Weekly Threats: Recommended New Releases For 11/24/17 - Idol Threat: Warning Shots at the Mainstream


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Weekly Threats: Recommended New Releases For 11/24/17

Lunice & Alchemist - Moving Parts
Lunice is a Canadian producer that has done work with XL Recordings, Warner Bros. Records, Palms Out Sounds, Young Turks, Big Dada, and Top Billin.  He has also part of a duo with Hudson Mohawke called TNGHT and have released an EP through Warp Records.  The Alchemist is a legendary Hip Hop producer/MC most famous for his work with Dilated Peoples and Mobb Deep, and is currently Action Bronson's touring DJ.  The two has been commissioned by Red Bull BC One World Finals (the world's premier breaking competition) to make a new generation of break beats and the "Moving Parts" EP is that result.

Mega Drive - The Grid
Talk about prolific!  Texas Synthwave artist Mega Drive returns with his third full-length for the year, with "Seas Of Infinity" released back in May and the horror soundtrack "Sleeper Street" coming out just last month.  "The Grid" is obviously less sinister than Sleeper Street and has a more video-game vibe than Seas of Infinity,  sounding a little more like his older releases.  Another solid release from Mega Drive!

GQ - E 14th
It's starting to seem like it's impossible for Jamla to release a dud!  After 3 years Oakland rapper GQ has once again blessed us with another dope album!  With a cosign from 9th Wonder and these releases under his belt GQ is set to be the next big thing.  GQ was recruited to play for coach Roy William’s University of North Carolina Tar Heels in 2004 where he met 9th Wonder after an injury.  E 14th features the aforementioned 9th Wonder, Nottz, Khrysis, S1 (Symbolyc One), Kash, and E.Jones.

Sorxe - Matter & Void
The post metal genre has been full of Neurosis worshippers and it has not seemed to slow down even after their top acolytes Isis broke up.  Arizona foursome Sorxe is one of said bands that has emerged in the wake of Isis, and since they consist of ex members of cult sludge band Graves At Sea they have the pedigree to help fill that void.  Their psychedelic blend of post/sludge metal on "Matter & Void" sounds fantastic, and the production by Matt Bayles doesn't hurt either.

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