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Brain Scrambler :: Marrow Drops ‘The Damage Done’ Via Milled Pavement


In a mere 6-ish months, Milled Pavement Records has gone from being on the underground bubble to being a forced to be reckoned with for East Coast-based and forward-thinking artists.  With homies like BrzowskiAnthony Maintain and MC Homeless already making appearances on the roster, it was a safe assumption that anything from the collective that crossed my radar would be quality, and Marrow kept that streak going by getting me hip to his latest release, The Damage Done.  As a fan of groups like Non-Phixion and Darkleaf, this project hit me right in the feels, and the backstory given for the project makes the lyrical and musical onslaught that much more interesting.  Definitely take a moment to read the Bandcamp liner notes when (not if!) you go to check this one out, support if you can, and share it around for other heads to enjoy!



Dark Matter :: MC Homeless & HaplogroupX Combine For ‘Duress’ EP


If you like your hip-hop reference-filled, sarcastic with a side of hard truth, all over jazzy melodies that hold ill drums together, then Duress has arrived for you like pennies from heaven.  HaplogroupX (consisting of Bernichus and producer/engineer Transplant) has teamed up with the formidable MC Homeless to release the project on Milled Pavement Records, and honestly, I’m surprised that this combination did not happen sooner, as it sounds completely natural.  Transplant has put together an amazing collection of tracks that are sequenced like a film score, and the MC pairing (along with special guest Anthony Maintain) have put out an early contender for the 2020 Top 10 lists for those smart enough to get hip.  Definitely don’t skip this one out… seek it out on Bandcamp to support directly, or find it on your favorite digital storefront/streaming service, and support your local creatives.


Staying Afloat :: Anthony Maintain Shows Out On ‘Plugging Holes In The Same Leaky Boat’


This is one of those moments where the anticipation pays off.. where the wait was well worth it.. Anthony Maintain has been teasing the release of Plugging Holes In The Same Leaky Boat for quite a while now, debuting bits and pieces in live sets prior to moving from the Austin area back to the East Coast.  Everyone who’d heard the tastes provided, however, knew that when the project dropped, it was going to drop like a ton of bricks, and Anthony Maintain has proven me correct.  This album is a sonic journey through moody soundscapes and thought-provoking wordplay, plus there are a handful of special contributors on the project (one of which you may recognize).  Check this one out at the link above, or on your favorite streaming service, and encourage others to do the same!


Staying Afloat :: Anthony Maintain Releases ‘Moonshine On A Blemished Mind’ Single


It’s been years in the making, but the homie Anthony Maintain is a couple of weeks away from potentially blowing minds with his upcoming project Plugging Holes in the Same Leaky Boat.  In anticipation of this mind-blowing event, he and BRZOWSKI have released the lead single, Moonshine on a Blemished Mind, an oddly well-executed balance of darkness and high energy that echoes the confusion of being pushed through life at a breakneck speed while trying to comprehend and take in all that surrounds you.  I’m very much looking forward to the release of this project, and not just because there’s a guest verse on it from myself… I know what quality Anthony Maintain is capable of, and I’m certainly ready for him to unleash it on the masses.


Breaking News :: ‘Apocalypse Later’ By Anthony Maintain, Onry Ozzborn and Meganoke


After a stint in Anthony Maintain‘s live set, Apocalypse Later is now seeing the light of day.  A banger of an Anthony Maintain track, with a little verbal assistance from Onry Ozzborn and Meganoke, this track is haunting in the best ways.


Austin Loves Hip-Hop :: Oddisee Show Recap @ The North Door

Presented by DVZN Media, AMX (Austin Mic Exchange) and The Good Life.


Sounds Of Science :: Exploded Drawing SXSW 2014 Compilation

Exploded Drawing is an endless abyss of talent… mad buttons getting pushed in our collective.  Every year during SXSW, the kind folks that curate the monthly event take the time to put together a retrospective of those involved with the family.  Here’s 2014, and it’s a banger.


Stampede Of Sound :: Fat Beats And Anthony Maintain’s “The Elephant Race”

from the digital desk of Fat Beats:

Anthony Maintain comes to the label via Boston, MA.  He moved down to Austin a couple years ago and has been making his own special brand of twisted and dark music as one of the original performers at Austin’s Exploded Drawing.  An MC in his own right, this LP showcases his unreal soundscapes through his production, and invites you into a world of terror set to a kick and a snare.  Pure Original now out of Texas, he is and has been part of our extended family since the beginning.”

Purchase of this cassette gets you 13 original songs, plus a killer digital version containing an additional 13 remixes from Lo Phi, Soundfounder, Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice, Kinder and more.  Support good music.

For a sneak preview listen, click here.


Maintain The Rock :: Anthony Maintain Keeps Feeding You

My favorite Bruin fan, Anthony Maintain, has been hella busy in the studio lately.  After sneak previewing the world to The Elephant Race before it was picked up by iNSECT Records, he has steadily worked on and released high quality music, both old and new.

Shortly after The Elephant Race was pulled in order to prepare for its official release (and its companion piece full of remixes by myself and other Exploded Drawing alumni), Maintain released The Elephant Runtsa collection of work that didn’t quite make the cut for the LP, but are still worth a listen.

Recently, Maintain just returned off of a winter tour back to his hometown of Boston.  In preparation for the tour, he put together an exclusive compilation of old work, new work, and guest appearances.  This comp features appearances by Onry Ozborn, Homeroom, Click-Clack and myself, and many more.  Dig it and dig it good…

Stay tuned… there will be much more coming from his direction in the near future.


Run For Your Life :: Anthony Maintain debuts “The Elephant Race”

A former Bostonian, now an Austinite… Anthony Maintain has become an integral part of the beat scene that has grown in the capitol city.  After time with the Locksmiths and countless side projects/collaborations, the time has come for his first instrumental solo release, and it’s a monster.  I could go on and on about how great it is, or I can just tell you that it’s a steal at $5.  It is actually less smart to not download this.