Agnarkea - Black Helicopters
Ruffshod, screwed hip hop and noise on this part-mixtape, part soundtrack ‘Black Helicopters’ - a wicked volley of cut-up ruggedness from deep south USA: bombed-out 808s and furtive samples from TV and Tubes spliced with splintered rave breaks and vaporised ambient tropes. One for fans of L.A. Club Resource, DJ Yo-Yo Dieting, DJ Loser, Lil Ugly Mane, Rabit!
“Black Helicopters is Agnarkea (Keaton Transue); a 20 year old producer from Richmond, Virginia. Originating out of the WaistDeep Clique (a cell of emerging hip-hop crews operating out of the Southern United States) and recorded on budget equipment, across it's near two hours and extended 23 tracks, the project seeks to un-package homegrown “conspiracy theories” (MK Ultra, Black Helicopters, The Deep State, Black Sun, Waco Texas) and use this web of extended source material to make sense of day-to-day life in Trump's America, police oppression of black neighbourhoods and the systematic suppression of mind-enhancing drugs.”