Let’s be honest – Nasty Wizard Recordings likes to indulge itself quite a bit. The Beijing label has taken sick joy out of digging up the remains of the obsolete formats such as cassette tapes and floppy disks – and now they’ve taken it a step to far – the VHS tape – to present their latest opus – the Asian Electronic VHS Compilation – which compiles the work of some of the most exciting purveyors of glitchy sounds and hard hitting beats in East Asia with static drenched music videos. Yeah, we do like to get our freak on. And more so, like to revel in the madness with freaky ass release shows. And we had a scorcher of a lineup a couple weeks back at Dada, including Prajnasonic’s Wavwave, the slick, pulse pushing hard techno side project from iimmune; Huang Jing, the maverick drummer of juggernaut post punk band Re-TROS who lit up the crowd by setting up his electronic drum kit to the middle of the dancefloor; 8-bit soundtrack magician 4 Channels Club with his army of Gameboys, and the ever prolific drone and pedal looper Noise Arcade getting nasty as usual. Plus, a joint DJ cassette tape set from Nasty Wizard’s own henchmen, DJ Guigz and Fancy Hobo – which has chaos in the its finest form. Mazel tov!!
Lonely Cookies 浪味仙贝 – Aliens Take Me Away 宇宙电波 (Wuhan/Wild Records) toothloss 缺牙巴 – 爱的卡片 (Chongqing/Self-Released) 4 Channels Club 肆通道倶楽部 – 最后她说 (Beijing/Self-Released) Yokus 五石散 – Tesla 夜阳火光 (Kunming/StreetVoicexAllGoodMusic) The White Papers 白皮书乐队 – 梦 (Beijing/Self-Released) Don’t Panic My Bro 白日密语 – 人类历史上超速最严重的列车 (Chengdu/Self-Released) Naaki Soul – Ambivalent Indifferent (Beijing/Self-Released) Default 缺省 – Pain Is A Lover (Beijing/SJ Records)
Going to be playing a lil catch up this month with releases – from jams that flew under my radar back in spring, to some of the gems that have been touring on my playlist […]