There are times in life that warrant an aggy soundtrack. The kind of music that lets you wallow in those brooding moments or, alternatively, makes you want to get up and punch the floor. They may be overtly aggresive sounds or, as Diego Herrera AKA Suzanne Kraft cites, they can simply wield that underlying sense of emotional violence.
When the American producer first piqued our interests back in 2015 with his Melody Of Truth release, there was a distinct air of mystery surrounding him. Since then he's come further out into plain sight, making appearances on Gerd Janson's Running Back, Animals Dancing, Noise In My Head, as well as several returning trips to Jonny Nash's Melody As Truth, exploring the ambient, immersive side of his production. Seperately Diego has made music under several other guises which serve the many facets of his musical offerings, from the abstract cuts as SK U Kno to his driving synth exploits as Dude Energy and his projects with friends as Pharaohs and Blase.
More recently, he's provided a blinding remix of C.A.R.'s new single on our own Ransom Note Records, which could slot into the violence category quite suitably. Here we ask him to pick out some of the tracks that for him symbolise frustration, stress and violence...
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Catastrophe Bizarre - Ego-M
A current favorite of mine and an anthem of frustration. Both violent in sound and subject that perhaps speaks to the juvenile part of me that can interpret distress or self-harm as poetic.