Mad Zach is a sound designer, live electronic musician, mastering engineer, and custom midi developer. He is located in Santa Cruz, CA, where he has a small studio in the forest, preparing for shows and doing professional mastering, original soundtrack, production and building custom midi controllers.
R2 The Specialist a rock n' roll multimedialist specializing in the art of audio engineering, music production, graphic design, VJing, and party promotion. Driven to bring eclectic juxtaposition and wild individuality to the masses, R2 creates an artistic alchemy that shakes up dormant minds like snow-globes.
Wolf Spiders is a full length collaborative album from Mad Zach & R2 The Specialist that delves into experimental realms and then delivers some thumping Dubstep, Techno, Funk, Glitch Hop and everything in between.
What people are saying about the album:
FreQ Nasty: Love it . Great work and looking forward to hearing more. Sweet!
Starkey (Seclusiasis / Trouble & Bass): on brief glance already feeling Sinister.
Klone: Wow im just blown away by this release! Hard to pick a fav on this one. I dig every track. Many many plays.
illiam b. gates : very promising work from one to watch baited motherfucking BREATH! wuha! subeater is a monstahhhhH!
Aemmum (nova sauvagine 94.9 / glabz.org): Some epic moments.
Timonkey: Fresh hot glitchy beats and bass from the Santa Cruz underground. Wolfspiders is a journey through many styles and tempos, but its all glued together by a cohesive and unique aesthetic.
Ratling (http://www.dubplates.co.uk): another big album from muti crew big tings !
ed2000 (http://www.dangerous-drums.de): the diversity of the influences and inspirations for this is excellent . it hangs together .it works . its all in there. full support !! love this !
Kemek: Nuttier than Planters. These is so much good stuff in here it boggles the mind.
Construct(Montreal / SUBFM / Jungletrain.net / Bass Drive Wednesdays, http://www.wickedbad.net): Subeater, Big D, Speaker Gargle are my favs. us of air is sinister. Christopher columbus has some cool stabs on the go.
Jackie Onassid (92.9 (2NCR) River FM, http://www.2ncr.org.au): this is right up my alley! Soul Fire fab combo of funk and electrostep disco..very moody, expressive and versatileinnovative inspiringdeviating from formula bold, dramatic and humorous! tks, will be playing it tomorrow at a youth skaters festival..sure kids will love it.
Matt (pbsfm.org.au / beatbroker.com.au): great stuff, really interesting and different.
David Starfire (Six Degrees): glitchy rock busters!
Pathaan (BBC / Worldwide / iDJ): feeling this in bits and pieces
Psymbionic (http://www.bwompbeats.com): Having never heard of these guys, I am pleasantly surprised by a myriad of amazing (and thoroughly loud) sounds. Eardrum bursting, mind-melting craziness jampacked into a full length LP. Im honestly not even sure what else to say, Im kind of in awe, although I dont know if its from the fruits of the loudness war or because Im going to have to scrape my brain off the floor now.
Inaudible: Huge range of experimental music here, would love to see a list of influences. Hard to pick a fave, 8 Bit Chinsocilliator drops into a beast dancefloor wise, but Id have to go for US of Air for the cool factor.
Neptune (Beat Church SF): Really nice diversion from the usual stuff being cranked out. Phresh sounds and style, I like the range of styles between tracks, says a lot to me and with an understone of funk, that always gets me. Good work!!! keep it up! bless ittune.
Sam (http://www.brapdem.com): Wow! Really diverse beats. I could even call them truly funky.
Alan Ranta (tinymixtapes.com / popmatters.com / The Skinny): The yo sauce.