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...

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

Available for streaming/download/purchase via:

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All tracks composed and recorded by Tommy Boylston

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!

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. Most of the cuts are from various Russ Meyer movies as well as drug propaganda and educational films from the 1960's, however the music was composed, arranged and recorded by Tommy Boylston for Miscreant Productions. 

The Hi-Fi/Low-Life - Music For Sleazy + Illicit Encounters


The Money Shot
Crime Factory
Dusted
Pushing Buttons on a Burning Bridge
Gnome in the Barrio
Crime Factory (Arthur Diddle Style)

(MP3 | 320kbps | 38mb)

Fuck Mary Poppins


A few weeks ago, I came home from the grocery store and immediately noticed that the umbrella was missing from the patio table. I looked around the backyard for several minutes, but it was nowhere to be found. As I was walking back into the house, I couldn't help but to notice an orange umbrella perched upon my roof. It's kinda strange because the weather wasn't stormy or blustery that day, but somehow, the umbrella was unanchored from the base and pulled up to the roof without the slightest bit of damage to the table. I'm guessing that it was either a gust of wind or just another glitch in the matrix. Nonetheless, I wrestled the ladder from the garage, made my way up to the roof, and lowered the rogue umbrella to safety.


Deep Dreaming

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Vincent Bugliosi (1934 - 2015)

Vincent T. Bugliosi
(August 18, 1934 - June 6, 2015)

As a prosecutor, he was tenacious, cunning, methodical, and by most standards, nothing short of legendary. From another perspective, without Vince Bugliosi, there would be no Charles Manson, and Helter Skelter would be just another song in The Beatles catalog. After successfully prosecuting Manson and penning the epic Helter Skelter, "Bugs" went on to publish several other books including Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder, and The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder. Rest in peace. 

Kool Keith - Strip Club Husband

Rain on the snagglepuss. 

Happy Birthday + Happy 420

Today, my sweet black kitty turns seven! She's the eldest of the Miscreant Cat Clowder, and also the most reclusive/anti-social. When she's not sunning herself and tracking lizards, Dahli can usually be found hanging out on or around my desk and subsequently getting her hair everywhere. As she's gracefully aged, Dahli has become curiously odd and has taken on a very neurotic role amongst the other cats; think George Costanza meets Rain Man with a little Zsa Zsa Gabor thrown in for good measure. Nonetheless, Happy Birthday Sweet Dhee! The Pounce will be a plenty!