The Future Is Later than Now, and its not
part of our future anyway.
We regret to announce that Matador will not be releasing Non
Phixions upcoming debut album The Future is Now.
After months of preparations for the release of this album,
the group have reached the conclusion that Matador is not
the right label for them. While we wish they had made this
decision prior to signing a contract or recording the album,
we see no reason to stand in their way and we look forward
to reaching an amicable settlement. We remain fans of Non
Phixions music and sincerely wish them all the success
in their future endeavors.
Non Phixion date change
Good things come to those who wait, and even better things
come when we decide to stop waiting. The long-awaited Non
Phixion debut album, The Future is Now has been
moved forward to a September 26 release date. With production
work from luminaries like Premier, Large Professor, Necro
and Pete Rock, and staples of Non Phixions live set
like The C.I.A. Is Trying To Kill Me, If
You Got Love and the recent single Black Helicopters,
this is shaping up to be a devestating album. More news on
singles, tours and documentary videos to follow.
Starting next wednesday night, you can hear an internet
simulcast of a Non Phixion performance, recorded live
last week on Montclair, NJs WMSC by heading over to
TPLN.net. TPLN are out of
Toronto, if youre keeping track.
Non Phixions Ill Bill was just interviewed
by New York's UPN affiliate, Ch. 9 for their evening news
program. Ill Bill has an upcoming solo 12" entitled "How To
Kill A Cop" which the hard-hitting journalists at Ch. 9 must've
thought was controversial. Meanwhile, the Rudy Giuliani 12"
"How To Gun Down An Unarmed Civilian" has been pulled from
our release schedule.
Just back from showing the Gavin Convention how it's done,
Non Phixion are playing at the Wetlands on 3/1 for
a Stop Police Brutality event with Reflection Eternal and
others. Non Phixion's performance will be brief, so don't
say we didn't warn you. Which reminds me, how do you stop
police brutality? Beat yourself up! Wait a second, that's
the one where you're supposed to help the police out. But
it would probably serve the same function if you really thought
about it -- pretty hard for the police to brutalize you if
you've already done the job on your own. On the other hand,
this might be too much to think about. Maybe you should just
shell out the cash to see Non Phixion.
Non Phixion can be heard on the The Temple of Hip
Hop program on Los Angeles' KKBT, next Sunday Feb 6th at 11:00pm
Chan Marshall will be on the cover of the Feb/March issue
of Mean Magazine, out Feb 21. Which will come as thrilling
news for those of us who aren't patient enough for Grand Royal
to start publishing again. And don't even get us started on
Popsmear. Non Phixions center spread in Martha
Stewart Living has been cancelled until further notice.
S.O.B.'s stands for "sounds of Brazil." At least that's what
my parents told me. Arsonists and Non Phixion
will be tearing it up at this legendary Varick St. venue on
January 29. Kind of like a hip-hop superbowl, without the
Billy Ray Cyrus halftime show (memo to research dept.: please
make sure Billy Ray Cyrus isn't first on the bill.)
The Aronsists and Non Phixion are on a new compilation
out last month on Battle Axe Records/Nu Gruv Alliance called
"Defenders of the Underworld." Non Phixion lead off the disc
with "The Full Monty"; the Arsonists contribute a sample-heavy
"Fat Laces." Other artists of note include Everlast, Defari,
Kool Keith, Swollen Members, Dilated Peoples, Del, and Aceyalone.
Ill Bill (of Non Phixion) solo tracks "Gangsta Rap"
and "How to Kill a Cop" are now available on hiphopjoints.com
under the Audio section. And: Non Phixion has a freestyle
you can access from the Freestyle section.
Plus: the Arsonists and Non Phixion's appearance
on the 88hiphop.com Fat Beats Radio show last month is up
in an audio/video
New Yorkers can look forward to a mid-May showcase with both
Arsonists and Non Phixion at Bowery Ballroom.
News, official-like: Matador has signed Non Phixion.
Straight outta beautiful Brooklyn, with a handful of independent
12" singles, an aborted deal with Geffen, the moxie to kick
MC Serch out of the group...and great names: Goretex, Ill
Bill, Sabac, and Eclipse. They're funny, straight-forward
and playing with Prince Paul at Tramps on March 23. I'll post
some of their press on the website in the next couple of weeks.
Right now, a couple RealAudio clips from 12"s:
The hottest: "I
Shot Reagan" (as far as I'm concerned, they could do nothing
but repeat the titular line over and over and it would still
work), from "I Shot Reagan"/"This is Not An Exercise," "Refuse
to Lose" 12" (Uncle Howie).
from the "Legacy"/"No Tomorrow" 12" (Serchlite/Fat Beats)