Metanite – NappyEd

Metanite - NappyEd

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Metanite is Lee Hall IV, a young producer from Terrytown, LA. His Step Pepper debut NappyEd is a classic sounding beat tape in the tradition of Madlib and Dilla that’ll keep your head noddin’ ’til the sun comes up. Like so many others, we first encountered Metanite on stage at Dolo Jazz Suite, a traveling electronic music showcase based out of Louisiana and hosted by the incomparable AF THE NAYSAYER.

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July 20th @ The Firehouse

July 20th @ The Firehouse

July 20th @ The Firehouse in Birmingham, AL.

Performances by:
Knoll / Loveislight / Balcony View / NYX

Sunday July 20th at the Spring Street Firehouse in Birmingham, Step Pepper Records presents a night of local electronic weirdness and ambient noise.

$5.00 / 9PM
RSVP: http://goo.gl/ce4dRK


K-Murdock – Soundscapes Vol. I

K-Murdock - 'Soundscapes Vol. I'

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K-Murdock is a music producer, audio engineer & self-proclaimed “sound samurai” who also moonlights as a radio host, gamer & otaku! Having grown up during the ’88-’97 golden era of hip-hop in the suburbs of D.C., he credits his late uncle, Melvin Lindsey, with initially piquing his interest in music—but it was his older cousins who helped him fall in love with hip hop. Inspired by the samples that ATCQ frontman Q-Tip and producers like Dj Spinna & J Dilla (R.I.P.) were flipping in the 90s, Murdock eventually got serious about music and sound creation. Now, 10 (plus) years AND lots of beats later, he’s established a sound uniquely his own.

Murdock has released various side & solo projects through his own Neosonic Productions – including his critically acclaimed hip-hop group Panacea & as well as collaborations with popular nerdcore artist Random AKA Mega Ran.

Beats, Rhymes & Life…


Null – Fringe Existence

Null - fringe existence

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DIY Birmingham had this to say about Fringe Existence, Null’s latest release on Step Pepper: “Lead by K. Wright, a prominent musician in the local DIY scene, the band has undergone a series of shifts and transformations. Initially a solo drone metal project, Null’s most recent outing finds them exploring post-punk with fantastic results.”

As the title suggests, Null’s latest release Fringe Existence echoes to us from the outskirts, groaning to life with slogging rhythms and tense, faraway vocals—reducing the ensemble to a bare minimum before lashing out in ear-splitting anger. Yet hidden beneath the dissonance and abstraction lies the earnest, almost bluesy introspection of a troubled mind caged by difficulty and doubt.

More from Null here.


Ganz Feld – Enemy

Ganz Feld - Enemy

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Ganz Feld is Travis Leeper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His newest full-length Enemy is a heavy computer music LP. Dancefloor lust, evil synths, 2D coffin offices and claustrophobic bass splatter a shifting post-internet sonic landscape. All music written, recorded and produced by Ganz Feld.

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