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Sound Expansion :: Protextor Spreads His Wings On ‘Not Tonight!’

Falling into the trap of expectations will more than often leave you far behind the curve.  Sometimes, even as a blogger and a listener, you think that you know what an artists’ new song will sound like before you’ve hit play for the first time.  Every once in a while, however, expectations are blown out of the water.  It was nice to check out Protextor‘s new single, Not Tonight!, and walk away with that ‘what the hell just happened?’ feeling.  In no way, shape or fun was I prepared for the amount of fun this song was.  Protextor completely owns his Robbie Williams‘esque persona on the majority of the song, while sprinkling a few bars on the back-end.  Brother Bear throws in some assistance on this track as well, and now I have no idea what to expect from the upcoming album American Neon… isn’t that honestly the best way to anticipate an album?

-chief

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Reflection Time :: Recognition Via An Invitation, Or OVRLD.COM’s Best Of 2016

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The awesome guys and gals at OVRLD.com have always been wonderful and supportive people, and they have gone out of their way on numerous occasions to shine alight on the work of Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice.  Earlier this month, however, Morgan gave me a compliment he may or may not have even realized he was giving me by inviting me to take part in OVRLD‘s spin on the end of year list, Our Austin Music Friends Picks For Best of 2016.  While explicitly stating these were the music friends, one thing that the guys at the OVRLD blog have always hammered in to me is that they love my blog over here, and Morgan never lets me forget that I have built up quite a bit of blogging clout I may not even realize I have.

Cut to yesterday, when the article drops.  There I am, top placement on the list, setting the tone for the entire article.  Then I began to notice other folks reaffirming choices I made on my list, almost automatically.  Then the props for the Butcher Bear and BoomBaptist collaboration video I did started rolling in.  THEN the thank you’s begin to roll in via social media for the local choices I made.  Yesterday was truly a gratifying day, and I owe it all to Morgan and the folks at OVRLD for finally allowing me to see what’s been in front of me the entire time.

-chief

Esoteric Clerics :: ‘Barbaric Rhetoric’ Video Drops

When Butcher Bear reached out to me for a guest verse spot on This Is How The Game Gets You Played, I was honored.  When I heard the final version of Barbaric Rhetoric, with BoomBaptist added on, I was blown away.  Then, when Butcher Bear reached out to us for a Karan Kapoor directed video, I was very much excited.  We shot it, shopped it, and I’m glad to say that it has now hit the digital airwaves.  I could not be happier to share this video with everyone, and I’m looking forward to future collaborations with all of these guys.

-chief

Creative Chaos :: Butcher Bear and 7LayerOscillator’s ‘(1) Out For Living (0)’ (Singled Out For Living Infinite)

In all seriousness, Butcher Bear dropped a classic in 2015 with This Is How The Game Gets You Played.  I would be saying that even if I wasn’t on the album, simply due to the remainder of the supporting cast this album has.  (1) Out For Living (0) finds Butch on the breaks and 7LayerOscillator dropping his trademark symbolic knowledge.  ManOfTheDown and Night Visuals stepped in on the visual assist, and you’ve got yourself one hell of a trippy journey.  Enjoy!

-chief

Collective Collabs :: Multi-Tracker and Out Of Place’s ‘Old News (HIT)’

(In)sect Records artist Multi-Tracker recently put out one of the doper electronic albums I’ve heard out of their camp, the genius Code Switching.  The homie Butcher Bear recently told me of his plans to have different MCs contribute lyrics to the different tracks (I’m jones’ng to get my voice on one or two of these myself).  old news (HIT) is the opening shot off this next step in Code Switching‘s growth, and MC Out Of Place sounds totally at home on this one.. dig it and dig it good.

-chief

Forever Heavy :: Butcher Bear And AADM OUR HATLEY Declare ‘All Hail The New Boss, Just Like The Old Boss’

The first video from Butcher Bear‘s masterpiece This Is How The Game Gets You Played is truly a psychedelic experience.  Executed brilliantly by imagesmith Karan Kapoor, the AADM OUR HATLEY collaboration All Hail the New Boss, Just Like the Old Boss is already a sonic journey in its own right.  The added element of the visuals brilliantly matches the song’s texture and mysterious mood.  Definitely worth repeat viewings.

-chief

In The Mix :: ‘Bad Words Good’ -A Dirty Mix For Wax Poetics By Butcher Bear

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Super dope hip hop and producer mix from Butcher Bear for Wax Poetics.  I could speak on it, but listening is the only way to do this justice.

-chief

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