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FOURTHCITY NEWS (v3.9)


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2012-03-15

music box (formerly known as Plan B) will be playing the Noise Steady Festival in Paris at La Villa Mais d'Ici on March 24th. James will be loop jockeying with a new and ever improving music box. James will be playing some new songs as well as some Plan B classics from Like A Ship Sailing.


March 24, 2012 Noise Steady Festival Térébenthine, music box, Marie Marie Cells + Guests at Villa Mais d'Ici 77 rue cités, 93300, Aubervilliers M. Ligne 7 Aubervilliers-Pantin 4 chemins 9PM


2011-08-15

New song by WD4D and Suttikeeree feat. Introcut
Out now!


2011-03-05

New Dead Noise album available now!


2011-01-01




2010-11-15



2010-11-14



2010-10-30

R.I.P. The greatest turntable that ever lived



2010-09-08

BUY THE NEW TRUCKASAURAS RECORD AT ANY OF THESE FINE DIGITAL RETAILERS: TURNTABLE LAB AMAZON MYSPACE MUSIC NAPSTER RHAPSODY INSOUND OTHER MUSIC LAST.FM ZUNE BOOMKAT AND OF COURSE BRUSHED GOLDEN AND ITUNES*
*Vinyl will be released in November, and will be available for wholesale order via Revolver (US) and Rough Trade (UK)

2010-09-04

TRUCKASAURAS IS GIVING AWAY A FREE iPhone RINGTONE TO COMMEMORATE THE RELEASE OF QUARTERS, WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE AT 12:01 AM THIS TUESDAY. CELEBRATE SEATTLE'S OWN FUTURE OF HECKNO.

2010-09-03

OUT THIS TUESDAY (9/7): SOPHOMORE RELEASE BY TRUCKASAURAS: QUARTERS


2010-08-04



2010-08-03



2010-07-19



2010-07-18



2010-07-17



2010-07-16



2010-07-09

New Plan B release

Plan B - Crow's Nest (digital single series)

Now Available on Brushed Golden(http://www.fourthcity.net/artists/?a=30) for download
Available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Puretracks, appliedSB, mTraks, Napster August 17, 2010



July 16, 2010
Plan B single release party in Paris, France
at Pop In, 105 Rue Amelot, Paris, Ile-de-France 75011
Felon Music Club with special guests: Plan B (loop jockey set) and Afternoon
8pm, Free


2010-07-03

Click this button for a free download Foscil's remix of Zapan's Kin Kin Yu:

2010-06-27



2010-06-27

Happy birthday to Same DNA of the Trashy Trash crew!


2010-06-26


Read full review of Tea Parties, Guns & Valor - Truckasauras on Boomkat.com ©

2010-06-10

Trashy Trash DJ from robbin clemente on Vimeo.



2010-06-06


Truckasauras performing on Sunday, July 25th at the Capitol Hill Block Party!

2010-05-24

Tea Parties, Guns & ValorTruckasauras
"Ain't No Danbo (When He's Gone)" (mp3)
from "Tea Parties, Guns & Valor"
(Fourthcity)

Buy at BrushedGOLDEN.com
Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks
Buy at appliedSB (Groupietunes)
Buy at mTraks
Buy at Napster


2010-05-24



2010-05-23

NEW FOSCIL AND SPECS ONE!!!
NOW AVAIL AT BRUSHED GOLDEN


2010-05-23

SubroutineseR DoN
"Havewards" (mp3)
from "Subroutines"
(Fourthcity)

Buy at Napster
Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Amazon MP3


2010-05-23

Bit Rocker
"(Wake)" (mp3)
from "Bit Rocker"
(Fourthcity)

Buy at Napster
Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at eMusic
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks
Buy at Amazon MP3
Buy at appliedSB (Groupietunes)
Buy at mTraks


2010-05-23

I'm the Captain, Where We Going?Plan B
"Backside Grind Pt. II" (mp3)
from "I'm the Captain, Where We Going?"
(Fourthcity)

Buy at Napster
Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at eMusic
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks
Buy at Amazon MP3
Buy at appliedSB (Groupietunes)
Buy at mTraks


2010-05-22

As seen in Vice Magazine:


Quote from Sea Of Hands: "Our whole fucking scene is a do." Nuff said.

(np - Filastine / Burn It)

2010-05-20

Butter: Fourthcity Compilation 2007Absolute Madman
"Lotus Eater" (mp3)
from "Butter: Fourthcity Compilation 2007"
(Fourthcity)

Buy at Napster
Buy at eMusic
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks
Buy at Amazon MP3
Buy at appliedSB (Groupietunes)


2010-04-24

TRASHY TRASH IS BLOWING UP. THE HOTTEST PARTY IN BALLARD!! STRAIGHT PRIMATIVE!

2010-03-18

Two sick cuts online this week:
Deceptikon's got a new album out on Daly City Records. DL is hosted by XLR8R Magazine. Get it here.

Truckasauras, whose debut album, "Tea Parties, Guns and Valor," stomped all over the iTunes charts and crushed the underground to become Fourthcity's hottest release to-date, is performing at SXSW tonight and is poised to blow up in 2010. Journal of Popular Noise, Fourthcity's elegant sister label out of Brooklyn, NY, hosts the MP3.

2010-01-22



2010-01-05

Plan B is coming out of hiding. I tossed out my laptop for a huge pile of analog gear. loop jockey collage beats and scapes. upcoming show in paris with former plan b bassist udon juan.

2009-10-20

DEAD NOISE & WD4D
NEW RELEASE ON FOURTHCITY!!!

AfterSchool&EP1

TUES NOV 10TH
back room: Djs Hideki & Sean Cee
front lounge: WD4D & DEAD NOISE -live set & Dj introcut
$5 cover 21+ 9pm
Lo-Fi Performance Gallery
429b Eastlake Ave E
drink $pecial every Tuesday
Shot of whiskey & a PBR for $5
facebook event post...
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178839856978
WD4D & DEAD NOISE
-AFTER SCHOOL EP1
Release Date: 11-10-09
Will be available for download & on CD Nov 10th!!!




2009-10-13

CREEPOMANWEB

Download my New mix

INTROCUT

(Fourthcity/ Trashy Trash Djs/ Stop Biting Djs/ Grey Area)

The Creepo Man Mix

It's bunch records I've been spinning for a minute

Some new & some old

Future beat funk spaced out chunky shit...

Basically the style I've been rocking at Stop Biting every Tuesday @ Lo-Fi, for the past five years...

I've got copies on CD too

hope you dig it...

Make sure to download all 3 tracks

here is the link to download it

http://introcut.bandcamp.com/ Email introcut@gmail.com for the track list or check the line out post

Cover art designed by:

Madmax (Trashy Trash Djs)

Thanks for the support

cheers

introcut

http://www.myspace.com/introcut http://www.facebook.com/introcut http://twitter.com/introcut -PRESS/BLOGS

The Stranger Line Out post...

http://lineout.thestranger.com/lineout/archives/2009/10/01/dj-introcuts-the-creepo-man-mix Well Hung Moksha Clothing blog...

http://ow.ly/tgSr

2009-09-29



2009-08-08

Fourthcity Tokyo Open 2010!

東京都台東区鳥越下町1−30−10
□□□□♡

2009-06-25


Read more at Powfox Blog

2009-04-26



2009-03-19



2009-03-09



2009-02-16

Frique Musique in full effect!


2009-02-14

http://www.lunglungheart.com/feb-28th-flyer.jpg

2009-02-14



2009-01-13

Truck West Coast Tour!!!!


Jan 17 2009 8:00P
Backspace Portland, Oregon

Jan 19 2009 8:00P
The Press Club Sacramento, California

Jan 21 2009 8:00P
Boardner’s Los Angeles, California

Jan 23 2009 8:00P
The Beauty Bar Las Vegas, Nevada

Jan 24 2009 10:00P
Bar Pink San Diego, California

Jan 25 2009 8:00P
Cinespace Los Angeles, California

Jan 26 2009 8:00P
Pirate Cat Radio San Francisco, California

Jan 27 2009 8:00P
The Space Salem, Oregon

Jan 28 2009 8:00P
WWU Underground Coffee Bellingham, Washington



2008-12-14



2008-12-01

FPChopSuey


2008-12-01

flyer


2008-12-01

Fourthcity dj introcut drunk N scratching - Stop Biting every Tuesday @ LOFI filmed by Gershon Mosley

other version w/ Gershon rip N up a skate park!



2008-11-26

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

2008-10-25



2008-10-12

boogie


2008-10-12

spooky


2008-10-12

lofi


2008-10-04



2008-09-27

mic


2008-09-27

RETOX copy


2008-09-27

MJ_LOFI_HALLOWEEN


2008-09-26



2008-09-16



2008-09-15

Truckasauras photos...
Holocene, Portland
and Spokane
click the photo to see more...
P1010453
P1010406


2008-09-15

HENDRIXmagnumforce


2008-09-15

DECIBEL


2008-09-03

HENDRIXmagnumforce


2008-08-30



2008-08-29

TRUCKASAURAS "TEA PARTIES GUNS AND VALOR" IS NUMBER 23 ON iTUNES!

2008-08-26


REI REI AKA DJ LENO REPPING TOUGH IN JAKARTA IDN!

2008-08-17

MULLETT_Digital



2008-08-15

TONIGHT AT LOFI: ER DON CD RELEASE PARTY FOR "SUBROUTINES" FT. ER DON, PONTIUS PILOTS, LINDA & RON'S DAD, NDCV & DJ INTROCUT. PLUS, RIGHT NEXT DOOR AT THE RAVE CAVE: KINOKO, RECESS, RAVE HAMMER & TURK. ****429 EASTLAKE AVE (LOFI & ENVIRONS) OH, WHAT'S THIS? ANOTHER FREE TRUCKASAURAS DOWNLOAD AT XLR8R/MP3..

2008-08-09





2008-08-07


Watch full quality at Pitchfork.TV

2008-08-06

trash central



2008-08-06

ani_OLYMPICS3



2008-08-02

ERDON aug 15th



2008-07-17



2008-07-14

TRASHY TRASH DJS... INTROCUT, CLAUDE BALZAC, SAMEDNA
ROCK BONKERS!!!
bonkers
AT THE REBAR
THURSDAY JULY 31ST
$5



2008-07-14

trash



2008-07-14

trash



2008-07-09

july17webFLYER



2008-06-28

trashy



2008-06-28

booty cave



2008-06-28

bak



2008-06-28

front



2008-06-28

FLYERWEBtrevorupdate



2008-06-25

FOSCIL WITH A 4 PEICE HORN SECTION!!!!!
The Last Installment of Residential







2008-06-09




2008-06-08



2008-06-04

TRASHY TRASH PRESENTS FLESHTONE
Trashy Trash Sucker

2008-06-02

STREET TRUCK!!!


2008-05-27

The new Truckasauras joint is on the street!

Fourthcity & The Journal of Popular Noise are proud to announce the release of Truckasauras' debut album: Tea Parties, Guns n Valor

QUOTES
"Do" - VICE
"Truckasauras is the future of techno" - PITCHFORK
"Seattle, Washington has a big problem on its hands" - XLR8R

SPY OR SUPPORT
ALBUM & ARTIST INFO
TRUCKASAURAS LIMITED EDITION (1/1000) BOOKLET & MP3S
MP3 & FLAC DOWNLOADS


You can also find the album at your local indie record store or on iTunes, etc.


Download a hot cut from Tea Parties at http://www.xlr8r.com/mp3/2008/05/super-copter (Vote for Truckasauras every day!!!)
--

FURTHER READING
Truckasauras Makes a Gravity Bong (English)
Truckasauras Makes a Gravity Bong (Japanese)
Journal of Popular Noise Website





2008-05-24

WATCH FOR BOTH FOURTHCITY COMPILATIONS DURING THIS PREVIEW FOR A SICK NEW PHONE OUTTA TAIWAN. WORD IS IT EVEN COMES PRELOADED WITH A MADMAN CUT. WHAT?


2008-05-22

blvd



2008-05-22

stopbiting 09



2008-05-22

sbjjfront



2008-05-22

Truckasauras_Poster



2008-05-22

noise for the needy



2008-05-22

talib



2008-05-22

fridaythe13th_back



2008-05-22

fridaythe13th_front



2008-05-14

TRUCKASAURAS DEBUT ALBUM AVAILABLE EARLY ON DIGITAL






2008-05-13

electronic music

2008-05-13



2008-04-24



2008-04-21

Daly City announces the SF Laptop Battle Compilation



2008-04-11

ellen1
ellen2



2008-04-10




2008-03-29

bizzart

stopbiting_front.1

stopbiting_back.1

autechre


2008-03-24



2008-03-17




2008-03-09

kinetic3_weeklyad
trashytrash


2008-02-27



2008-02-24



2008-02-23

blkglasses


2008-02-23

bdxii


2008-02-23



2008-02-19



BLVD Gallery Presents the second Installment of "Residential" w/ Foscil playing entirely electronic instruments, M.evans, and Hidden Habitats. Feb 29. The Leap Year!

2008-02-13

NEW FOURTHCITY DJ BUMBLEBEE vs ANGRY WOEBOT VIDEO!!!!!


2008-02-06





2008-01-24



2008-01-18



2008-01-10

STOP BITING IS BACK!!!




2008-01-07

EGYPTIAN LOVER AT BROKEN DISCO #10!
JANUARY 11, 2008 @ Chop Suey





2007-12-31

Happy new year!

2007-12-12

Happy Holidays from Fourthcity! Buy a tasteful gift for someone right now at BRUSHEDGOLDEN.COM and support local music!




Much love from the Fourthcity Art Crew! <

2007-12-09







(np - Linda and Ron's Dad/live rehearsal)

2007-12-05

FOSCIL LIVE AT BLVD GALLERY


(np - soothing sounds for relaxation)

2007-12-03

NEW ABSOLUTE MADMAN 7" OUT NOW ON BRUSHED GOLDEN SITE!


(np - Snoop Dogg - Sensual Seduction)

2007-11-25

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Friday Nov. 30th 7-11pm
BLVD Gallery presents:
A Preseason edition of "Residential"
Foscil (Live)
w/ Hidden Habitats
Blvd Gallery
2316 2nd Ave
Belltown
$Donation

(np - Surtek Collective / The Birth of Aciton)

2007-11-20

Video of Snareface rocking at the Fourthcity/Daly City Records Laptop Battle last weekend in SF. Introcut, Absolute Madman & Zapan mobbed down south to chill with Mochipet, Richard Devine, JTonal, QBert & others, and of course the super-homie Matt McKee!!


(np - DJ Krush / new DVD)

2007-11-18

trashy_trash2



2007-11-16

>> a.madman & pos one two open for George Clinton & The 420 Funk Mob!!! @ Jazzbones 8pm <<

2007-11-13

BOYCOTT POSTER GIANT NOW!



(np - Ministry / Just One Fix)

2007-11-08

laptop_battle_sf

2007-11-07

trash



2007-10-31

STOP BITING @ LOFI THIS FRIDAY ---NOV 2ND!!! AND FRIDAY ---DECEMBER 7TH stop biting



2007-10-17

Broke DiscoFRONTSIDE Broke DiscoBACKSIDE



2007-10-17

http://lunglungheart.com/erdon/Egans posterWEB2.jpg

(np - ARTIST / ALBUM)

2007-10-05

DJ KRUSH AT NEUMOS OCT 25TH!!!!
with KAMUI, HIDEKI, BUMBLE B & INTROCUT


2007-10-03

ABSOLUTE MADMAN(FOURTHCITY CREW SEATTLE)
AND
ZAC HENDRIX(INSULT2INJURY/DEL THE FUNKYHOMOSAPIEN'S DJ/HIEROGLYPHICS)
NEW LIMITED EDITION 7" REC!!!!!!!!
OUT OCT 2007 trout001
TRACKS:
MADMAN--- HEADSTONES IN LEEDS
ZAC --- MISSING PIECES
AVAILABLE AT...
www.brushedgolden.com
plus... WATCH OUT FOR...
ABSOLUTEMADMAN'S --debut album-- "PLEASE DON'T TALK TO ME"
MadManOpenBladeRunner
AND
INSULT2INJURY'S FULL LENGTH ALBUM
www.myspace.com/absolutemadman
www.myspace.com/zachendrixmusic




2007-09-26

CLICK DA WOBOTS 2 SEE FOURTHCITY CREW PHOTOZZZ
4thcity


(np - ARTIST / ALBUM)

2007-09-26

KIKI2



2007-09-21



2007-09-13

TRUCKASAURAS INVASION!!



Photos of Bumbershoot:




(np - Zapan / You So Crazy)

2007-09-12

Sweet thing,

I am glad that you are with us on our journey! Bumbershoot was great! Thanks to Damion, Elvia & the BLVD crew for putting us up amidst such great art! Plan B is already back in Paris, Naoto won second prize in the Tokyo Laptop Battle, and for those of us stuck where we normally rest, there's this little slept-on gem from our friends in New York City...

(np - LITTLE FURY THINGS / COMPILATION 05)

2007-09-01

Check E.R. Don, Specs Wizard, Linda & Ron's Dad, Radio Zapan & DJs Introcut, Hideki, Kamui & Bumble B crafting the vibe every single day at Bumbershoot 2007. Part of the wicked Claimin' Spaces art exhibit sponsored by BLVD Gallery.

(np - Boopanschwing / F***Y**)

2007-08-16

Quick note about some new Laptop Battle freshness:

Our man Mochipet down in the Bay Area is preparing a battle like no other on Nov. 10th. Check out his nice use of the Fourthcity template:


And, our homie Matt is doing it up super proper in Tokyo this year too (Sept. 12th if you're on the Eastside). Look for Naotoxin to bring the weeded funk to the place, and Deceptikon will be passing judgement..


The Butter compilation is out now! Go cop it right away. It's limited to only 300 physical copies...

See you later,
FIGA

(np - Fourthcity Butter Compilation!)

2007-08-11

Oh my god, oh my god!! There's too much happening right now!

-> NEW FOURTHCITY WEBSITE!!!
->ZINE CITY COMIX #4 BY KINOKO OUT NOW!!
->NEW FOURTHCITY COMPILATION!!!!
->NEW WRITING ABOUT STOP BITING IN SEATTLE WEEKLY!!
->OH SHIT! FOURTHCITY DJS, FOSCIL, LINDA AND RON'S DAD, E.R. DON & MORE ALL THREE DAYS AT BUMBERSHOOT!!!
->HUGE LAPTOP BATTLES HAPPENING IN TOKYO & SAN FRANCISCO!!

Go buy a compilation, go buy the new Deceptikon CD, go buy Truckasauras some whiskey! Have fun in the sun cuz it doesn't last forever! And when you're up in the U. District, stop by 2nd Time Around & the clothing shop upstairs from it, cuz you'll recognize all the faces & they'll hook you up with clothes, music & porn! Ahhhh, OOoohh, Baybeeeee

(np - Deceptikon / Greater Cascadia)

2007-07-09

NEW LAPTOP BATTLE VIDEOS:





(np - TRUCKASAURAS / butter)

2007-06-08

Aw sssshhhhhhhhhh, the massive's at it again. Truckasauras dislikes you, Absolute Madman hates your guts, and Zapan is indifferent. Do not test our resolve. Fourthcity Corp. on our way to the top. Packages, checks, parties and girlfriends.. WHAT, YOU DON'T KNOW?

ts FOURTHCITY biiiissshhhhh.
Check the BRUSHED golden/Clock Strikes Gold PODCAST.

(np - DERU / TRYING TO REMEMBER (m3rck) > ???? / ?????)

2007-06-05

Fourthcity For Life! It's all about the bi-annual villa/pool/crew reunion parties on Mallorca when we're nice & silver.. Act like you know! The sky is the limit!

In other life-affirming news, the Black, White & Neon party was as splendid as can be. The only sad thing was that our friends Beckaleck, Annie Bo, Vanessa & Stephanie could not get in despite being on the list.. Sorry you guys!

NOISE FOR THE NEEDY OPENING PARTY TONIGHT!!
Join Foscil & Fourthcity DJs Hideki, Kamui & Bumblebee at the Baltic Room tonight for the opening party of NFTN.. All the proceeds go to help Rise n Shine, an organization that provides emotional support programs, advocacy, and mentoring for children and teens affected by HIV and AIDS. Check out NFTN for more info...

Stay Golden Lover!

Jizo-One/Figa North

(np - TRUCKASAURAS / PORKWICH [from *Butter* new Fourthcity Compilation!])

2007-05-27

BOOPANSCHWING is #1 in Alaska, suckers!! Our new favorite radio station is KSUA

(np - Fuck You / Zapan (Boopanschwing, WLR))

2007-05-14

Whew, just got back to the Fourthcity Server Farm after a sweaty game of tennis across the street.. OKAY, you need to know a few things so you don't get laughed at:
  1. Broken Disco #2 was even more rowdy than the first one. Passions & Knifehandchop got the hipsters ass lweaty workin' it like it was their first time, and SunTzu sound, Nominal I, Nordic Soul & ndCv held it down like the local celebrity mainstay workhorses that they are. Fourthcity passes the blunt to all y'all, and the rest of you can inhale what's left of the roach. Next week we got Smash TV + Nortec Collective/Panoptica, with support by fearless Fourthcity soldiers Kamui-kun & senior Introcut.
  2. Boopanschwing in full fucking effect tomorrow (5/15)!! Last night I heard DJ Riz discussing the meaning of life while the abstract Zapan cut "Rice Paddy Shortcuts" played in the background, and it was like "Whoa." See the advert below.
  3. BLACK&WHITE&neon PARTY!!!!!! Don't even front, you know this is going to be ill. Come through on June 2nd to the warehouse behind Atlas Clothing & give Mit' the fucking spankings he deserves. Brought to you by The Almighty Durrbuck's STRIKE HARD productions. & advertised by the best poster that "Zapan Hugs Haters" ever designed:
  4. AND, in case you didn't know, Fourthcity birthed the fucking laptop battles & reared it into a beautiful little angel, and Fourthcity's blood still courses through its veins. If you don't know you better ask somebody. And that's all we have to say about that.

As always, much love to you & yours from the Fourthcity Art Crew!
Transcribed but not read,
Figa5000 for Jizo-One

(np - Boo boo / Boopanschwing)

2007-04-30

Hello fiends,
Thanks to all the party people who came down to the Deep Down Lounge last Friday for the first-ever LAPTOP BATTLE TEEN IDOL SURVIVOR!!! That was the most fun we've had at a Laptop Battle for a long time! For those who didn't make it, don't worry, all the goodness will be brought to you very soon on video. Peep the first video on the Laptop Battle Video Page for a taste of the personalities....

In other Fourthcity news, our new compilation, featuring tracks by TRUCKASAURAS, PLASTIQ PHANTOM, ABSOLUTE MADMAN, LUDDITE, FOSCIL, E.R.DON, DJN & more, is available for a limited time **exclusively** online due to Oseao's new distribution efforts. you won't be able to get a physical copy until mid-May, but cop Fourthcity Compilation #2, aka BUTTER on BEATPORT right now!!!

Much love from the Fourthcity Server Farm, high on the slopes of Queen Anne Hill

(np - COPPE / PEPPERMINT)

2007-04-12

Here are a few moves for Spring 2007 we want to alert you to:

BROKEN DISCO

This is a collaborative event put on by a few of Seattle’s most active promotional entities, and the first one (this Friday 4/13 @ Chop Suey) is going to be awesome! John Tejada, L’usine, Manaita-No-Koi (new electronic girl band!) & many more on the sonics.. Two rooms, underage & afterhours. Join up fooz!
broken-disco.com

LAPTOP BATTLE IDOL SURVIVOR

We, the originators of the homegrown worldwide laptop battle movement, keep innovating & pressing the battle genre in new directions. The first show of the series (Friday Apr 27th @ the Deep Down Lounge) will present our contestants - seasoned OGs & desperate young bucks alike - in an emotional & musical depth you’ve never seen before. Laptop Battle IS STILL the new punk rock!
laptopbattle.org

NEW RELEASES


The second generation of the Fourthcity Compilation, ft. cuts by Snowmanplan, Truckasauras, Absolute Madman, Vincent Parker, Plastiq Phantom, Plan B, Foscil vs. Zapan, Naoto Yamazaki & more.. Out May 15th.
v/a — BUTTER


BOOPANSCHWING in full effect. If you don’t know you better ask around. Out May 15th.
WLR

WEEKLY EVENTS
–> Real To Real, Thursday nights at the Baltic Room (Rare Hiphop, Classy Funky, Party Mode)


–> Stop Biting, Tuesday nights at the LoFi (Soulful Beats, Breakdancing, Electronic Lounge Room)

WEBSITES!!!
–>New: Laptop Battle Contestant Profiles
–>New: Laptop Battle Keyboard Music Toy
–>New Releases Available at Brushed Golden
–>New: Flyer Archive


(np - Ken Ishii / Grip Re-Flare)

2007-04-04

Whassup Gs & HOs,

More news from the most controversial crew this side of Kennesaw..

This week we were able to set up shop in a new secret locale, which we've lovingly dubbed THE FOURTHCITY SERVER FARM.

Over the next weeks, expect many new developments on the BRUSHED site, incl. new releases for sale from Merck Records, Light in The Attic, Mango & Sweet Rice, Concentric Records, U-Cover & many more.

Also, we're gearing up for our LAPTOP BATTLE TAKEOVER!! This is causing quite a stir amongst the scenesters, but we don't care. We're in it for the love, and we're taking fourthcity's laptop battle in new directions. Check the NEW CONTESTANT PROFILES, & remember to get your tickets early for the LAPTOP BATTLE TEEN IDOL SURVIVOR SHOW (FRI APR 27TH at the birthplace of the Laptop Battles, Seattle's one-and-only Deep Down Lounge)..



Also, you probably already noticed the NEW FOURTHCITY SITE... Our artists are now able to update their own profiles, add songs, etc., and most of them are now new & up-to-date.. CHECK IT FOO.

And OF COURSE you know about BROKEN DISCO, the new collaborative event between your Fourtitties Art Crew, Decibel Festival, Shameless, The Chop Chop & Sensory Effect. We got John Tejada, Lusine, Abstract Soul, Manaita No Koi, Greg Skidmore, M'chateau, Introcut, Sonny Chiba & Recess for the first one, and we're already lining up the sickness 4 U all the way into mid-summer. This is going to be the place to be, and you know that!

While you're checking up on the FCT Kids, do yourself a flavor & peep the new FLYER ARCHIVE, redesigned & re-pimped for those lovely lovely cheeks.

Hit us back if you love us. Let's make out sometime soon.

ART COMES FIRST!

(np - Plan B's Latchkey Kid / NEW FOURTHCITY COMPILATION!!! DROPPING MAY 15TH!!)

2007-03-04

New collaborative event dropping soon: Broken Disco

(np - Ol' Dirty Bastard / Baby I got your $)

2007-02-28

sckaz!

(np - Are / Xela Soul In The Machine)

2007-02-28



(np - ARTIST / ALBUM)

2007-02-28

==============================
BROKEN DISCO :
CHOP SUEY // DECIBEL // FOURTHCITY // SENSORY EFFECT // SHAMELESS
==============================

MISSION STATEMENT:

Broken Disco is coming soon! A brand new monthly event starting in
April, Broken Disco will bring together the combined talent of four of
Seattle's most dedicated electronic music collectives with the support
of one of it's favorite venues, Chop Suey – all united to showcase
internationally renowned talent.

Our goal in this convergence is to create a growing community feel and
increase momentum for electronic music events in Seattle. Each month
will feature the best music possible with no one specific genre focus.
In an effort to expose club life to a younger audience, Broken Disco
will be a 2-room, 18+ event and also have a 21+ lounge featuring local
performers and custom sound. It all takes place at the newly renovated
Chop Suey, which now features Funktion-One sound, a top of the line
lighting system, and a great setup to take advantage of visual art to
accompany the music.

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PREVIOUS ARTISTS BOOKED BY THESE PROMOTERS:

Richie Hawtin, Green Velvet, Royksopp, Goldfrapp, Felix Da Housecat,
Speedy J, Peaches, Squarepusher, Prefuse 73, UNKLE, Derrick May,
Autechre, The Notwist, Ladytron, Michael Mayer, Miguel Migs, RJD2,
Mark Farina, Qbert, Afrika Bambaata, Amon Tobin, Dj Spooky, The
Streets, Funkstörung, MF Doom, Modeselektor, Drop The Lime, DJ
Assault, Tittsworth, DJ Godfather, Claude Von Stroke, Fennesz, Matmos,
Thomas Fehlmann, Akufen, Isolée, Monolake, Meat Beat Manifesto,
Styrofoam, Apparat, John Tejada, Matthew Dear, Swayzak, Lusine, Bola,
Telefon Tel Aviv, Alex Smoke, Nortec Collective, Damian Lazarus,
Christopher Willits, Smash TV, and Roger O'Donnell.

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POINTS OF INTEREST:
- Crews involved: Decibel, Fourthcity, Sensory Effect and Shameless
- Funktion One sound system!
- Two rooms of music
- Extended hours – Open afterhours, 2-4am
- First time these groups have come together for one monthly event
- The talent will be a blend of the best international, national and
local dj's that can be found, plus include live electronic music
artists.

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DETAILS:
- Dates:   2nd Fridays starting April 13th
- Venue:  Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison, Seattle, WA 98122
- Hours:   9pm to 4am (afterhours)
- Ages:    18+, bar for those 21+ with ID

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LINKS:
- Chop Suey: http://www.chopsuey.com/
- Decibel: http://www.dbfestival.com
- Fourthcity: http://www.fourthcity.net
- Sensory Effect: http://www.myspace.com/oscillate
- Shameless: http://www.simplyshameless.com

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More details coming soon. See you April 13th!

(np - V/A / IRON CHEFS - DALY CITY RECORDS)

2007-02-06

Sensory Effect presents
a VERY special OSCILLATE
***Tue. Feb.6 2007
@ The Baltic Room--1207 pine st. Seattle WA
10p free before 11:30p $2 after that
21+

----------KINOKOs BIRTHDAY!!!!!! --------------

...yes its true......
and we are inviting some very special guests down to celebrate with us......
LISA FOX--dj set-- ((subliminal broadcast/satellight,scatter-SF)
ANDREW LUCK-- live ambient set
SYZYGY--live-- (fourthcity-SEA)
KINOKO--live (fourthcity-SEA)
.....with residents ELECTROSECT and GREG SKIDMORE
live visuals by SCOTT K. JAMES

(np - GB / 68th Dimension)

2007-02-01

Thursday Feb 01 2007
at 9:00 PM

Where::
BALTIC ROOM
1207 PINE ST SEATTLE WA 98101 United States
FROM THE PEOPLE THAT BROUGHT YOU...
STOP BITING every Tuesday at LO-FI

REAL to REAL

EVERY THURSDAY AT THE BALTIC ROOM
A NEW NIGHT W/ HIDDEN HABITATS/FOURTHCITY DJS --- HIDEKI KAMUI INTROCUT BUMBLE B MADMAN MC SAGE NOMAD + GUEST MCS DJS AND LIVE ACTS!!!!!

PLEASE TRY TO MAKE IT OUT THIS THURSDAY & SUPPORT THE CREW YOU KNOW & LUV!!!

LADIES FREE BEFORE 11:00
DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT
GOOD BEATS FOR GOOD PEEPS...
HOPE TO SEE YA THERE EVERY THURSDAY
CHEERS AND DONT FORGET STOP BITING*** WE STILL ROCK N LO-FI EVERY TUESDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ROCK N STEADY FOR OVER 2 YEARS
THANKS AGAIN TO ALL THE REGULARZ AND ALL THE SUPPORT!!!!
WE COULDNT DO IT W/ OUT YOU

CHECK OUT & BE FRIENDS WIT... www.myspace.com/fourthcity

(np - foscil / \ G aka The Greek)

2007-01-26

Fourthcity Clique Website News 2007:

The Fourthcity Art Crew's web team has consistently produced high-quality websites that benefit our community. Here is a quick list:
- LAPTOPBATTLE.ORG v2.0
- BRUSHEDGOLDEN.COM
- POSTERMIDGET.COM
- FVTW.COM
- LAPTOPBATTLE.ORG v1.0
- FOURTHCITY.NET v3.0
- FOURTHCITY.NET v2.0
- FOURTHCITY JAPAN
- CLOCKSTRIKESGOLD.COM
- LUNGLUNGHEART.COM
and more already in the works.

Affiliate sites include:
- ABSOLUTEMADMAN.COM
- KINOKOGALLERY.COM
- ZAPAN.NET
and more. Check FVTW or our links page for more.

As of today, Google logs 23,400 search results for "fourthcity" & 26,500 for "laptop battle".

(np - AT&T Wireless Aint Nothing But a Punk Bitch / Doctor Poopey - Free download)

2007-01-12

Winter wonderland...

(np - Starkey / HolidayMix2006)

2007-01-10

TRUCKASAURUS LIVE at LOFI, NYE 2006/7! <---------------

2007-01-07

Here is our favorite review of the 2007 New Years Eve extravaganza at the LOFI:

I went to the New Years Eve event at Lo_Fi in Seattle. The following is a recounting of the events that occurred.I arrived around 11 PM just as an electro band was finishing. Cool, they had TR-808, TB-303 and other classic synth gear. Next were Jacob London, definitely the highlight of the event. Jacob London, which is actually a 2-part band rather than a person, used a laptop (possibly running Live?) but also performed live bass and vocals. It was very cool! The event went until 4 AM, but I was kicked out shortly after 2 AM. The following is my Better Business Bureau report of the situation and sequence of events: I attended a 2-room event for New Years Eve. At 2 AM, one room was closing so the DJ turned on ear-piercing feedback. He began to give the finger to the audience. I put my fingers in my ears. He then splashed a full glass of beer in my face. (Apparently he was trying to hit other audience members who had given him the finger back). Since this was completely unprovoked, I became angry and demanded to see the manager. There were multiple employees of Lo_Fi who told me no, I could not talk to the manager. Then they changed their story - 2 guys said that they were the manager, within 10 seconds of each other. I told them that he splashed beer in my face but they said it was water. They were all in agreement, covering each others back about this. (There were at least 2 workers of Lo_Fi plus friends of the DJ involved in the dispute now). The argument escalated and the DJ attacked me. He hit me in the nose (bruising the bridge of my nose) and also in the shoulder. He tackled me to the ground and tore my sweatshirt. As soon as he attacked me, I began shouting "non violence" over and over and putting my hands above my head. The security pulled him off of me. My girlfriend, who was next to me, was also punched in the face (accidentally, I think). I did not throw a single punch, nor did I do anything to directly provoke the attack. (I was arguing with security, not even talking directly to the DJ when I was attacked). I said I wanted to call 911 but an employee of Lo_Fi said that the DJ was crowd surfing and that I happened to be in the way. In other words, they were covering up for him and would lie to the police, so there was no point in me dialing 911. Since its my word against theirs, and it was not technically an emergency, I decided not to call 911.The security kicked me out for starting a fight but let the DJ stay inside. A minute later, when I was outside, a friend of the DJ and obvious friend of Lo_Fi employees came out and tried to start a fight, telling me I should leave immediately or else. Security came and dragged him back inside. A few minutes later, when my partner and I were about to leave, the same person drove up in a car and told me to come close to the window. We walked up to the car and he spit in me and my girlfriends faces. I would like a full refund for me and my partners tickets, which cost $20 each. So, the total settlement I am seeking is $40, which I think is quite reasonable considering that I was attacked by a DJ and his friend, yet security allowed both the DJ and his friend to stay inside and kicked me out instead. Numerous witnesses to the event consoled me nd agreed with my take on the events, one person saying Lo_Fi takes care of their own, in other words, they lie and cover up their own employees wrongdoings. Regardless of whether an agreement is reached, I believe Lo_Fi should be investigated for bad (possibly illegal) business practices. Feel free to forward this message to law enforcement officials if appropriate

(np - V/A --> Fourthcity Compilation 2007!!

2006-12-28

Friends,

All of us here at the Fourthcity studios, from Seattle to Vancouver to Tokyo to Osaka to Paris to London to Switzerland to New York to DC to Delhi to Mysore, wish you & yours a happy + prosperous 2007.

It is amazing how quickly time flies and how much changes without us even knowing.. We are happy to have good friends, warm rooms & delicious food during the winter/holiday season, and we look forward to the future & to meeting all of you!!!

http://www.FourthcityVersusTheWorld.com/

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----> much love! from the fourthcity studios <----

Seattle, Washington


(now playing - various artists / little fury things compilation > PORQUE YO NO FUI, SI FUE EL Sindri - Under an Attack, Waiting to Happen)

2006-12-04

Homies, it has been awhile since we made an update to the news section. The Fourthcity website is old and shabby; we need to update it for real!
Anyway, we have been busy in the lab recently like we always do. Tuesdays at LoFi with Hidden Habitats/Introcut/Madman/etc. is still going strong, Laptop Battles have been taking off, Brushed is still keeping our technology group & Kinoko busy...

In the month of December we have got Foscil & Introcut opening for Prefuse 73, the national laptop battle championships, and of course NEW YEARS EVE:

Fourthcity, Shameless and SunTzu Sound are proud to present

NYE 2006 at LoFi

/// MAIN ROOM

JACOB LONDON - Exclusive Live Set
[Classic Music Company - Doubledown - UFreqs]
www.jacoblondon.com

KID HOPS vs. SUNTZU SOUND - DJ Set
[Kexp 90.3 / Kbcs 91.3]
www.kidhops.com - www.suntzusound.com

TRUCKASAURAS - Live Set www.fourthcity.net

+ an exclusive afterhours party presented by

SHAMELESS
www.simplyshameless

+ more acts TBC

Visuals by PIXELFLIP

/// FRONT ROOM

FOURTHCITY DJs
www.fourthcity.net

(np - nu shooz / point of no return)

2006-06-19

Homies,

Our Fourthcity Mini-Festival weekend was wonderful. Thanks to everybody who attended one of the many events: Art Crew Showcase 2006 at Club De Silencio on Friday (ft. Plan B, Foscil, Bumblebee, Kinoko, V.P., Introcut, Absolute Madman, Kamui, M'chateau, Plastiq Phantom, Briotron, Ian from v8, Hideki, etc.) and Laptop Battle at Chop Suey or Truckasaurus/FCS North at Neumo's on Saturday.. Much love from the Fourthcity Art Crew!!! Yours truly will be headed back to Japan for a minute later this month, but rest assured we've got some new goodness in the works for everybody involved. In the meantime, go listen to lots of good underground music at the newest F.v.t.W. web presence: Brushed Golden!!

(np - Fourthcity DJS (Hideki, Kamui, Bumblebee) / Live & direct)

2006-04-06

peoples love truckasaurus!!

here's a little of what they say:
---truckasaurus is my new favorite seattle band/group. sheeeit!
---truckasaurus rocks!

and so on.

there are a lot of good dj mixes getting posted recently. check some of these out: krnl.panic, dj franki chan, scientific american, riddim method.. enjoy along with the new flowers!! (np - atole / new glitter)

2006-02-27

I'm Sorry, But I Have To Leave You Now.

----> ///!!!
Fourthcity for live Bish (and you know that!)
(we just playin')

All this time you waited and waited and waited, knowing that there was in fact "more" out there. We were all up in the studio then, working on things like THIS, this and , but now we're back & ready to party......... Send us good music (x) or come check our parties (x)




Also, stay tuned for some D.I.Y. world-domination moves by all of us in multiple directions. Fourthcity, unite!!

[[upcoming releases]]

June 2006: Vincent Parker, "Bit Rocker"
>>> Playful electronic fun music that surprises you with its sincere beauty. If 'natural' is a word that springs to mind when enjoying one of the album's many hits, then 'gorgeous' will probably escape your lips when Vincent removes his shirt & hypnotizes you to dance rabidly during one of his energetic live performances. Warning: not for puccies.

(np - sloothytooth / crackpip)

2006-02-22

Go get a copy of Donuts!!! (np - Dilla / Donuts)

2005-12-31

Feebs, please go to 562 for new years!

(np - ARTIST / ALBUM)

2005-12-15

This year's Laptop Battle championship was dope. Starkey was the winner.. Heads showed up to party... We was happy just puffing izm in the green room. Rcokstar 2099!!

Come to the last International Airport event at Lofi tomorrow!!!!

(np - FCT020 / New Comp for That Ass)

2005-11-09

Now you see us, now you don't. Where my clique at? We all up in the lab making shit for you & yours. Respect the process, & rest assured that 2006 is gonna be hot. We got more for you.

(np - Filthy Silk / ? (some dope-ass local shit)

2005-10-04

hells yes, lots & lots of news for you. sorry for not getting it out sooner!

(1) Vanessa, aka Nova 2012, & Bumblebee got some shit stolen out of their car when we went up to Vancouver for Destroy, an elegant night of Art, Music & Destruction planned by FCT's international division. Anyway, they're troopers cuz they didn't let it get em down. They danced & had fun anyway, but B lost a very rare Vestax mixer & V lost her fucking laptop. So we're throwing a benefit show for them at LOFI on Saturday Oct 8th. We're not gonna get all mopey if you don't come, but you really should anyway. Fuck the theives!

(2) Decibel Festival was the sh~ish. Deceptikon & his Miami crew did it up right on opening night (speaking of which, the merck label is gonna be calling it quits - sadly - at the end of '05), Detroit Underground, Apparat & J Abstract kicked asses on Fri, on Saturday Vincent Parker, Kinoko & Introcut showed up Akufen at Neumo's, & more but i can't remember.

(3) Foscil's back from their West Coast Tour w/ the mighty Specs One, & they're gonna be taking some time to chill pretty soon, so if you're a fan & you hear about a show, you better come check it cuz you may not get another chance for awhile. Respect to Mochipet & Matt McKee in SF, Dunes & Holocene crew in PDX, Lisa in Olympia, Chris in Missoula, all Defsow & Fourthcity crew, Swan Trudell + Moore fam, Specs fans & all others who made the tour what it was: A Hot Stinking Pile of Goodness.

(4) Truckasaurus is the greatest band you've never heard of. You gotta come through to either Oscillate (Baltic Room - TONIGHT!!), or to the Feelhuman loft (562 1st S) on Thursday. Don't sleep on the truck!!! Guaranteed to peel heads back!


(np - Amon Tobin / Splinter Cell Soundtrack)

2005-09-22

whaddup f00z, check the shows: --------------------------------------------------------------- [PORTLAND] thurs 9/22 at DUNES Foscil CD Release Tour w/ Specs One Foscil CD Release Tour w/ Specs One Foscil CD Release Tour w/ Specs One Foscil CD Release Tour w/ Specs One Foscil CD Release Tour w/ Specs One This nice venue in pdxland gon' get rockd. other smooth cats tba.. (dunes, 1909 northeast m.l.k. blvd) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [SEATTLE] thurs 9/22 at CHOP SUEY Merck Records Showcase **** Merck Records Showcase **** Merck Records Showcase **** Merck Records Showcase **** Merck Records Showcase **** Don't even sleep on the Merck label, they issue dem audical beatdowns Deceptikon, Deru, Proem, Machinedrum & a rare appearance by DJ Merck (chop suey, 1325 east madison st) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [PORTLAND] friday 9/23 at HOLOCENE Foscil CD Release Tour w/ Specs One !!!!!!! Foscil CD Release Tour w/ Specs One !!!!!!! Foscil CD Release Tour w/ Specs One !!!!!!! Foscil CD Release Tour w/ Specs One !!!!!!! Foscil CD Release Tour w/ Specs One !!!!!!! Shtoops. Back in the pdx wif da homies. w/ Fleshtone, Copy & DJ Beyonda (holocene, 1001 se morrison, $5) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> [SAN FRANCISCO] saturday 9/24 at LOVE MACHINE Foscil CD Release Tour w/ Specs One Foscil CD Release Tour w/ Specs One Foscil CD Release Tour w/ Specs One You betta act like you know. Check the lineup: w/ Mochipet, Forest Green, Sindri, edIT, Endosine, Transient, bFamily Sound System, Insect Funeral, Audiovoid, Speceheater, Lx Rudis, Eustacian, Balanceman, Darkat, Chel-C Faith, AudioElectronic, Beatbox Puppetry, Chris Yap vs Sean ocean, Andrew Price, Eric Sharp, DJ Space Invader, Chris Sia, Geeno, PVC Day Planner, Two Playa Game, FM Fatale, Vordo, Sunx, Christian Martin, Phidelity, Ambient Mafia, Caltrop & many many more.... (call 415 283 7705 for location, $10) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ [SEATTLE] saturday 9/24 at NEUMO'S Fourthcity / Kranky Label Showcase ```````````` Fourthcity / Kranky Label Showcase ```````````` Fourthcity / Kranky Label Showcase ```````````` Fourthcity / Kranky Label Showcase ```````````` Fourthcity / Kranky Label Showcase ```````````` Approved by Fourthcity, Kranky, Orac & Omco, so you better come correct. w/ Vincent Parker, Strategy, Nudge & Kinoko (neumo's side room aka the *new* bad juju, corner of pike & 10th) ____________________________________________________ [SAN FRANCISCO] sunday 9/25 at ELEMENT LOUNGE Musique Concrete <------------------ Musique Concrete <------------------ Musique Concrete <------------------ Musique Concrete <------------------ Musique Concrete <------------------ MoreRobotsDotCom + FourthcityDotNet present another SF sure shot: w/ Foscil CD Release Tour featuring Specs One, Absolute Madman, Cuddles & Snareface & Harbour (the extra-fabulous element lounge, geary @ polk in the notorious tenderloin) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ (np - ordinator / hum)

2005-08-16

Don't forget to come out to LOFI tonight - it's on, as usual. (Calling out to C-RONIC!!!)... I don't know if he wants me to tell you this, but Kamui's all over the cover of Tablet Magazine this month! Peep it right now!

out now: NEW FOSCIL CD!! (FCT018)
out now: NEW FOSCIL CD!! (FCT018)
out now: NEW FOSCIL CD!! (FCT018)
out now: NEW FOSCIL CD!! (FCT018)
out now: NEW FOSCIL CD!! (FCT018)
out now: NEW FOSCIL CD!! (FCT018)
out now: NEW FOSCIL CD!! (FCT018)

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The new Foscil album is charting on KEXP Seattle, KTUH Honolulu, WNYU & WBAR in New York, KVRX in Austin, KDVS & KCPR in CA, WNUR Chicago, WUNH New Hampshire, KBOO in Portland and others. Thanks to all of you. Call your local station & request it (again). And cop one of your own at Zion's Gate, Both Easy Streets, All Sonic Booms, Wall of Sound, or a record store in YOUR area. Two (2) free mp3s from the album & links to reviews & artwork at http://www.fourthcity.net/releases/fct018.html
or click below to go to iTunes (where you can preview all songs):
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iTunes Link <-------
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Respect,,.

(np - kamui / mix cd > amon tobin / bricolage > oly / a hot hooray)

2005-08-01

Many thanks to those who came out for the Foscil release party Saturday night at LOFI. DJ Copy, E. R. Don, Absolute Madman, Introcut, Hideki, Kamui, Bumblebee, Radio Mr. Afternoon sans the roaming correspondent, & the mighty FOSCIL all held it down drunken-stupor style. Ups to peeps who attended the Graylife / Goods / Fourthcity show the night before that at the war room too. We got some big plans for the future.... keep it fourthcity.

(np - vincent parker / fct0xx)

2005-07-27

ALL YOUR WEEKEND ARE BELONG TO FOURTHCITY! This weekend, the weekend of the Capitol Hill Block Party, we're doing two (2) things:

---> LAPTOP BATTLE + other fun stuff @ The War Room Friday. Deets.

---> FOSCIL CD RELEASE @ LoFi Saturday. Deets.

(np - bethurum / versa vice)

2005-07-11

Thanks to all of you who came out for the DDL show. It was fun to be back in our old space, & Oly, Deceptikon & Samos helped recreate the slow summer vibes we were hoping to feel. Also, big ups to DJ Lisa Wood, Vain, Red & all those who came out to the Artworks fundraiser the other day... There was an awesome fashion show, a hair Style-Off, & a little Laptop Battle, plus the lighting & wine were perfectly complementary!

Aight, so anyway, we got a few things coming up:

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**{releases}

(1) FOSCIL // SELF-TITLED FULL-LENGTH CD (fct018) RELease: AUG 9

This is one of the best albums ever made. To prove it, here're two free tracks hot off the shit: 1, & 2 (featuring Specs One)

(2) VINCENT PARKER // BIT ROCKER (fct019) RELEASE: fall 2005
Debut release from our homie in Vancouver. A full-length CD of very diverse electronics. Info/ downloads coming soon.

(3) FOURTHCITY COMPILATION 2005 (fct020) RELEASE DATE: fall 2005
We're just finishing up the selection process - a big thanks to all those who sent tracks! - and we think it's gonna be the perfect follow-up to the first one. Info/ downloads soon.

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**{live}

(1) FRIDAY JULY 29: Fourthcity, Graylife & The War Room present The Capitol Hill Block Party Prefunk. Featuring a FOURTHCITY LAPTOP SHOWCASE, FASHION SHOW + some WORLD-FAMOUS DJS at THE WAR ROOM. More info tba.

(2) SATURDAY JULY 30: Defsow & FCT present THE OFFICIAL FOSCIL CD RELEASE PARTY at LOFI PERFORMANCE GALLERY. The only place to cop the album before the release date! More info: http://www.fourthcity.net/press_stuff/foscilcdreleasesml.jpg

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**{web}

(1) FOURTHCITY[DOT]NET v4.0 is currently in the works. It's gonna be extra-nice. Are you a visual artist? We're looking for images of people, trees, vehicles, buildings & other stuff that'd be easy for us to crop & put in our super-fresh flash movie. Email to zapan@zapan.net if you've got something.

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Respect,
--
fourthcity 2005 ; {$low yr roll}.

(np - introcut / dubya warfare)

2005-06-05

couple nuggets for ya:

1. Stop Biting got in the Stranger's "suggests" column this week; peep it here

2. Poster Midget's been blowin' up all crazy like. Cats from all over the city be wantin Seattle's only extra-nice crew of poster-loving midget ninja thugs to hang their posters, & we all about it. Check the new HQ in the old Buoy/IQU studios if you pass by... The Midget never sleeps!

(np - quasimoto / new shit [it's all part of the game])

2005-05-13

!!!!!!!!! .----// ?>>> _____ The Poster Midget™saga continues!
CHECK POSTERMIDGET.COM'S EVIDENCE PAGE FOR ALL THE JUICY DETAILS...
"if it's war they want, then it's fucking war they'll get!" (not that we want it to come to that of course) Here's the press release we sent out about it, in case you missed it ------ L

POSTER GIANT vs POSTER MIDGET:::::::::::::

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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The business practices of Poster Giant, Seattle's largest postering company,
who sleeve whole poles with their posters, purchase whole store windows for
exclusive use, & tear down rivals' posters, are bad for everyone in the
music business in so many ways. In the past week, I've seen posters for
shows at venues who are regular customers of Poster Giant taken out of store windows and thrown away by Poster Giant, posters for shows not yet expired covered over by Poster Giant, and posters put up by people who have given them shit about their practices in the past mercilessly torn down for no reason.
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Enter the Fourthcity Art Crew's newest manifestation: POSTER MIDGET. Poster Midget guarantees that they'll stick around until Poster Giant is either
dead & gone or (best-case scenario) has changed their evil ways.
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Poster Midget is currently seeking business so they can focus more of their
time helping people promote their events and improving one of the best
postering scenes in the nation, as well as saving time & $$$ for bands,
promoters & others who are vital to our local music scene.
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Poster Midget is a postering company who specializes in ethical yet
high-profile postering in the Seattle area. Postering is the most artistic,
least expensive, and only diy method of advertising available for
(law-abiding) members of the art & music community, and Seattle's postering scene is among the most vital anywhere. Any company who attempts to do business in this arena must respect it. More information about Poster Midget can be found at http://www.postermidget.com/
</end p.r.>

(np - cars / driving by slowly because it's hot out. yes it DOES get hot in seattle > Amerie / One Thing feat. Jay Z)

2005-05-02

Poster Midget in full effect. CHECK THE SITE.

Holmes,,, it's been awhile since we told you of our plans concerning the fct ~ish:

((( coming out on the FCT label this summer )))

FOSCIL / CD
VINCENT PARKER / CD
FOURTHCITY COMPILATION v2005 (for last-minute entries, check ****** ,,.. and, of course, LA's JapanTown is the scene for our next music video......///.

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also,,,,,,,::::::: -----------> a new artist added to the site: E.R. DON of Seattle>Portland>Chicago. What's up playa!! Tomorrow night at LOFI should be the fucking shit, w/ A FASHION SHOW by RECYCLE:ME (michito's operation) & fucking DECPETIKON in the main room with his computer. Awesome! Also,

-----> stay tuned for more info.

(np - benge / 1 > squarepusher / Theme From Ernest Borgnine > Amon Tobin / Out From Out Where)

2005-04-09

Hideki's going back to Japan for two months :( -starting in about a week. We'll miss him a lot. Definitely make it out to LOFI this week to bask in the greatness & show him your love (not literally you prevert)... and but moving right along, we're all (very) sick of the cold, damp weather & the new, stubborn "common" colds it's bringing this year. a psycho policewoman told us on the bus the other day that it's a new strain of something-or-other that fills the lungs with fungus, & can even eat through flesh. hopefully we don't have anything like that... But so anyhow, we have a feeling that it's all about to change, & a super-sized portion of Barbados is about to head our way. Respect to the dancers & the drinkers, & all the best to Dr. Doubun, FCT.STUDios=SEATTLE.

(np - tsuribakanishi (movie) > prefuse73 / surrounded by silence)

2005-04-06

This Just In:

FOURTHCITY DJS, aka Hidden Habitats of STOPBITING fame, are nominated for "Seattle's best turntablists" on the Seattle Weekly's yearly ballot. PLAN B is also nominated (again) for "best electronic." Be sure to cast yr Vote at 39021928

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*And:

Submissions for FOURTHCITY's 2005 Compilation are flooding in! If *you* want *your* track all up in it, do yourself a favor and follow the instructions at 547876

(np - snowmanplan / demo > splinters / metal petals)

2005-04-01

here it is, another Laptop Battle... let's get it on.

(np - zapan / tihs wen)

2005-03-28

we just got word that esteemed org Future Primitive Soundsystem is starting a weekly tonight at Matt McKee & Bros' new club in SF, CA, the Element Lounge. if you're gonna be down there on a Monday, check it out at 1028 Geary btwn Van Ness & Polk. and we finally got the strong>LAPTOP BATTLE DVD ripped & uploaded to our servers [thanks a million to Scott Sunn, Rama Allen, Steve Klock, Aron Schoppert & all others we forgot for so much generous help!]...

~~~~~~~~~~ IT'S FREE TO DOWNLOAD, so why not DO IT NOW.

(np - sirens and voices on 12th mixed with G5 / Dual Processor Hum)

2005-03-23

hello again! since it's already 2005, we wanna start gathering submissions for this year's compilation. the last one was a smart number that got seen/heard by more than a few people... we (obviously) recommend that you send us something for consideration. here're the details.

(np - noises from fct offices' new scanner/printer/fax machine [thx moms!])

2005-03-17

our Vancouver showcase at Blim was off the chain. extra-special thanks to Yuriko for setting it up, Vincent Parker for performing & making sure the peeps were there, Bumblebee, Introcut & Deceptikon for rolling up & rocking it proper, Vanessa, DJN, Naoto & Da Zizzah for support services, & all the Van. peoples who showed up. Blim is definitely the spot, & we had fun.. also, thanks to Kinoko for THIS. and *finally*, XLR8R gave our comp a little review... they mentioned the word "grunge" - can you believe it?!?!! anyway, have fun. summer's just around the bend.

(np - Kenji / Beatbox Demo > n5md / free compilation)

2005-03-10

take flight!!! it's so beautiful... new artists Vincent Parker, Deceptikon, Introcut, M'chateau & Jizo-One added to the site!! Collect all 18!

(np - zapan / new unreleased mp3)

2005-02-18

new additions! e.

(np - take / colossal -nordic soul remix instr.)

2005-01-31

what? keep on keepin on. [?] fresh new updates coming soon; please stay tuned! sta~~~~~~iiiyyyyy ambisha~~~~~~~~ssssssss. in the meanwhile, we recommend howie b, rooftops at dawn, lots and lots of cheeba, and- of course- that *special* someone.

(np - dufon from circle of fire / CD-R > skying high / gettin off on your lovin)

PS- If you know where Peter No-One is & how we can get in touch with him, let us know.

2005-01-14

what?
___NEWS.
BOB 2.2 is all battery operated!
listen to **Luv U Down** from their new cd-r **BATTERY OPERATED**
/// http://www.fourthcity.net/music/regiMental/Luv_U_Down-BOB22.mp3
listen to their track off the fourthcity compilation
/// http://www.fourthcity.net/music/fct014/fct014-8.mp3
> you Luuuuuuvvv BOB 2.2!!!!!!!!<------------------
so get the bob cdr for $5
/// http://www.fourthcity.net/releases/regiMental1.html
*
&&&&&
plus check coji's new original plush doll "JIZO-ONE." yakuza-style!
/// http://www.cojilabs.tk/
___IT'S ON.
we invite you to the ALIBI ROOM this friday night! michito will be dj! & also we want you to come to LOFI on tuesday!!! ... //
___WHeAT GLEUTEN.

(np - adam johnson / chigliak > aki tsuyuko / ongakushitsu)

2005-01-14

big up to all playaz for 2005. posture right now. FOURTHCITY keepin it real all over yr area. crew up in the lab at the moment on some newness. don't touch that dial. it's on. and you know this. put on yr clothes + get the **** out the house... the least you could do is smoke some *** + roll out to support. } werd.

(np - Fleckfumie / upcoming shit on Afterhours)

2005-01-09

don't drink too much beer, but french wine is okay. stay tuned for further developments.

(np - first-ever all-electronic audioasis on kexp)

2004-12-30

all of us here at the fourthcity crew wish you a fun-filled new year's eve, wherever you may be. 2005 is gonna be the shit.

(np - plug / tuf rinse > erik satie / je te veux)

2004-12-08

over a month since the last proper update... first of the news-worthy items is that cojilabs.tk has undergone a revision & is now the definitive resource for all things koji kuwahara. it's over for you. second, stop biting is going as strong as always, and a recent fashion show collaboration w/ lake city's RE:ME was reputedly off the fuckin' hook. yep yep yep. and third, on friday December 17th, the stars will align for three separate must-see events: FOSCIL performs w/ IQU & others at NEUMO'S; HIDEKI, BUMBLEBEE & KAMUI do it up at the GRAYLIFE christmas party at the CHAC; & for those in the 8-1, DJN & ZAPAN will be rockin' BULLET'S in TOKYO w/ the PROGRESSIVE FOrM crew. aw shit. check the schedule page for deets. also, the fourthcity compilation's been getting mad radio play recently (our promo was kinda late), garnering high marks on a lot of domestic college radio stations' RPM charts... and dctrzpn's been in japan for a month now - hard at work on new cuts for an upcoming split release w/ BOOKMOBILE (for woodson lateral records) while making sure to excercise daily...
------------ WE DO IT ALL FOR THE LOVE Y'ALL ------------------

(np - bosozoku no oto > tribe called quest / the love movement)

2004-11-21

yes.

(np - 50 cent / magic stick instrumental)

2004-11-02

kris moon, syzygy & zapan attended sf's remix hotel event & it's official: it's all about the cheddar! no but really, it's almost enough to dissillusion a brother... anyway, this week's gonna be insane. buckle up.



tue 10/2-
10pm **VOTING AFTER-PARTY! AT LOFI (stop biting!, 429b EastLake) : residents Hideki, Kamui, Bumblebee & MC Sage, w/ Introcut & guests in the front room. $3, 10pm. (sport your ascot AND your addidas to this)
wed 10/3-
4:00pm laptop music demo/forum/lecture at the University by kris moon, zapan & djn (4-6pm at "COM 206" - go to http://dmwg.org/ for more info..) It's "UW students only", but if you help carry our stuff you can come anyway ;)
thr 10/4-
>>>> 7pm KINOKO, PARSKID & LUKE RAMSEY ART SHOW. music by DJN, ZAPAN and FOSCIL. at THE VERA PROJECT - 1916 4th Ave [btwn stewart & virginia]. kinoko's show-to-end-all-shows! don't miss this! 7-10pm
sat 10/6-
9:00pm xlr8r + fourthcity present: ***SIGNER (carpark), ARIEL PINK (paw-tracks) & GREG DAVIS (kranky) at LOFI!!! please help support
adventurous music! starts @ 9pm, $8 (but comes w/ newest XLR8R issue). w/ local gangstaz DJ VEINS, NTH808, VARIFORM, MADMAN, INTROCUT, DJN & ZAPAN. see the "1" below for music samples & details..
mon 10/8-
4-8pm Kristina Childs presents: PLASMODIUM RADIO FOURTHCITY SHOWCASE, w/ KINOKO, SYZYGY, NTH808 and ABSOLUTE MADMAN. tune in at http://www.plasmodium.net/ or http://www.oseao.com/
tue 10/9-
10:00pm STOP BITING! at LOFI again. just cuz it happens every week doesn't mean you don't have to go to all of em.

1
_info_
saturday the 6th Fourthcity + XLR8R present Signer (Carpark), Greg Davis (Kranky) + Ariel Pink (Paw-Tracks) at LO-FI. in case you don't know, these people are the masterminds of melodic soundscapes both analogue + digital.. it's music to dream by... and LO-FI is without a doubt one of the freshest venues in the city (you slept this long???). w/ DJ Veins, Variform, Introcut, Nth808, DJN + Zapan... mark yr calendars..
_deets_
$8, 21+, 9pm
------------> ( free copy of XLR8R to everybody while supplies last )
LO-FI Performance Gallery
429 b Eastlake (next to the Lobo Saloon)
_samples_
http://www.laptopbattle.org/nov6/signer.mp3
http://www.laptopbattle.org/nov6/greg_davis.mp3
http://www.laptopbattle.org/nov6/ariel_pink.mp3
_more info_
http://www.carparkrecords.com/
http://www.kranky.net/
http://www.paw-tracks.com/
http://www.thestranger.com/
http://www.xlr8r.com/
http://www.fourthcity.net/
http://www.zapan.net/
http://www.laptopbattle.org/

 (np - cinematic orchestra / motion)

2004-10-20

fct JAPAN site launch!!!! + if you haven't checked the shit for awhile, here's a short video. freshness to static factory media for kicking us down some extra throughput ;) xoxo, __fct studios, SEATTLE. oh yeah, + we're even more excited than we were before about the show at LOFI on NOV 6... we'll be giving away XLR8R mags (while supplies last - a $4.99 value!), so it's actually not that expensive to go... PLUS, you'll be supporting some illness.... what?

(np - yitearp / some old, some new)

2004-10-12

if you're interested in submitting a cut for the djs to (possibly) mix into their upcoming mix cd, get at us dogg... but anyway, zapan's back from his infiltration into the midwest w/ the one & only dekpeticon (sic). large ups to mike filly & jugoe in cleveland, the detroit underground crew, quantazelle & derek michael in tha d, the downtown squatters & wrecked distro in pittsburgh, ray/hefty, oly, yard, the naspinski family, jake elliot & ezara in chicago, cepia, mr. projectile, adam johnson & jonathan ackerman in minneapolis & the mochipet household in s.f. props too to sean horton & the decibel crew for a dope-as-hell first attempt at the decibel festival; it's on next year, and you know that!!! peep the pics, foo! and oh yeah, the new zapan 7" is back & it's hot - cop it here!!!

(np - jugoe / stoop)

2004-10-05

bleep?commando update from the midwest! we're alive & kickin'! thanks to ADAM JOHNSON , MR. PROJECTILE & CEPIA for a good time in minneapolis. run out to cop the new cepia ep on ghostly as it's beautiful, & definitely catch mr. projectile this friday at ToST if you're in seattle... big ups to ray rodriguez & the whole HEFTY REX crew in chicago for letting us stay in their dope office space & putting on the show (which was fantastic, btw). hefty got it goin' on. also thanks to OLY & YARD, who played w/ us at Danny's, & to Lewis & Jake Elliot for coming out to support! and last-but-not-least, a resounding thanks to the NASPINSKI family, who turned us onto BEER CAN CHICKEN & helped us heal a little from the wear & tear of life on the road. we love you all!!!!

(np - new hefty compilation 12")

2004-09-26

Skeezes unite! Saturday at Chop Suey was a debaucherous fucking rout if we've ever seen one. Word to the rockers, the party people & the coked-up casanovas. Don't try this at home. In other happy news, Spark won the laptop battle championship in a tie-breaker w/ SF's Twittering Machine on Friday, & Zapan's car got ganked while he, Deceptikon, edIT, Safety Scissors & [a]pendics.shuffle rocked a party in SF's Tenderloin (big fourthcity thanks to Mochipet & Sarah for the hospitalities!). So the rest of the Crunk Tour will be serviced by Amtrack... XoXo,,, { f c t }

(np - dalmatians / ruff/drafts/pop/rock/ > greg davis / somnia)

2004-09-21

GOLDIE from the METALHEADZ CREW was spotted acting like a celebrity at HIDEKI, KAMUI & BUMBLEBEE's tuesday-night weekly. hey poser, that's so *not* pussy. (?) hello, & welcome to our friendly little.... but so there comes a time when you've gotta think about all the pain. it's... all.. so... fuck-ing... in-cre-di-ble. (?) of all the.... anyway. ZAPAN's about to spread the CRUNK again, this time w/ DECEPTIKON & planet mu's EDIT*. daredevil runs from S.F. to Seattle aside, the time is *BLAM*. you're all so FUCKING beautiful, so here are a few gifts: SKIZZLE / BLAM / KRUNKLE / POP / 3000. thanks lots to andrew jones & koji kuwahara (you know who you are!)....

<nfr>
-----> right now we're working harder than we ever have. even when we took 20 credits that one quarter.. but for some reason we still love it... jazz baybee. jazz. (?) today....... today we broke from the studios w/ a flying leap. purchased half a pint of beer (we feel wicked) & crashed again & again & again into a rubbage pile w/ our bicycle. we are a realist. we are a dreaming, emotional realist.

certain people care more about certain things than (certain!) others. why should we continue to focus on small differences?? fourthcity - for the discriminating peoples whose feet have become swollen with the ugly crust of time & duality.
</nfr>

~Raiders of the Lost Crunk Tour~



## September 23, 2004: San Francisco, CA at The 222 Club with Saftey Scissors, [A]pendics Shuffle, PJ Pooterhoots
## September 24, 2004: Seattle, WA at the Decibel Festival: FOURTHCITY
LAPTOP BATTLE with Twittering Machine, Dream Electric, Spark, Deceptikon, Tom Chi, DJN, Absolute Madman, Kris Moon & the Fourthcity DJs
## September 25, 2004: Seattle, WA at the Decibel Festival: At Chop Suey
with Richard Devine, Tipper (in 5.1 surround sound), Sutekh, Portable, Plastiq Phantom
# September 28, 2004: Missoula, MT at Foundation (516 E. Front St)
# September 30, 2004:Minneapolis, MN at Dinkytowner, with Mr. Projectile & Cepia
# October 4, 2004: Chicago, IL at Danny's Tavern
# October 6, 2004: Pittsburgh, PA at Garfield Artworks with Alarmist, Jericho
# October 7, 2004: Cleveland, OH at Mercury Lounge
# October 8, 2004: Detroit, MI at Forans Irish Pub with Kero, Derek Michael,
Quantazelle

##= w/ Deceptikon, edIT & Zapan
#= w/ Deceptikon & Zapan

oh, & check the complex players' club. right now. keep on keepin' on. and we out.

(np - milt jackson & john coltrane / bags & trane > fonica / ripple)

2004-09-14

website news: cojilabs, in collaboration w/ Big Daddy Skizms, is almost ready to present FCT_JP (fourthcity japan)!!! poised to become the straight blam ~ish, the new website will feature a bunch of new jp crew bios, select extant sitelet translations, head-rockin' new graphics, a jp-friendly bbs, mad fresh links, & mp3s from the fct_jp contingent. fourthcity takin' over the pacific rim, & you know this. check the placeholder & check the new site map. also, we've updated our shop w/ separate pricing/currencies for different areas. we're currently using javascript to set a cookie that remembers yr location; let us know if you have problems w/ it or if you've got a more universal solution... also, the dbfestival is almost here & the lineups are sick. take yr vitamins & get out the house.

(np - mowax headz compilations 1+2)

2004-09-07

our bumbershoot showcase went well. thanks to everybody who supported & to Spark, Deceptikon, Nordic Soul, Absolute Madman, Kris Moon, DJN, Zapan, MC Paulish, Billiam F. Grippo, the Plan B crew & Jacob London! check the photos... also, tracks from fourthcity conspirators DJN & Jerry Abstract are featured at the illustrious smart-music website. they're the dope ~ish too, in case you don't know; they've been putting together (exclusive) free online compilations w/ ninjatune, catskills & other well-known/nice record labels... check those out here: 1/2/3/4/5 <-----

(np - miles tilmann / underland ep > IQU / Sun Q)

2004-09-03

hopefully you're coming to our bumbershoot show tomorrow... right? performing in a mock battle (a.k.a. showcase) are Deceptikon (representing PDX), Spark (reppin' Vancouver BC), Nordic Soul, & fourthcity soldiers DJN, Absolute Madman & Zapan... if you've got a moment, check out this article written about us by Jenna Chan in Performer Magazine.

(np - Dilated Peoples / Strength, instrumental)

2004-08-31

Yo. If you haven't been peepin the tuesdays, we're dissapointed. Stop biting (you know who you are). A cute little zapan 7" release is planned for late September to commemorate zapan's 4th tour this year (scheduled to start in Sept. at the Decibel Festival & end on the east-coast sometime in late October). Ain't no coppin' it 'till it gets back from the plant, but keep checkin back, 'cuz you know you'll need to have it. Peace.

(np - EmotionalJoystick / Bellicose Pacific > Bookmobile / Keys)

2004-08-25

the captain ahab shows were fun. check yrself if you thought the baltic room was justified in pulling the plug. censorship ain't for modern people. big thanks to djn, bob 2.2 & the fourthcity djs for their help w/ the seattle show, & to vincent parker, square root of evil, broken sleep & spark in vancouver. hey, & someone made a song using the downloadable zapan audio loops... check it here (it's called "A.Soft.Quiet.Place").

(np - lovecraft technologies / LTCD001)

2004-08-16

we're back; here's a little synapsis:


day1 [seattle>pdx]- drove to pdx. djn & zapan played for a couple hours over ozone 3's house speakers. foscil, madman, djn & zapan rocked a loft party downtown till 4am.



day2 [pdx>eugene]- drove around selling cds to stores in portland. check the distro page to see who's carrying. arrived in eugene late & kicked it w/ deceptikon for a bit. he's got some new vinyl out. check it if you haven't, cuz it's good.



day3 [eugene>sf]- drove all day & arrived in s.f. late. we slept on the floor of the element lounge, a brand-new spot in the tenderloin.



day4 [sf]- kicked it for awhile. picked up bumblebee from the airport & met up w/ friends at the konstrukt showcase & cd release party. comute impressed.



day5 [sf]- the mighty show. everybody did a great job. big fourthcity thx to j.tonal from lowprolounge, daniel the twittering machine, ben sheppee, matt mckee, brandon mckee, club mighty, natalie, leigha, davia, dizzystarhouse & everybody who checked it. our favorite san francisco show to date.



day6 [sf>garberville]- hung around the city all day. in the evening ryan was admonished by the police for rocking his gameboy on a busy sidewalk and showed his self-less contempt for the system by doing a painfully executed hand-stand/back-flip. we love you ryan.



day7 [garberville>seattle]- watched children play near a dangerous undertow in northern california & got awestruck by the beauty of an undervalued subway employee in a random oregon township. check the pics, foo.



(np - deceptikon / new vinyl)

2004-08-12

portland was fun. gear, gear, gear and more beer. up three flights of stairs into a dark railroad flat on 3rd and burnside. we played all night until the speaker gave out. thanks to marius & ozone records!!! fourthcity art dissemination crew 2004.

(np - dudley perkins / a lil' light)

2004-08-08

don't front, that shit was sick. if you didn't get a cd, cop one here. look for us in portland tomorrow & s.f. on friday. we out. but before we do, here're some photos of the m:pulse show. we had fun.

(np - dr octagon / blue flowers [prince paul remix] > bruno pronsato / silver cities)

2004-08-05

blowin' up the spot. the stranger is giving away passes to our release party if you sign up to their new Lovelab thing. here's a link. the pics are back from the fourthcity summer business retreat 2004. peep it. & here're some details on the biggest shit yet:

=======/ OUR CD RELEASE PARTY!!! /=======
mad art & two (2) sound systems. american music & the stranger are hooking up a sick system for the live room, & the dj room will have a KV2 Audio rig (133+ dB SPL - courtesy dp). pretty much the whole crew is performing. you won't be cool anymore if you don't show up.

1. the fourthcity compilation release party
_ /.SAT 7 AUG/.
-a. musicians
--**
----- plan b (indie-electronics, live)
----- foscil (downtempo bass-heavy electro-funk, live)
----- zapan (laptop bleephop + soundscapes, live)
----- djn (laptop downtempo + d&b, live)
----- hideki, kamui & bumblebee (instrumental hiphop, dj)
----- absolute madman (extravagant ghetto beats, live)
----- variform (instrumental hiphop + idm, live/dj)
----- tom chi vs dave peck (laptop hiphop + d&b, live)
----- introcut (hiphop + d&b, dj)
----- kris moon (deep & dubby tech businesses, live)
-b. visual artists
--**
----- iosefatu sua (special exhibit, painted canvas)
----- kinoko (dreamscapes/figures, painted surfaces)
----- v-8 media (live manipulations, projected motion pictures)
----- briotron (fourthcity evidence & pixel reconstruction, proj.)
----- peekaboomonster (other stuff, 2D stills?)
-c. other info
--**
----- this is an ALL-AGES show!!!
----- it's INVITATION-ONLY, so please stop by goods (1112 pike), sal's (1520 e olive way), 35th (1100 e pike), m:pulse (3516 fremont place), or email us to get an invite for you & 2 guests.
there's a $5 cover charge, but that'll get you several drinks (provided you're of age), in addition to all the above.

-d. time/place
--**
----- at M:PULSE (in fremont next to deluxe junk & taco del mar) - 3516 FREMONT PLACE
----- SATURDAY AUG 7th from 8PM-1AM ($5 for 3 drinks, $0 for none)
----- check the flyer right here............. [fct_intcom#89]


(np - pita / bubwraout {from blueCubism - Transcoded Audio Structures} > dynomite d / lonely trucker {By The Way} > mouse on mars / sehnsud {autoditacker} > Twerk - Shawn Hatfield / natural rank {Oddoties} > Shudder To Think / High Art > Choncey Langford / CD-R 2003)

2004-08-03

08 03 2004
so the flavor of the week was: delicious. the last-ever fourthcity weekly was dominated by optimistic anticipation but tinged a bit w/ melancholy. the seattle weekly said this about our last weekly, which makes it seem like we're going away forever, but of course that's just not true... hideki, bumblebee, kamui, madman, djn, zapan, plan b & foscil all played fantastic sets. the bartenders weren't as adament about bartime on our final night at the lounge, so we were able to enjoy more than usual the gradual winding down of our last weekly. & all this after freefest... where acute apotheosis was attained by nearly 85% of all fourthcityists. something in the water? respect to g_unit!!!

(np - fonica / ripple)

2004-07-27

ooh baybe (smash the guiness stout!)... "we must expand, get more pupils, so that the knowledge will spread..." don't front - it's not yr style! the second-to-last fctWkly went down smooth & delicious: invisible numbers got it started w/ beautiful melodic soundscapes & minimal electroish beats. introcut, paulish & dj markII kept the fourthcity turntables on a 100% butter-fat diet. the galactic ionization unit dropped a bass-heavy funk w/ appropriately XXX interludes. balsa redefined the art of electro-pimpin', & kinoko rocked some smile-a-delic laptop nastiness... it was a good night. celebrity patrol spotted both superstar ~dj naha~ & arts curator extraordinaire ~shepherd~ tearin' holes in the weekly dance floor. this is the cut yo, this is the cut... "ore to untenshu to nakama futari, kurakute kowai tokoro de kaminari, kosoku doro de - kosoku de - neon to ame ga mazate, nijigen no pari, sumimasen ore gaijin, yurushitekure, kono seishinbyo no sei de totemo burei, nama biru to osake, nde my dubois, kuruma kemuri darake itsumo *how we play!*" oh & hey, our cds are available in vancouver too! check the distro page if you wanna cop one, & tell us if we missed a spot! peace out suckas! ((fct_android--"fill the void!"))

(np - wu-tang clan / wu-tang forever > handsome boy modeling school / sunshine)

2004-07-20

lots of new stuff: we confirmed some big new dates, including a jaunt down to san francisco to promote the compilation & two shows w/ captain ahab in august [check the show schedule for dates, & here's the front & the other front of the flyers]. fourthcity welcomes plan b (!!!) & choncey langford (!!!) to the crew w/ new sitelets at fourthcity[dot]net; check 'em here & here, respectively... mad new exclusives in the download section too, including as-yet unreleased tracks by djn, kris moon, zapan & the ubiquitous dr. poopey, as well as a 1+ hour long mix by hideki, kamui & bumblebee, & a two-year-old dub track by foscil (formerly scape - remember it!) from one of their earlier releases. if you like our music, go trade some of yr money for our new compilation - it's our only first (keep reading! you can do it!) commercially available release, & we expect you'll be able to sell it on ebay for triple the current price in only a few short years.... also, thanks to the feebs who put us on this weekend: zapan, foscil & variform played w/ obelus & dj br8 @ static factory's lower level on friday; on saturday night, kris moon & zapan broke the bassbins at ToST lounge in fremont, & all the normal insanities were had at the nominal I greenlake party, including a surprise dj set by our long-lost friend dj jemaha. whew! also, mad respect to kid hops, who mixed a nearly 2-hour-long dj set @ the weekly last night & impressed everybody present w/ his exceptional taste & superior sensibilities. only two more weeks of the weekly before it's gone forever, an ephemeral memory shared by several hundred of seattle's nicest & best-looking audiophiles...

(np - dj krush / reload - the remix collection > bumblebee / as brothers part [from fourthcity compilation 2004])

2004-07-14

we're on the move. the fourthcity compilation cd is back from the plant & is now available for order in our shop (link)... we're excited, to say the very least :) we'll be headed down the west coast in early august to get it in the stores, & we just confirmed a show in s.f. @ a new venue called "mighty" w/ twittering machine & jtonal on friday the 13th of august. we're not yet sure where we're gonna do our seattle release party, but we'll mos def be keeping you posted. pieces! oh yeah, & thanks are deserved to isdiff members dizzystarhouse, glomm & bitmarch, & to xeno volcano & sean wolcott, for playing our weekly on monday! also, although the decibel crew are a couple days away from the official kickoff of their online all-local electronic radio station, you can already hear stuff.... check it

(np - umami / fidget > miles davis / with horns)

2004-07-10

the crew showcase rocked! excellent live sets were had by ABSOLUTE MADMAN, DJN, FOSCIL [?], BOB 2.2 & ZAPAN, & the front room got held down solid all night long by djs BUMBLEBEE, KAMUI, HIDEKI & INTROCUT. mad props also to KINOKO & IAN for the projections, the rest of the crew for helping out on the production/promo tip, & to the LO-FI cast for letting us use their beautiful venue! thanks to all y'all who made it out too - we couldn't have done it without you! have a great weekend...

(np - gontiti / made in ukulele)

2004-07-06

zapan's "Limited Numbered LP" charted at no. 21 on los angeles' KXLU 88.9 radio station (as of july 6th, 2004). thanks choncey for letting us know! tablet magazine wrote a little review of the upcoming fourthcity compilation in their most recent issue. read it here. also, those of you in the seattle area should come check our 2004 artist showcase @ lo-fi this friday (july 9th). hear all our varied styles in one convenient evening!
_ front room (dj): HIDEKI, KAMUI, BUMBLEBEE
_ back (live): BOB 2.2, SCAPE, ABSOLUTE MADMAN, DJN, ZAPAN
_ visuals: KINOKO vs BRIOTRON
_ ^ fri 9 july at lo-fi [429b eastlake] / $5 / 21+
also check out a newly uploaded track from segue in the mp3/download section - just one of several new & unreleased tracks earmarked for upload early this month. peace out y'all...

(np - Röyksopp / Melody A.M. > kahimi karie / the best)

2004-07-01

we've decided to end the weekly this summer. pretty much the whole crew is gonna be touring in august, & then we've got plans to put together a few new releases, so it makes sense. the last weekly show'll be on MONDAY AUGUST 2ND (only a month away). kinoko's been projecting videos from her recent trip to japan & our lineups for this last month are impeccable, so come check it before it's too late.

(np - doraemon theme song & accompanying sound effects)

2004-06-26

________ will rot yr ____________. several brand-new tracks are being readied for upload to the site. among them are several new zapan cuts, a segue cut from his most recent cd-r, & an hour-long dj mix by hideki, kamui & bumblebee.

(np - prefuse73 / hot winter's day > luke vibert / i hear the drummer > ryu / rhythm asobi [featuring tunde ayanyemi])

2004-06-22

love is in the air. silence is golden, but your favorite song floating through the air & out the front door of a chill summertime spot, where a few small groups of friends laugh & act silly... that's what we're into. we really want you to check out the lo-fi tuesdays asap, as we're sure you'll enjoy it & it'll help get yr summer started.

(np - susuma sweet nightmare / cucina vagabonda)

2004-06-20

LAPTOP BATTLE v3.0 was definitely the *blam*. please post a comment or two in the forum if you were there. there's something inately good about stuff that makes the, well, anyway - we're glad to be alive! we like music! our download section has been recently updated, and some pics of the battle are up now on fourthcity's 3rd domain. new static downloads available too. dj krush is still the shit. the fourthcity djs are up to a new regular (in case you haven't heard) @ the LO-FI (every tuesday evening from 10-2 this summer). are you more animal or more computer? INTENSE uPHORIA. all sorts of things are going to be happening: FOURTHCITY EXPERIMENT #5 @ LO-FI (july 9th), the compilation release, captain ahab & atole (august 21 in seattle, august 22 in vancouver), fourthcity laptop battle showcase @ bumbershoot (saturday sept 4 in the skychurch @ 6:30 pm), & many more tba. check the technique. we've been working on a lot of stuff for the record label extension too, including a fourthcity dj mixtape of tracks from FCT014 & some limited dubplate stuff the crew's been fixin' up. MAD PROPS to cisco cd, corey, djn, mc paulish, hideki, kamui, bumblebee, mikael, grippo, jacob london, groovin' kim, jdg, mc insight, kris moon, yitearp, absolute madman, bruce & stasea, syzygy, jesse, scott sunn, brian r, share marks, brooke rice, bela canoto, claudia weidner, elvis, jeff "chach" tate, buck nasty, franklin mazzeo, sean horton, tom chi, dave peck, atom/turk, alethea eichhorn, david hutchinson, redjeff, dave ford, benjamin meadow, glenn sachio crowe, ryan trudell, josie, umami, steven severin, dave segal, dorothy parvaz, all the cats who came out to witness, poster midget & all those i'm forgetting for making laptop battle v3.0 the sickness... looking forward! fourthcity 2004.

(np - bumblebee, hideki + kamui / live @ the fourthcity weekly 053104)

2004-06-17

are YOU gonna be there tomorrow? check the article that just came out about us in the seattle p-i here. one of zapan's drawings was airbrushed out for the timid masses! the presale tix are almost sold out! tomorrow's gonna be the *blam*!

(np - de la soul / Art Official Intelligence I > prefuse73 / Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives)

2004-06-15

hideki, kamui & bumblebee began a new weekly @ lo-fi w/ some well-mixed hiphop records & smiles all around! it's happening every tuesday this summer, so make sure you check it!

(np - _________ / _____________)

2004-06-14

the weekly got bumpin earlier than usual this evening. dope sets by all the musicians, including scott sunn, kris moon, obelus, djn & zapan. thanks to everyone for coming out!!! if you don't yet have your presale tickets for the laptop battle (this friday!), get em soon - they're cheaper than at the door! oh, & the crew is back safe & sound from their trip to montana this weekend; mad thanks to chris henry, ear candy records & the cats who came out on to check it. kamui, bumblebee, scape, djn, introcut, absolute madman, zapan & deceptikon all rocked it proper while briotron projected visuals onto a real movie screen! we love life...

(np - deceptikon / concrete mythology)

2004-06-11

first among the news: fourthcity welcomes B-Girl to the fourthcity website! check her new site here, & expect mp3s soon! second, missoula's gonna be ill!!! deceptikon's arriving late tonight & we'll be rolling over the pass at the crack of dawn tomorrow in two blinged-out escalades. okay, that's a lie....

(np - zapan / "working out the kinks in the montana set")

2004-06-09

madman's back. he wouldn't tell us where he'd been, but suffice it to say that he was "dirty." also today: zapan semi-successfully exposed his "private parts" to thousands of mariner's fans via the giant screen in the outfield. here's hoping the viewers at home were also subjected to "it" ("them"?).

(np - Sientific American / Simulated D.I.Y.)

2004-06-08

absolute madman's gone missing - if you see him, please tell him to come home!!!

(np - UA / Illuminate ~the very best songs~ (Disc 2))

2004-06-08

disco fiends represent! wonderful uptempo sets by dj go, kundabuffer, dj jesse j & a korin/nthetic tag team had last night's lucky patrons jumpin' about w/ glee. one girl was so happy she, well, nevermind... you were there? ;) also: largeness to briotron for organizing a multiple-house party on saturday & inviting the sexy dance troupe. zapan & djn did their first-ever iPod dj set, which was (of course) warmly received. it's summertime & we're excited to be alive!!! check the shawn wolfe art opening @ goods (1112 pike street) this friday if you can...

(np - va / [si-con 2])

2004-06-02

the scape / obelus / variform / br8 / zapan show was the uber-dopeness. all sortsa people showed up for wonderful sets from all involved, including some newness by scape & an impromptu after-hours jam session thing by zapan w/ special guests djn, coji & colin. **SLOPPY IS THE NEW TIGHT!!!** word has it they were gonna do a cover of captain ahab's "butthole" but backed down at the last minute. well, anyway, the green room got a thoroughly punk-rock trashing & at least two people passed out in the toilets, so satisfaction was had by all. big up static factory crew & everybody who came out!!! peace....

(np - the humm of the tobacco fan over a faint helicoptor rhythm)

2004-05-31

tonight HIDEKI, KAMUI & BUMBLEBEE are gonna be playing the weekly. if you haven't yet seen these three cats behind the turntables, you MUST come out!!! peep the new mail list subscribe script (or whatever it is) here, & here's a new track by zapan... our postering/flyering campaign for laptop battle v3.0, the upcoming compilation & the weekly went well, though by the end of it we were bruised & in a state of extreme disarray (the shots of jagermeister we were forced to consume @ the fremont ballroom didn't help at all). & then a kind somebody posted nice words about our flyer design in the forums, which made it all worthwhile. in a related story, it seems our war with poster giant is still underway - they've been systematically covering our posters ever since we did this (which we still feel was 'right' & 'artistic'). we've dubbed ourselves POSTER MIDGET.

(np - bola / soup > "batofar cherche tokyo" promo compilation)

2004-05-28

if you live in the seattle area, expect the crew in your neighborhood this weekend...

(np - cornelius / point)

2004-05-26

updated all the mp3s to LAME "--alt-preset standard", as they didn't sound as clean as we wanted them to. space is a concern of course, but it's better to have a few listenable tracks up than a bunch of bit-reduced static... it wasn't quite that bad, but now it's better. so if you downloaded any of the tracks, please download 'em again! (sorry)

(np - fleckfumie / farewell > twine / kalea morning)

2004-05-25

fourthcity bumped this evening. absolute madman, zion 12, paulish, kamui & hideki (in order of appearance) all toyed with & coaxed from the turntables wonderful sounds. madman's set began w/ some old jazz & 70s soul jams & quickly turned into aphex twin & other 'new' sounding quick-paced excursions before melting back down into a lengthy all-daedelus dj set, replete w/ changing rhythms & playful melodies. zion 12 of uniting souls played a very nice hiphop & downtempo set to an endebted audience, as did paulish... hideki & kamui finished the evening off nicely w/ their usual brand of instant happiness. it was lots of fun. see you next monday ;)

(np - zapan / reaching out my window)

2004-05-22

it's official: deceptikon's new full-length cd (m3rck 027) is the shissnazm. if you like hiphop, you better get that shit. i think it's available here... also, some new flyers got finished this weekend. check the front & back of this one, designed by zapan w/ some artistic direction provided by cojilabs. we provide, no? also, here's a sneak preview of our summer flyer: front / back. fierce. fourthcity's been trying to get in touch w/ kylian, who rocked a proper interlude at our most recent san francisco laptop battle - if you know where he is, hit up zapan (at) zapan (dot) net... stay healthy - we love you!!! oh yeah, & it's the FOURTHCITY summer. don't forget.

(np - DECEPTIKON / LOST SUBJECT)

2004-05-22

blah. NO, BUT REALLY - coji's parties kick some serious arse. the fourthcity art crew were first to duck out when the cops showed up, but we rocked it proper before they did. paulish, madman, djn, hideki, kamui, barry & zapan were each throwin' down on the two turntables to a living room packed w/ people hell-bent on showing each other how to 'freek'. it was fun, to say the least. big ups to http://www.pinkpigs.net/, coji's newest project..... go post some shit in the forum, why don't you?

(np - tek9 / Killing Time [Spielberg Mix])

2004-05-20

tomorrow coji's throwing a party. if you know coji, then you know that this will be something to warrant looking forward to... check the flyer here. speaking of flyers, the flyer archive has been updated... sorta...

(np - boards of canada / orange romeda)

2004-05-18

the world wasn't ready for all the wholesome goodness Fourthcity Radio extracted from each satisfied listener. highlights included stints by both Cisco & DJN terrorizing passers-by as the official 'Roaming Correspondant.' look for way more of that fabulous idea in the very near future. anyway, it's Eiko's birthday tomorrow, so i gotta rest up ;) peace / fct 2004! ----> z

(np - wARP:ADVCD82 [compilation/ROUTINE/2001])

2004-05-17

the latest page in our laptop battle saga unfolds: CHOP SUEY on FRIDAY, JUNE 18th!!! a limited number of $6 adv. tickets are avail. at brownpapertickets.com; otherwise it's $10 at the door. more info on the battle available soon at http://www.laptopbattle.org/...

(np - bobby karate VS aaron bolton / live @ the fourthcity weekly 030303)

2004-05-16

FdotNET v3.0 launch! thanks to cojilabs for designing index.html, props to loden28 for the round 'fourthcity art crew 2004' image adorning the lower-right corner of the artists menu, & many thanks to the crew for getting their pics & stuff to me in timely fashions. this site is a little easier to update than v2.0, so check back often!

(np - television / random cooking program)