D-Sisive (aka Derek Christoff) & The Arkeologists – The D.Ark Tape [Album]
New music from D-Sisive (aka Derek Christoff) and The Arkeologists. As per usual, since he’s a great writer, we’ll let D-Sisive tell you how The D.Ark Tape (also stylized as the d.ark. tape) came to be:
Toronto, ON – “In 2007, I walked into a basement that would change my art forever. I realize that sentence is super dramatic, and equally as rape-y, but it’s the only way I can describe it. It was dark. Small. Low ceilings. Filled with cigarette smoke. I sat down on the couch, while Norman Krates [The Arkeologists] prepped his MPC2000 for our first session.
I ate a submarine sandwich. He rolled a joint. I swallowed a Percocet. He chopped up a sample. And I began writing what would become Kneecaps. A song, along with Laundry Room, that would make critics and music listeners look past the court jester of an artist I once was. A song that would literally change my life.
In 2013, I returned to the same basement to conduct an interview with Norman for a special 5 year anniversary release of my debut record, The B.O.O.K. While listening to him reminisce, I began having flashbacks of those sessions. I felt like 2007 again. A few days later I went back to hang out. Hanging out would result in Norm playing me beats. Which would result in me writing The Reunion Tour. We sat and listened to that song for an hour straight. It was 2007 again. We decided to keep going till we hit ten songs. All raw. All songs recorded on a $200 8-track in one day. All first takes. Embrace the imperfections. No promotion. Keep it basement.
Ladies and gentlemen… The D.Ark Tape.
D-Sisive in Concert
The Desolate Collective & Urbnet Live presents…
D-Sisive | The Baby Shower | Live In Concert
with Motem & special guests.
The Drake Underground [1150 Queen St. West]
Music supplied by: Techtwelve
Doors 9pm | Show 10:30pm | $10 Admission | 19+
Twitter: @DSisive | @URBNET