Everything goes in cycles. One minute you have over-indulgent, glammy art-rock of the mid-70s – and the next minute you have the fiery, stripped-down intensity of punk rock. Thirty years later, you see a fluorescent, 80s-flashback-techno party raging – and sooner or later, it starts to bleed into filthy, twisted, and disgusting grungestep.
This is a compilation created by a talented group of dubstep / glitch hop / bass musicians, who focused their combined skills to come out with a series of remixes of old grunge tunes from yesteryear. The goal was to take rock music hostage; torture it, mess with it’s head, and give it a much needed kick in the groin. These are not electro synth-pop remixes, and this is not for dudes who wear skinny jeans – and it’s definitely not something that fits in with the clean-cut narrative of music history that Rolling Stone tries so desperately to promote. This is grit, grime, and grunge. This is culture jamming, at it’s finest.
So, we hope you enjoy our songs (while you still can) because as illegal as this compilation is, it probably won’t be available for much longer…
“This ain’t for Itunes…”
– Jay-Z, from the song, ‘D.O.A. (Death of Autotune)’
released October 4, 2010