Dig Dug, the producer behind the sounds of Agartha Audio, conducts small experiments everyday on the people and things around him. Much like imagining colors around people or seeing strangers as old friends, Agartha Audio’s vibe is a bit of its own experimental experience, complete with a white lab coat-wearing Dig Dug taking note of listeners’ reactions.
The Berkeley-based producer pushes auditory boundaries and devises soundscapes as intriguing and thought-provoking as the paintings he creates. Dig Dug has released two full-length albums on Uncommon Records, Tales from the Cafetorium and The Hollow Earth, the latter of which was an avant-garde conceptual masterpiece loosely centered around the “Reptilian Agenda.” Dig Dug also turned heads as MF Borat with an EP titled The Mask and the Moustache, and produced the soundtrack for the Emmy-nominated documentary Fruits of War.
Agartha Audio teamed up with label-mate Taiyamo Denku on the upcoming Quadrofiendia. Spawned from a simple conversation over Twitter, the two created 13 tracks of aural insanity. Quadrofiendia will also feature appearances by Sadat X, Craig G, Masai Bey, Vast Aire, L.I.F.E. Long, Atari Blitzkrieg, Shyheim the ManChild and more. It is scheduled for release in June.