ciénaga is a DJ based between Seattle, WA and Elko, NV. Coming from a background in performance, he wields music as a tool to invoke the theatre of the mind. For his REDEFINE mixtape, he does just that. Using a combination of pitched down trance bangers, bass-laden tech house, and obtuse...

Bleep is a column focusing on varying degrees of electronic music news, videos and MP3s. In this post, Juju & Jordash make primitive techno waves with their latest release on Dekmantel, and Photek makes a comeback that strays from drum n' bass territory.

Juju & Jordash

In this generally unsettling music video for "Dr. Strangepork", directed by James Murray, flesh and rope create tension and discomfort that's balanced by strange -- and increasingly stranger -- images of floral bouquets. Here, the gritty repetition seems appropriate for carnal pleasure and displeasure, taste and distaste, but Juju & Jordash show more than just these simple dichotomies on the dualistically-named Techno Primitivism, their latest release on Dekmantel. Some have called the title "ironic", but there is no semblance of irony here. It's just that Juju & Jordash know exactly how to push Stone Age atonalism and fire pit hypnotism into the streamlined waves of future music. (Note: It's actually a pretty fun mental exercise to craft the hypothetical cinematic in where Juju & Jordash's music connects those two worlds.)
Juju & Jordash - "Dr. Strangepork" Music Video Juju & Jordash - "Bleached Roots"