Funky, fashion-forward, femme fatale Ebony Bones revisits the old school, orchestral Disco sound of her breakout hit "We Know All About You" on her newest single "Oh Promised Land".

"Oh Promised Land" is from Ebony Bones' forthcoming EP 'Milk and Honey, Part 1', due out October 10th on the 1984 Records label.

Ebony Bones
Posted by El Keter
At 04:51 PM on 08/30/15
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Dead cheerleaders execute some ghostly choreography in the video for Midwestern beatsmith Lorn's stomping "Acid Rain".

"Acid Rain" is from Lorn's 'The Maze to Nowhere, Part 2' EP, out now on the Wednesday Sound label.

Posted by El Keter
At 07:39 PM on 08/29/15
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"Dim the Lights" from Porland, Oregon's Wild Ones is the type of song I used to listen to on my headphones in the dark back when I used to stay up all night writing and coding.

The video for the Indie-Disco-Synth Pop jam, which was directed by Montana Wildhack, is all about an entirely different type of late-night lifestyle.

"Dim the Lights" is from Wild Ones' 'Heatwave', which is out now on Topshelf Records.

Wild Ones
Posted by El Keter
At 07:27 PM on 08/29/15
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New Jersey's Active Child made an appearance on our Clandestine Transmission podcast with his bass-heavy club ballad "Stranger" a few months ago.

Now he's dropped a Basak Erol-directed video clip for the song featuring some eerie witch-doctor-ritual-inspired choreography and imagery.

"Stranger" is from his newest album 'Mercy', out now on the Vagrant Records label.

Active Child
Posted by El Keter
At 06:51 PM on 08/29/15
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Nashville's Fly Golden Temple offer extreme visual weirdness in the video for their mildly-psychedlic 70's AM radio-influenced Alt-Pop track "Tangible Intangible".

"Tangible Intangible" is from the quartet's newest full-length 'Quartz Bijou', which is in stores now on the ATO Records label.

Fly Golden Eagle
Posted by El Keter
At 04:15 PM on 08/29/15
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Polish producer Chloé Martini delivers a vintage-flavored R&B jam on "Get Enough" featuring vocalist Alyss, while Arek Nowakowski provides an innovative sci-fi/horror/romance visual treatment for the track's video.

"Get Enough" is from Matini's debut EP 'Private Joy', which is out now via Roche Musique.

Don't forget to peep Chloé's Soundcloud page where you can hear her incredible rework of Sia's "Chandelier".

Chloé Martini
Roche Musique
Posted by El Keter
At 03:51 PM on 08/29/15
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Is this video about a hallucination? An out of body experience? Or maybe death?

Whatever it is, Tame Impala want you to "Let it Happen".

"Let it Happen" is from the Australian outfit's newest LP 'Currents', out now on Interscope Records.

Tame Impala
Posted by El Keter
At 03:27 PM on 08/29/15
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Stephen Hawking

Famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has long held the opinion that speghettification would be the likely result of attempting to pass through the "event horizon" of a black hole.

Other scientists have countered that supposition by offering an alternative theory that a person falling into a black hole might actually result in them being absorbed as information and converted into a "hologram".

Hawking has apparently re-evaluated his position and come out in favor of the hologram hypothesis, suggesting that black holes may be potential gateways between dimensions, and even proposing that one might hope to escape the black hole into an alternate universe.
“If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up,” he told the audience at the end of his speech. “There’s a way out.”
Posted by El Keter
At 09:05 PM on 08/27/15
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This week Monday Magick indulges in some head-nodding goodness in the form of a breakbeat classic well known in beat digging circles. "Sorcerer of Isis" from Detroit four-piece Power of Zeus, from the band's 1970 release 'The Gospel According to Zeus', an oft-sampled slice of psychedelia, is that "from the crate" classic.

A product of Motown's short-lived Rare Earth subsidiary, Power of Zeus were a bit "funkier" than the average "heavy" Rock acts of the era. Don't get me wrong though, they still lay it on pretty fucking heavy, and get as psychadelic as you'd expect any group of long-hairs in the late '60s or early '70s to. Try to imagine Black Sabbath in the style of The Electric Prunes as produced by David Axelrod and you should get it. "The Sorcerer of Isis", which may or may not be as "mystical" as the title seems, starts with a dramatic gong before jumping into a monster drum break. I mean monster as in Cthulhu style! Then the rest of the band comes in like another monster made of insistently throbbing bass and searing Middle Eastern-flavored guitars that wants to fight the badass drum monster like Gidora wanted to fight Gojira. There's also a crazy tempo change and a bunch of freaky weirdness later in the track that takes the whole thing "way out" there as the hippies used to say. I'm not really sure what any of it has to do with Isis or sorcerers, subjects dear to any occultist, but it sure is funky.

Sadly, Motown didn't really have the golden touch when it came to promoting their Rock acts and 'The Gospel According to Zeus' languished as an unheralded classic until being unearthed by record collectors as potential sample-fodder in the '90s. The band dissolved soon after releasing the record, and three of the for members have passed away in the decades since.

Music is magic!
Posted by El Keter
At 07:06 PM on 08/24/15
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I wasn't really anticipating ever posting a Willow Smith video, but this "Wit a Indigo" joint she cooked up with her Diaspora crew is right up my alley.

The lyrics are on some mystical, metaphorical, metaphysical shit, the production is sample-based and bass heavy, and the video is psychadelic as fuck

To tell you the truth, I could always take or leave Will Smith as a musician and actor, but his offspring is shaping up to be pretty fucking bold.

Willow Smith
Posted by El Keter
At 08:48 PM on 08/23/15
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Writer/Director Robert Eggers' 'The Witch' built a significant buzz at the last Sundance Film Festival and I've been dying to see it ever since.

After a lengthy wait, the tale of occult horror set in the woodlands of colonial era New England is finally coming to theaters some time within the next year.

The trailer looks absolutely incredible.

That black goat is everything!

'The Witch'
Posted by El Keter
At 08:30 PM on 08/23/15
Filed under Cinema

Hot as Hell

It's literally hot as hell, so Monday Magick will be taking this week off.

We'll be back with another entry of our magickal musical feature next week.
Posted by El Keter
At 07:56 PM on 08/17/15
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I'm pretty sure the last FKA twigs video I shared was among the posts we lost in last week's database fiasco but this new 15-plus-minute short film released in promotion of her new 'M3LL155X' EP more than makes up for the loss.

In fact, it looks like that last video, for "Glass & Patron", is actually included as part of this epic adventure into futuristic R&B, amazing choreography, and incredible (not to mention incredibly weird) visuals, so score all around!

'M3LL155X' is out now on Young Turks.

FKA twigs
Posted by El Keter
At 11:43 AM on 08/16/15
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Better late than never, El Keter and Emeyesi are back from the brink of internet oblivion with another episode of our Clandestine Transmission podcast!

We were all over the fucking place with the playlist and what we were talking about when we recorded this one!

But we also played plenty of fresh tunes, so there's that to look forward to!

Receive the transmission!


1. Draper "On You" feat. Alby Hobbs
2. Fractals "Silkie"
3. The Drums "There is Nothing Left (TOKiMONSTA Remix)"
4. A$AP Rocky "Electric Body" feat. ScHoolboy Q
5. Tame Impala "Past Life"
6. Cherry Garcia "Sol Floresta"
7. MSCLS "Runaway" feat. Savannah Low
8. Riva Starr "The Loft" feat. Dajae
9. Milk and Sugar "Ready or Not"
10. KEEPER "Next to Me (Wrestlers Remix)"

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 10, August 11th, 2015 feat. EL KETER & EMEYESI (.MP3)
Posted by El Keter
At 07:18 PM on 08/11/15
Filed under Podcast


After the "unpleasantness" of this weekend I'm feeling pretty fucking un-magickal this Monday.

As such, Monday Magick will be taking this week off.

We'll be back with another entry of our magickal musical feature next week.
Posted by El Keter
At 07:22 PM on 08/10/15
Filed under Music

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