Premiere: Lockbox – “Hardcore Vibes”

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Around twenty seconds into the video for “Hardcore Vibes” by Lockbox, which he describes as a “simplistic” song “inspired by both the Serial Experiments Lain soundtrack Cyberia Mix and the writer Akutagawa,” someone stands at the top of what looks like a six-story parking structure and throws an electric scooter, made by the scooter-sharing company Bird, to the ground below. The first time I rode a Bird scooter was when I was visiting my family in Arizona a few months ago.

Before that, I had always kind of scoffed at them. I thought people looked stupid riding them, and in a car-dominated urban landscape like Phoenix, they didn’t seem safe. But I didn’t have a car, and in the course of a long walk to an old friend’s apartment, I found one that had been unceremoniously abandoned in the middle of a surburban street. As I moved it to the sidewalk, it occured to me that I lived in a city where electric scooters are not street legal, and that this was a rare opportunity to try one for myself. I downloaded the app, and as I submitted my payment information, the scooter awakened, jolting recklessly forward. It was scary, but after a few blocks, it also felt wonderful and new — the way that riding a skateboard or a Razor scooter had felt when I was a kid. Lockbox’s music takes advantage of the same kind of youthful abandon; it’s unsettling, humorous, and euphoric.

Lockbox made the “Hardcore Vibes” video with multimedia artist Sam Jorgensen over a snowed-in weekend during the biggest storm in Denver’s history, dubbed a “bomb cyclone.” TMT is premiering it in support of DJ Toonami Demon Presents: Ultraviolent Disneyland, his new mix for UNSEELIE, who, coincidentally, will be partying in NYC tonight with MHYSA, Yayoyanoh, and others.

♫ Listen: Lockbox – Scorpio

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About a month ago, friend of TMT MMJ launched his PRIMORDIAL VOID imprint with the bonkers Primordial Chaos. He’s already moved on to Scorpio, a new EP from Chicago’s Lockbox, just in case we thought he wasn’t post-serious. Scorpio is a fucked, heterodox mess of acid, electro, and breakcore. It’s tagged #INVADER ZIM and #NIRVANA on SoundCloud. Like an astrological chart, I think you can peer into this puddle of slime and see a wonky reflection of yourself, some jagged shard of confirmation and perspective. I dunno when the next motley assemblage will pop out of the VOID, but after this one I’m standing right at the edge, looking down, beginning to lose my balance.

♫ Listen: Various Artists: PRIMORDIAL VOID – Primordial Chaos

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Let’s primarily focus here on the Primordial Chaos compilation being the first release on MMJ’s new imprint, PRIMORDIAL VOID: a Massive debut compilation release collecting 20 electronic and live recorded works, featuring Jeff Witscher, Gobby, HKE, Olan Monk, Mukqs, Lockbox, Sentient Gyre, Terribilis, Oxhy, Emamouse, LXV, Theodore Cale Schafer, Angelo Harmsworth, M/M, Waterhouse, Constellation Botsu, Yolichika, Kazumichi Komatsu, Snakepiss, and Modelock & EMBASSY. No-lie, every track is worth it. Told Marcel a while back that he’ll be someone people expect to product/recommend good shit as we all get older. Primordial Chaos is living up to that standard. And sets a potential above ground. In a spastic, paranoid, and tru-g0D mode sonics. Stream and explore: