Tropical Dystopia

Some chill shit straight outta Broward County, Florida:

Downtempo, drum machine driven ghetto-bass with elements of chillwave,
vaporwave. and abstract, drugged out minimalism...

It's the perfect soundtrack for driving home at 6am.

Turning On
Midnight Hustle
Gomez on the Case
Strange Dreams
Nostalgia
Buzzyflies
Roads of Excess
Chrome Cassette
No Tribe
Reprogrammed Tranquility

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The TR-606 Expansion for the Roland TR-8 Has Arrived!


I'm not sure how I didn't see this sooner, but Roland has just released a firmware update for the 7X7 expansion which now incorporates the amazing sounds of the TR-606 drum machine into the TR-8. At your fingertips, you now have the following classic beatboxes:

Roland TR-808
Roland TR-909
Roland TR-727
Roland TR-707
Roland TR-606

As to be expected, you can mix & match your sounds so that you can run with the kick from a 606, the snare from an 808, toms from the 727, and hats from the 909. For a drum machine nerd, such as myself, this is fucking fantastic!

Get all the info here!

The Miscreanthology (1993 - 2015)

Drum machines, microphones, 4-tracks, feedback, guitars, samplers, skateboards, sleaze, dysfunction, nihilism, turntables, analog synthesizers, lo-fi everything, counterculture, experimentation, digital destruction, sonic manipulation, fuzz pedals, space echo, spring reverb, tape noise, trap kits, vocoders, talk-boxes, theremins, amps, speakers, dusty records, Casio keyboards, strange loops, sex sounds, 12-bit beats, bad raps, live claps, djembes, jam sessions, distorted vox, filter sweeps, knobs, crossfaders, sequencers, cassette decks, bongs, bowls, LSD, psychedelic freakouts, crazy girlfriends, red wine, white wine, modded kicks, broken snares, good times, bad times, insomnia, isolation, insanity, and everything in between....

I've been recording music in one form or another since 1989, and whereas the collection below is far from everything, it represents the gist of the sonic-nonsense that I've released or been involved with between 1993 and 2015 under such monikers as The Miscreants, Tripnophonic, Casiohardcore, Pugs on Drugs, Sleaze Machine, and The Hi-Fi/Low-Life. Most, if not all, of the early shit was recorded either on an analog 4-track or on a second hand cassette deck so the quality may not always be up to modern standards. To put things into a further perspective, I didn't start using digital audio until 2001, and even then, it was used reluctantly. With that said, for the first time in one place, I excitedly/shamefully present; The Miscreanthology: Music for Interventions (1993-2015)Part One contains all of the vocal tracks I've done, from angsty, chemical-induced punk rock to obnoxious rhymes about strippers, shoplifting, and all points in between. Part Two re-introduces the experimental and drug-fueled instrumental vibe while Part Three captures the complete Hi-Fi/Low-Life project for your abstract/weirdo listening pleasure...


Music for Interventions Part 1: The Vox


Music for Interventions Part 2: The Instrumentals


Music for Interventions Part 3: The Hi-Fi/Low-Life

SLEAZE!

 

SLEAZE! is a short film/music video by The Hi-Fi/Low-Life (aka Tommy Boylston) based on the Music for Sleazy + Illicit Encounters project. It's nasty, grimy, and filled with an unsettling amount of psychedelia, both visually and musically.