Sometimes the online world reveals unsuspected parallel dimensions. This is an unknown restyle of Neural independently (and secretly as we never knew about it) made by NY-based Motion and Graphic Designer, Clarke Blackham. Very nicely made, perhaps only a bit glossier for the magazine’s line, it testifies once more how even your most familiar outcomes can have another life somewhere else.
CD – Daly City
Born in Taiwan but living in California, David Wang, aka Mochipet, after recording for Tigerbeat6, BPitch Control, remixing for Schematic and Detroit Underground and taking part to several other productions for other labels, has founded his own label: Daly City. He’s now promoting, under this brand, many long-range collaborations, involving artists such as Ellen Allien, Phon.o, Broker/Dealer, Caltrop, Smash TV and [a]pendics Shuffle, giving birth to eclectic collusions between electro and glitch, straying towards ghetto-step and other strange trajectories with sound products that, even though lacking in purism, are very vivid and innovative in their confluences of many styles. It’s a techy disco-appeal that distances itself from the minimal-conceptual wave, embracing vernacular tensions and vintage sounds (for example in the leftfield pop remix of Scissors for Lefty). Surely we can’t say “as stubborn as a donkey” in this case.