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Radio Daze :: Butcher Bear Laces A DJ Set For ‘My KUTX’

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The homie Butcher Bear is an Austin legend, with a long list of achievements and creations that have left a considerable impression on the music scene.  From time spent performing with Tim Kerr, to booking for The North Door, to running the label i(N)sect Records, to helping organize the wildly popular Exploded DrawingButcher Bear has irons in many fires.  Recently, KUTX hit him up to take part in their My KUTX series, and Butcher Bear provided a strong DJ set featuring local legends like Lord High FixersKinderBig Boys, Reaganometry, and even some of his own music, along with musician’s musicians like Polvo and Har Mar Superstar.  Check out this mix, and keep your eyes open for more dopeness from Butcher Bear!

-chief

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Bitter Sweet :: Jane Claire Connects With (iN)Sect Records For ‘Sour Grapefruit’

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Jane Claire has already made an indelible mark on the Austin scene as the founder of BossBabesATX, but a recent connection with (iN)Sect Records founder Butcher Bear has resulted in a powerful statement in the form of Sour Grapefruit, a four song EP featuring Claire‘s songwriting prowess positioned on the production of Exploded Drawing all-stars ReaganometryOut of Place and kinder.  The project is a reflection on embracing the nature of life and leaning into it rather than attempting to adjust what is to fit your idea of what it should be, be that relationships, identity, or any other elusive aspect of life that we all face.  This project is definitely a strong one, and hopefully, it will result in a follow-up LP at some point with production from other members of (iN)Sect Records‘ extensive roster (or any other producer, for that matter).

-chief

Stimulated Stems :: The Vapor Caves Share Remixes Of ‘The Chase’

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After a successful start to the year, The Vapor Caves decided to have a little fun by making the stems for their single The Chase public and available for producers to remix.  Several notable talents stepped up to the challenge, and The Vapor Caves have set about making a playlist to collect them all like Pokemon.  So far, Butcher BearDJ LADDDADJ Boozwa and the Nodes of ThoughtMadd WikkidMulti-Tracker and even myself have gotten in on the act, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there were more on the list by the time this post goes public.  I’ll definitely be following this playlist, and I even have a few producers in mind that I think could make dope remixes, so you should probably stay tuned as well.

-chief

Traveling Sounds :: Butcher Bear And Soundfounder Represent Exploded Drawing On Dublab And CultureRemixed In Los Angeles

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On almost a daily basis, the homies from Austin continue to make me proud.  This time, it’s my Exploded Drawing brethren (and co-founders of the movement) soundfounder and Butcher Bear doing it big.  They recently took a trip to Los Angeles to spread the goodness that is Exploded Drawing, and while in the area they made two very important stops for mix sets.  The pair made a stop at CultureRemixed.com for a mix set and an interview, as well as a mix set stop at dublab, both of which are filled with obscure goodness and local tunage.  I’m proud to be a member of the crew, and happy for everything that they’ve accomplished and continue to accomplish… at this point, there’s truly no ceiling for the possibilities in regards to Exploded Drawing and its continued rise.

-chief

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

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