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DJ Muggs the Black Goat
Dies Occidendum
Sacred Bones Records
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March 12, 2021

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‘Dies’ means ‘day', and ‘occidendum’, a word derived from ‘occidendus’, means ‘to be slaughtered'. We’re no Latin scholars, but the archaic title of producer and Cypress Hill turntable wizard DJ Muggs the Black Goat’s third proper solo LP has something of a deathly stench. That’s nothing new for Muggs; his work has always adorned the dark shroud of the reaper, like any hip-hop production for the end times should. As signalled by his new moniker appendage, Dies Occidendum comes off as a crowning achievement of his infernal craft, an illuminated text that seemingly materialises when a forbidden ritual is performed correctly.

True to Muggs’ outsider sensibilities, he employs a wealth of strange sources in concocting Dies Occidendum. ‘Incantation’ is befitting of its title, a trundling beat layered over an eerie sing-song straight out of a horror film, as the skittering rhythms of ‘Subconscious’ and ‘The Chosen One’ unleash chaos with some newfound trap sensibilities. The chiller string samples of ‘Anicca’ and the near-ambient frost of ‘Alaphabet of Desire’ provide the perfect wispy counterweight to ‘Nigrum Mortem’, a heavy slice of psych rock à la Black Sabbath, transformed into a bellowing beast by cavernous jazz drum hits.

Dies Occidendum is a thrilling odyssey of unholiness, and perhaps a shade too creepy to play at a Halloween party.

Bleep Exclusive - Soul Assassins Mixtape

To commemorate the release of his eschatological doom portent of an LP Dies Occidendum, producer and Cypress Hill mixmaster DJ Muggs the Black Goat pulls together a killer Bleep exclusive mix matching the pseudo-medieval setting of his LP to the everyday horrors of contemporary America. Where Muggs’ LP eerily drifts into earshot, his first selection, Planet Asia and B-Real’s ‘9mm’, begins with a thunderclap of street-dwelling rap warfare. Really, the mix acts as a Muggs best-of, stuffed with blunted horror score sonics from Soul Assassins affiliates like MF DOOM, Goodie Mob, GZA — and naturally, Cypress Hill.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Incantation DJ Muggs & DJ Muggs the Black Goat 2:15 Buy
  2. 2 The Chosen One DJ Muggs & DJ Muggs the Black Goat 3:03 Buy
  3. 3 Nigrum Mortem DJ Muggs & DJ Muggs the Black Goat 4:07 Buy
  4. 4 Liber Null DJ Muggs & DJ Muggs the Black Goat 3:41 Buy
  5. 5 Alphabet of Desire DJ Muggs & DJ Muggs the Black Goat 2:12 Buy

    Alphabet of Desire

  6. 6 Subconscious DJ Muggs & DJ Muggs the Black Goat 2:42 Buy
  7. 7 Veni Vidi Amavi DJ Muggs & DJ Muggs the Black Goat 1:48 Buy
  8. 8 Anointed DJ Muggs & DJ Muggs the Black Goat 2:23 Buy
  9. 9 Anicca DJ Muggs & DJ Muggs the Black Goat 2:57 Buy
  10. 10 Transmogrification DJ Muggs & DJ Muggs the Black Goat 5:16 Buy


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