DRIFTS: Com Truise residency, with Cardiknox, Jacob 2-2

Com Truise is one of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley, born and raised in upstate New York and operating out of a 12'-overrun apartment in Princeton, New Jersey. An admitted synth obsessive, Com Truise is the maker of an experimental and bottom heavy style he calls "mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk".

Haley's been making music on the side for roughly a decade—going through pseudonyms like toothbrushes (Sarin Sunday, SYSTM, Airliner)—first as a DJ, and currently, as an excavator of softer, window-fogging synth-wave.

New York-based Cardiknox is the duo of Lonnie Angle and Thomas Dutton. Having grown up in Seattle playing classical piano on Lonnie's side and punk music on Thomas' end, the pair originally teamed up to create and produce rowdy musicals before moving to New York.

Cardiknox was thereafter born from a love of folding their unique talents into an original craft—mixing 80's beats and production with ferocious vocals and dynamic hooks.

Their debut single, "Hold Me Down," is an indelibly hard-hitting, giant tiger bite of a song that will take hold of your brain and not let go.

Jacob 2-2

Jacob 2-2 draws from the old school hip-hop production of Duke Bootee and Erik B, while incorporating some new techniques reminiscent of Hudson Mohawke and Neon Indian. The result is a sound that is both introverted and flamboyant, a pimpadelic excursion through the midtempo.



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