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November 17 2017

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summertaffy

September 27 2017

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true story

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July 13 2017

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holterya:

alicegrovecomic:

They’re all like “oh she killed Pate, whatever, fuck that guy”

this is fucking incredible

June 13 2017

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Confused about orbs? We’ve all been there. I made this handy guide.

April 22 2017

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how to do simple speech boubles in photoshop

edit: tumblr is shitty and bad, here’s the full size image

i am a progfessional

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April 15 2017

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i love noba scoatia

April 03 2017

Present Peregrine [Remastered], by Deathmole

I remastered my favorite Deathmøle album, and you can buy it for just $1.

April 01 2017

Obscurity 2

It’s cool how Tumblr broke Soundcloud embedding and haven’t fixed it yet, anyway here’s a new track I been working on

March 16 2017

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March 09 2017

another thing I been workin on

February 04 2017

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All I wanna do is D’OH D’OH D’OH and YEAHHHH BABY and draw some butts

January 27 2017

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coffee

January 23 2017

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spent ENTIRELY TOO LONG drawing this

January 10 2017

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inspired by a conversation with my friend Rosemary, here are some handy snacts for you to print out and carry with you at all times

January 09 2017

December 03 2016

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Roko unwinds

November 30 2016

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November 19 2016

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I need to learn how muscles work so I drew a sweaty boy

November 16 2016

DANCE MUSIC 101

Someone on Twitter asked where I would recommend starting if one is interested in getting into techno (or other dance music). Here is my attempt at an answer!

For starters, I’d recommend beginning with DJ mixes. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to keep up with singles (dance music’s dominant release format), and artist albums can be wildly uneven, aside from the occasional crossover smash (Disclosure’s first record or Daniel Avery’s “Drone Logic,” for example). Mixes give you a good idea of a particular DJ’s current taste as well as an overview of a certain subsection of the dance music. A good mix takes you on a journey- it’s a unique format that doesn’t get enough love in mainstream music circles. And if a particular track really grabs your attention, you can track down the artist and dive down that rabbithole to your heart’s delight.

So, where to start with mixes?

I have a few go-to labels/imprints that I feel put out consistently good mixes covering a wide variety of styles. Fabric and FABRICLIVE are my two favorites- I’ll go into some detail here.


Fabric tends to feature big-name DJs spinning techno and techno-affiliated stuff: if you’re into deeper, moody stuff or really driving, beat-oriented techno, you’ll find a lot to like. 

STANDOUT MIXES: 

Fabric 83: Joris Voorn- Voorn mixes literally dozens of tracks, spliced into micro-loops and layered atop one another to create a seamless mix that verges on deep house without ever becoming treacly.

Fabric 80: Joseph Capriati- On the opposite end of the spectrum, Capriati’s Fabric mix is almost nonstop, punishing techno that remains accessible and never strays too far into the abstract.

Fabric 86: Eats Everything- this one’s more house-flavored, which is to say a little more melody and a little more swing than you’d get on a straight up techno mix. It covers a wide range of tracks and stitches them into a cohesive whole.


FABRICLIVE, on the other hand, trades in UK grime, drum ‘n bass, garage, electro, and all sorts of other stuff generally outside the purview of Fabric’s flagship series. Because of the huge variety of styles, you might absolutely adore one mix and yet loathe another. But it’s virtually certain that some of them will scratch your particular itches.

STANDOUT MIXES:

FABRICLIVE 66: Daniel Avery- the mix that put Avery on the map, a colossal selection of electro and electro-tinged techno. An absolute must-listen.

FABRICLIVE 75 Elijah & Skilliam- this mix from the heads of UK grime label Butters is a fantastic ride. If you’re unfamiliar with grime, it’s a fun introduction to some of that genre’s best artists.

FABRICLIVE 76: Calyx & Teebee- casual listeners probably don’t even know drum n bass is still a THING, but this mix is incredibly vital, relentless, and heavy. If you’re into dubstep, or even metal, you’ll probably find a lot to like here.


Aside from the Fabric stuff, I also recommend DJ-Kicks (tends to be more accessible, established artists), and electronic music site Resident Advisor’s RA Podcast. The RA podcast in particular is great because you get free, weekly high quality mixes from very different DJs. There’s also literally thousands of mixes available on Soundcloud and Bandcamp, and Boiler Room puts out fantastic live stuff on its Youtube channel.

Ultimately, you shouldn’t be intimidated by the scope of dance music or the variety and subtle differences between the genres. Experiment! Scroll through snippets of mixes on iTunes or Soundcloud and see what catches your fancy. There’s a ton of great shit out there if you’re willing to poke around a bit.

November 15 2016

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I love turbovicki

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