First up we've got Profisee's collaboration with Eprom, on Cloak & Dagger. Eprom's beats are lush and funky - hailing from San Francisco, he seems to have a similar sonic palette to the LuckyMe artists such as Hudson Mohawke and The Blessings (who provide a BMore-influenced remix of 'Zoning' on the flip.) On 'Zoning' - the EPs title track - Eprom drops some crunchy digidesign synth sounds. They ride a classic boom-bap beat with applied glitches, while Profisee drawls a low-slung, philosophical verse. Simultaneously claustrophobic, dirty, funky and widescreen, 'Zoning' would fit well into any kind of purple / wonky / dubstep set. The b-side, 'What it Seems' is on a squelchier tip - heavy bass and tweaked out cymbal rushes colouring Prof's restrained raps. The other remixes (by Vigilante, Nasty P and RVLT) are also strong.
The rather lovely Will Ellwood has just contributed this story - it is the first piece of fantasy writing on Weaponizer! How awesome is that? To quote one of my favourite poets: "...fauns and shit." Yeah!
Magnus stood in the depths of the Northern Forest looking at a giant blue wooden door which had been embedded in the side of a moss covered boulder. He feared this part of the forest as it was the home of the trolls and was the wild heart of the woods ...READ MORE
This post is by way of an apology - I intended to upload new content to the site every few days, but unfortunately my computer died last week, hence the sporadic updates. I have a Mac here, but I don't know how to use it really... Plus it has none of the useful programs I need on it like Photoshop and FTP Surfer, and being a clueless person when it comes to Macs, I haven't the faintest idea where to get analogues of these for Mac.
Hudson Mohawke is so hot right now... His debut album Butter is soon to be released on Warp records, and its an ungodly fusion on purple synthfunk, wonky dubstep, low-slung hip-hop and hypercolour neon pop. If there is any justice in the universe, it should be a massive crossover smash, appealing to heads who like their dance music uncompromising and inventive, and mashed-up pillhead fifteen year-olds alike. I'm talking to HudMo for The Skinny today, so you may see the unused parts of that interview appearing on the site soon. For now, go check out some HudMo, and whjile you're at it, check out the LuckyMe crew as well (one of the first music groups we covered here on WPNZR back when it was just a blog).
Ladies and gentlemen, the undescribable, inimitable Harlequinade: rhymesayer, mask wearer, noise merchant, cubist pontomime artist and all-round nice guy. Drop some science fiction, Hq.
His veins burned and the city lights around him swirled into a delirious blur. He fell against the wall bouncing into a pile of ripped rubbish and strewn bin bags; and howled in pain. His eyes bloodshot and veins bulging, he pulled himself up. Not yet, not now. The poised coursed through his veins, outwards from his heart and he knew that he didn’t have long, this was it. But he must get to the Council, they would be about to phone authorisation to fund for Herr Stubbe’s Electinsect Corp., and they must not, they can’t; he needs to show them what will happen, he must persuade them to overturn their decision. The future and the lives of millions depend on it ...READ MORE
Andre Navarro is not only a very talented artist (he even drew the image for this story, what a dude), and our current cover star, he is also a badass writer. He is also from Brazil, and has a mustache that Clark Gable would envy. Which means that effectively, he's cooler than any of us.
"You are going to be born now," said the angel. "So we need you to get ready."
Randy had been enjoying his third daily blowjob and was caught completely off-guard by that ... READ MORE
Do you hate your job? Not as much as the narrator of Murray Morrison's first short story for us does... Murray went on to write some more stuff for us, most of which is so funny it makes you spit Red Bull all over your computer. That's what it did for me at any rate.
What a fucking trip man. I don’t think I realised till now how many hooman beans Hate their work, how many folk just all but shut down and shoot a great wedge of their lives in the head.
I might add that my job is not all sweetness and light… but I inhabit myself while there, it is a continuing part of my story. The sickness is rife though, thousands of us ...READ MORE
An old one from the vaults - the first submission from historian and writer Fran Flett-Hollinrake. Just to prove that not everything we publish is extreme and bizarre!
My mother used to make Solstice cake. The recipe was never written down, because my grandmother, who gave it to her, couldn’t write ...READ MORE
Yet another new writer, C. Brian Hickey, debuts on Weaponizer today. 'In Memory...' is a dark, post-modern psychodrama with an interesting twist.
Tina rolled into the house as she had dozens of times before—her shopping bags in her arms, baguettes and pasta boxes peeking out of the top like naughty children, keys jangling. She had lived with her sister Molly and her brother-in-law Chester for about three years now, and she made an unconscious note of how quiet the house was. She flicked the light switch, but the kitchen remained dark ...READ MORE
Meet our newest addition to the site, Ruzkin. This Cormac McCarthy-esque piece of flash really set my spine tingling when I read it... Hopefully we'll be seeing more from Ruzkin in the future!
We'd been hiking two weeks, inching our way north from Fort Wayne. A man in a rattling old truck picked us up on the side of Highway 24 and took us as far as Toledo. The remaining 70 miles was ours to bear. Hot days getting hotter. The constant tickle of sweat between my shoulder blades ...READ MORE
In the second part of this week's focus on the best and brightest artists on Big Dada, we're proud to bring you an interview with one of the most influential and respected bands in the history of hip-hop.