37 gems by ruby yacht

we are bored by the generic mediocrity dominating the rap landscape at present.

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the ruby yacht is a poet gang, a conglomerate of wacko’s who obviously love nothing more than life itself. we are the hoarders of cheat codes, the speakerknockers, the wellthunk monks. potent delivery.

Heavy Freestyle Fellowship and early Anticon posse cut vibes…Compounding creativity anchored in individual craftmanship.

Highly recommended.

Label of the month: Rephlex

Resident Advisor looks back…

It’s not easy pinning down Rephlex, the label founded in the early ’90s by Richard D. James, AKA Aphex Twin, and Grant Wilson-Claridge. While many labels have clear aesthetics—consistent visual design, a focused signature sound—Rephlex, in its 23-year run, swerved from nosebleed techno to luxuriant lounge pop, musique concrète to blown-out ragga, and of course, lots and lots of acid.

Old Rephlex rave flyers