In case you hadn’t heard, yesterday we murdered Get Off The Coast in cold blood and pulled from it’s seeping wound the first inklings of Decoder, and today we bring you the magazine version. Like so many of our friends and peers, we’ve decided to use Kickstarter to initially fund the project. Decoder will begin as a semi-annual publication, with a new issue coming every 6 months. We aim to be more than just a source of music; featuring tons of artwork, culture pieces, and even a few short stories. We’ve lined up contributions from Henning Lahmann (NFOP), Michael McGregor (The Report), Claire Pestaille, Malachi Ward, an interview with DJ Quikfrom Peter Marrack and so much more. Dwight, Liz and I have worked for the better part of 2011 on this project, making it very much a labor of love. We’ve had contributors drop in and out (and we anticipate that may continue to happen), but we’re wickedly proud of where we’ve gotten, and now we just need your help to really make this thing happen. So go ahead and pop on over to the Kickstarter page, mosey around, check out the contributors, and if you feel so inclined throw us a donation for whatever you feel comfortable with. We’ve got a few incentives up now and will be adding more in the coming weeks. While you’re browsing give a listen to the first Decoder mixtape, twenty tracks that can downloaded with just a $1 donation.
Although we are once again delayed in announcing the latest Beko + Crash Symbols collaboration by a prohibitive schedule (read, my wedding on the other side of the country), we’re no less proud to present you with a new collection of beats, electro-pop, and beautifully smashed techno from the finest prodigies: Daniel Sex Jr., The Cyclist, Rimar, and Kites Sail High. If you only download one free thing this morning, consider making it this. If you already have it, consider getting an Egg McMuffin before McDonalds stops serving breakfast.
Up top, we’re streaming one of The Cyclist’s contributions, “See It” - you’ll love it.
Download it from our boys at Beko or grab it from us.
International lady killer Daniel Sex Jr. puts the smoothness into this amazing Crash Symbols / BEKO compilation out today. His three new tracks are some ultimate zone out beats. It’s even hard to write this while listening to them. Also, check out new tracks from my boys Kites Sail High, as well as Rimar and The Cyclist. Download it here.