TIMEKODE X VOL. 2 - freak motif x DARK MAAT'R
Following the international buzz of the Ottawa-focussed Volume 1, the next edition TIMEKODE's regional remix trilogy focusses on two great bands from Montreal. FREAK MOTIF and DARK MAAT'R are remixed by TK's Memetic and special MTL guest remixer, Scott C of the legendary Montreal party institution The Goods. Both songs take the listener on an unexpected journey, as they focus on the subject of state sanctioned violence by police in different ways respectively; making for a timely and thoughtful release in these troubled times. Included are alternate takes of both songs, offering four tracks with four funky perspectives on this social ill.
Memetic says, "As DJs, we feel like it's not enough to be consumers of black culture in parties and on the radio when times are good, if we don't use our platforms to advocate for black lives in this time of crisis. This is our way of using our voice."
Driving that message home are the project's striking images, developed by illustrator / graphic designer Colin White and Kalkidan Assefa, an Ottawa artist whose work came to prominence when his murals honouring Sandra Bland and other LGBTQ2S victims were vandalized, sparking a public conversation about race and space in the nation's capital.
TIMEKODE X Vol. 2: Montreal will be available via Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Tidal and many other digital outlets on Sept. 23. A limited edition (300 copies) of 10" vinyl copies are also available and will ship by Oct. 1. Order via Bandcamp HERE.