CONCLUSION OF THE STRANGER’S EPIC DEATHBOMB ARC FEATURE
I can’t express enough gratitude to Sean Jewel and The Stranger for this incredible piece they’ve done on Deathbomb Arc. Part 3 is out now and while I could ramble on about it’s contents, I’ll just sum it up with the quote: What’s the point of any music?
Ha! We’re the happy nihilists here and we hope you enjoy the sounds.
And please remember, Deathbomb Arc tries to provide as much free music as we do for sale, because we want every interested person to be able to participate. Experimental music fans are already in such small numbers as it is. There is no reason to divide ourselves by finances as well. If you would like to check out the music we offer for free, just visit our discography page and use the “options” button in the upper left to sort by ‘free digital releases’.
PART 2/3 OF THE STRANGERS EPIC DEATHBOMB ARC GROUP INTERVIEW
The Seattle Weekly The Stranger’s in depth feature on Deathbomb Arc continues. Based on a group interview with Steven Cano (tik///tik), William Hutson & Jonathan Snipes (clipping.), Margot Padilla (I.E. / True Neutral Crew), Cristina Bercovitz (videographer), and myself (Deathbomb head, True Neutral Crew), this feature covers a ton of topics. In part 2 we talk about how our love of hiphop (especially Cash Money and No Limit) and soul music brought us all together so many years ago.
A few weeks ago, Sean Jewel from the Seattle weekly ‘The Stranger’ conducted the first ever Deathbomb Arc group interview. As seen in the photo (L-R), Margot Padilla of I.E/True Neutral Crew, Steven Cano of tik///tik/Stupid Future, myself, William Hutson of clipping., and Jonathan Snipes of clipping. Cristina Bercovitz, a key player in the visual style of Deathbomb, took the photo and was there for the interview. We talked for a very long time about a ton of aspects of both the labels history and what has brought us all together for so many years as artists the love working together. We also talked about where things are now and the future of the label (hey, see those cool tapes from Mad Murderz, VIPER VENOM, and Signor Benedick The Moor on the table!). The results are coming out over the course of three installments. Part one came out today. We inundated Sean with a ton of information, often at an insane pace over lapping each other. Due to this, some of the facts feel slightly shifted from exact accuracy here, but as William says at the end of the interview, “we have no concern for authenticity. Lying is a performance; we lie a lot.” LOL.
Cool Breeze f/ Outkast, Goodie Mob & Witchdoctor - “Watch For The Hook” (Organized Noize, 1999)
A few years ago I saw Goodie - just the four of them - perform their “Watch For The Hook” verses. Lo and Jo traded their tag team sixteen in the same eye-to-eye formation as in the video and with the same level of intensity. Needless to say time stopped and the universe crumbled outward from the stage and we’re all just ghosts floating around the resonant memory of that performance now.