After a two year span of personal growth and focus on film, Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice has returned to his music-making roots with the latest beat tape (for lack of a better word), This Town Has Turned To Dust. The project was inspired by a Rod Serling episode of Playhouse 90 with a nearly similar name that focused on the fallout of the Emmitt Till lynching. The album itself is meant to flow similar to the film Waking Life, using production by Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice in tandem with a litany of film samples to give the impression of floating from one train of thought to the next. The project is not only deeply personal (almost as much as the upcoming rap release A Memoir Called Noir), it also serves as a defined signpost (no pun intended) for the transition between music and film that Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice is undergoing currently. Check it out at Bandcamp or any of your other favorite online outlets, as it is available in every streaming service or digital storefront, and be sure to tell your friends to do the same.
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I love putting the spotlight on Electric Mayhem… working as a team is dope. Sometimes, however, I gotta sit back and admire the times when I cut loose. These mixes are moments that I have enjoyed during various DJ gigs, whether they be club, wedding, house party or whatvever… these two mixes are from last week’s Electric Mayhem (Monday nights, Triple Crown).
Dig it and dig it good.
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