Category Archives: ShuffleCast

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Always Working :: Virgil Wolfe Premiers His ‘Lunch Time Bust Rhymes’ Series

Wordsmith Virgil Wolfe, like many of us, is forced to work a day job to make the ends meet.  The thing about Virgil, however, is that his brain never stops working, and the bars will come regardless of where he may be at any given time.  In an effort to serve this urge and be productive while dedicating his time to someone else, Virgil Wolfe has created the Lunch Time Bust Rhymes series, where he pulls a beat from one of his many collaborators, writes to it during his lunch break, and then records a take for storage and sharing on his YouTube channel.  The video above features a banger from producer (and the homie) kal.kal, with other videos containing production from TrueHoustonEmceeRun C.T. and Heavo.  These brief moments provide us with a bit of insight in Virgil‘s process, both creatively and on a more personal level.  I look forward to not only seeing more installments, but seeing if some of these snippets turn into full fledged songs.

-chief

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Fear Tactics :: Bird Peterson Makes His Original Score Of ‘Night Of The Living Dead’ Available To Stream

From the digital desk of Teenage Riot Records :

After two successful Halloween live performances at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz theater in Austin, Bird (Peterson) has finally released his critically acclaimed version of the classic genre definer Night Of The Living Dead featuring his new original score.  Inspired by 80s horror and post-modern classical composers, the “driving synth filled” new soundtrack creates “an ongoing, rising pulse that brings out the natural anxiety of the film”.  The full soundtrack is also now streaming everywhere and available for sale from Teenage Riot Records.

-chief

Spirits Moving :: Gost Drops Collection Of Songs With ‘Vol. 1’

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Of the many lyricists I’ve met in the central Texas area, few have the combination of charisma, beat selection and lyrical prowess that Gost was blessed with.  After several years of live performances, previous releases and a bit of grinding, Gost has put together Vol. 1, a four song collection meant to give new (and old) listeners a glimpse into his world and at the direction things are headed for him.  These are songs that remind me of the hip-hop that I was raised on and influenced by… straight-forward, honest, compelling and composed with love and skill.  These songs are definitely worth your time, listens, comments and shares, so get on it!

-chief

Great Radio :: Other Radio Texas Hits The Airwaves

Screenshot_1soundfounder has been hyping this up for a moment, and now that moment is finally here… after securing a digital domain, rounding up talent, and putting all of the logistical ducks in a row, soundfounder has proudly introduced the world to Other Radio Texas, an online radio channel designed to cater to underground Texas creators and those that support them.  Out of the many people in line to assist on the air, I was one of the lucky ones selected, so be sure to keep an open for mixes from my show Escapism on occasion.  Big things are in store for the radio station, so keep yourself locked in for details and updates!

-chief

Crystalized Visual :: Kydd Jones Drops ‘Dripped Up’ Music Video On The Masses

A while back, I did a piece on the catchy Kydd Jones cut Dripped Up.  I’m happy to announce that Kydd has boomeranged back around with a dope video for the track.  The video has a solid, sleek and professional look, a reflection of all the progress and growth from Kydd‘s camp the last couple of years.  This one should definitely make some waves, so do your part by liking, sharing and commenting.

-chief

Radio Daze :: Trial By Error Variety Show Presents ‘Radio-esque’ Vol. 3

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Chaznik of the Trial By Error Variety Show spends an inordinate amount of time searching for and interviewing bands across a wide spectrum of genres.  Be it online investigation, festivals, or regular shows, Chaznik finds a way to interview many bands for his podcast.  This past week, he decided it was time to do a collective follow-up on a number of these bands, hence the creation of Radio-esque Vol. 3.  The podcast consists of quick updates for (and new music from) a large selection of bands, including yours truly.  Been looking for something new to listen to?  Look no further.

-chief

Let’s Play :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Stops By Baby Lion’s ‘Rappers Playing Games (RPG)’

From the moment I saw the Feral the Earthworm Earthworm Jim episode of the Baby Lion-produced, Adam Protextor-hosted series Rappers Playing Games (RPG), I knew I had to get in on that action.  I immediately hit up Protextor, a fellow nerd with deep appreciation for many aspects of pop culture, and pitched an episode where he and myself chop it up over a session of one of my favorite NES games, Rolling Thunder.  The ‘cool’ thing about vintage games, however, is that they sometimes fail to work, which put the most minimal of monkeywrenches in the plans.  After a quick scouring of Protextor‘s respectable game collection, however, I locked into another old school favorite of mine : the Sega Genesis port of the arcade monster from the late 1980s known as Stryder.  We checked it, and everything ran perfectly, so we sat down and had a deeply moving and inspiring conversation about art, creativity, inspirational sources, expression and much more.  I am honored to have been a part of Baby Lion‘s official Season One lineup, and I look forward to more of the great content they’ve been putting out.  Subscribe to Baby Lion on YouTube to stay in the loop, and be sure to give our video a like, comment and share if you feel inclined to do so.

-chief