Grabbitz – Follow Me

Musician, Composer, Producer and DJ, Grabbitz, previously featured here with Rezz on Someone Else, stands (flies) alone in this 2016 track featuring a plague mask and the eerily prescient words, “let’s hold our breath ’til we die, I just wish it was for something”. Grabbitz (real name Nicholas Chiari) was born in Buffalo, New York on February 18th, 1993 and thus is the ripe old … Continue reading Grabbitz – Follow Me

Rezz & Grabbitz – Someone Else

Isabelle Rezazadeh, “Space Mom” AKA Rezz wows us in this her collaboration with Grabbitz (Nicholas Chiari). Stylishly-sneaky this track pulses with Reznor-like slinking bass and somewhat Beatlesque-layered harmonies that combine in dark-euphoric splendor over the chorus. Rezz has said her music starts with just “messing around” after which she finds a collaborator, in this case, producer/songwriter Grabbitz. The video was undone from its original form (due … Continue reading Rezz & Grabbitz – Someone Else

Kosheen – Harder They Fall

Slick and addictive, Kosheen has a terrifying talent for creating hook-laden tuneage of which this song surely doesn’t disappoint. Per Wikipedia, “The name Kosheen derives from the name of a North American Apache warrior, Cochise. When in Japan, it was discovered that a combination of the Japanese words for ‘old’ and ‘new’ would make ‘Kosheen’ in Japanese.” Alternatively known for her trip-hop and “hypnotic breakbeats“, this particular track … Continue reading Kosheen – Harder They Fall

Velvet Kills – Faster Speed Faster

Genre defining, Portugal’s Velvet Kills are Su Eko on Vocals/Bass and Harris Iveson on Guitar/Synths, together creating a noise one could describe as synth-punk with erotic tendencies. Taken from their 2017 album “Mischievous Urges“, this opening track’s sound is almost tribal in tone, a slow, deliberate ancient pagan ritual — a soundtrack to Caligula. Their favorite sound descriptors given thus are “Avant-garde Punk”, “Synth-Glam” and “Electro-Sex-Rock”. “Create a … Continue reading Velvet Kills – Faster Speed Faster

The Doctors – Unterwelt (Underworld)

Also known as, dctrs, The Doctors were founded in Bordeaux, France in 2010 and anything else regarding them is surprisingly difficult to uncover. Happily though, they personify a favorite genre portmanteau “coldwave” to the hilt. Off-kilter and broken clockworks-sounding with just enough grittiness of normality to carry itself lurchingly upright and forward, with a video to match, “Underworld” is free to darken my soul at … Continue reading The Doctors – Unterwelt (Underworld)