Shouts to Giovanni Luciano for the artwork on the latest SCSM cover.
SOUNDCLOUDSOUNDMOUND 16 is about the development of creep music this week. Not “creep” like your neighbor grinning at you like he knows what color your lace is. And not “creep” like 90s sitcoms hot girls shook their stank face at. You get it. “Creep” like sounds inching up on one another, unsettling your system. But I also included tracks whose content follows the idea. That man that got the drop on you, lurkin around about to leave you cold in the street, creepin. One part sound, one part content.
It’s good to hear music that threatens our well-being. Americans are feeling way too safe out here. Fuck that, humans are feeling way too safe out here. Louis C.K. is right, for most of us, we’re basically out of the life cycle. Unless you’re in the middle of the jungle punching endangered species in the face because they got too close to your wife, you’re too safe. The most common threat of random violence and disruption to our daily lives as humans is that you might get pressed around the way. I see too many cats runnin around Harlem swiping their iPads like its been sweet for them. Everyone needs a little reminder that their whole shit could get cutt short.
Here, you’ll get an instrumental lightly pinging organs to the sound of a cemetery, Chicago’s King using hi-hats like a machine gun drum, FRAZUMAKI having it out with old acquaintances, A remixed remix thumping with Daughter’s lead voice coaxing you to “Get Lucky”, FERG and his remix crew over Chinza//Fly’s head banging dark trap masterpiece, two Gorgeous Children’s slowly-churning suicide fantasy, oOoOO’s instrumental rendition of a yound girl’s drowning, Atlanta’s oddest/most adventurous rapper/producer quickly-swelling deep-space diatribe, FRIENDZONE’s female monologue urgently-chopped, Metro Boomin’s smokily-tippin horror fantasy for Flocka and Ben G, and finally, Joey Fatts’ darkly-keyed g-code.
These aren’t all dark, murderous, angry tracks. But they do each employ aspects of creep/threat/urgency. They all keep us on our toes in their own unique ways. In subtle and overt fashions, you’ll experience a host of anxiety-inducing pieces. And that’s good. Embrace that. Return to the nature in you and respond to music in a guttural, animal way. We spend too much time inside our apartments talking crazy on twitter knowing nothing’s going to come of it. This mix is guaranteed to bring you to a place that keeps you on your toes. You’ll thank me later.