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Pre-order WHITENOISE : RUINS on Bandcamp

Everywhere we look we are surrounded by the ruins of a world we inherited. A world that feels empty yet is overflowing with “stuff.” As the natural world disappears, authentic life goes with it and we are left to dwell in its ruins. This critique existed before anyone called  it the Anthropocene, and the problem will remain long after the academic speeches on it end. The world is on fire in some places, and in other places it has already frozen over.
 
Although RUINS is an instrumental record; it is agit-prop that takes up the age old challenge of what it means to “go beyond art.” The idea with WHITENOISE has always been to provide a mood & space for critical  thought. It is not enough for us to merely make a dance tune, it must be a subersive dance tune, otherwise why dance at all?
 
The music on WHITENOISE is mostly played off IPADS, into samplers,  through old cassette 8 tracks. The source material ranges from early electronic music, rap classics to hollywood movies. In the tradition of early industrial music’s usage of “cut ups” we take the trash thats laying around and try to make something useful with it. There can be beauty in decay, peace in confusion, inspiration in the constant deluge of information. Whether we failed or succeeded doesn’t matter, because no one will be around to judge us but cockroaches and ice.

We do hope you enjoy the record.

(WHITENOISE) operates in a template that is rooted in Bomb Squad cacophony, but well-equipped to grace the Low End Theory stages...The danger rap of whitenoise is a sensory overload of terror-transmissions against glimmers of hope, suffocated and claustrophobic – it is facing atrocities head on and processing them through Akai MPC compositions.  -IMPOSE MAG

The Solecast Ep. 13 w/ Terese Howard of Denver Homeless Out Loud

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Join us for an in-depth discussion about homelessness, the criminalization of the poor, and the disappearance of public space with Terese Howard of Denver Homeless Out Loud.  Terese is a long term anti-capitalist organizer in the city of Denver, she was one of the architects of the Occupy Denver teach ins and when the "urban camping ban" was passed in Denver she helped found Denver Homeless Out Loud.   Beyond just building Tiny Homes and advocating for the homeless, the main project they are focusing on right now is the "Right To Rest Act" aka the "Homeless Bill of Rights" which is currently being pushed in Colorado, California and Oregon.  For more information visit Denverhomelessoutloud.org.

WHITENOISE Skymall Video & Album Pre-order

For the past year or so Yasamin and I have been working on our followup to WHITENOISE. The first WHITENOISE was mostly just beats I couldn’t rap to that she played keyboards on.  On the new album its a band, switching back and forth between sequencing, instrumentation, etc.  I’m very excited with where this project is headed and super stoked to play some live shows this year.   The album drops March 23rd on Black Box Tapes

Pre-order WHITENOISE : RUINS on Bandcamp.

The first video for WHITENOISE is a mash up of car commercials, which have been “detourned” into anti-commercials for the anthropocene.   Its well known one of the best ways to earn a living from instrumental music is selling music to things like car commercials, so to invert the car commercial and turn it against the system seems only fair.   Watch the video here and if you like it, share it around.   Below are examples of the tapestries and prayer flags.


Death Drive: First as Tragedy Then as Remix

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Featuring remixes by Man Mantis, Daedalus, RayRayBeats, Edeez, Sdrop & Memory.  Get a Free D/L of the remixes via bandcamp.  Catch us on tour this month...

Sole & DJ Pain 1 Southwestern Tour:

1/15 CO Springs @ Flux Capacitor
1/16 Grand JCT @ Mesa Theatre
1/17 ABQ @ Burts Tiki Lounge
1/18 Las Cruces @ Haphazard Hall
1/19 SATX @ Limelight
1/20 Houston @ Eastdown Warehouse
1/21 ATX @ Holy Mountain
1/22 FT Worth @ Lolas
1/23 OKC @ District House
1/24 Denver @ Lost Lake Lounge


The Solecast Episode 11 w/ Ceschi Ramos of Fake Four Inc

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Episode #11 is with Rap/Folk artist & Fake Four label head Ceschi Ramos.  Ceschi is one of the most original and exciting "new" voices to emerge from the indie-rap scene.  His music is a rare take on punk/hardcore/folk punk and experimental rap stylings.  He runs Fake Four Inc, one of the last great record labels that puts out a wide range of music from rock, electronica to rap music.  Fake Four put out 3 releases from Sole & The Skyrider Band; "Plastique," "Challenger EP," and "Hello Cruel World."

About a year ago he got out of prison for drug shit.  In this interview we talk about running a record label in such fleeting times, his experience in prison, his thoughts on race today, vegetarianism, philosophy and everything else. 

For more information on Ceschi check him out on twitter or check his music out.

Fire The Police

In the wake of the grand jury decision to not indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Mike Brown, People around the world are united against the police.  Police killings of youth of color are fanning the flames of revolution, and moderate forces are unable to keep the so called "peace." This is Unprecedented civil disobedience for our generation. Folks continues to shut shit down all over the country, and we once again find ourselves in revolutionary times.  Much of the post-ferguson conversation has been about putting body cameras on cops, demilitarizing them, and punishing a few “bad apples,” as if that were the problem...

"We can decide how we want to live without police and the pathetic form of survival they are trying to keep together..." -1882Woodbine

Sole & DJ Pain 1's Debut LP "Death Drive" available as a free "pay as you wish" download here

For more readings on the subject:
To All Those Who Can’t Breath
Why Every Struggle is Now a Struggle against the Police
"Ferguson redux"

Sole & DJ Pain 1 Southwestern Tour:

1/15 CO Springs @ Flux Capacitor
1/16 Grand JCT @ Mesa Theatre
1/17 ABQ @ Burts Tiki Lounge
1/18 Las Cruces @ Haphazard Hall
1/19 SATX @ Limelight
1/20 Houston @ Eastdown Warehouse
1/21 ATX @ Holy Mountain
1/22 FT Worth @ Lolas
1/23 OKC @ Venue 42
1/24 Denver @ Lost Lake Lounge

 

Sole & DJ Pain 1 Southwestern Tour

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Sole & DJ Pain 1 Announce Death Drive Southwestern Tour Dates

After a 3 month run around North America & Europe, Sole & DJ Pain 1 are heading back out through the Southwest for a January run. 

Their critically acclaimed debut, Death Drive is available now through Black Canyon Music.

1/15 CO Springs @ Flux Capacitor
1/16 Grand JCT @ Mesa Theater
1/17 ABQ @ Burts Tiki Lounge
1/18 Las Cruces @ Haphazard Hall
1/19 SATX @ Limelight
1/20 Houston @ Eastdown Warehouse
1/21 ATX @ Holy Mountain
1/22 FT Worth @ Lolas
1/23 OKC @ Venue 42
1/24 Denver @ Lost Lake Lounge

 

 

New Episode of The Solecast! Ep 10 w/ Graham Clumpner of Iraq Veterans Against The War

Click here to Listen to my interview with Graham Clumpner.

For the past year the Solecast has been on hiatus.  Largely because out of the blue my father died and I just didn't have very much to say, it was a lot to process.  It brought on a wave of stress that I largely internalized and wasn't functioning at my best. 

Switching servers made this entire process pretty difficult as well, so I had to delete my old podcast page on itunes.  This fucks up a lot of shit, so if you have time to "rate" the podcast in itunes or "subscribe" to it if you want that would be awesome. 

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This interview was great for me and highly informative, Graham was in Denver for the summer organizing the Iraq Veterans Against The War conference and we got a chance to hang out a lot.  This dude is brilliant and hilarious.  His observations connecting militarism, to society, to gaming, to the environment, and what it says about the future is truly eye opening.  Check out the interview here.