On Thurs., March 24, old-school hip-hop DJ Dug Boogie is hopping on a plane headed for South Africa, where he's been invited to join Bone Thugs-n-Harmony for a three-week tour across the country. Dug Boogie (born Douglas Wilder) caught Bone Thugs' ear back in October when he was spinning records during their show at the Masquerade, and apparently left an impression on the group. "When I was scratching during the last song, Wish Bone got on the mic and yelled, 'Can the DJ get some?!'" he recalls. "After the show he told his manager that he wanted me on tour with them. I didn't take it seriously because we were all a little tipsy. Then during load-out he called me over to where he was standing with Krayzie Bone, who said, 'If Wish wants to fuck with you then we fuckin' with you, and that's all there is to it.'"
In other news, Paste intern and occasional CL contributor Max Blau has a list of photos and Twitter-friendly reviews of 100 bands he saw at SXSW this year posted on PasteMagazine.com. A total of 13 Atlanta acts are included on the list, such as: Mood Rings, Cyhi Da Prynce, Sea Lions, Mermaids, Oryx and Crake and several more.
NEW RELEASES: Carnivores' song "Darker Days" will appear on a U.K. cassette compilation, titled Tape Fear, due April 4 on Fierce Panda. It's a collection of songs by some of the label's favorite American bands, which also features tracks by Dum Dum Girls, Fang Island, Tennis and 13 others. It's a limited edition pink cassette tape that you probably won't see floating around the States. But fear not, it will also be available as a download via the label's website.
In other cassette related news, Pink House Tapes is hosting a four-way release party at Noni's on April 1. The four releases include the Clap's Juvenile Cassingle, Mood Rings' Sweater Weather Forever, Red Sea's Weird Problems EP and Shepherds' Holy Stain.
A ton of new Bandcamp joints has come down the pike lately: Crimes' four-song Houdini Sleaze EP hits pretty hard with a blast of sneering, screaming fury that the band likes to call "psycho rock." Chandu's has a murky, five-song, self-titled demo posted that meshes no wave and death-afflicted art-rock stylings with a dreamy and subdued girl-group traipse. The Ruination has posted a pretty freaked-out new mixtape called Wham Blam! that features appearances from DT (Clan Destined), Ty-vicious (the Nice Guise) and a Lee Harvey Oswald remix. The new Mountain Lion EP, Oceans, is posted. And last but not least, Catalyst (the Nice Guise) has finally posted his Trouble Man EP — the beats for which are constructed entirely from samples taken from Marvin Gaye's soundtrack to the 1972 film of the same name and weaved together by Decatur producer Baka. Catalyst's lyrical quips over Baka's bed of blaxploitation samples and down-tempo ethereal hip-hop are quite smooth.