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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
Filed under Music

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
Filed under Curiosities



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
Filed under Music



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
Filed under Music



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
Filed under Music



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
Filed under Music

Shhh...

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!

PLAYLIST

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

Leonard

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

Since we lost all of our content from the last seven months we're offering this all-in-one archive of all of our previous podcasts.

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 1, April 12th, 2015

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 1, April 12th, 2015 by El Keter Ben Tzadik on Mixcloud


PLAYLIST

1. Black Atlass "Geneviève"
2. Same Smith "Lay Me Down (Flume Remix)"
3. Shlohmo "Dark Red"
4. Phony PPL "End of the Night (Louis Futon Remix)"
5. SBTRKT "Relics" feat. Tev'n
6. Shamir "Ratchet"
7. Hot Chip "Need You Now"
8. Hoodboi "Palm Reader" feat. Lido
9. Toro y Moi "The Flight"
10. of Montreal "Embyrean Abattoir"

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 1, April 12th, 2015 feat. EL KETER & EMEYESI (.MP3)

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 2, April 26th, 2015

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 2, April 26th, 2015 by El Keter Ben Tzadik on Mixcloud


PLAYLIST

1. Spark Master Tape "Propecia"
2. Mono/Poly "Alpha & Omega"
3. Run the Jewels "Oh My Darling (Don't Cry)"
4. CLIPPING "Taking Off"
5. Shabbaz Palaces "#CAKE"
6. Mndsgn "Text (Msgs)"
7. Busdriver "Eat the Rich"
8. Open Mike Eagle "Doug Stamper (Advice Raps)" feat. Hannibal Buress
9. Serengeti "Buddy Guy"
10. Mndsgn "Homewards"
11. ScHoolboy Q "Gangsta"
12. Armand Hammer "Duppy"
13. Koreatown Oddity "Black Antique Flossin'"
14. Mono/Poly "Night Garden"
15. Atmosphere "Camera Theif"
16. Your Old Droog "Gunsmoke Cologne"

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 2, April 26th, 2015 feat. EL KETER & EMEYESI (.MP3)

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 3, May 10th, 2015

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 3, May 10th, 2015 by El Keter Ben Tzadik on Mixcloud


PLAYLIST

1. Nomine "Blind Man"
2. Jamie xx "Gosh"
3. Hot Sugar "Raining Blood"
4. Nosaj Thing "Cold Stare" feat. Chance the Rapper
5. milo "a day trip to the nightosphere" feat. Anderson .Paak
6. Hot Sugar "Slaughter"
7. Young Fathers "Shame"
8. Doomtree "Off in the Deep"
9. TOOTHTAKER + MESTIZO "2"
10. Hot Sugar "The Child They Left Behind"
11. Heems "Flag Shopping"
12. Kendrick Lamar "King Kunta"
13. Hot Sugar "Athena"
14. Chromatics "In Films"

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 3, May 10th, 2015 feat. EL KETER & EMEYESI (.MP3)

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 4, May 24th, 2015

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 4, May 24th, 2015 by El Keter Ben Tzadik on Mixcloud


PLAYLIST

1. Czarface "Nightcrawler" feat. Method Man
2. MF DOOM "Dead Bent (Instrumental)"
3. Tyler, The Creator "2Seater"
4. Action Bronson "Brand New Car"
5. Leaders of the New School "Sobb Story (Remix Instrumental)"
6. Lyrics Born "$ir Racha"
7. Mark Ronson "Feel Good" feat. Mystikal
8. MURS "Black Girls Be Like"
9. The Budos Band "Tomahawk"
10. L'Orange & Gift of Gab "Circles Around Circles"
11. Camp Lo "Black Jesus"
12. Prefuse 73 "Applauded Assumption"
13. WHY? "Rubber Traits"
14. Serengeti & Polyphonic "Eleven"
15. Stranger Cat "I Lost It"
16. Lapalux "Push N' Spun"
17. A$AP Rocky "L$D (Love x $ex x Dreams)"

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 4, May 24th, 2015 feat. EL KETER & EMEYESI (.MP3)

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 5, June 7th, 2015

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 5, June 7th, 2015 by El Keter Ben Tzadik on Mixcloud


PLAYLIST

1. RATATAT "Cream On Chrome"
2. Romare "Ray's Foot"
3. Flume "Some Minds" feat. Andrew Wyatt
4. Hudson Mohawke "Indian Steps" feat. Antony Hegarty
5. Romare "Prison Blues"
6. Disclosure "Holding On" feat. Gregory Porter
7. Herbert "Peak" feat. Ade Omotayo
8. Romare "Roots"
9. Jamie xx "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" feat. Young Thug and Popcaan

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 5, June 7th, 2015 feat. EL KETER & EMEYESI (.MP3)

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 6, June 21st, 2015

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 6, June 21st, 2015 by El Keter Ben Tzadik on Mixcloud


PLAYLIST

1. Hot Chip "Bruning Up"
2. Hoodboi "Shallow"
3. A$AP Rocky "Fine Wine" feat. M.I.A., Future and Joe Fox
4. Stranger Cat "In the Wilderness"
5. Pony Bwoy "Creature Comforts"
6. Shlohmo "Slow Descent"
7. Prefuse 73 "See More Than Just Stars" feat. Helado Negro
8. Pyramid Vritra "Grey"
9. Ibeyi "Weatherman"
10. Nosaj Thing "Don't Mind Me" feat. Whoarai
11. Nite School Klick "Nice Nightmares (Eprom Remix)"
12. Young Fathers "Dare Me"

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 6, June 21st, 2015 feat. EL KETER & EMEYESI (.MP3)

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 7, July 5th, 2015

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 7, July 5th, 2015 by El Keter Ben Tzadik on Mixcloud


PLAYLIST

1. Panda Bear "Crosswords (Pete Rock Remix)"
2. SELA. "But I'm Not Worth It (No Matter)"
3. Your Old Droog "Gentrify My Hood"
4. Open Mike Eagle "Celebrity Reduction Prayer"
5. Vursatyl "High Horse"
6. Ta-Ku "Trust Me"
7. Active Child "Stranger"
8. Princess Nokia "Young Girls"
9. Tinashe "Cold Sweat"
10. Nomine "Nomine's Robot"
11. Soft Lit "I Can't Help It"

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 7, July 5th, 2015 feat. EL KETER & EMEYESI (.MP3)

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 8, July 12th, 2015

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 8, July 12th, 2015 by El Keter Ben Tzadik on Mixcloud


PLAYLIST

1. JETS "U-N-I" feat. Jamie Lidell
2. Nite School Clik "Posse"
3. Tunde Olaniran "Namesake"
4. P. Morris "BBHMMORRIS" feat. Rihanna
5. Heems "Al Q8a"
6. Lapalux "Make Money"
7. Christian Rich "Compromise" feat. Sinead Harnett, Gold Link and Secaina Hudson
8. Zimmer "Heartbreak Reputation" feat. Polina
9. Picnictyme "Burnin' Up"
10. Nosaj Thing "A"
11. Brenmar "Hula Hoop" feat. UNiiQU3

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 8, July 12th, 2015 feat. EL KETER & EMEYESI (.MP3)

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 9, July 26th, 2015

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 9, July 26th, 2015 by El Keter Ben Tzadik on Mixcloud


PLAYLIST

1. BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface killah "Sour Soul"
2. Ghostface Killah "Let the Record Spin (Instrumental)"
3. The Alchemist "Voodoo" feat. Action Bronson
4. Statik Selektah "Beautiful Life" feat. Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$
5. Joy Bada$$ "Teach Me" feat. Kiesza
6. Blu "The Return (Instrumental)"
7. Earl Sweatshirt "AM // Radio" feat. Wiki
8. RATKING "Steep tech" feat. Despot and Princess Nokia
9. Despot "House of Bricks"
10. TOBACCO "Lamborghini Meltdown (Instrumental)"
11. Quelle Chris "I Asked God"

CLANDESTINE TRANSMISSION//Vol. 9, July 26th, 2015 feat. EL KETER & EMEYESI (.MP3)

Assuming we can avoid future technological catastrophes look out for new podcast episodes to be posted per our normal methodology.
Posted by El Keter
At 08:26 PM on 08/09/15
Filed under Podcast

Technical Difficulties

If you're a regular reader you may have noticed that for the last few days the blog was experiencing some downtime accompanied by some funky error messages.

That was all caused by an unforeseen hosting error which left us with a "corrupted database" which has also resulted in us losing all of the content we had posted to the site since late December of 2014.

We will do our best to recover as much of the content we published during that time, particularly all of our recent podcast episodes, as well as some of the items we've shared over the last few weeks which are still current.

It probably goes without saying that we've been hit hard by this loss, but we'd also like to extend out apologies to the creative folks behind the projects we featured in these now lost posts, as well as our readership who has now lost access to this material.

Thank you for understanding.
Posted by El Keter
At 03:30 PM on 08/09/15
Filed under Curiosities



This week sees Monday Magick make its return after an absence due to stifling heat and not feeling like posting last week. This entry also sees the return of a previous Monday Magick featuree, Thelemic bluesman Graham Bond, who penned this week's choice cut, the Aleister Crowley-inspired "Love is the Law", from British Jazz & Blues-influenced Prog/Psyche outfit Eyes of Blue's 1968 debut 'Crossroads of Time'.

"Love is the Law" was written by Bond, a storied white R&B bandleader with a penchant for illicit substances and an interest in the occult, and also appeared as the title track to his own album also released in '68. The version cut by Eyes of Blue, which reminds me of both Procul Harum and The Animals, puts a little extra "stank" on the composition. The vocal, which turns the latter part of Crowley's maxim from his 'Liber AL vel Legis' that to "do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law" into something of a ballad, is still haunting. While the organ chops are precisely what one might expect considering Bond's bona-fides. But the gutbucket grind of the main groove just feels a little funkier here. And the drum track on this one just has that head-bobbing feel a Hip-Hop head like myself is bound to appreciate.

Eyes of Blue would go on to release another album, 'In the Fields of Ardath' featuring a couple more tunes written by Bond, in 1969. They also collaborated with Quincy Jones, and recorded as backing musicians for several other acts over the years. Additionally, drummer John Weathers and Phil Ryan became member of Prog-Rock act Gentle Giant, and experimental jam-band Man, respectively.

Music is magick!
Posted by El Keter
At 04:08 PM on 08/03/15
Filed under Podcast



Queens emcee Despot represents for family, falcons, lizards, fine knitwear, hand-rolled marijuana, Hellboy action figures, and tai-chi in the instant classic video for "House of Bricks".

Cop "House of Bricks" now where digital music is sold, and look for an album some day in the future.

Despot
Posted by El Keter
At 04:06 PM on 08/02/15
Filed under Music



Original Art-Rap shaman Bunny Michael just announced a new record/art-project called 'Book of Lucid' which she describes as "medicine songs for the club".

The first single is "Sex Majik", a Techno-Rap jam "about creation. The unbounded possibility from 2 forces when they come together to manifest. Light and dark. Giving and receiving. Masculine (energy) and Feminine (energy). It is the beginning of the journey, the seed or child. It's a celebration of sex energy. And its power."

Visit her Soundcloud, and don't forget to peep "Bliss", her remix of Danny Brown's "Dip", while you're there.

Bunny Michael
Posted by El Keter
At 03:22 PM on 08/02/15
Filed under Music



UK Housemeisters Disclosure continue the sci-fi/supernatural storyline that started in their "Holding On" video in the new clip for "Omen" featuring El Keter doppelganger Sam Smith on vocal duties.

"Omen" is from Disclosure's forthcoming sophomore LP 'Caracal', due out September 25th on PMR/Island.

Disclosure
Posted by El Keter
At 03:07 PM on 08/02/15
Filed under Music




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