TUSK returns with a festival show on the 26th July at Fluff Fest, Rockycany, Czech Republic. Also catch TUSK on the 29th July for Queer Riot Club at Neurotitan gallery (more details coming soon). The Berlin show will see the launch of TUSKNONSTOP – a new performance and audiovisual concept, also featuring music from the upcoming EP Lesbian Vampires.
Check it out: www.hyenaz.com
Put your hands in the air! You have the right to remain silent as the techno-shamanistic HYENAZ (TUSK + MAD KATE) take over Expatriarch Radio for this month’s dose of patriarch-slaying. In this edition, NYC queer producer (Aqua) Marinez exposes the injustices of her city’s “stop and frisk” human rights fiasco. Plus there’s the smooth-as-silk remix of Cat Power‘s new single “Manhattan” featuring outspoken hip-hop artist and fellow New Yorker Angel Haze, who is soon to grace Berlin, as are Detroit’s ADULT. and London’s Lene Lovich. You’ll also hear fresh tracks from California’s Double Duchess and Acreaturas as well as Berlin’s own Aérea Negrot and Noblesse Oblige.
“Pray”, the track TUSK produced for Berglind Agustsdottir is out now, and she just got a great write-up in Kaltblut
The sensuous Icelandic Agustsdottir describes the motivation of the track as “the power of the pull someone has on you even if you dont want to. when you cant stop thinking about them and wanting them.”
Producer Sir Dancelot describes it as a cross between “Suspiria and Liquid Sky“.
Listen to it here:
TUSK is going to ground for the next two months, to concentrate on HYENAZ and to mix a new EP to be released slated for an August release.
The EP includes the harder-edged “Need” and “Memories” written for and performed at Berlin’s new-romantic BLITZ party. Also featured are “Hunt” and “Lesbian Vampires”, both sounding like a David Lynch film scored by Giorgio Moroder.
TUSK plans to direct videos for all four tracks in collaboration with artist friends and lovers.
“Lyrically, there’s a lot of storytelling, and I want to bring this out.” TUSK explains.
“I’m especially attached to Lesbian Vampires about teenage lovers who can only meet in the dark and I’m excited to depicted this somehow.”