Thursday, December 27, 2018

Luke Sick & Damien Return with Strike The Clutch Full-length Released On Cassette, Digital & Lathe-cut Bundle (I Had An Accident/Megakut Records)

It's been a big year for Spokane, Washington-based I Had An Accident (IHAA) Records. Just this year, they've released a staggering number of releases from EQUIPTO & Brycon Present: The Watershed, Rabbi Max, Tenshun & Bonzo, BRZOWSKI/MC Homeless, C$ BURNS, Audiosiris, Bonzo Speechless & Damien, Namo, Blood Monk Consortium, Mhaze, The Deaf Index, SKRAPEZ AKA Tenshun & Psychopop, and countless others. Now, IHAA have returned with what's poised to be their last release of 2018: Luke Sick & Damien's Strike The Clutch. As many of you may well remember, Luke Sick & Damien previously released a similarly-titled EP together, which was featured within an edition of The Witzard's Rap EP Wrap-up earlier this year. Damien Miller is, actually, the current owner and label-head at I Had An Accident, as well as a skilled producer on their roster, while Luke Sick is an emcee and founder of Megakut Records. Damien has previously issued collaborative releases with IHAA's own Psychopop, Amputee, Bethaniens Dust, Namo, Diamond Lung, Bonzo Speechless, and 10shun/Tenshun, as well as a number of limited edition solo projects.

Luke Sick AKA J. Luke Oakson AKA Clell Miller, on the other hand, has put out releases with Grand Invincible, Grand Killa Con, Grand Collab, Brougham, CCCRRCCSSLLRRKKRRSSS, Dwarves, FTA, G-Pek, J-Eazy & Brycon, Get The Hater, Motel Crew, Mutual Daps, ON TILT, Rime Force Most Illin', Sacred Hoop, The Disturbers, Underbucket, Yole Boys, Sour Patch, DANK GOBLINS, and Gurp City, amongst others. Luke Sick & Damien's Strike The Clutch (LP) was, actually, released by I Had An Accident/Megakut Records on Christmas Day. It consists of 11 tracks, clocks in at just under 30 minutes, and boasts one lone feature from ON TILT's QM, as well as cuts and scratches provided by DJ Marz, DJ Traps, Tenshun, DJ Defie, and Luke Sick himself. All beats contained on Strike The Clutch were produced by Damien, except for "Age Quod Agis" & "Rave In The Cemetery" pause-mixed by Luke Sick and "Liquid Plumber Lady" produced by Yelir. Overall, Luke Sick & Damien's Strike The Clutch, not entirely unlike its predecessor, has a dusty mid-90's Boom-Bap/DIY feel and a charismatic charm running throughout. Although, they're currently sold out, there's a lathe-cut/digital-only track entitled "Dusty Cig Dubbed Out" produced by Tenshun. However, there are currently less than 20 Strike The Clutch (LP) cassette tapes available from IHAA's Bandcamp page, as well as an unspecified number from Megakut Records.

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