1 12 2014

Acidrum from the Los Angeles- based drum machine virtuoso, scratch magistrate, and synthesizer guru, Baseck, is the last preview track from THE ENTERTAINMENT before the full release on December 3, 2014. It brings a heavy palette of sounds with a funky and bouncing rhythm that translates directly to physical motion in the listener. You’ll also want to be sure to catch Baseck performing live along with 8cylinder, Mysterious House, Speak Onion, Peter Seligman, Decrepit Jaw, and David Morneau on December 6 at Coco66 in Brooklyn for our THE ENTERTAINMENT release show.

We asked Baseck for some additional info about the track, music-making procedures, and approach to sound. We’ll be having mini-interviews like this with each of the contributors to THE ENTERTAINMENT.

1) Tell us a bit about your contribution to The Entertainment. Is it typical of your music? Are there any sounds/processes/elements in it that you haven’t included before? Were you trying to go for any specific listener reaction?

the track “acidrum” that i contributed to the comp was made while shuffling my feet and banging my head in my home studio. its a simple combination of some of my favorite things in music. acid bass lines, and drums! it was created in one day and performed entirely on the tempest (dave smith instruments & roger linn) drum machine/synthesizer while standing up. i wanted to get the raw feeling out as quick as possible and the energy just flowed. when i work on a track it’s usually better for me to be in that specific zone to capture that particular feeling. when i make upbeat bang your head music i’m usually writing standing up and jumping around. when i make ambient, i like to lay in bed, etc.. maybe those feelings will transfer to the listener, who knows.. when making music i don’t necessarily think about how it’s going to be perceived by other people. i’m in the moment and just dive deep into what is making me feel good. i want to be able to throw a track of mine on whenever i want and have it bring me back to that special place where i was when it was created. it’s a time capsule. i make music because i love experimenting and arranging sound frequencies. it’s a major part in what moves me in life. there’s certain combinations that just hit me in the right place and vibrate my whole being. it’s like creating my own drug and then trying it out on myself! deliciouuuuuuuuus.

2) Are you better off in your music than you are walking around in life?
the music barely stops! drum percussion/arrangements, and melodies are constantly running through my head wherever i am. i’m thankful for that. there’s some cool songs up there that only i’ll ever hear hahah. but yes, i do miss the studio when i’m away from it for a while. all the machines bring me such joy. i like a big drum machine/synth buffet to choose which way to work. learning new machines is always fun to shock your workflow and keep you on your feet. dealing with certain limitations that particular machines have is a fun challenge. i don’t make music on a computer because it doesn’t flow for me, and there’s too many options. maybe it’s something i’ll get into in the future.. 20 years ago i started djing and got really into scratching and intricate turntablism. after that was writing music on the bootleg gameboy tracker LSDJ. i was amazed how i could fit the gameboy in my pocket and create such huge sound with only 4 channels of sound. then i got into modular synths and drum machines. being hands on, patching cables, and banging on pads is something that excites me.
3) What is noise? What role does “noise” have in your work?
noise plays a huge part in my work. white noise and pink noise are very essential to the creation of my percussion.
4) Did you intentionally want to make something the listener could only speculate about, rather than be certain of?
i just freak like a freak freaks, and maybe the other freaks will freak with me.
5) What’s next for Baseck? Anything you want to tell people about?
more music releases! creation isn’t hard for me, it’s pressing record which is the hard part. i’ve been lucky enough to play shows all over the USA, Europe/UK, Japan, Mexico and beyond with only a very small amount of music out there. i’m trying to get myself in the habit of releasing now. most of my machines are maxed out with songs, then those files get backed up to the computer and forgotten about. this is something i’m trying to change. 
joy through noise and i have a project called TWIN BRAIDS. look out for releases in the future. we also have a night in los angeles called CELEBRATE EVERYTHING which is dedicated to pushing experimental electronic music live sets of internationally known artists, as well as under the radar artists who we think are mega fresh and deserve some shine. 
oh yeah, connect to my instagram. i put loads of snippets up from stuff i’m working on in the studio.
rock on rebel warriors,
We thank Baseck for the track, the upcoming performance, and the words. Find Baseck on twitter, soundcloud, instagram.
Derek Tibs (CEO, Immigrant Breast Nest)

Blipvert, Mysterious House, and Peter Seligman – edgePinkyoutub

22 09 2014

This record is probably going to make a lot of people quit music.

Before, when I felt afraid, I would look up “My cousins birthday” on YouTube to see how normal people felt and behaved. Now I listen to this album.

When I travel through time, I unrepentantly alter the timeline to make people louder.

If I could have fun, I would play this record while having fun.

A voice only I can hear, localized in my skull behind my right ear says: “You are still alive.”

This is art historical music.

-Derek Tibs (CEO, Immigrant Breast Nest)

Speak Onion Remix of p.Wrecks’ “Invitation” and Live Set on Deep Hard N Fakecore

25 01 2014


p.Wrecks has released a brilliant new album, Invertebrate, Ammunition, Reflux and SPOILER ALERT: the secret track is Speak Onion’s remix of the opening track, Invitation. The dysfunctional drum choppage and cold atmosphere of drum’n’noise set a harsh background for p.Wrecks’ sharp rhymes. Stream the remix on Soundcloud (above), and download the whole album to hear it!

Speak Onion has also provided a live set to the January edition of the Deep Hard N Fakecore radio show from New Zealand. The show also included short live sets or mixes from other hard electronic music luminaries including Christoph de Babalon, Gore Tech, Igorrr, FFF, Passenger of Shit, and Audioslut. Stream or download the whole show from the Deep Hard N Fakecore bandcamp (above)!

Derek Tibs (CEO, Immigrant Breast Nest)

Live Video and Audio Plus New Remix for Charity from Speak Onion

26 11 2013

Speak Onion: Tiger Fight LIVE at Super Collider II from Matt Mangigs on Vimeo.

Plenty of Speak Onion news right now. First, Matt Mangigs shot two amazing live videos with full quality sound for Tiger Fight (remix) and 51 States at the Super Collider II party in Philadelphia. This is definitely the closest you’ll get to being there from the comfort of your own screen.

Wait, Tiger Fight (remix)? Yes, that’s a new drum’n’noise remix of the Tiger Fight from Speak Onion & Mercy Choir’s Victoria EP. And it’s just been released on Somatic Responses’ new compilation Photon Collisions benefitting charities for cancer research and child abuse prevention. This compilation is packed with nearly 4 hours of all of the most interesting current underground electronic music of all genres. Tons of great music for a great cause, so there’s every reason to download and enjoy.

And one last item, Speak Onion’s full live set from Barcore in New York City is available for streaming and download.


Enjoy all the fine new Speak Onion material and keep an eye out for Speak Onion live dates in a city near you.

Derek Tibs (CEO, Immigrant Breast Nest)

Speak Onion remix of Bombardier’s “Bleed” Needs Your Votes!

4 05 2013

The mighty Bombardier is holding a remix competition to select a remix of his track, “Bleed” for release on LOW RES RECORDS. The remix with the most likes (the heart-shaped button on soundcloud) wins, so check out the remix and let’s get to clicking and make our NYC boss of drum’n’noise the winner!

Derek Tibs (CEO, Immigrant Breast Nest)

B’ak’tun Waning: Immigrant Breast Nest Counts Down to the Apocalypse

17 12 2011

The end is coming.

Derek Tibs (CEO, Immigrant Breast Nest)

Offical I.B.N. bootleg of Digit216 vs Speak Onion BATTLE SET available now!

23 08 2010

Download IBN017: Digit216 vs. Speak Onion- Battle At Silent Barn

Immigrant Breast Nest brings you an official bootleg from Digit216 and Speak Onion’s epic BATTLE SET from Silent Barn last weekend. Here is the sound of two giants locked in combat, leveling everything in their path. New York City’s most imposing purveyors of angry electronic mayhem met in pitched battle to determine who truly has the most dangerous beats in town. Digit216, the crowned king of cybergrind calamity, launched a barrage of mega-ton kicks and a seemingly infinite arsenal of bulletproof breaks. Speak Onion, the #1 boss of drum’n’noise, let loose a plague of toxic chemical synths and flesh-eating effects. After 5 rounds of chaos, the only clear winner was the crowd of on-lookers, left with gaping jaws and shattered eardrums.

Fortunately, a pristine recording from the mixing board has been uncovered, so the historic Battle At Silent Barn can take its place in history. Immigrant Breast Nest will bring this event to light so the world can hear the dangers of armed electronic conflict and the horrors of breakcore war. Hopefully society can learn from the past and such carnage will never repeat itself. Actually, scratch that, this shit crushes. Once you get this in your head, you’ll want it to happen again on a sound system near you.

Thermometerometer: Oceanjam 2k9

29 05 2009

I had the gentlemen from Thermometerometer out to my mansion in the Hamptons over Memorial Day Weekend so I could executive-produce one of their battery-powered outdoor jams.

Dan arrived armed with a contact mic’d football to throw in the ocean & a laptop full of mad FX to process the signal. David carted a supernaturally powerful Orange speaker, a strange oscillator from Britain & a delay pedal which allowed him to manipulate the fabric of time itself.

Gale force winds buffeted us at the ocean’s edge & the football refused to stay tethered in the breakers. Meanwhile, the contact mic was picking up more hurricane-whipped sand than ocean. Undaunted by the adverse conditions of the experiment, Thermometerometer recorded until the battery in the laptop died. I present you the audio document of this experiment not because of its perfection, but because it’s interesting to hear what can happen when two weirdos with a handful of electronic instruments try to wrangle the elements into some form resembling ‘music.’

Listen here.

The next day the wind continued & instead of making another attempt at recording the ocean, I had T-MOM set up in my little sister’s bedroom. Inspired by the spirit of Lil’ Miss Tibs, they recorded two truly sick bedroom jams. It quickly became apparent that bedroom jams had become droom jams, doom jams & finally Dume Jams. Keep an eye on this page for those massive tracks – I plan to release them as part of a Thermometerometer E.P. in the very near future.

Derek Tibs (CEO, Immigrant Breast Nest)