We round-up the latest news in the world of Nerdcore Hip-Hop into a bite-sized easy to digest review. Tours, gigs, albums, news and rumours, this is your one-stop Hip-Hop Hooray!
Scrub Club Records dump a whole load of artists from their ranks, Mega Ran’s got some sweet vinyl for you and more…
Scrub Club Records Significantly Trim Their Numbers.
The full list reads, Deafinition, funky49, HD Ninja, Emergency Pizza Party, Rob Grounds, sAMPLE tHE mARTIAN and Service Lab. Non of which have been super prolific in the last year. Their existing music will still be available from Scrub Club’s website until such time as the artists choose to have it removed and label head (and ultimately the man behind the decision), Madhatter McGinnis has hinted at a big announcement coming soon.
Rift & Savillion | Carry The Fire | Single
“Carry the Fire” is a rap track on which Rift, over a minimalist Savilion production anchored by a wicked beat box, boasts of his survival skills in the wilds of both music and an imaginary, post-apocalyptic world, inspired in part by Survivorman Les Stroud, Bear Grylls, Grizzly Man and the movie/book The Road. Carry the Fire drops June 2014 and features 10 tracks of laid back boom bap about love, loss, family, friends and the state of modern hip hop. Guest appearances come courtesy of Wordburglar, Chokeules, Geneva, Sulfur and more.
Sweet-Ass Vinyl Available As Mega Ran Celebrates The Call.
To celebrate the eighth anniversary of his debut album The Call, Random aka Mega Ran is releasing a new interpretation produced by Klopfenpop. The new release is an 8Bit remix which is available to pre-order now. Fans of Mega Ran will be falling over themselves to grab a piece of rare memorabilia though as the album will not only be available for digital download ($7) but also as a limited edition coloured vinyl print for $21. Only 250 will be made and once gone, that’s it. Grab your copy now from megaranmusic.com.
MC Lars More Than Triples Kickstarter Target
At the time of writing Lars has smashed another Kickstarter campaign by raising over $25,000 more than his original $10,000 target. Good news, this means his stretch goals have well and truly kicked in and he’s now able to make a music video which will credit each backer as a producer. If he reaches $40,000 there will be another and there are more wonderful events to happen if the amount exceeds that. With still six days to go and knowing Lars’ fans it’s entirely possible that this will exceed $40,000 and maybe even climb as high as $50,000. The incentive levels are very reasonably priced so head over to Kickstarter now.
Dallas Comic-Con 2014 Saturday Night Shindig
You’ve no excuse to miss this event if you’re in the Dallas area in May.
The biggest pop culture event in Dallas deserves the biggest after-party. A variety of live music, video artistry, and slammin’ dance tunes awaits you at the 2014 Dallas Comic-Con Saturday Night Shindig, being held at the South Side Music Hall (two blocks from the Dallas Convention Center).
The night features live band karaoke (powered by The Mumbles), the IG-88s (Dallas’ first all-cosplay rock band) and North Texas nerdcore artist 1-UP Creative Mind Frame, as well as dance music sets from DJs Trigger Mortis, Captain Fantastic, and Frozen Phoenix, and more than a few special surprises. No matter what your tastes, there’s something on the bill for you.
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