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    Make up band names

    Calypsing New Buildings (German-language calypso with scrap-metal percussion)
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    Scratcha / DVA / Hi emotions / Leon Smart

    Speaking of people's early work:
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    The White rapper thread

    Some geordie stuff:
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    The White rapper thread

    I once described this as "stepdad grime":
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    The White rapper thread

    Nadirs:
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    The White rapper thread

    I have a vague recollection of a story a friend told me about Tom Zanetti MC'ing at a young woman's funeral, unprompted.
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    Drvg Cvltvre - what's good? Is there a sort of scene

    Reaching towards this abyss from the ketted nadir of 2005 mnml:
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    Music for Opiates

    For Mormons, Low make very good opiate music:
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    Music for Opiates

    Their acknowledged classic, but for me Pentastar is their sleazy smack-rock pinnacle:
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    Music for Opiates

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    Drvg Cvltvre - what's good? Is there a sort of scene

    This is ostensibly a New York deep house track but it really nails this mood:
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    The Liner Note

    Charles Mingus famously got his psychiatrist to write liner notes for The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady: https://genius.com/Edmund-pollack-phd-the-black-saint-and-the-sinner-lady-official-review-annotated
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    Drvg Cvltvre - what's good? Is there a sort of scene

    I suppose rather than a scene, this is sort of a convergence point between the sludgier, burnt-out end of techno and the less kitsch/melodic/kraftwerkian end of electro. It's fruitful ground.
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    Drvg Cvltvre - what's good? Is there a sort of scene

    Another one that might be TOO dingy and lo-fi for what you're looking for:
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    Drvg Cvltvre - what's good? Is there a sort of scene

    Jamal Moss's IBM stuff is kind of an even gnarlier version of this vibe:
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    Drvg Cvltvre - what's good? Is there a sort of scene

    Some of the stuff on Rat Life hits a similar vibe, that sort of quasi-EBM but with a nasty funkiness to it: This Cliff Lothar has that same slipping-into-darkness nightmare vibe as that DC tune IMO, unfortunately none of his other work comes close:
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    Drvg Cvltvre - what's good? Is there a sort of scene

    Assuming you're familiar with the 90s Hague scene? Unit Moebius/Bunker records etc.? Drvg Cvltvre is sort of the continuation of the more slow'n'sleazy/electro end of that. He was actually part of that scene and this archive of his early Ra-X recordings is nasty as fuck:
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