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“I never really would do something pathetic to get into someone’s pants.” – A Karate King Interview with JON
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“I never really would do something pathetic to get into someone’s pants.” – A Karate King Interview with JON

JON (Jonathan Hayes) is a lifelong musician and artist based in Lexington, Kentucky. He recently released his debut LP „Saturnine Opera“ which is strongly recommended by me – not just because he’s a friend but because it’s a fantastic pop record. To help him promote this album I came out of interview retirement and sent … Continue reading

“A sulfuric acid enema, total annihilation.” – An Interview with the artists of Annihilator II: Steele Vengeance.
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“A sulfuric acid enema, total annihilation.” – An Interview with the artists of Annihilator II: Steele Vengeance.

For Karate King Records’ twentieth release, label owner Karate King united with old and new talent to give you the sequel to The Annihilator, the first ever KKR release that made a splash in 2015’s retrowave scene. Following where Part One left off, Annihilator II: Steele Vengeance further develops the story of vigilante hero Larry Steele on his bloody quest of revenge. For this promotional interview, Karate King had a virtual sit-down with the artistic forces behind Annihilator II and asked them about their exclusive contributions to the album. Continue reading

“There isn’t really a right or wrong way to approach vaporwave.” – An interview with OSCOB, owner and founder of Bedlam Tapes.
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“There isn’t really a right or wrong way to approach vaporwave.” – An interview with OSCOB, owner and founder of Bedlam Tapes.

Maxfield Davidson aka OSCOB is an electronic music artist and the owner and founder of the experimental music label Bedlam Tapes. KARATE KING 空手王 had a virtual sit-down with him to talk about vaporwave, cassette culture, solo projects as well as personal beliefs, fears and sensibilities. Hello Max and thanks so much for taking the … Continue reading

“I left Vaporwave and Future Funk because I no longer felt inspiration for what I was doing” – A Karate King Interview with Locus.
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“I left Vaporwave and Future Funk because I no longer felt inspiration for what I was doing” – A Karate King Interview with Locus.

After a string of interview dropouts and existential mishaps, KARATE KING 空手王 comes out of retirement to have a virtual sit-down with Caden Moniz, a young music artist from California who’s making hip hop and future trap under the aliases Locus. and Secret Plaza. Music, memes, and the meaning of life – no page was … Continue reading

“You best believe I’ve shed tears.” – Karate King meets Achromatic Residue
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“You best believe I’ve shed tears.” – Karate King meets Achromatic Residue

Craig Archambault is a musician from Salem, Massachusetts. Under the alias Achromatic Residue he has made a name for himself as a creator of gloomily baroque soundscapes encompassing multiple genres such as hip hop, ambient and witch house. Achromatic’s new album Melatonin Melodies releases April 1st on Deep Web Music. KARATE KING 空手王 had a … Continue reading

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New Updates Soon

I’ve been pretty busy with music and label shit over the last few months. Exciting new interviews will be posted soon though, and I’m going to change the direction of this blog a bit. Away from the strictly musical towards the more culturally eclectic. Meanwhile, enjoy the latest release on Karate King Records: new utopia … Continue reading

“I gave Matt Mondanile’s bandmates Kratom” – A Karate King Interview with PZA
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“I gave Matt Mondanile’s bandmates Kratom” – A Karate King Interview with PZA

Karate King, indie blogger, music artist, and owner of netlabel Karate King Records, had a virtual sit-down with beloved vaporwave/trap artist PZA, penetrating him with questions nobody else would dare to ask. Does he ever think about the Bandcamp sales of other producers? What’s the story behind his Twitter beef with Real Estate’s Matt Mondaline? … Continue reading