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Mick Harris, Kool Keith, and Submerged Discuss Scorn’s “Distortion”

When you listen to Mick Harris’ long-running dub-industrial/dark ambient project Scorn, it’s easy to imagine a parallel world where it’s typical for young listeners to go from extreme metal to cutting-edge jazz to experimental electronic music to alternative hip-hop (or any variation thereof) rather than falling into musical camps. Harris’ story certainly suggests that any trajectory is possible as long as one keeps an open mind. Famously starting out as the drummer in three crucial lineups in the early history of the seminal grindcore outfit Napalm Death, Harris—who coined the term “grindcore”—went on to work with avant-garde legends John Zorn and Bill Laswell in the improv trio Painkiller before forming Scorn with Napalm Death founder Nik Bullen in 1992.
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Kool Keith Delivers Another Surreal Rap Odyssey on ‘Keith’s Salon’

One of the great cult figures in hip-hop, Kool Keith has forged a career defined by numerous eccentricities. His famous libidinous wordplay is often genuinely transgressive, while his personas are manifold and often disarmingly surreal. Then there’s his unrelenting musical output, which totals over 50 full-length releases. The whole character is so fascinatingly dense that Kool Keith himself (real name: Keith Thornton) has admitted, “I don’t even feel like a human being anymore.”
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Kool Keith Releases New Single “Extravagance” with Logistic Records

Kool Keith Drops "Extravagance," the Second Single From His Forthcoming Album 'Keith's Salon' Due Out June 4th on Logistic Records. Written with a libidinal urgency that has come to characterize Kool Keith’s legendary lyricism, Keith’s Salon explores our current obsessions with luxury, beauty, and notoriety. But rather than fetishize the beautiful dum-dums who walk red carpets in black Prada gowns, Kool Keith’s most recent studio album shifts our attention to the work and workers that underpin our fantasies of American excess and the good life. As such, the album is also a timely meditation, during quarantine, on the economic precarity many of us now find ourselves in. Having teamed up with Triple Parked, the production duo of avant-techno maven Bruno Pronsato and Benjamin Jay Keith’s Salon moves between halcyon sonics and atonal warlord dystopia, while keeping beats minimal for Kool Keith to spread extra ketchup on the hamburger. An album at once topical and futuristic, lush and bizarre, Keith’s Salon is about the business of making people beautiful. It’s time to work. The album (vinyl, CD, digital) is set for release on June 4, 2021 on Logistic Records, with three singles dropping prior to the launch date.
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Kool Keith Releases New Single “Bright Eyes” with Logistic Records

Logistic Records Announces New Album From Kool Keith, "Keith's Salon," is Out June 4th. His First Single "Bright Eyes" is Available Now. Written with a libidinal urgency that has come to characterize Kool Keith’s legendary lyricism, Keith’s Salon explores our current obsessions with luxury, beauty, and notoriety. But rather than fetishize the beautiful dum-dums who walk red carpets in black Prada gowns, Kool Keith’s most recent studio album shifts our attention to the work and workers that underpin our fantasies of American excess and the good life. As such, the album is also a timely meditation, during quarantine, on the economic precarity many of us now find ourselves in. Having teamed up with Triple Parked, the production duo of avant-techno maven Bruno Pronsato and Benjamin Jay Keith’s Salon moves between halcyon sonics and atonal warlord dystopia, while keeping beats minimal for Kool Keith to spread extra ketchup on the hamburger. An album at once topical and futuristic, lush and bizarre, Keith’s Salon is about the business of making people beautiful. It’s time to work. The album (vinyl, CD, digital) is set for release on June 4, 2021 on Logistic Records, with three singles dropping prior to the launch date.
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Mello Music Announces Compilation Album Bushido with Open Mike Eagle, Alchemist, Kool Keith, Murs & Homeboy Sandman for April 2021 Release and Shares New Oddisee Song “No Trouble” and Mello Music Group Announces New Label Compilation BUSHIDO

Mello Music Announces Compilation Album Bushido with Open Mike Eagle, Alchemist, Kool Keith, Murs & Homeboy Sandman for April 2021 Release and Shares New Oddisee Song «No Trouble» and Mello Music Group Announces New Label Compilation BUSHIDO. Last News:. Mello Music Group Announces New Label Compilation BUSHIDO and Mello Music...
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Sargeant X Comrade and Kool Keith find "Romance in Outer Space" [Video]

Self-described 'Lo-Fi Soul' music Canadian duo Sargeant X Comrade recently debuted their first project, Magic Radio, which showcased their forward-thinking style. The project which featured names such as Moka Only, Planet Asia, and more gets its first visual in the form of the Kool Keith assisted single, "Romance in Outer Space." The track is a smooth, soulful piece that blends experimental hip-hop, lo-fi sounds, and neo-soul sensibilities as frontwoman Yolanda delivers an emotion-filled performance. From the punchy sparse backdrop to Yolanda's vivid imagery that centers on love beyond the galaxies and stars, the record aims to take listeners to a whole new frontier and experience. The legendary Kool Keith also peppers the track with his unique offbeat style that he is known for.