams

Mixed By: Tha God Fahim

Mastered By: Joe LaPorta

STREAMING // (Video) Mavi – “SMH”

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Directed By: REVENXNT

STREAMING // (Video) Young Flexico – “IGOTSTAFLEX”

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Produced By: Bandolero

STREAMING // (Video) Future X Lil Uzi Vert – “Over Your Head”

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Directed By: Hype Williams

STREAMING // (Album) ZelooperZ X Dilip X Matrax – “Valley Of Life”

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Featuring: Ysr Grams, Kung Fou, + NAK

Track List: Fryd, Arugula, McDonaldz, World 2 U, Fooseball, Lowtide, Spicy, One Hand, What 2 Do, Woozy, Regenerated, Just Me, Snowing

STREAMING // (Album) Dj Blackpower – “blp2020: ‘king of the night'”

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Art By: Kamau Han

Track List: Power!, Marge Simpson, Bad News, rootin4?, Piercing Thru The Night, Sorrel Juice, STAY HUNTING, Mhm!, haha-haHAAA!

STREAMING // (Album) Nothing – “The Great Dismal”

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Guitar + Vocals: Domenic Palermo
Drums: Kyle Kimball
Bass: Aaron Heard
Guitar + Backup Vocals: Doyle Martin
Track List: A Fabricated Life, Say Less, April Ha Ha, Catch A Fade, Famine Asylum, Bernie Sanders, In Blueberry Memories, Blue Mecca, Just A Story, Ask The Rust

New Music – Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

The alter-ego of one of the greatest producers to ever touch an MPC, The Food Villain coming from The Alchemist is almost too gourmet for your greasy paws. It spins along with the vinyl player like silk but has the appearance of two pounds of spaghetti. They sit on your stomach and feel draining even over a quick 24-minute appetite.

Rather than spending time on his other projects dancing around the idea of food, his previous pieces Israeli Salad, Alfredo, Lamb Over Rice, Bread, etc… The Food Villain goes right into culinary excellence or disobedience as a topic. Using samples from Action Bronson’s F*ck That’s Delicious, Alchemist sits on a throne of balsamic bruschetta atop with basil for the opener disguised as “Alan.”

Where claps and shouts of Alchemist’s real name are heard, “Alan” is cheerful and even for fans of just the music, the show’s comedic element runs through. The following of “The Angry Guy” is a bone-shattering one-two snap of hypnotic shifts and burns through crunches of sound. As Bronson describes, “He’s a villainous person, we’re not playing around with the edits,” everything lines up to have The Food Villain be the enemy of the public cheese lines.

Almost every second ever spent with Alchemist involves a glorious rework of something eerily familiar, on “Who Eats Wings Like That?” Alchemist uses these samples of the show and little string runs that resemble a Disney picture to paint the stage. The rambunctious bounce is cheerful but also deadly as the neck begins to sway through each 16 piece on The Food Villain.

Even though Alchemist primarily lives as a producer, when he invites Bronson to actually spit some crumbs on “I Hate Everything,” it Is delightful and a breath of fresh air. The production is plucked on high tuned strings with a grimy 808 crack collected among the snare. Bronson describes, “No I don’t want that, I don’t like that. Been around the world I’m not impressed… three Michelin Stars I’m not impressed, I hate everything, I’m the food villain.” And while a majority of the tracks are only a minute or so, “I Hate Everything” is a personal clown for Alchemist to use as a king would use a jester.

The plate spins and the cuisine is almost to die for as The Food Villain comes to a closing that only would fit Emeril Lagasse. Burning but not to the point of overheating, just a searing that enhances the flavor and seems to sauté the palate. Solidify the importance of overeating; The Food Villain makes consumption enjoyable once more.

Listen To The Food Villain Here!!! – Spotify/Amazon/iTunes

STREAMING // (Video) My Favorite Color – “Hooray!”

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Directed by: Jared Bishop

Production Company: Aroy Productions

Producer: Jared Bishop

DP: Andrew Gerdak

Extra’s: Santino Mcnaughton, Jeremy Rosinger, Peyton Person, Kasim Williams

PA’s: Lilana Epps, Brandon Mensah

Editor: Jared Bishop + Santino Mcnaughton

STREAMING // (Album) Choo Jackson – “Ghetto Beautiful Misery

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Track List: Gold Chains, Ibiza, Second 2 Breathe, One And Only, To The Moon, One Thing, Season, Billman (Interlude), Rms, Naked, My Dawg (RIP), The World Is High, Loom

STREAMING // (Album) Snooper – “Music For Spies”

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Track List: MUSIC FOR SPIES, MICROBE, DEFECT, RUNNING

STREAMING // (Album) The Caretaker – “Everywhere, An Empty Bliss”

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Compiled From Unreleased Archival Works By: Leyland Kirby

Cover Artwork By: Ivan Seal

Aural Mastering By: Stephan Mathieu

Track List: Loss Of Want Back There, I Might Be Vanishing, Empty Beyond Beyond Beyond, Losing Battle Of Loss, Advanced Plaque Camaraderie, All Eyes Bewildered, Glimpses Of Life Denial, Equinox Eyes Will Stop, Losing Loss Of Battle, Plaque Advanced Despair, Benjamin Beyond Bliss, Drifting Sublime Hope, Minimal All You Are, Internal Unravel, Dusk Memory Fraction, Entanglement Synapse Ache, And Bliss Everywhere Bliss

STREAMING // (Video) HOOK – “NVR”

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Starring: Hook

Produced By: Nedarb

Director: Chessa

Executive Producer: NTS

Makeup Artist: Jazmine Oddie

Video Editors: Azad Calvin + Chessa

Colour Grade: Thierry Phung

Animation: Joe Whalley

Still Photography: Ruby Douglas

STREAMING // (Video) Soft Kill – “Floodgate”

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Shot + Edited By: T. Grave

Additional Filming By: Tamaryn

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