Brian of Foot Village, Margot of I.E., Daveed of clipping., & Signor Benedick The Moor.
#POPPUNK mixtape out now! http://trueneutralcrew.bandcamp.com/
on thursday night i saw some of my favorite acts from the Deathbomb Arc record label perform (clipping., True Neutral Crew, tik///tik, as well as Filthy Huns and Robedoor from Not Not Fun Records), it was a really fun show and I met a lot of great people. in fact I got so excited about the show that I went ahead and wrote a nerdgasm facebook status about it a few hours afterward and now i don’t think i’ll ever be invited back to (the) Handbag Factory let alone be able to show my face to any of my friends who actually live in los angeles/work in underground music scenes here
clipping.’s power went out during “Body and Blood” so we stomped out the tempo and Diggs rapped over it a capella
it was surreal to see True Neutral Crew live, i never thought i’d be dancing to those songs in person. especially cool to see the Margot Padilla rapping in “Can’t Stop Loving You,” snagged her solo vinyl after the show
tik///tik was brilliant whoof what a gorgeous noise set snagged a cassette, also Signor Benedick the Moor’s new cd. he was all over everybody’s sets
idk man i guess i nerd out over all these Deathbomb acts because i am in love with the music and they all deserve a ton of praise for what they’re doing. It definitely seemed like most of the people there were already friends/knew each other through something so I thought it was nice of people to be kind to the “outsiders” like me and some of the other people who came out to the show by themselves. This was also my first outing to a live music show since moving back from Santa Cruz and I guess I was a little skittish about seeking out any possible Los Angeles avant-garde scene and making it feel tangible but this showcase was more than satisfactory in that regard. I wanted to shake everyone’s hand and may have appeared overeager talking to a few of them but honestly I just wanted them all to feel like celebrity heroes because to a lot of people that’s what they are. i don’t know i feel like it’s important to let people know that you appreciate them
also, as always, tons of inspiration for my own live set
[wish Chelsea could have seen it, long live Department Store]
NEW SIGNOR BENEDICK THE MOOR DJ MIX
Your favorite rapper and ours, Signor Benedick The Moor has shared a DJ mix he did for the Rabbl site. It ends with a little taste of some new music by him as well! Hey!
01. Utada - “Simple and Clean” (Planet B Remix)
02. clipping. - “Mob To It”
03. Dance Gavin Dance - “People You Know”
04. At the Drive In - “One Armed Scissor”
05. Tyler, The Creator - “Blow”
06. Kid Cudi - “Pillow Talk”
07. The Prize Fighter Inferno - “The Going Price For Home”
08. Signor Benedick the Moor - “Poetivism”
Just a brief glimpse at what our live show is like. Want to see it in full? Books us!
Thanks to Endor for filming this.
Check it out! New music video, for “Can’t Stop Loving You (ft. Algodón Egipcio)” from our ‘#POPPUNK’ mixtape!
LOUDER THAN WAR GIVES GLOWING REVIEWS TO BOTH SIGNOR BENEDICK & TRUE NEUTRAL CREW
The UK site Louder Than War ran reviews on both the new Signor Benedick The Moor and True Neutral Crew releases today, and both send so much love for these new adventures in sound. True Neutral Crew’s ‘#POPPUNK’ grabbed an 8/10 and Signor Benedick The Moor’s ‘El Negro’ an astounding 9/10. Amazing.
NEW MIX FROM TRUE NEUTRAL CREW & AFROBEAT ARTICLE ON DAVEED DIGGS
Ready for 11 min of total weirdness? True Neutral Crew has done a “dj mix” for Rabbl that takes song choices from all the members and puts them into a blender of chaos. No beat matching here, just a bunch of randomization for cuts, cross fades, volumes, etc - across three virtual turntables. The results are either a dreamlike or nightmarish blend of the group’s collective tastes - depending on your disposition for craziness. (For a list of all the songs used, hop over to the True Neutral Crew tumblr page)
In addition, one of our absolute favorite sites, Afropunk, just ran an article on Daveed Diggs that discusses his place in hiphop among other new school luminaries ("he isn’t afraid to hang out with the freaks and geeks of music. That’s cool."), and his recent work both with clipping. and True Neutral Crew.
"#POPPUNK is the sound of them looking to change the game in the school. This time, the outcasts are giving the popular kids swirlies."
We did a dj mix for the Rabbl site. The tracks were selected by all four members of the group (Daveed Diggs, Brian Kinsman, Margot Padilla, & Signor Benedick), but instead of a normal beat match and run with it sort of thing, we subjected everything to a bunch of randomized cuts, cross-fades between 3 “turntables”/channels, volume ramps, etc. The results are unexpectedly chaotic. Below is a list of all the tracks used, in alphabetical order. Read more about the mix here.
Bunji Garlin “Carnival Tabanca”
Cocc Pistol Cree “Money Over Everything”
Cousin Fik “Higher Than You Are”
D-Devils “The Devil as a DJ”
Eyeliner “Toyota Prius”
Gangsta Boo & Sinjin Hawke “Yea Hoe”
Heidi Montag “Heartbeat”
Kerwin Du Bois “Too Real”
Kendrick Lamar “Cartoon & Careal (Lyrics on Screen)”
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu “PONPONPON”
Lil B “Hoop Life”
NHK “Purupuru Pururin Rin”
Queen Adreena “Pretty Like Drugs”
Riff Raff “Tip Toe Wing In My Jawwdinz”
Rudy Royston “Play On Words”
Sasha Go Hard “Blame It On U”
System of a Down “Sugar”
Young Thug & Gucci Mane ft. DK “Donald Trump”
Have you seen this yet? True Neutral Crew member Signor Benedick The Moor’s latest music video, featuring another TNC member, Brian Kinsman, on “dj” duties.
"Lecherous, Senseless, Debauchery" by Signor Benedick the Moor
Sacramento prog-rapper Signor Benedick the Moor has done it again! Leave it to Benni to make a music video that only consist of a practice session and still make it entertaining. The video was released a few weeks ago and is already past 1,000 views. Homeboy must be doing something right.
'Lecherous, Senseless, Debauchery' can be found on Signor Benedick the Moor's debut album El Negro.