Model Home – REV

Experimental rapper NappyNappa’s collaboration with producer Pat Cain as Model Home has generated 17 self-released EPs and one full length album One Year, so you’ve got some catching up to do on their Bandcamp page. In advance of an album release on Max D’s Future Times label this fall, the advance single “REV” gets a digital single release with an exclusive b-side and this intense music video directed by Cain.

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Podcast for July 30th, 2020

Tony analyzes a wayward postcard, while Paul gets a trim.

Tracklisting:
Mister Goblin – Punk Band [I Used To Play In A Punk Band]
Den-Mate – Think Like You Should [Hypnagogia]
Bottled Up – Kilo [Kilo / Full Yum]
Teething Veils – A House After a Hurricane [Canopy of Crimson]
Glue Factory – Solitude [Sever EP]
Outputmessage – Wake The Fuck Up! [single]

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Outputmessage – Wake The Fuck Up

“excuse me
is this thing on?
i have a public service announcement for you

it seems we have a situation here
everybody’s walking around
looking down
at their phones
meanwhile…
there’s some strange shit going on

look up
come on
look up!
open your eyes
open your eyes

WAKE THE FUCK UP!

tear
tear
tear
tear gas
don’t you see?
we’re under attack

WAKE THE FUCK UP!
WE’RE UNDER ATTACK!

don’t you see?
this isn’t reality tv
ha ha ha ha ha ha
this is reality

WAKE THE FUCK UP!

open your eyes

our people are dying in the streets
our people are dying in the streets”

Outputmessage
SoundCloud
Bandcamp
Black Techno Matters

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Cecily – Clumsy

Back in June we were honored to hand off our #DCmusic podcast to two fantastic hometown musicians of color, rapper Ardamus and soulful R&B singer Cecily for cool dialogue and song picks. Since then Cecily debuted the music video for “Clumsy” on no less than BET. The video is sensual and emotional, with director Torell Shavone beautifully showcasing Cecily and her video co-stars. “Clumsy” is the first single from Awakening Pt. 1, Cecily’s 2019 EP she describes as “the story of my awakening to Love – of learning to work on myself so I don’t unintentionally hurt my loved ones, of learning to forgive myself so I can love myself without condition, of surrendering to the beautiful flow of love in my life. These are stories of learning how to choose trust, patience, compassion, honesty, and kindness. These are stories of choosing love over fear, and I hope these songs serve as a reminder to you to do the same.”

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Clones of Clones – Mine

Indie rock band Clones of Clones was already a studio-only band well before the 2020 lockdown, so no release shows were canceled in the run up to their new EP Super Available that dropped July 10th. Instead, CoC often delivers insanely pretty visuals for their music videos, as is the case for the EP’s first single “Mine”. Animator Tezo Don Lee, originally from South Korea and now residing in London, applies the soft tenor of singer Ben Payes to a lipsticked, neon-haired lounge singer in surprising, seductive style.

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Podcast for July 15th, 2020

Paul tries some new Instagram-worthy sodas, while Tony picks up the ukelele.

Tracklisting:
Kill Lincoln – Confession Obsession [Can’t Complain]
Clones of Clones – If I Was a Number [Super Available]
Stray Fossa – For What Was [single]
The Infinite Daisy Chains – Wake Up [Wake Up / Melting into You]
Too Much – I Wanna Be a DJ [Club Emotion]
Drew Dave – KeepOn(Escape) [Solitude]

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Podcast for June 25th, 2020

Paul livestreams more mashup DJing, while Tony has the floor pulled out from under him.

Tracklisting:
The Frontier – It’s You [single]
Golden Browne – Get Down [single]
Babbling April – Narcissism [Days of Retreat]
The Southern Ocean – Friday Night [single]
Continuals – Privacy [Three Songs from Exile]
Stripmall Ballads – What Will We Do When We Have No Money? [single]

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Podcast for June 9th, 2020 feat. Ardamus & Cecily

We turned this week’s show over to rapper Ardamus and soulful songwriter Cecily to pick the songs and reflect on life.

Tracklisting:
Cecily – Hope [Songs of Love and Freedom]
Ardamus & Height Keech – Too Close To Danger [Astro Blocks]
Fertile Ground – Black Is [Black Is….]
RNLification – Starving Artist [Build A Better Brand V1]
Cecily – Grow [Songs of Love and Freedom]
CatsEye2TheCosmos – Dirty Pool feat. Edword Asis, Night Train 357 & Prowess The Testament [Music To Marvel To Vol. 1 The Awakening]

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Des Demonas – The South Will Never Rise Again

We originally shared this over the weekend, but didn’t want the Monday crowd to miss out. Des Demonas singer Jacky released the unofficial music video for the anthemic protest single “The South Will Never Rise Again”, from their 2017 debut self-titled album, with this note:

This “unofficial” video for “The South Will Never Rise Again” is based on footage from what was going to be the video but has now recently been put together by our friend Jonathan Howard:
“For all my friends out protesting against injustice and the senseless killings of black people, be safe, take care of each other, fuck the police! posting this video without my bandmates permission. this is an old song off our first record, not posting it for cool points or to make any money from it. At a time when there’s counter protests by MAGA wankers and a president who may be trying to divide and conquer the nation just so he can have power here’s a song saying you can lynch us you can shoot us, you can harm us BUT we won’t take it in the chin. You are not going to win. FUCK YOU!
PS I Spoke to mum mums earlier today and she told me not to post this video until the protests are over, to avoid escalating and also as hope for reconciliation between the victims and the perpetrators…mothers eh?”

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Podcast for May 22nd, 2020

Tony adds a new dessert to his life, while Paul further develops his livestream DJing.

Tracklisting:
Black Masala – Afterglow [single]
Frass Green – The Band Is Breaking Up [Death of Pop]
Makeup Girl – My Time [single]
Smoke King – Paper Bag [single]
Scott Grim – New Old Flame [single]
Jon Camp Trio – Also Ran [The Drop Bear’s Song – An Australian Bushfire Relief Album]

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