CRT – State X-Ray

Atlanta underground producer MPKJR’s CRT, CopyrightRegisteredTrademark, returns to DKA with 6 new tracks of torn speaker, 88’ Accord tape deck, body jack 2 step, metallic dance smash funk in the form of State X-ray. Dead pan hooks peek through the blown-out bass as haunted leads melt their way through the rhythms pressing for a surrender to form.

The record vibes like the kids from the “Over the Shoulder” (Ministry) video growing up together and starting a band. The angular tones of the tracks drawing from nostalgic projects like Nervous Gender, Factrix and Severed Heads to the more recent sounds of Boris Barksdale, Volition Immanent and Maenad Veyl. Various field recordings, VHS compressed audio, modular synths and hardware sequencers create this release’s palette. Embrace the new dance sound from the sweat soaked floors of Atlanta. Feel the smash and lose yourself in the fog while CRT guides you on a tour of Atlanta’s underground past and present.

Construction through accident. Heat by motion. Awareness through empathy. Life by wire.

12″ / Digital Album

Posted on May 21st, 2020 under Releases, ,

DKA Tape Programme Vol. III

DKA is proud to release the third compilation in the DKA Tape Programme series. DKA gathered twenty three artists on the cutting edge of the electronic music scene. You can feel the pulse of fog filled clubs around the world in these twenty three tracks. DKA Tape Programme Vol. III is a deep dive into EBM, Industrial, Noise, Minimal Synth, Acid, and Post-punk. A diverse collection of tracks from wonderful musicians that deserve to be showcased.

Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on April 22nd, 2020 under Releases,

Autumns – Foyle Living

Autumns returns to DKA with a second cassette called “Foyle Living”. Hot on the heels of the full length “Shortly after Nothing” released on Death and Leisure. This tape showcases the more experimental side of Autumns. Eight songs culled from recording and practice sessions that combine the aesthetics of early Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle pulse with a dissonant energy.

Autumns draws from a negative almost nihilistic approach to music. The hard EBM and Techno he produces pummels the audience while filling the dance floor. Over the punchy kick drums and minimal basslines, Christian’s voice flows through distortion and echo without restraint. To see Autumns, live is akin to witnessing an electronic equivalent to a Birthday Party show in the 80s. Like a young Nick Cave, Autumns end goal is a state in which the artist and audience gives into animal abandon.

Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on February 25th, 2020 under Releases, ,

Collin Gorman Weiland - In My Shattered Vase

DKA is extremely excited to present the new 12″ EP from Collin Gorman Weiland, “In My Shattered Vase.” Having previously released some of our favorite music on labels like Downwards and Jealous God, Weiland’s new offering features 3 originals from the Minneapolis native + 2 edits from Germany’s Mick Wills and a remix by DKA co-founders Pyramid Club, this is a journey through textured murk, melancholic musings and deranged rhythmic euphoria, distorted drums clash against harsh tones to create an environment both familiar and completely alien, grounded by Collin’s deep, dead pan spoken word.

For the b-side, Mick Wills revisits Collin’s track from our previously released Strategies Against The Body vol. II LP compilation. an amazing yet utterly un-DJ-friendly track Mick has wrestled with and wrangled into an extended late night dance floor slayer. This is followed by Pyramid Club’s reinterpretation of “Ballet Of Pose” from the A-side, stripping it back to it’s most percussive elements and propelling it forward with a steadily snowballing momentum.

EP / Digital Album

Posted on August 5th, 2019 under Releases, ,

Videograve - Flatphreaks

DKA’s newest addition to an ever-expanding roster is from a mysterious NYC duo. Videograve and DKA first started relaying information back and forth several years ago via the Internet. With deep cuts of industrial funk drawing from Cabaret Voltaire and Severed Heads, the minds behind DKA knew they had to work with the disembodied duo that rarely appear live. Videograve submitted the standout track “Dead Men Floating” to Strategies Against the Body II and DKA vowed to work with them again.

Now Videograve have followed up with Flatphreaks. Ten tracks of deep industrial bangers that sound like Test Dept or Portion Control working on tracks for Janet Jackson during the late 80s. Imagine a lost Belgian new beat 12inch crossfading into an Ike Yard record on a booming sound system.

Like their name suggests, Videograve explores the dark side of modern technology. Flatphreaks came about thinking on screen-culture: Faces literally buried into screen-fire-flatness a die in diem, bodies are emptying themselves out into the cloud, 5 years becomes 5 seconds. Time becomes junk, life is expanded and shortened, bodies are flattened out and stretched into information infinity. Anyone is anywhere-at-any-time. As screens become more engorged with the world in an attempt to utterly describe it, the macrocosm beyond it becomes darker. Paranoia takes root, a reality once trusted becomes a thing mired in deceit, up-rooted by the network. Everyone is a flattened, disfigured phreak in the new-world-network.

Videograve’s fourth release is a 10-track industrial synth pop album greased up in machine melancholy. Flatphreaks constructs an amalgam of writhing, rubbery funk riffs and somber melodies on a foundation of signature punchy percussion and creeping rhythmic elements. These tracks highlight moments of music and sound design improvisation, and focus on raw, broad edits by ear over strict sequences on the grid.

Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on July 3rd, 2019 under Releases, ,