Legendary Bronx, New York City-based rapper KOOL KEITH and Nashville powerviolence duo THETAN will release their fully collaborative Space Goretex LP through Anti-Corporate Music on April 10th. The album’s first single, “Hallucinations,” is now playing at a BrooklynVegan exclusive premiere as preorders for the album are released.
Following their liaison last year for the “Complicated Trip” Record Store Day single, Space Goretex is the first album combining all of KOOL KEITH’s primary personas – Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom and Black Elvis. The instrumentation is primarily comprised of bass, drums, theremin, and synth, performed by THETAN’s Chad L’Plattenier and Dan Emery. The album also includes some special guest appearances, including Gangsta Boo (Three 6 Mafia) who performs as Officer Lola. Casey Orr (Gwar, X-Cops) appears as his X-Cops character Sheriff Tubb Tucker, marking the first time he has recorded anything as this character since 1996. Blag Dahlia from the Dwarves provides a monologue alongside Ashley Mae of Lost Dog Street Band and DJ Black Cat Sylvester, inventor of the Synth-Table. Blowfly’s right-hand man Uncle Tom Bowker also makes an appearance.
Space Goretex was recorded by Dan Emery and Fred Ones, and all post-production and mastering handled by Emery at Black Matter Mastering (Buzzov*en, Lost Dog Street Band, Krieg). The album’s cover art was created by Ethan Lee McCarthy (Primitive Man, Many Blessings).
“We’re premiering lead single ‘Hallucinations,’ which finds KEITH delivering his usual psychedelic outer-space tongue-twisters, while THETAN provide a backdrop that strikes a balance between metal and hip hop without sounding like ‘rap metal,’” writes BrooklynVegan alongside the new visualizer video for the track.
KOOL KEITH offers of the single, “This is gonna definitely be a fan fav on the album. My lyrics crazy but the track is hypnotic.”
Scope KOOL KEITH x THETAN’s “Hallucinations” at BrooklynVegan RIGHT HERE.
Anti-Corporate Music will release KOOL KEITH x THETAN’s Space Goretex on CD, LP, cassette, and all digital platforms on April 10th. The label has just relaunched its webstore with preorders for Space Goretex on all formats including merch bundles and more HERE.
Watch for additional audio samples, an official video from the LP, and more to be issued over the coming months.
Space Goretex Track Listing:
1. Spasm In The Chasm
3. Let’s Take A Trip
4. Roadside Blowout (Feat. Gangsta Boo)
5. Nite Heist
7. Prelude To The Robot
8. Robots On The Automators
9. Complicated Trip
10. Bad Dreams
11. Accolades (Feat. Blag Dahlia)
12. Gaping Black Hole
13. In Pursuit Of Vagina Lucy
14. Bedtime Stories
15. End Transmission
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Since the mid-1980s, KOOL KEITH has been an icon in the hip-hop world, as one of the founders of the Ultramagnetic MC’s. Following that act’s departure, he began a long career with several personas, releasing an extensive arsenal of albums, singles, and much more since the mid-1990s, including collaborations with Ice-T, Tim Dog, Dan The Automator, and many others. His tracks have appeared in movies and television programs including Charlie’s Angels, Grandma’s Boy, Blade: Trinity, Scary Movie 2, Office Space, The Wire, Chuck, and more.
THETAN has been grinding out their pummeling powerviolence/hardcore since 2011, most of the time as the stripped-down two-piece lineup of drummer Chad L’Plattenier and bassist/vocalist Dan Emery the band currently bears. The band has issued two LPs, several singles and EPs, splits with the likes of Bleed The Pigs, Downpour, Bible Thumper, and others along the way.