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Deep Rooted :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Continues Escapism With ‘Southern Comfort’

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One of my favorite things to do as someone with a modicum of a voice in the Austin hip-hop culture is to share other creators that I find high caliber and inspiring.  Doing this through mixes has always been a favorite way to do so, but it’s been a while since I dedicated time to doing so.  With so many talented acts from or based in Austin, it’s impossible to get them all in one sweep, so Escapism : Southern Comfort reaches for the vibey side of things… all of my peers are substance-based, but these are acts that I consider high style as well.  Direct peers like Riders Against the Storm (RAS)Cory KendrixanomPNTHNMC Homeless and Chris Condewallaby and bobbesDdotellesClick-Clack and more get shine alongside established acts with Texas roots like BROCKHAMPTON and Travis Scott.  I’m happy with this one, and hopefully folks dig it enough to spread it around!

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Mixed Emotions :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Adds ‘Free Radical Thought’ To The ‘Escapism’ Mix Series

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After what has been a very busy stretch, something around 8 – 10 weeks, I’ve finally found time to return to the Escapism mix series.  As usual, it’s heavy on the rhythm and heavy on the vibes, with an emphasis on favorites this time.  This set is very similar to what I do during my Escapism Plan weekly residency at Tantra Coffeehouse in San MarcosTexas.  If you find yourself in the area some Friday evening, stop by, and definitely check this mix out… plus share it with your friends.

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Hard Rhymes :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Continues ‘Escapism’ Mix Series

I am happy to present my two latest entries in the Escapism mix series :

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Fool’s Golden Ratio is a look at some of the more aggressive and abstract shades of modern day hip-hop, with no particular focus on region.

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Blood Moonlight is an exploration on deep emotion across a vast array of musical genres.

You can always catch myself and Bad Ingredients Records every Friday at Tantra Coffeehouse for Escapism Plan, and a live version of these diverse mixes.

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Lab Work :: Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice Initiates ‘Escapism’ Mix Series With 2 Releases

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Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice stays busy with a diverse range of talents and exploits, but a key part of that business is making sure that none of the disciplines suffer as the palette expands.  Recently, in celebration of the steady growth that the Escapism Plan Friday night residency at Tantra Coffeehouse has seen, Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice took to the lab to start curating small mixes for promotional use and listener enjoyment.  Dubbed the Escapism series, each mix will feature a unique focus on top of Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice‘s signature DJ skill and execution.  The covers will also feature the photography of Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice.

Late Night Drive is a down-tempo collection of pop songs, electronic songs, R&B songs and instrumentals meant to put miles on the road for you.  Sonic Enlightenment features the works of independent (and largely Texas-based) producers such as Unusuals, members of the (in)Sect Records and Exploded Drawing family), Yppah, edison and poolboi blu.

If you dig what you hear, then make sure to keep your eyes and ears open for follow-up releases to the series, and don’t be afraid to request or recommend a mix you’d like to hear.

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