THE OVERDUE REVIEW: VOL. 1

As much as we want to cover everything that comes our way at 108MICS, there’s the occasional song or album that slips between the cracks of our schedule or flies just under our radar. Introducing “The Overdue Review”, a collection of bite-sized reviews on music and artists we couldn’t quite get to in time. Better … Continue reading THE OVERDUE REVIEW: VOL. 1

2020 SINGLE REVIEWS: SALEMGASMASK – TOYBOX.X

Looking again to Matter, we find a flicker of insanity from SalemGasMask, who perpetuates the self-crowned genre of “robloxcore” with “Toybox.x” Everything about “Toybox.x” from vocalist SalemGasMask and producer Tommet45 reads like a bucket full of flashbangs; from the outset Tommet’s beat is hyperactively jittery, bouncing like a kangaroo on a trampoline. Originally dropped on … Continue reading 2020 SINGLE REVIEWS: SALEMGASMASK – TOYBOX.X

2020 SINGLE REVIEWS: KID TRASH – RETAIL THERAPY

Not even a month after the release of their hypnotic pop banger ‘Oxford Street’, Kid Trash has returned with a glorious new single that embraces all of the best things about 2020’s constantly shifting musical landscape.  Firstly, it must be recognised that Trash’s musical talents far exceed many of their peers. Although the production on … Continue reading 2020 SINGLE REVIEWS: KID TRASH – RETAIL THERAPY

2020 ARTIST INSIGHT: PUMPFAKE

pumpfake makes music for life’s confusions, playing with uncertainty rather than searching for clarity. “spit (woah)”, the latest single from Philadelphia musician pumpfake, is enmeshed in confusion. The songs swirling beat reverses back into itself, lightly crystalised by a generously applied bitcrusher. Around halfway the beat switches slightly, giving an airy pad room to rise … Continue reading 2020 ARTIST INSIGHT: PUMPFAKE