Following their liaison last year for the “Complicated Trip” Record Store Day single, legendary Bronx, New York City-based rapper KOOL KEITH and Nashville powerviolence duo THETAN present the collaborative Space Goretex LP. With guest appearances from members of Gwar, Three 6 Mafia, Dwarves, Lost Dog Street Band, and more, the album will see release this April through Anti-Corporate Music.
Highlighting the artist’s singular lyrical attack, Space Goretex is the first album combining all of KOOL KEITH’s primary personas – Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom and Black Elvis. The instrumentation is primarily comprised of bass, drums, theremin, and synth, performed by THETAN’s Chad L'Plattenier and Dan Emery. The album also includes some special guest appearances, including Gangsta Boo (Three 6 Mafia) who performs as Officer Lola. Casey Orr (Gwar, X-Cops) appears as his X-Cops character Sheriff Tubb Tucker, marking the first time he has recorded anything as this character since 1996. Blag Dahlia from the Dwarves provides a monologue alongside Ashley Mae of Lost Dog Street Band and DJ Black Cat Sylvester, inventor of the Synth-Table. Blowfly's right-hand man Uncle Tom Bowker also makes an appearance.
KOOL KEITH x THETAN’s Space Goretex was recorded by Dan Emery and Fred Ones, with all post-production and mastering handled by Emery at Black Matter Mastering (Buzzov*en, Lost Dog Street Band, Krieg). The album’s cover art was handled by Ethan Lee McCarthy (Primitive Man, Many Blessings) and its videos/visual assets created by David Brenner (Gridfailure).
Anti-Corporate Music will release Space Goretex on CD, LP, cassette, and all digital platforms this Friday, April 10th. Find preorders for all formats including merch options HERE.
Since the mid-1980s, KOOL KEITH has been an icon in the hip-hop world, as one of the founders of the Ultramagnetic MC’s. Following that act’s departure, he began a long career with several personas, releasing an extensive arsenal of albums, singles, and much more since the mid-1990s, including collaborations with Ice-T, Tim Dog, Dan The Automator, and many others. His tracks have appeared in movies and television programs including Charlie’s Angels, Grandma’s Boy, Blade: Trinity, Scary Movie 2, Office Space, The Wire, Chuck, and more.
THETAN has been grinding out their pummeling powerviolence/hardcore since 2011, most of the time as the stripped-down two-piece lineup of drummer Chad L'Plattenier and bassist/vocalist Dan Emery the band currently bears. The band has issued two LPs, several singles and EPs, splits with the likes of Bleed The Pigs, Downpour, Bible Thumper, and others along the way.