Cubic Zirconia, Michna, and ApSci
"On their left field debut, Cubic Zirconia, a 4 headed genre-defying monster bred in NYC’s lower east side, effortlessly combine acid basslines, crisp pre-software percussion, and noisy guitar stabs with an all too relevant call to arms: Fuck Work" - Via The Savant Guard
"Cause we are living in a post-everything world and ApSci are a post-everything, er, duo. The NYC experimental hip hop married couple duo just released their sophomore disc, Best Crisis Ever, were named in URB's "next 100" category and are pretty much the raddest story out there right now. Mixing punk ethos, turntablism, electro pulses and hip hop progressions, ApSci are a true melting-pot post-whatever-you-want-to-call-it-today act that should be on radars and minds from heretofore. "Under Control" has moments of early, growly Le Tigre shout shouts and electroclash ladies-up-front moments. The beats are muted yet massive and the back-and-forth between betrothed Raphael LaMotta and Dana Diaz-Tutaan is equally volatile and sexual. But not a moment of ApSci is left unpartied, and that's crucial." - Culture of Me
"NY/Miami D.J. Michna AKA D.J. Egg Foo Young (real name Adrian Michna) has been touring his ass off. Until now. He has just released a new digital EP titled “Eggstra” which includes remixes from Star Eyes, Osbourne, and Eliot Lipp.
After moving to Miami in the mid-90’s, he co-founded the pioneering Secret Frequency Crew, who mixed instrumental hip-hop and electronic into a coherent whole. Their appropriately titled 12” “Miami Eyes,” became an underground hit and caught the attention of a then-unknown Diplo who would ask him for production work.
While working on his solo album, he also found time to remix the mysterious Jandek (the only artist ever to do so) and produce on Brazilian group Bonde Do Role’s debut LP for Domino/Mad Decent. Eggstra is super beat-y with I love the 80’s Miami vice style synths. Put on dem’ stunner shades, ride your lowrider bike, and put this on your iPod to get the full on Michna experience, suckas. Check out the video too, brought to you by Ghostly INTL. Enjoy." - Earmilk