As the air in LA gets thick with the rusty musk of dirty synths and bass in anticipation of this weekend’s HARD Summer, we bring you three tasty exclusive bits and one remix of FCKN from the up and coming hard electro madman from France, Sawgood.
Played (and praised) by BBC Radio 1’s own Kissy Sell Out, the guy’s got potential that is perhaps not yet even realized through these searingly massive, nailgun-wielding industrobrutalizers.
If industrobrutalizer isn’t yet in your vocabulary, think The Proxy, Les Petit Pilous, and SebastiAn then juxtapose that with beats chopped and tweaked by Lucifer’s lead drummer in Hell’s marching band. I guess that would have to be Ministry, so take your pick. He’s been played by the likes of The Bloody Beetroots, StereoHeros, Hostage, Mustard Pimp and FCKN.
You know the drill by now. Get it into you, you won’t find these anywhere else. “Get Up To Oinked” is one you need to hear.
• Sawgood – Get Up To Oinked (2nd Edit)
• Sawgood – Licks Them (Original)
• Sawgood – ‘On Satan’ EP Promo Minimix
• FCKN – Worms Attack (Sawgood Remix)
Preview tracks here
I’ve heard The Bloody Beetroots debut LP Romborama (DIM MAK RECORDS) in its entirety. After the general disappointment surrounding their collaboration with The Cool Kids, I must say that I am pleasantly delighted with what they’ve come up with. The album is more conceptual than anyone anticipated, just when we were tiring of the same noises they’ve been making, they take things in an at times wildly different direction. Strings, piano and more classically influenced arrangements sit alongside their signature distorted compression of twisted hard electro funhouse madness in this amalgamation of old and new (10 old, 11 new).
My first impression? Beautiful breath of fresh air after a short period of stagnation. Decide for yourself with these three: one of the softer songs on the album, somewhere in between, and one of the harder ones, respectively. Grab the FCKN remix while you’re at it, good to see new material coming from their end as well.
• Second Streets Have No Name (feat. Beta Bow)
• House N° 84
• House N° 84 (FCKN Remix)
Preview Tracks Here
Full description of the album & concept by Bob Rifo himself
Be sure to buy the full album out on DIM MAK August 25th and do yourself a favor and make it out to DIM MAK TUESDAYS at Cinespace as well, they’re not to be missed.
Buy their music: