Tag Archives: iNSECT RECORDS

Hard Truths :: OBNOX Combine With A Better Tomorrow For ‘Big Fire (Pigs In A Blanket)’

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From the digital desk of (iN)Sect Records :

OBNOX aka LamontBimThomas lives in Cleveland.
From Bim: “Dedicated to Arbery, Floyd and Taylor

A Better Tomorrow aka Diamond Dave lives in Austin.
From Dave: “Consume more revolutionary content”

Thank you for including One Big Happy Family (OG Version) on this release as well, as it is still extremely relevant as well.

-chief

Quest Love :: Rob From Garden Street Debuts ‘Post-Love’ On (iN)Sect Records

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Last week (as previously mentioned), (iN)Sect Records promised a trilogy of new releases, two of which have already been covered here.  The third of these projects, the debut album Post-Love from artist Rob from Garden Street, is one of the strongest debuts made on the label.  Rob‘s drums almost immediately jump out and grab you with their Dilla-esque swing, which plays well against the chiptune-ish sound implemented (though Rob finds a way to not have the chiptune elements come off as gimmicky).  The sequencing of this album is nearly perfect, as each track flows from one to the next with the precision of an assembly line while remaining distinct.  What really grabs me about the production on this album, however, is how lush it is.  Words really don’t do this one justice, so definitely jump into a listen as soon as possible, download and donate if you can, and share it around so others can do the same.

-chief

Presedential Production :: Flobama Drops ‘Warp Mode’ On (iN)Sect Records

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(iN)Sect Records is coming off of a major week.  With an already power-packed roster on deck, the Austin-based label released a trio of debut projects.  We previously covered the new BoomBaptist, and we will get to the Rob from Garden Street release, but the man of the day is Flobama, and the focus is on the immaculately produced debut project titled Warp Mode.  The mix of electronic music and organic hip-hop elements connect well, with Flobama throwing shade of shade of slick track at the listener.  The project flows very naturally, with any vocal samples managing to fit so well into the songs that it almost seems as if there are none present.  Flobama has been flexing his skill for many years, and it’s good to see him find a label home with the brilliant beatsmiths as (iN)Sect Records.  Check out the project, share it around, and cop it if you can afford to.

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Larp Arts :: Rob From Garden Street’s Joy Filled ‘FEEL’ Video

(iN)Sect Records has been busy as of late, with a steady stream of releases hitting the masses in rapid-fire fashion.  One of the latest gems is FEEL, a music video from new label artist Rob From Garden Street that embraces larp culture over a lo-fi breakbeat that sounds directly off of a YouTube playlist.  Dig the video, leave a like and a comment, share it around, and stay tuned for Rob From Garden Street‘s debut album, which is coming soon.

-chief

Jam Session :: BoomBaptist Goes Big With ‘Boom Shakalaka’ Release

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BoomBaptist has become a master of the album rollout over the past year or so, as the multi-faceted promotional campaign for The Vapor Caves proved.  Boom put his creative genius to use once again for the release of Boom Shakalaka, his latest solo release on (iN)Sect Records.  Anybody who knows Boom knows he loves basketball, with the legendary video game NBA Jams playing a large role in that love affair, so it makes complete sense that the aesthetic of Boom Shakalaka would be inspired by and centered around the game and its connected culture.  The music speaks for itself, with Boom‘s signature swing and drum patterns nesting the multitude of samples perfectly.  To crown the event, Boom even performed live from inside an NBA Jam cabinet :

Check it out all, cop some of that merch, and spread the word!

-chief

Digital Playground :: Brainwavve Releases ‘FUTURESOON’

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As 2020 continues to truck along, (iN)Sect Records moves right along with it in terms of releasing top quality music.  Recently, San Antonio-based glitch synthpop mastermind Brainwavve rolled out his latest release, FUTURESOON, a collection of colorful sounds and textures with a driving force behind it.  The mostly instrumental collection gives plenty of emotional shades, and the three unique features from BragglightsBlack Davinciii and Honey Son only add to the range of experience.  As far as the electronic soundscape of Texas, it looks like Brainwavve is firmly set as a key member of the scene, and FUTURESOON is a strong statement of that fact.  Check it out, share it around for others, and if you’ve got the funds, jump over to his Bandcamp and donate a few bucks.

-chief

Idle Hands :: Black Mercy Goes Fingerboarding For ‘PTSD’ Video

(iN)Sect Records has always been known for their top tier collection of producers, beatmakers and electronic composers, but that shouldn’t overshadow the fact that many talented musicians can be found in the label’s ranks.  Black Mercy, an Austin-based supergroup of sorts, are one of the bands on the roster, and they’re setting off 2020 with a bang in the form of For The Man Who Has Everything, a recent 45 they’ve dropped, and the DIY-charm and aesthetic of the crew is captured in PTSD, the first single and video.  Rather than go for a traditional showcase or glamour video, Black Mercy opted to do a twist on the old school punk video by switching out skate footage for fingerboard footage, to a great impact.  Check out the video, leave a like and a comment, and share it around for others to do the same!

-chief

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!

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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).

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Linking Up :: Lo Phi (7LayerOscillator) And Rez Team Up For ‘Two Piece Minivan’

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If it’s not already common knowledge that anything dropping with a connection to Exploded Drawing (in)Sect Records needs to be checked out immediately, then it should be.  Case in point : over the weekend, Lo Phi (recording under alter-ego 7LayerOscillator) teamed up with fellow Houston native Rez for two piece minivan, a brief but invigorating sonic landscape of powerful drums, tape hiss, chopped vocal samples and general mastery of the oddly and uniquely comforting.  On their own, each producer can more than hold it down, but this combination is one of those rare occurrences where the collaborative effort yielded a sound cohesive enough for me to not be able to tell who was responsible for individual aspects of the composition.  In my opinion, that makes this a truly special collaboration, and one worth immediately listening to, sharing around with fellow music lovers, and one worth that minimal (and more than likely joke) price tag on the track.

-chief