Tag Archives: (in)sect records

Chop Suey :: Butcher Bear Shows Out For ‘SCM FLIP SESSIONS 7’

Recently, the homie Butcher Bear took a second to give props to his friend and (iN)Sect Records supporter DJ House Shoes for the 8th birthday of StreetCornerSCM, the label that House Shoes runs.  As part of the birthday festivities, the label issued elements for SCM FLIP 7, allowing a long who’s who list of producers to that the chops and flip the elements as they please.  Those who know Butcher Bear know he has a knack for going all in, so it’s no surprise that he turned in quite the headbanger.  Check out the track, because it’s a heater, and be sure to spread the word around about the track specifically and StreetCornerSCM specifically.

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Soothing Sounds :: (iN)Sect Records Presents Usedtobe Self-Titled Release

A bit of information on Usedtobe, courtesy of our friends at (iN)Sect Records :

Chris McDowell; aka Solar Shield (Austin Boogie Crew) aka Very Rich (Growth In Decay); is now also known as Usedtobe,

Usedtobe came from long nights in art school in Georgia.  I had finally gotten the Mirage to actually read the floppy discs it came with, sitting on an endless pile of sampled drums from the internet, with the DX7 and Mopho and no plans outside the house.  I was digging deep into the question of ‘what counts’, with file names like isThisFunk? and maybeEnough.

His debut long-player consisting of Boom Bap 90s beats, modern funk sketches and soul flips clocking in at 36 songs and 50 minutes.  At 32, he’s been making music for over half his life under different monikers.  He also owns a synthesizer company called supersynthesis.com, a musical instrument design and manufacturing firm based in Austin, TX, where he was born and raised.  He plays drums, bass, guitar and is absolutely blessed on the keys.

For this record, the equipment he you used: Yamaha DX7, DSI Mopho, Ensoniq Mirage, Ableton Live, the web at large.

This one is money.  Check it out, support if you can, and share regardless!

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Sensory Assault :: (iN)Sect Records Readies The Release Of ‘Grosero’ By VÄMPS

Butcher Bear and the rest of the homies over at (iN)Sect Records can break down what Grosero, the upcoming project by VÄMPS, is all about much better than I can.  If you’re curious, then hop on over to the Bandcamp page in the links above and give the bio and breakdown a quick rundown.  Funny thing is, by the time you’re done reading, you would have likely already listened to the three brief but powerful singles currently available, perhaps a couple of times over.  For the impatient or those lacking enough focus to read a few paragraphs, Grosero is VÄMPS giving you bite-sized doses of rawness over his own production, blending an East Coast-rooted sound with a Southern approach and aesthetic.  Don’t sleep on the singles available now, and definitely don’t sleep when the whole thing drops.

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Spirits Moving :: Perilisium Cantos Releases “Nails Into The Head Of Christ” LP Via (iN)Sect Records

From the digital desk of (iN)Sect Records :

Perilisium Cantos was an emo hardcore band formed in San Francisco’s west bay in 1995 and lasted til 1996.  The band was made up of three veterans of the hardcore and emo music scenes at the time; Eyad Kaileh of Indian Summer on drums; Frank Marchi of Agents of Satan on bass; and Mark Rodgers of ShroomUnion on guitar/vocals.  The three of them met when ShroomUnion and Indian Summer played a show together in 1994.  They became fast friends and with Indian Summer breaking up shortly after they met, the three of them formed Perilisum Cantos.  The band only lasted a year but managed to play with some pretty amazing shows with bands like: Dead And Gone, No Less and Christie Front Drive as well as play at the famed punk club, Gilman Street in Berkeley.

The brainchild of Mark Rodgers, this album was made at their practice space by the remote engineering legend, Bart Thurber, who has recorded thousands of bands in San Francisco.  The recording happened in one day; tracking, mixing and mastering, all done in the heat of the moment back in 1995.  Another world and a completely fresh sound at the time, that still emanates from the speakers as soon as you hear it.  Think Neurosis fronted by the folks from Unwound.  The band was noisy and controlled with a massive sound that came from the three friends.”

If you’re a fan of abrasive, unapologetic experimental rock and roll, then don’t hesitate… cop this one immediately, and tell all your people to check it out!

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Looking Back :: (iN)Sect Records Celebrates A Decade With House Shoes Mix ‘The First 10 Years Of The iN’

If you’re already down with (iN)Sect Records, then you know about the impressive list of achievements and accomplishments, including (but not limited to) : the wildly successful Exploded Drawing events; a roster split between extremely creative, forward-thinking locals and legendary talent from around the states; a long history of projects released digitally, on cassette and on vinyl; and, most importantly, a decade strong in the game.  In order to celebrate this hallmark, the label tapped roster member House Shoes to do a mix dedicated to the label, and House Shoes went above and beyond for The First 10 Years Of The iN.  If one ever had doubts about the variety of sounds, diversity of roster, or sheer volume of talent within the (iN)Sect Records camp, this mix should soundly put those doubts to rest.  It’s free to download, free to stream, and free to share, so do all of that, and be there for 20 years, 30 years and so on!

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Looking Forward :: (iN)Sect Records Releases ‘Phonkadelic’ LPonCS From The Point

(iN)Sect Records is shaping itself up for a promising 2021.  Dig what they’ve got going on with a promising young new duo, The Point

The Point are a duo of multi-instrumentalists/producers from Austin, Texas.  They began playing music together when they were in 7th grade, and started making beats when they went to high school, which they just graduated from.  They both play virtually every instrument.  Joe Roddy, 18, covers trumpet, keys, guitar and vocals, while Jack Montesinos, 19, covers upright and electric bass, guitar, vocals, percussion and both handle all of the production.  They have gone through genres that span jazz fusion, hip hop, trap, country, and polka, all inspired by our southern roots.  They’ve opened up for Jimmie Vaughn, Kamasi Washington, Gary Clark, Jr. and Barbara Lynn and have been featured on CBS This Morning.

“PHONKADELIC” came together out of them listening to Texas artists such as UGK, Freddie King, George Strait, DJ Screw and and many others.  They took those influences and tried to make a short and sweet project bringing them all together.  This album is not only Texas trap beats, but also features elements of country, RNB and blues.  Made entirely with samplers and live instruments played by Jack & Joe, mixed by them with GarageBand and their phones.  If you rep the Lone Star state, bump this in your whip.”

All facts, so don’t sleep.

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Decadent Decade :: House Shoes Puts Together ‘The First 10 Years Of The iN’ Mix For (iN)Sect Radio #27

From the digital desk of (iN)Sect Records

(iN)Sect Records out of Austin, TX, are currently celebrating their 13th year of putting out experimental/hip-hop/punk rock/noise music in the form of vinyl, Flexi-disc, frisbee, chip clips, shirts and cassettes.  House Shoes is a Detroit-born producer and DJ, who now lives in Los Angeles and runs the acclaimed record label, Street Corner Music. He has been a friend and supporter of the label for the last decade.  We asked House Shoes if he would be down to mix some songs from the first 10 years of our releases (2008-2018). He turned in an absolute beast of mix to mark a chapter in our history.  This mix of over 30 songs from our catalog includes songs by: J-1 tHE DEER, Ras G, House Shoes, aLive, Sir Froderick, Chanes, SelfSays, Guilty Simpson, Butcher Bear, Kinder, Muamin Collective and more. Check the tracklist and head over to insectrecords.org/podcast to listen and DL the mix for free.”

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Sonic Playground :: Kinder Creates ‘VHS’ During Shelter-In-Place For (iN)Sect Records

The summer of 2020 gave a lot of creatives space to explore, and with COVID-19 causing him to be laid off from his day job, Kinder had plenty of time to explore said space.  In addition, he had just acquired a MV8800, which, in his words, “allowed (him) to completely change my work flow by sequencing out of the box”, meaning that his world of synthesizers and drum machines were no longer constrained to their sequencing abilities and could be combined prior to digital export.  Now, it’s not like Kinder needs additional tools to excel, but with new freedom allowed to a mind already renowned for pushing equipment to its limits, it makes sense that the output would be nothing short of mind blowing.  Synthesizers, drum machines and live instrumentation are blended together with vocal samples and textures from a handful of unique public domain sources.  If you’re in to mind expanding music, click on the album cover above and check it out.

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Sonic Odyssey :: Swwwisha Drops ‘Been Stuck’ Single On (iN)Sect Records

Swwwisha is the latest artist on the mega-talented roster that is (iN)Sect Records, and in light of his upcoming April release “Xertz”Swwwisha is slated to take us on a single-filled journey.  The homie Butcher Bear posted the 10-minute opus that is Been Stuck, a song that could easily stand as the lone single while driving interested parties towards Swwwisha, but the real kicker was the promise of additional singles to drop between now and April.  With that in mind, I’m definitely going to keep my eyes and ears open in anticipation of more goodness.  Check out the lead single and spread the word, and if you aren’t already tuned in to (iN)Sect Records, get hip quick.

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