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Violent Turd
New Zealand

no one knows who owns it, no one knows who funds it, but everyone knows it by the inevitable associations made with Kid606. Is it a sublabel of the vaunted Tigerbeat6? The connections are innumerable. The very first release of the label featured the Kid with a variety of remix associates taking on Missy Elliott/Timbaland tunes. The result was a mixed bag. As Jess Harvell and others suggested, the point of exoticizing Timbaland is a moot one. The man is already exotic- and he already does it better than anyone else.

But with the second release came the fun: The Action Packed Mentalist Brings You the Fucking Jams was a mash-up extravaganza adding an static infused deconstructionist tilt to the proceedings that is relatively absent from most of the cleaner European artists that have gained popularity in the past year. And with that, the Kid has steered cleared of the imprint (as far as we know) and let others take over.

Continuing the same vein of mash-ups, albeit with a different philosophical underpinning is DJ BrokenWindow’s Parallel Universe Volume I. As can be divined from the title, the songs are imaginary landscapes which represent parallel universes- ones in which R & B vocals mix with 60s moog classics and Miami rap merges with synth pop from the 80s. The experiment was done under certain constraints: each song is completely re-layered over the other. There is no chopping, no construction, just pitchshifting and meticulous research.

The other two releases on the label, however, follow a different bent: mix CDs. Both DJ/rupture and Soundmurderer, the artists responsible for these two mixes, liberally use jungle and ragga vocals to keep their full lengths intense and extremely fast paced. While Rupture mixes in an assortment of different influences to the mix Gold Teeth Thief, Soundmurderer keeps strictly to jungle breaks throughout the 3 twenty minute mixes contained on the recently released Wired for Sound.

Not much is known about the future of the label: there’s no known website to keep track of the releases. What is known, however, is that although the output has been relatively inconsistent in quality, it has been consistent in interest. Violent Turd’s stock only grows with each successive release and its mystery becomes all the more infuriating.

Violent Turd Releases:
DJ Brokenwindow- Parallel Universe Volume I
DJ/rupture- Gold Teeth Thief
Soundmurderer- Wired for Sound
Kid606- The Action Packed Mentalist Brings You the Fucking Jams
Various Artists- Freakbitchlickfly


By: Todd Burns
Published on: 2003-09-01
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