Slomile Swift—Keep Back EP

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Step Pepper is excited to introduce Slomile Swift (though not exactly a newcomer) from Baton Rouge Louisiana. We’re re-releasing his ‘Keep Back’ EP in anticipation of his forthcoming album ‘Sharper Blade, Safer Knife’ arriving early 2016.

Blending electronic dance music’s synthesizers and hip hop’s sample-laden production, Slomile Swift, from Baton Rouge, makes his Step Pepper debut with his abrasive, yet soulful; accessible, yet eclectic; brash, yet melodic productions.

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Urbandy—True Soulz, BRKZ Vol. 1

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True Soulz: BRKZ Vol. I is the first in a series of original beat tapes by Urbandy. The track order is only a suggestion. Choose your own adventure or try listening on shuffle.

Watch the official video below. Artwork & design by Urbandy.

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Tyler Ambrosius—Knowledge of Self

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Tyler Ambrosius returns with “Knowledge of Self”—a full-length album of beats, glitch, & instrumental hip hop.

Watch the official video below. Artwork & design by Urbandy.

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CYDNY

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The self-titled debut album by CYDNY—aka Ryan Coath from Chicago. It’s a calm, cool collection of smooth electronic sounds, downtempo rhythms, spooky synths, and thoughtful ambient passages. At once both energetic and restrained, the album glows with a soft, smoldering intensity.

Cover art by Austin Vesley. “Drifts” artwork and additional design by Urbandy.

Don’t miss the “Drifts” single release which includes an exclusive B-side.

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PRIME8 PIMPIN—Seinen Jigsaw

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PRIME8 PIMPIN returns with a strikingly twisted cassette.

“The 14 tracks that span across this hour-long album sound like a madman’s attempt to flip and fit together every sample found on his computer while simultaneously stringing together a loose narrative of anime screams, cries and exclamations. While not necessarily a hip-hop record, Seinen Jigsaw’s groundwork pays homage to RZA’s signature beat-making style. The Wu-Tang mastermind is notorious for manually slicing up eerie samples, kicks and snares by hand, creating loops on his drum machine that weren’t perfect, but just felt right. But using this as merely a blueprint, Prime8 forges his own path by taking this technique to nearly a critical limit. He leaves behind the hip-hop genre’s supposed ‘sine qua non’ of repetition, favoring a spastic, ever-evolving writing style instead. Demented and completely untrustworthy, this record seems to have a multiple personality that will turn on you within a measure, then flip back again almost as if it didn’t notice.” —Slomile Swift, 2015

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Urbandy—EP2

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EP2—The fourth album from Urbandy, and the follow-up to the plainly titled ‘EP’ released earlier this year.

EP2 has all the dusty charm of previous Urbandy albums—an unpackable collection of original moments mixed with half-forgotten obscura, sampled and remixed to resemble lost artifacts—but stylish analog snippets and gloomy ambient fuzz peel back to reveal a deeply personal memoir. EP2 attempts to salvage those early psycho-acoustic memories and examines growing up as a form of amnesia.

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Step Pepper Turns Five

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Null, Ant’lrd, Nowhere Squares, Urbandy, Omari Jazz, AF THE NAYSAYER, In Snow, Freaky Deakys, Loveislight, Yakuza Dance Mob, Cosmonaut on Vacation, Onehundreds, Balcony View, & Vawter.

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Sponsored by:
Good People Brewing Co.
Seasick Records
Communicating Vessels
The Spring Street Firehouse
Substrate Radio
Pixie Ice Cream

A day of non-stop music—14 acts on two stages. Step Pepper Records invites you and your friends to celebrate 5 years of original experimental DIY music — LIVE! It’s all going down at Saturn Birmingham on Saturday, Nov. 14th.

$10 advance, $15 at the door.
Free raffle ticket with admission.
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The Studio @ CommVess presents one full-day studio session! Your ticket to Step Pepper Turns 5 LIVE! at Saturn automatically enters you to win a full-day studio session at the legendary Communicating Vessels‘ studio in Birmingham, AL. Get tix online at saturnbham.com and save $5 on this already amazing value! Ticket holders will receive a raffle ticket at the door!