The following Slave Indvstries Collective artists represent a diverse gathering of bands and DJs who are currently working with SIC.
“Banjaxed” is Irish slang for broken or messed up. One can instantly hear how the l33tspeak version of this term is the perfect name for the brand of drunken, sloppy, insane breakcore that is programmed by a guy(?) who performs live in a giant tanuki suit…
Black Market Arms Dealers
Call them what you want– synthcore, coldwave, machine rock, aggro industrial– Black Market Arms Dealers seek to resurrect the era of meshing hard guitars with harder electronics while still maintaining the skeletal structure of a memorable “rock” song.
Chard (aka Shard)
Formerly Shard, this 4/4 electro-industrial band is rife with socio-political lyrics and samples alike. After several compilation spots and a 9/11 tribute single, they took a break to focus on other projects. Now they’re back, with a name change to signal their resurrection.
Little can be revealed about this project right now, other than it is a unique, raw, visceral one-woman assault on the senses. The audio equivalent of I Spit on Your Grave.
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IHK. The Kobrah. The Space Cheetah. Though he goes by many names, his sound is unmistakable– funky beats, buzzing basslines, soaring leads. Danceable, yet mysterious. His debut album, Space Angel, is set to drop this year.
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iSv [short for Independent Sound Vendor, among other things] is pure aggro-atari, exploring the deep reaches of 8-bit space through industrial-strength chiptune goggles and circuitbent hardware. iSv makes soundtracks for videos games that don’t exist [...yet?].
Film soundtrack alter ego of Remy Brecht, most notably as a contributor to the indie sci-fi series InZer0. In addition to a CD of his InZer0 work, several more film projects are planned for the future.
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Experiments with ambient guitar treatments and doom passages rife with symbolism and meaning. Slow to gestate. Slower to digest.
Mary Fist vs. Ana Genda
Two female djs-turned-producers, tired of the Michigan party scene and bored with most music that didn’t destroy speakers, decided to drop their dj handles, take on new pseudonyms, and team up to create new, harsh music in the vein of their favorite artists from Europe and beyond.
What can be said about “the self-proclaimed king of wobblefunk” that hasn’t been said before? Co-founder of the wildly popular 8bitpeoples label, mastermind behind such smash chiptune releases as “My Fiero”… the list goes on.
Phallus Über Alles
Feminist electronic punk band combining digital hardcore beats with riot grrrl attitude. PÜA teamed up with Hanin Elias and Fatal Recordings to release their debut album, Iron Woman. After 6 EPs on D-Trash Records, the band is set to unleash their sophomore album, Le Femme Terrible!
Their name is taken from a password used in the movie TRON— if that doesn’t speak volumes about the band, nothing will. Reindeer Flotilla programs a hot mix of analog dance and synthpop weirdness that is possibly the most “accessible” thing on SIC. RF’s mix of “werk it” is featured on Information Society’s website.
In addition to hundreds of DJ gigs and concerts with Phallus Über Alles, Remy Brecht [co-founder of SIC, formerly DJ Rasp.utin] still finds the time to complete mixes for other bands and compose his own material, which ranges from distorted beat excursions to noise/hip-hop amalgamations.
Sardaukar Terror Troops
Named after the fearsome legendary warriors of DUNE, Sardaukar Terror Troops are on a mission to reclaim the territory once held by Teutonic EBM bands of old. 16th note basslines, pounding rhythms, and chanted vocals— electronic body music at its finest.
Scrotal Tear deals with extremes. A mixture of death industrial, ambient noise, and horror movies, the band wears its influences on its sleeve— they’ve written tribute tracks to Eraserhead and Evil Dead. ST describes their sound as “the musical equivalent of the first five minutes after violent castration.”
For over 14 years, Slave Cylinder has been charting their own unique path through genres and subgenres of noise, from tape loop drones and microphone feedback to found metal percussion and computer glitch freakouts. SC was the start of everything that has followed for Slave Indvstries.
Sub Not Dub
Created out of a combined love of glitch music, sushi, program errors and Thai takeout. Sub Not Dub skips, cuts, deforms, and settles into funky broken grooves peppered with ambient passages. Get some drunken noodles, tom yum soup, bubble tea, and then check these tunes.
ZMG is a contemporary composer of incidental music for films and videogames in such varied regions as the United States, Colombia, Spain, Chile, France and others. ZMG is currently based in Argentina.
Fiber Optic Nerve
Life Toward Twilight
The Misha Project/MNWA
Subversion of Perversion