“Keep it official like a referee and blow the whistle, if I ain’t with you, simmer down while I spew my riddle.”
I first met Spectacular Diagnostics through Rude One, and only knew him as a graphic designer. He actually did the artwork for the bulk of Rude’s ONEderful LP, which came out almost a year ago (revisit that here).
After submitting all the art, SD, sent me links to his own music – mostly obscure leaning, crunchy, instrumentals, and some that featured face-scrunching rappers like Conway and Chester Watson. His 2016 release, Avant Raw is a harken cry back to the late 90’s heyday of releases from producers and DJ’s like Handsome Boy Modeling School, UNKLE, Kid Koala etc. I highly suggest it if you’re looking for a fix like that. Fuck it, I’ll embed it below for easy listening.
But first, I want to say something about his new shit, “DISCORAMA” featuring Grandmilly. I don’t know how I stumbled upon this yesterday, but it’s been in my head since. I didn’t know it at the time, but it was exactly what I was looking for. It carries Spectacular’s signature dusty production while Grandmilly simply goes off with the wordplay. If that’s what you like, you will very much like this.
The song is part of Spectacular’s new project, The Spec Tape, an already sold out cassette. If you were lucky enough to cop the cassette, you also got “DISCORAMA” and 2 other joints as free downloads. You can still find all the tracks here, and kick yourself for not finding this sooner.
And here is Avant Raw.