ONE SUMMER「 SPIRITED AWAY 」- GHOSTING

Reimagining Miyazaki is the ambitious debut instrumental mixtape from Ghosting, a new identity for influential Melbourne record producer Andrei Eremin. Inspired by the beautifully minimalist soundtracks of iconic anime director Hayao Miyazaki’s work, the mixtape samples each of his feature films and transports them to an entirely new dimension, continuing the beatmaker legacy led by the likes of Dilla, Metro Boomin, Flume and more. 

Taken from his incoming Reimagining Miyazaki mixtape, the first taste of the expansive body of work is 'One Summer「 Spirited Away 」'. Inspired to write the mixtape after the 15 year anniversary of Spirited Away's release, Eremin comments; 

'The mixtape started as a lightbulb moment to sample Spirited Away, one of my all-time favourite films. I took out my keyboard on a whim, cut up the intro to the film and within 4 hours I’d finished the best track I’d ever made. It was a sign. From there the decision made itself - I had to sample every other Miyazaki film.' 

So invested in the project, Eremin took a visit to one of Taiwan, to visit Jiufen, a coastal mining town 45 minutes out of Taipei, famous for being the inspiration behind Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. 

Reimagining Miyazaki Mixtape - Out May 12 via Wondercore Island


HIATUS KAIYOTE FEATURED ON DRAKE'S NEW ALBUM 'MORE LIFE'

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Not only has Hiatus Kaiyote's track 'Building a Ladder' from their album 'Choose Your Weapon' been opening up Drake's live shows, it's now been sampled to open up his new album 'More Life' .

Listen to the track 'Free Smoke' below


HIATUS KAIYOTE PLAY WIDE OPEN SPACE FESTIVAL 2017

Hiatus Kaiyote have just announced to play their only show of 2017 at Wide Open Space Festival in April.

They join the likes of already-announced acts including J:Kenzo, Plutonic Lab, Mojo Juju, Average Rap Band, and This Way at the festival, which will all go down near the Northern Territory hub of Alice Springs from April 28th to the 30th.

Grab your tickets here


NAI PALM AT VIVID LIVE 2017

Following Hiatus Kaiyote's performance at last year's Vivid, Nai Palm has just been announced to play Vivid Live 2017 solo, alongside the likes of Laura Marling, Fleet Foxes, Sampha, AIR, and The Avalanches.

Catch Nai at the Sydney Opera House on May 29. Tickets go on sale 9am 20 March here.


OSCAR KEY SUNG AT SXSW

Following his highly buzzed performance at NRML Festival in Mexico, Oscar Key Sung is hitting the states for SXSW. 

You can catch him in Austin at the following shows:
March 14 - 10:00PM to 10:40PM
Swan Dive Patio, 615 Red River St

March 15 - 10:00PM to 10:40PM
CU29, 720 Brazos St

March 17 - 3:15PM to 3:45PM
Sounds Australia - The Aussie BBQ; Electronic Edition
Brush Square Park's East Tent
409 E 5th St

 

IWD 2017 PLAYLIST

To celebrate International Women's Day this year, we put together a little Spotify playlist. It features some of the most badass babes who are unapologetically themselves, that we're lucky enough to be able to call our family and friends.


CLEVER AUSTIN - FOUND HEADS MARCH RESIDENCY AT THE EVELYN

WONDERCORE ISLAND + CLEVER AUSTIN PRESENT: Found Heads @ Evelyn Hotel
~ Every Wednesday in March ~ 

Perrin Moss of Hiatus Kaiyote a.k.a Clever Austin + friends take over the Evelyn Hotel downstairs from 8pm till close.  Showcasing musicians, producers and DJs who go all-the-way-in. 
Some familiar names and faces, and some artists you've never heard anything fucking like in your life.

March 1 ft. Amadou Suso
March 8 ft. Thhomas (30/70) + DJ Merve plays 'Ambient & Anonymous' 
March 15 ft. Punga + DJ Ennio Styles plays 'USA Jazz Today'
March 22 ft. Mandacaru ft. + DJ Godriguez plays 'Songs for God' 
March 29 ft. Simon Mavin (Hiatus Kaiyote) + DJ Shio plays 'Oriental Gems'

~ ENTRY BY DONATION ~


SWOOPING DUCK - MARCH RESIDENCY AT THE NIGHT CAT

JUST ANNOUNCED:
Hiatus Kaiyote side project, Swooping Duck, are playing a residency on Thursdays in March at The Night Cat in Fitzroy.

~LINE-UP~
March 2 ft. Krakatau + Mildlife DJs
March 9 ft. Laneous + DJ Instant Peterson
March 16 ft. Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange + No Zu DJs
March 30 ft. 30/70 + DJ Millú

Grab your tickets here


oSCAR KEY SUNG - 'SHALLOW'

With a trip to this SxSW coming up shortly, Melbourne's Oscar Key Sung shares his newest single - the euphoric 'Shallow'. Having gathered praise world-wide for his blend of pop, RnB and beat creation, the track is the first look at new material the multi-talented artist has been working on in transition between Australia and Los Angeles.

"When you want to be with someone, up ahead there is the idea of the two of you and how you will be together. But it is often a mirage that does not exist the way it looked in the distance when you arrive there. Patterns emerge of a closed circuit, for instance the other pulling away as you reach out, You try and become self contained as a protection mechanism because when you tried to share everything it was too much, but as soon as you become independent that's when they want you. Then the same thing happens in reverse. This song is about a type of love that even though it is constantly bringing up adversity, you simply can't turn away from it. Some absurd force draws you to each other. I am interested in this because its so perplexing, I want to understand but rationally I can't." - Oscar Key Sung

Translation - "Love can wreck your head."


BEN ESSER - 'PROMISES (FT. NOAH SLEE)'

Noah is an NZ born, Brisbane raised and now Berlin based RnB singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist.

Over the past year he has been receiving praise from the likes of Boiler Room, Okayplayer, AFROPUNK and Indie Shuffle and has been raising the roof at festivals across Europe since relocating to Berlin.

His forthcoming 'Otherland' mixtape, to be released on Melbourne tastemaker label Wondercore Island, is his most powerful and vulnerable offering to date.


BODY PERCUSSION MASTERCLASS WITH GREG SHEEHAN

Greg Sheehan is one of Australia’s most innovative and influential percussionists and widely regarded internationally as a leader in his field. 

On 22nd Feb, Greg will be in Melbourne to host a Body Percussion Workshop at Evelyn Hotel where you can learn to create your own rhythms and music through clapping walking and number games!

Greg is significantly represented in Australian music over the last 46 years and has developed a unique system of Rhythms, sometimes referred to as Rhythm Diamonds which are based on Number combinations. 

Join Greg as he gives an insight and demonstration of this wonderfull system, which has had a huge influence on musicians across the globe.
Greg will explain and teach these Rhythm Concepts with clarity and passion in a hands on workshop, designed for any musicians [percussive and melodic] wanting to develop there musical volcabulary! 

In 2016, he has toured overseas with the Black Arm Band and Orkestra of the Underground, and in Australia with Exile [featuring Paul Kelly and Shane Howard], Jeff Lang, Yirmal ,Bobby Alu, Circle of Rhythm and Solo.

‘Astounding musicality’; John Shand, SMH.

Grab your tickets here


vULTURE ST TAPE GANG - '1ST WORLD PROBLEMS SOLVED' VIDEO

"Giant axes, Hannibal Buress, cocaine, toy instruments and expressionless babies are all summoned in the new video for Vulture St. Tape Gang‘s new video. The Australian crew of hip-hop and r&b experimentalists have a particularly potent blend on their hands with the new single “1st World Problems Solved,” dipping in and out of absurdist bars (though some will certainly have you in stitches,) and a hook that’ll stiffen up your neck. The track is produced by Hiatus Kaiyote bass man, Paul Bender, and should very easily fill the HK-sized hole in your heart as the group readies its next outing.

Buress, a longtime HK fan and friend to the band, landed in the visual by chance during a stop in Melbourne, the group explained via email. He can be seen attempting (failing) to lip-sync in the clip. All in all, if the times have got you down, Vulture St. Tape Gang’s new video should be the pick-me-up you need in your life. Watch it down below and take the single home with you via Bandcamp today. Keep your eyes on us for more from the group in the weeks and months ahead." - Okayplayer


GOOD ISLAND 2017

Photos by: Sarah Chav'

Watch all the Good Island Radio live stream videos here


HTMLFLOWERS - 'DIAMONTEES ON UR COFFIN'

"The incredible HTMLflowers (One half of LOSSLESS/One half of Brother's Hand Mirror/zine creator/all around above and beyond creative) is back with a new single that is some of his most poignant work yet. 

'Diamontees On Your Coffin' is a straight up eulogy for a friend. It's unabashedly honest in the way that it recounts his experience in dealing with the death of a close friend. It took over two years to complete - and rightly so. The track is stylistically classic HTMLflowers, featuring his trademark drawl, vocal loops and busy production.

The track, serving as a eulogy, is HTMLflowers' movement forwards in recognising the set nature of the past. He has said before that he sings to deal with life, and he has done that once more here, even on the track asking his departed friend that if the 'diamontees' on her coffin were the ones she wanted. It's an intimate exploration of the grieving process without having to fall upon cliché or melodrama. In the end, it is a song to a friend and that can never be passè.

HTMLflowers has always been a lyricist of substance who would never shy away from tackling serious issues. He understands that music isn’t just about having a good time, but is an important catalyst for honest communication. HTMLflowers writes verses to organise his thoughts and puts them over beats to give them the ability to be expressed and more importantly, heard." - Lloyd Crackett, Purple Sneakers


GOOD ISLAND

Good Manners and Wondercore Island, in collaboration with Niche Productions and i-D, join forces to present an immersive arts and music festival run across four stages and two City Of Melbourne venues. 

The first of its kind for Melbourne, Good Island showcases some of Australia’s most progressive live acts and visual talents, building a platform for creative collaboration across a number of disciplinary art forms.

With each artist presenting their work twice over the span of the event, one collaborative or experimental performance and one traditional performance in both conventional and unconventional spaces, Good Island presents a unique opportunity to see some of your favourite artists in an entirely new light.

2nd LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT
Kllo (DJ Set) - Jalé - Nai Palm - Uncomfortable Science

LINEUP
Angie Pai - BILLY DAVIS - BUOY - Clever Austin - CORIN - Cosima Jaala - Freya Esders - Gonzo Jones - Groeni - HTMLflowers - Jaala Kane Ikin - Laneous - LOSSLESS - LUCIANBLOMKAMP - LUEN - Marcus Whale - Martin King - Noah Slee - Oscar Key Sung DJ - Patrick Hase - Planéte - Phoebe Schmidt - Swooping Duck - Tristan Jalleh - Vulture St. Tape Gang - Wilk

TIX AVAIL NOW VIA: goodisland.com.au
18+ only
Where // The Curtin (Full Venue) + Bella Union Bandroom & Ballroom (Carlton, Melbourne)
When // Saturday February 4th 2017
TIME: 3PM-3AM


JON BAP - 'GOODER THAN BEFORE'

There is nothing more refreshing to the human spirit than the raw, honest feel that can only be found in the music of an artist like Jon Bap. Both Jon's love for visual art and music ultimately combine for his debut EP, Let It Happen. After reaching a few essential ears such as rapper/producer Like of Pac Div, a number of musicians in Erykah Badu's band, reportedly even André 3000 himself, Jon's debut offering will now be given a second go at finding the audience that so desperately needs this in their music collection, whether they know it yet or not.


FREEDOM TIME 2017

Video by: Maddie Stephenson

 


VULTURE ST TAPE GANG - '1ST WORLD PROBLEMS SOLVED'

"Fuck gun toting, we've got a gang of vultures wielding tapes. Can you even wrap that around your mind -- wait, no, can you even wrap your mind around that?!

Very rarely does a group come along and give me such an inferior complex about my name. Like, why was I not born Vulture Tape Gang?

I don't know, I stared this review in such a good mood and now I'm just kind of upset with my parents :/" - Dylan Heneck, Indie Shuffle


MIXTAPE #6 - 'THE DREAMY ONE'

After a nearly 2 year break between mixtapes the Melbourne based label Wondercore Island bring you 15 tracks bubbling up from across Australia and friends in Dublin, New York, NZ and Berlin.

Crammed with one off collaborations such as the Brisbane abstract beat-makers Vulture St Tape Gang's remix of Hiatus Kaiyote's 'Atari', covers like the Noah Slee dreamy take on disco classic 'Love Come Down' and side projects such as LOSSLESS feat. Oscar Key Sung and HTMLflowers and Esrevinu a deep ambient meditative composition by Simon Mavin and Paul Bender. 

We've also decided to add a Pay As You Feel option to the mixtape where all funds go to the Yothu Yindi Foundation Indigenous Education Project. 


LOSSLESS - PARADISE FESTIVAL 2016

 

Photos by: Savannah van der Niet & Lauren Parker


LOSSLESS - 'LOSSLESS'

Apart, Grant Gronewold and Oscar Slorach-Thorn have always courted critical acclaim. As Cougar Flashy and HTML Flowers, Gronewold struck audiences with his incisive rapping and vibrant art, while Slorach-Thorn as Oscar Key Sung has been repeatedly hailed as a groundbreaking electronic producer and singer. Together, their history is doubly rich. High school rivals turned co-admirers, when Gronewold and Slorach-Thorn have come together in the past, the electricity has been palpable. 

The duo are back with a new name and new purpose. “Me and Oscar always stayed close after we moved on from Brothers Hand Mirror. It's our friendship that fuels all of this. After a few years of coming to know ourselves and growing as writers and producers, at one point we just sort of informally started recording together again. We didn't think it out or anything – it just kind of happened,” Gronewold says.   

Both feeling pent up with their solo work, the two were liberated working together again. It shows on their debut record: Gronewold’s lyrics clap like thunder, threatening danger and destruction, while Oscar’s seductive crooning cuts through the tempest like calm in the eye of the storm. They complement each other perfectly and that duality lets them get at emotional nuances neither could reach alone – something so elusive and tricky it could only be felt. 

A sense of that high school rivalry still lingers. It’s in the way they push each other to make a better beat, write a sharper line, go harder at every single show. But it always comes back to their shared sensitivity. “I never stress when I get on stage with Oscar,” Gronewold says, “‘cos I know he’ll always be there for me even if the crowd hates us and we fuck the set up. We’ll always be there for each other.” This is a duo who find affirmation in anger, finds strength in owning one’s pain, makes a party out of collective anxiety. Lossless is Gronewold and Slorach-Thorn at their most potent. 


cORIN - 'VIRTUALITY'

Rising avant-garde electronic producer CORIN's EP 'Virtuality' is an album impaled with crystalline melodies and wrapped in a smog of unsettling textures. They're songs of a hallucinated future - music that invokes the corrosive bloom of dystopia as it swallows a technologically altered humanity.

Composed and performed principally with just two synthesizers, Corin Ileto establishes a dialogue of mimicry with her machines that becomes near-cybernetic - an anomalous approach that has led to her sharing stages with luminaries like Fatima Al Qadiri and being nominated for FBi radio's Producer of the Year.

Her fascination with the nebulous region between machine and human is most potently visible in her forthcoming release, Virtuality. Her newest work is a departure from the atmospheric mood of her 2015 release Wave Systems. Stalking and cerebral, Virtuality employs a more nocturnal, heavily analog palette. It's a collection of songs that seethes with influences as diverse as instrumental grime music and video game nostalgia. 'Vexations', the first single of Virtuality, shudders like vintage arcade combat, an ever-collapsing dance of automation and alienation.

In CORIN's live shows, sparse automated elements provide a frame around which she furnishes the rest of her imagined world - classically trained fingers sweeping between guttural rhythm and stratospheric melody. Again song mutates into contemplation: Is the human affecting the machine or is the machine affecting the human? 


GROENI - 'HINDE'

In October 2015, Groeni released their most current EP Hinde, which is the first offering of compositions written as a three-piece. Hinde has quickly proved a worthy predecessor of Hewn and across its four tracks starts to explore a dancier world of electronic music. Two single Hedre and Hinde were again released with EDM.com's Future Garage (Certified) offshoot and the new EP has already gained music attention. New Zealand's Sunday Star Times writer Mike Alexander has coined Al of Groeni as a "creative genius", and the group has received much accolade for the recent material earning top-10 radio play across a number of New Zealand's radio stations and most recently earning high commendations from influential music blog Indie Shuffle

"My favourite track from the EP, "Hedre, is an atmospheric offering littered with layered ambience, club style beats, and plaintive vocal melodies from Green that will transport you into a hallucinogenic state of musical euphoria..." Donna Arendse (Indie Shuffle) 


HIATUS KAIYOTE - VIVID LIVE 2016 // SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Photos by: Prudence Upton


VULTURE ST TAPE GANG - 'MICK'S NUTS'

Vulture Street Tape Gang have just completed the third instalment of their series of beat-tapes named after West End landmarks in Brisbane, the suburb in which the group presides and takes their name from.

There are 57 'beats' on the mix-tape made up from hours of free form improvisation between the three members.

For Vulture Street Tape Gang, making actual mixtapes, or beat-tapes as they prefer it, is the founding premise, the vital aesthetic constraint that shapes the projects' sound and performance practice.

To them a beat tape is a selection of moments from their improvisations which they collect and compile, the treasure from a quest into the musical unknown. Their first recordings were made onto tape, and released in the streets and at their shows for spare change. This year VSTG have commenced a three volume set of 60 minute sonic collages, the Vulture Street Beat Tape series, which will form a homage to three pseudo-iconic locations along the well known strip in Brisbane’s once freak/outsider/party inner city suburb, West End. Now amidst the inevitable process of it’s gentrification, the places represent the suburb that the native artists/hippys/stoners know and used to walk by everyday when they could afford to live there.

{What better way they think to pay homage to a dying suburb than on a dead medium?} This third and final volume 'Mick's Nuts' take's it's name and design from the overflowing hole-in-the-wall Mick’s Nuts, which has sat on the corner of Hargrave Rd long before the conception of the well-branded health food store. {The cool (in conceptual sense) thing about a physical cassette is the way it lends itself only to linear, whole enjoyment. At the end of the 30 minutes a side, you flip the tape and the journey continues or you press stop and the tape can do nothing but wait at the exact point you left it. Plus when technology fails you, as it inevitably will and your digital library is lost into the void, your cassette (which you never played because who’s even seen a tape deck??)will sit on your shelf quietly pleased at the fact that it holds the only record of the weird music that used to be around when you were younger.}

That said, the Vulture Street Beat Tape collection will enjoy a digital release too. Allowing the listener not only the ability to actually listen to the tape, but the freedom to single out their favourite beats, skip others, and reorder or shuffle the beats to remap the sequence to their own liking. 


CLEVER AUSTIN - 'HIDE-AWAY HEADSHELL VOL. 2'

Clever Austin has followed up his celestial first beat-tape Hideaway Headshell #1 with its second edition. The first mixtape garnered support from SBTRKT, Wax Poetics and Okayplayer. It features talented Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Jamil Zacharia.

Clever Austin aka Perrin Moss was introduced to drumming in the Blue Mountains, then moving to Melbourne and busking throughout. As one part of 2-time Grammy nominated Hiatus Kiayote, Perrin discusses how the band has been an influential part of his musical learning experience in his BEING HERE mini-doco. 


JAALA - 'HARD HOLD'

Led by the enigmatic vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Cosima Jaala (Manglewurzel) the band affectionately refer to their sound as shed, a cathartic blend of jangly indie-rock, and proggy art-pop. The song writing plunges into heavy depth of the heart, sharing dreams, losses and personal chaos all delivered with the vulnerable honesty of Cosima's unique voice.

Jaala's acclaimed debut album Hard Hold  is a 33-minute 8 track exorcism. After it's release in October 2015, Hard Hold immediately became one of the most talked-about independent releases of the year. After a raft of glowing national and international reviews it was selected by Triple J as the coveted feature album in early December, a distinction that was mirrored by other stations towards the end of 2015. 

Cosima Jaala describes the reaction to Hard Hold as "weird" - an expression that seems to run both ways between band and audience. But whatever challenge Jaala is presenting to it's newly widened audience, it's intrigue is undeniable. Hard Hold seems to boil through the cracks between genres, deeply experimental and conciously restrained - a kind of mapless prog with it's bones picked clean.

Cosima Jaala spent over a year polishing what would become the bones of Hard Hold, an album that was recorded in just a week with Paul Bender from Hiatus Kaiyote.

There are no extraneous overdubs, no overwhelming effects. Everything was recorded live. Something which guitarist Nicholas Lam enthuses "helps to make it more immediate." Hard Hold roils and pitches like a midnight sea, ultimately purposed with one outcome - to prowl at the heels of the band's explosive live show.

Jaala's affinity to dissonance, with their jagged tempos, the turmoil of their lyrics and their diffuse musical histories, make their sonic unity and steadily expanding fanbase almost anomalous. Cosima Jaala isn't so surprise. "I think that birds of a feather do flock together."


SAMPA THE GREAT - 'WEAPON CHOSEN'

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Sampa The Great is an avant-garde anomaly. Blending hip-hop and R&B with spoken word and visual art, the Zambian vocalist - who currently resides in Sydney - is just another reason to be excited about Australia's new class of soul

"It's a search for creativity, laughter, purpose and rhythms," she said of her prior release, The Great Mixtape (Okayplayer). On Weapon Chosen, Sampa continues her search by taking on Hiatus Kaiyote's acclaimed sophomore album, Choose Your Weapon.

Here, she chops things up and weaves within its remnants luring residuals of the motherland. It's a blissful experience, and we can't turn away from it. - Stephanie Long, (The Solcollective)


VULTURE ST TAPE GANG - 'STATE HIGH'

'State High' is the second installment in the 'Vulture Street Beat Tape' series and the sequel to 'Hung Phat Jewellery'. Another 60 minutes of completely improvised on-the-spot electronic music for drums, synthesizers, voice and sampled bits-and-pieces compiled from recordings of live shows and bedroom sessions between june and september 2015. 

Thematic fragments include heavy science-fiction suggestions and mild infrequent drug use combined with classic 80's electro funk, psychedelic jazz-rock explorations, hands-in-the-air feel-good/feel-weird soul jams all stuck together like a scrapbook homage to teenage years spent skipping high school, smoking weed and ignoring for a moment the inevitable and impending doom of suburban white middle class privileged australian conservatism. 

Far from polished, it also makes of itself a sort of punk gesture to the super clean digital electronic music of the internet age and a dreamlike inquiry into the infinite possibilities of sonic improvisation and the 'suggestion' of style in music.


SAMPA THE GREAT - 'THE GREAT MIXTAPE'

"It's a search for creativity, laughter, purpose & rhythms." With those four simple terms, Sampa The Great describes her astonishing debut release, "The Great Mixtape." Hailing from Sydney by way of Zambia, Sampa has a penchant for poetry and weaves dense lyrical mazes with her verses, drawing listeners into a lush, imaginative world. Her music bonds from spoken-word to pure hip-hop rapping, with stops at psychedelic and bluesy waypoints in between; it's the sound of an adventurous young mind pushing out against all boundaries.  To listen is to learn.

"The Great Mixtape" hits its stride on "Jamal", a bright bit of jazzy hip-hop over which Sampa ignites brainstorms. The entire record was produced by Australian beatmaker Godriguez, who deserves abundant praise for his progressive tones and wide-spanning style. "The Great Mixtape" contains sounds both classic and completely new, like a Digable Planets record that really did arrive from another, funkier planet. 


VULTURE ST TAPE GANG - 'HUNG PHAT JEWELLERY'

VSTG have commenced a three volume set of 60 minute sonic collages, the Vulture Street Beat Tape series, which will form a homage to three pseudo-iconic locations along the well known strip in Brisbane’s once freak/outsider/party inner city suburb, West End. Now admidst the inevitable process of it’s gentrification, the places represent the suburb that the native artists/hippys/stoners know and used to walk by everyday when they could afford to live there. 

The first volume, 78 curious and diverse beats, Hung Phat Jewellery, takes its name and design from the mysterious vietnamese gem merchant at Shop 2, no.60. In relation to other potential volumes, it’s across the road from the charmingly filthy apartment block Rio Grande, at no.67, where the tape gang started out before the rent got too high, a little way up the street from the overflowing hole-in-the-wall Mick’s Nuts, which has sat on the corner of Hargrave Rd long before the conception of the well-branded health food store. Other potential volumes might be the Indian Kitchen at no.91 for bollywood vids, cheap dahl and excellent naan and a Madlib reboot waiting to happen, and State High, no. 150 in reference to the beat makers herb of choice. 

{What better way they think to pay homage to a dying suburb than on a dead medium?}

{The cool (in conceptual sense) thing about a physical cassette is the way it lends itself only to linear, whole enjoyment. At the end of the 30 minutes a side, you flip the tape and the journey continues or you press stop and the tape can do nothing but wait at the exact point you left it. Plus when technology fails you, as it inevitably will and your digital library is lost into the void, your cassette (which you never played because who’s even seen a tape deck??) will sit on your shelf quietly pleased at the fact that it holds the only record of the weird music that used to be around when you were younger. }

That said, the Vulture Street Beat Tape collection will enjoy a digital release too. Allowing the listener not only the ability to actually listen to the tape, but the freedom to single out their favourite beats, skip others, and reorder or shuffle the beats to remap the sequence to their own liking.