Machines Hate Me
Known to his peers as Diabolic, this treasured gem of the Los Angeles under-ground began honing his skills as a youth in Watts,CA amid the growing racialized tension and socio-cultural unrest of early nineteen-nineties America. Determined to rise above the melancholy of his often lachrymose settings, he quickly made a name for himself at legendary artist hubs like Project Blowed and Low-End Theory–competing in many a beat battle, among an array of exceptionally talented contemporaries, and perpetually arising as the victor.
Machines Hate Me is perhaps the biggest win for Mr. Dibia$e–the largely respected, self proclaimed “dark horse” of the beats. Packed with a bevy of well-warped soul samples, Dibia$e shines on the tracks “Lumberjack” and “Neighborhood Watch”, while successfully treading glitch and dub-step territory on the track “Skull Crack” which has obtained a substantial amount of buzz on the world wide web.
Other standout tracks include “Circuit Breakin”–a seeming ode to his childhood love affair with Nintendo games, and ”The Price Is Righteous”–a soulful hip-hop revamp of the theme song to one of America’s longest running game shows, “The Price is Right”. In an hour of utter brilliance, Dibia$e offers the world a taste of what exists on the innovative Los Angeles underground and an exciting idea of what is to come. The musings of this genius among us are the sure-shot. Consider yourself warned.