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CRIMEKILLZ - Destroy Stress by Matt Bomarr

The new CRIMEKILLZ album dropped this week. I'll let the guys tell you about it in their own words because I could not describe it better: 

Crimekillz is a Punk sound out of Tucson Az (now based in LA) using gameboys and synths. Coining the Phrase "NARCO PUNK" a play on anarcho punk. N8NOFACE (vocals) and SCUMBAG TONY(production) make the duo. N8NOFACE is brother of Zackey Force Funk (demon queen). All members of the HipHop collective known as Machina Muerte.
Crimekillz sound is a idgaf attitude telling stories of what it was like growing up around friends who had scarface dreams. But also including songs about the end of the world and girls in tube socks.

Check out the new video for "Kill Promoters" (which features a brief cameo from Mr. Bud Bundy himself, David Faustino

And be sure to buy "Destroy Stress" on iTunes

8-bit Version of Nine Inch Nails' "Pretty Hate Machine" by Matt Bomarr

There are a million 8-bit/chiptune tributes, covers, etc out there these days, especially now that apps like Nanoloop are now readily available on the iPhone and what not. To be honest, with the exception of Crashfaster and some others, I don't tend to pay too much attention, but there's something about this new 8-bit version from Inverse Phase of NIN's Pretty Hate Machine (dubbed Pretty Eight Machine here) that got my attention. I'm still not sure what it is, but give it a listen. It's great. 

Plus 2 - "Kill Teh Dragon" by Matt Bomarr

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I have to give credit where credit is due...I found out about Plus 2 over at Doctor Krank's blog. This guy (John Kay) is an up and coming producer from Victoria, Canada who enjoys 8-bit samples and heavy bass. John says "Kill Teh Dragon" was inspired by Lazer Sword's "Koopa Boss Mode." He has a few other tracks posted right here for you to check out.

Tapes - "C20 Riddim" by Matt Bomarr

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Some lo-fi 8-bit grit from London's Tapes. Nasty instrumental, dancehall-inflicted Atari-esque dub from the appropriately-named Jahtari label. The tracks from this ep "Hissing Theatricals" all sound like they were recorded to analog 4-track, which fits this stuff perfectly. Highly recommended release.