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Album Impressions: Fandomtape Vol. 1 by Ambush Vin

Fandom Tape VOL:1

Fandom Tape Vol:1 is the latest Nerdcore hip-hop album by artist Ambush Vin ...Personally, I prefer the term Nerdhop but hey ho...if you have the same feelings I do about the current state of the hip-hop genre, and think it only focuses on likes and shares instead of beat and rhymes then this is the album for you.


Fandom Tape VOL:1 uses Comic,video-games and all sorts of 'nerd' related themes as an allegory for the artist Ambush Vin growing up in an urban environment and growing musically.

You can definitely hear this in the first track Power Man.

First appearance of the comic book character Power-man 

If you are a fan of TRUE Hip-hop, and like a little nerd variety then pick this mix-tape up its set for release 8th of December 2017. 

Another thing you'll definitely pick up on listening to Fandom Tape VOL:1 is the excellent lyricism, as a hip-hop fan I've become sick and tired of this trend of 'Mumble Rap'. Mumble rap is the style where you sound end up sounding like your drunk trying to remember a song for karaoke,

With the wave of crappy hip-hop that has been crashing on the industry shores it is great to see that there are still some big fish out there KILLING IT.

I highly recommend this album especially when you're banging it out in the gym


FandomTape Vol. I Track Listing

  1. Power Man
  2. Apokolips
  3. Illusion
  4. Why Cosplay?
  5. Sci-Fi Music
  6. Rogue Squad feat The Abnormal
  7. Secret Wars
  8. Sun Tzu feat Redd Digg
  9. Zoned
  10. Rollplay
  11. The Bad GuyFinal Arcade
  12. Darkside feat. Tony Terantino (Bonus)

You wanna hear more from Ambush Vin then follow the link here.

This mix-tape is set for an independent release on December 8th, 2017

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TMZ reports the late great Chester Bennington has committed suicide.

The late Chester Bennington only aged 41, hung himself at his Palos Verdes home near Los Angeles on Thursday 20th July 2017 morning,there are reports from Police officials  that say his body was found just before 9am,The Linkin Park lead singer had a history of drug and alcohol abuse

His suicide came on the day of his late friend Chris Cornell's birthdayHe sang for the crowd of mourners at Cornell's funeral after his suicide in MayLinkin Park were in the middle of a tour when news broke of his death

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Ed Sheeran deleted his Twitter account on Monday,Can you believe it

The singer got a ton of mixed reactions after a slighlty cringy cameo on the season premiere of Game of Thrones, and like a good guy in Game Of Thrones his Twitter account has mysteriously vanished

video below

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Soundwave Tattoos are tattoos with the waveform of your favour song that can be scanned with the specially developed Skin Motion app and listened to in high quality.

looks pretty cool plus its a tattoo with an extra function

Pretty cool concept what song would you get?....i think I'd get this

Founder of Soundwave Tattoos states Nate Siggard, 

while I see if 'Back Door Guests Are Best' looks like it would make a cool tramp stamp:

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Once again Gorillaz are doing what they do best, being unique,multifaceted

and banging!!! HUMANZ

2-D (Vocals/Keys), Murdoc Niccals (Bass Guitar),Russel Hobbs (Percussion) and Noodle (Lead Guitar) are back on point and with perfect form.Their new album HUMANZ comes in a couple formats there are14 tracks on the regular edition, with five more on the deluxe. A Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set will also contain each of the 14 regular edition tracks on its own piece of vinyl, backed by an alternate version.

from a industry where big fish,copy-cat and bland artists/bands get pushed to the front over unique and different sounds, Gorillaz once again burst out of the ocean like Godzilla breathing their atomic breath of Electro, House, Hip-hop and HARD beats.

A visual representation of how AMAZING this album is

According to a press release, the album was recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago, and Jamaica and produced by Gorillaz, Pusha T/John Legend collaborator the Twilite Tone of D /\ P, and Remi Kabaka.A staple of Gorillaz is the amazing collaborations De La Soul, Mavis Staples & Pusha T,Grace Jones and many many more.


Side note

one of my favourite things that Gorillaz does best is collaborations.

Get an artist to put their own take on a track not just appear as a cameo, its so lame when you see random artist cameo on track

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Exclusive interview with Alt-Rock Band RED SKYE

My Interview with RED SKYE
Follow each memeber and show them some love 
Where are you guys from? 
Foggy London town!
What drew you guys towards this genre? 
With all of our individual tastes, we feel we met in the middle and our genre naturally became alt-rock 
How long have you been making music together? 
We've been making music since late 2013. 
Who are your influences? 
Our main influences would be Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Black Stone Cherry and Led Zeppelin
Top artists you are fans of? 
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, Letlive, Crobot and Foo Fighters 
There seems to be a slow resurgence of great alt rock bands coming out in the last couple years. What do you think brought this on? 
There are more genres and sounds being heard as more and more unsigned artists are making music at home and sharing their work online. People grow to be more open to new music, such as alt-rock
 What is the future of Red Skye?
We're looking to do more gigs and try to get some radio airplay to get our music out there! We're also busy writing new material for an album release 
What do you guys do for fun? 
Apart from gigging we're really into our board/video games and watching movies
What band would you guys compare yourselves to? 
We don't really to compare ourselves to anyone else as we're open to different styles of music and ideas, we don't tend to think about comparison

Where can we find your work?
You can find all our upcoming gigs via our Facebook page and you can also download and listen to our EP on all major streaming platforms or download for free (or Pay what you want) the EP via our Bandcamp
What project are you most proud of? 
Recording and releasing our 2016 EP - George Q 
What do you guys think is missing currently in the alt rock genre? 
A lot of mainstream music that gets labelled as alt rock can be too poppy and a lot of computerisation used. What's missing is more real rock with a more organic feel.
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Wreck The System-Nerdcore with a Hip-hop groove

If you're a hip-hop fan and looking for something different instead of the mundane materialist vibe most hip-hop artist are churning out check out 


The taking the Nerdcore genre to new places you haven't seen before.They mix the classic Nerdcore motifs with old and new school hip-hop beats.Wreck The System are a coalition of different artists with the main features being:

Lady J


DJ Mutiny

Osiris Green

Twill Distilled

The artists have performed at MAGfest and are constantly on the move.Follow them subscribe to them these guys you'll be hearing more from really soon as they take over the internet with their new style of hip-hop.

Do The Roar - Osiris Green ft. Mega Ran, Twill Distilled, LadyJ (Official Video)

Their talents doesn't end with just hip hop they are also in the realm of music production with WRECK THE SYSTEM RECORDINGS offering services like recording mixing and mastering with high end equipment.I managed to get an interview with these guys.

  • Where are you guys from?

"Washington, DC Area"

  • What drew you guys towards this genre?

Twill - All the hot cosplay bitches, YTCracker, and hacker music.
LadyJ - The Crossover appeal of the culture that can be shared with the entire world
Cam3 - The fact that it is music about me.
DJ Mutiny - LadyJ
* Osiris Green - The creativity and limitless potential of the art. 

  • How long have you been making music together?

"9 Months or 3 trimesters, we just about to pop!"

  • Who are your influences?

"The Millionaires, Eminem, The Alchemist, Tech N9ne, Boyz Noise"

  • Top artists you are fans of?

"Ludacris, Lady Gaga, Linkin Park, Die Antwoord, Outkast"

  • What is the future of Wreck The System?

"What we do every night Pinky, try to take over the WORLD!"

  • What do you guys do for fun?

"Drink, Video Games, make music, headshots, cooking, IRC, and imitating each other sarcastically."

  • There seems to be a divide in the hip-hop community on the current state of modern hiphop some say its sounds stale,generic on the other hand there are a lot more new artists and groups on the up and up and breaking into the mainstream more than ever what do you guys think?

"Mainstream hip-hop has become stagnant in it’s creativity, which on a positive note has forced people to look outside of the regular outlets to find talented artists that have genuine skills Thus beginning to bring these individuals to the forefront, which will eventually help hip-hop to progress in better direction."

  • What project are you most proud of?

TOKENS(Featured Below)

  • Where can we find your work? (facebook,twitter,etc)

"Bandcamp, Spotify, Soundcloud, Itunes, Youtube"

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Album impressions:Radio Silence by Lucia Fasano

Lucia Fasano is an indie pop in the vain of Regina Spector or Carly Rae Jepsen.

Radio Silence is a sea of adolescence and emotion.

Her album predominately features her Mandolin with backing percussion.Each track delves into the deep waters of grief,despair,pessimism but also the of hope and wavering nature of adulthood.The production is solid and clean, this quality is not of an indie artist but a true singer looking to tell a story through her poetry.

The album is enjoyable upbeat and catchy,Produced by Larry Crane, the first ever album from Double-clicks Records. The label Created by Billboard-charting pop band The DoubleClicks.

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Acoustic Nerdfolk band

The PDX Broadsides

will be releasing their new album,

Something's Rotten, on August 30th 2016, 

Interesting album, it reminds me of that classic acoustic rock that was big in the late 60s early 70s. Its supposed to be a nerd-centric album but I couldn't tell until I listen carefully to the lyrics.This is one of the rare albums in which you can listen to it without being aware of the nerd culture references, A lot of bands that have the motif of nerd culture usually fall in to the trap of filling each song with hundreds of references and in jokes which quickly gets annoying and stale but in this case The PDX Broadsides do not.

The production is clean and whoever equalized the acoustic guitar should get an award, I've never heard such a clean chorused sounding guitar which is a great delight to the ears, listen to this with headphones and your ASMR will kick in.I'm looking forward to see what these modern day Bards have in store for the future

  • Over all Great album,Great production, Great Band

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Album impressions: Retro Sherbert-By Meri Amber

Album impressions: Retro Sherbert-By Meri Amber

A BRAND NEW Retro album from the Australian sensation Meri Amber, finally music talking about my era.

This album focuses on the nostalgia of the 90's Production is solid and each song has clever lyrics filled with tonnes of 90's references the majority of the tracks were written as part of the (February Album Writing Month) FAWM challenge.

I'm getting a fun Ke$ha vibe from this album with a touch of nostalgic silliness which is fun for everyone. This is the sixth album by the Australian sensation and its up there as one of her best, production is good as always ,she is currently touring Australia so for tour dates click on link below

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Album Impressions:VS. by Pulled From Panels


by Pulled From Panels

VS is the 6 track album by indie nerdrock band Pulled From Panels release date: March 25, 2016.Hailing from Essex County Ontario this 3 piece gains their influence from sci-fi, comics, cartoons and the like, this album is more marvel centric with songs like old man Logan and Winter soldier.

This is a great album and with great production, whoever was involved in the producing or mastering, really wanted the consumer to wear headphones as the sound is warm and hugs your ears, as for the tracks on the album I'm getting a Tenacious DAltered Sky vibe (Altered sky is a pop rock band from the UK) with a touch of college rock.My favourtie track is VS only because its the music I hear in my head whenever I'm in any sort of competition whether be black jack, chess or Star wars Battlefront.Listen to track you'll understand ,In conclusion keep your lug holes open you'll be hearing more from Pulled From Panels VS release date: March 25, 2016.

Stop reading this and go support the band the links are at the bottom of the page. 

and for funnzies here they with a Edge of Glory (Lady Gaga cover) Acoustic below

Holly Giannoccaro - Guitar/Vocals

James Keller - Bass

Ryan Chappell - Drums

Track List:

  1. The Piano
  2. A Song For Betty
  3. Old Man Logan
  4. VS.
  5. Winter Soldier
  6. Time Flies

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Album Impressions:Tek Support (Grid edition)-TekForce

Tek Support (Grid edition) by TekForce

This 17 track album is a mix of nerd and Geek culture and classic hip-hop.Its a great hip-hop album, with a mid 90's vibe which personally I'm a fan of.

Am I new to this or is there a big Geek/hip-hop movement emerging that I haven't heard of? I'm starting to see this subculture emerge from the internet which I hail.One of my favourites tracks from the album is Track 7)SDF-1

which for all of you that aren't familiar what SDF-1 stands for heres two


I'm sure your going to hear more from TekForce he's already doing shows to check out the links below for more information:
Twitter: @teknique45


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Album Impressions: SciFiMusic by Ambush Vin

Album Impressions:

SciFiMusic by Ambush Vin

The most Bang-a-langing Hip-Hop album I've heard this year.

This is a hip-hop album tailored for the offspring of the internet and Geek culture without the tactless,tackiness of the overt

“You get it,YOU GET IT”references

that a lot nerd albums seem to have 

if your a hip-hop fan you'll love it and if you’re into the nerd-core seen you'd like it even more what makes it better.

Ambush Vin is a BADMAN lyricist with his multisyllabic rhymes cutting through track upon track on this album.

The supporting artist on this album; Silence,Trice,Ish1da,Tekforce,Rhyme Artist and Alpha Riff are great too and naturally add their own pith to each track they participate in.

Modern hip-hop fans will love it and old school hip-hop fans would appreciate clever lyrical content you'll find yourself having this expression



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