Radiograffiti - Music / Record Label based in Milwaukee, WI
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Milwaukee, WI 53203

Skulltracker Shirts Restocked

Skulltracker - Red and Jungle

Introducing the two newest Radiograffiti shirts you’re likely going to wear to an event while bringing a spare to change into because someone else is wearing the same thing.


Dispyz – Party’s Over

Dispyz - Party's Over - Cover Image

Dispyz is back from the grave, but don’t get any funny ideas. It’s only long enough to declare the party over.

Some of you old folks are familiar with the material presented here. Most of you probably couldn’t care any less. Regardless of your position, it’s an interesting history lesson in chipmusic’s fringe sounds. If the Raverblood 7″ represented the beginning of the dispyz project, and the Datarunner 7″ represented the end, this material (along with last year’s Dangerous Techno Punk Pop Rock re-release) would be the glue which holds it all together. This is not a complete songography by any means…look hard enough and you’ll find a wealth of material floating around in various dark corners of the internet.

For the hardcore: you are covered if you expect to hear Ty’s trademark ‘Amigacore’ style (Taking The City By Storm), although things are a little more interesting when he explores the roads less traveled – backward, opera-laden hip-hop (Untitled #2), noisy DMG experiments circa ’99-’00 (Interlude #2 (DMG 2000), tape manipulations (Bonus Beats #3) and wait for it…MIDI Amigacore piano ballads (For Melissa). Yeah, you have to hear it to believe it. Hell, he even threw in what might be the first chipbreak song ever recorded for good measure (Amiga Vs Gameboy). Everything is nicely represented here.

Considering most of the original, distributed cassettes were long-gone by the mid-to-late 90’s, it seemed to make a little sense to dig up some of the old tunes and capitalize on the recent Stagediver Blip announcement. Rumor has it there will also be an absolute, final dispyz show during Blip week, although this hasn’t been confirmed (or denied).

At any rate, act like you know what xik knew all along when he named-dropped dispyz in his bio for Blip ’06.

Dispyz – Dangerous Techno Punk Pop Rock

Dispyz - Dangerous Techno Punk Pop Rock - Promo Shot

Reissue of the limited 2003 CDr of the same name. Also included: salvaged pieces of the lost 2004 follow-up, ‘Paranoid Turbo Robot Punk’. Enjoy.

Dispyz – Datarunner E.P.

Dispyz - Datarunner - Cover Image

Next in Radiograffiti’s release queue comes the very uncompromising final output from Tyler St Clair’s Dispyz project, the Datarunner E.P.

This release has something of a storied history, not because it pays homage to the early 80’s Milwaukee hacker crew the 414’s (, but because of the incredible amount of adversity we had to face to make this release possible. Fucked-up tests, strikes by nickle miners in Canada, plating costs being raised by 300%, labels melting on the pressing machines, release parties being cancelled…you name it.

Some call it persistence, we call it stupidity. We stuck with it and it’s finally here, for better or worse. Was it worth it? Well, if you think the world needed a limited, translucent green, lo-fi, Amigacore vinyl dedicated to the golden age of computer hacking like we did then yes, it was certainly worth the migraines and monetary loss.

Physical purchase includes large ‘skulltracker’ vinyl sticker, black skull logo vinyl sticker (while supplies last), two buttons (while supplies last) and Radiograffiti download card.

Dispyz – Raverblood E.P.

Dispyz - Raverblood - Cover Image

The material on this record was written between the years of 1995 & 2004 on some random, modified pieces of ancient computer hardware, and while it is technically 8-bit music at the heart it is not to be confused with the terrible wave of hipsterfuck-elevator music which ended up finding it’s audience ten years later. This is the sound of a thirteen year-old’s nihilistic boredom.

Review by some bedroom dj Nov 19, 2009

I don’t know why it took me so long to track down a copy of this little red slab of 8-bit goodness, but better late than never. Dispyz is an alias of Stagediver who, apparently, did not get the memo that Midwest hardcore is dead. And thank fucking christ for that because this 7″ and the other one he released this year are exactly what hardcore is all about. That being, in my opinion, complete disregard for trends and an unbending passion for one’s art. DIY to the core, and I have massive respect for that.

Similar to the previous 7″, this one is full of darkish 8-bit melodies, bursts of staccato speedcore rhythms and cheeky sampling. What I really like about these tracks is that high BPM’s are not shied away from, but it’s not speed for the sake of speed either. There are even a couple of mid-song tempo changes that I can’t wait to incorporate into a mix.
The bottom line? This is everything you loved about 1998 dragged kicking and screaming into 2009. And if there was any doubt about it, look out for a future Stagediver 12″ on none other than the mighty Distort label.

Physical purchase includes white logo vinyl sticker (while supplies last), black skull logo vinyl sticker, two buttons (while supplies last) and Radiograffiti download card.

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