Cross My Heart Hope to Die will change your perceptions of art, and challenge your expectations of music. More than just a multimedia project, Cross My Heart Hope To Die has chosen a new path to create something that is truly an experience. The project transcends all musical boundaries – the music exists as just one part of the bigger picture, ever evolving. The foundation of this art collective rests on the balance of each element: art, visuals, music, and the live experience – each as important and on point as the other.
The sound system is the spark caused by the collision of veteran producer DJ Muggs and fellow producer Andrew Kline. With trajectories launched from different musical backgrounds, they shared a love of a dark, cinematic music. Sean Bonner adds an additional, undefinable piece to this artistic enigma. Sean is a curator, hacker and creative technologist with a history in both the fine art and music worlds, he adds an unpredictable element to an already amorphous group.
Cross My Heart Hope To Die – EP is the first release from Cross My Heart Hope To Die, due out April 2nd on Alpha Pup Records. Alpha Pup’s roster includes Daedelus, Busdriver, and Dibiase and has been described by XLR8R as “absolutely bursting with talent, it seems like a new mind-blowing record appears every few days.” Cross My Heart Hope To Die – EP features four driving, ethereal songs anchored together by Brevi’s sexy and hauntingly beautiful vocals.
The interactive street art side has been manifesting for almost a year. Unsuspecting pedestrians in Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, and Vienna have been enjoying, and participating in this project – often without even knowing it. Cross My Heart Hope To Die wants to manipulate the way people find music, to bring back the thrill of discovery. Something sorely needed in a digital age where we are constantly bombarded with aural stimulation.
Upcoming gallery exhibitions and a series of videos shot all over the world make it obvious that Cross My Heart Hope To Die is much more than a simple musical project. If this sounds confusing or vague, that’s not unintentional. The answers are there, you just have to find them. Dig deeper.
1. Wild Side
4. Roller Coasting
The legendary Cypress Hill producer DJ Muggs is on fire – after releasing his critically acclaimed dubstep album this January 2013 on Ultra Music, he’s traversing the country with Modestep, the live electronic group known for bass-heavy bangers with vocal and rock elements resulting in full-spectrum sound. MiM0SA will also be joining up on the west coast dates to achieve massive sonic destruction. Named after his recent Ultra release, The Bass For Your Face Tour will be serving up enough bass-heavy soundscapes and dirt-nasty drops to satiate every single EDM fix across the nation.
Mar 19 Dallas, TX House of Blues Dallas
Mar 19 Austin, TX Emo’s East
Mar 26 Richmond, VA The National
Mar 27 New York City, NY The Bowery
Mar 28 Pittsburgh, PA The Rex Theater
April 9 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
April 10 Aspen, CO Belly Up – Aspen
April 13 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater*
April 15 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market*
April 16 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre*
April 18 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia*
April 19 Detroit, MI The Works
April 20 Austin, TX Emo’s East
April 25 Calgary, AB Ten Nighclub
April 26 London, ON Tabu
April 27 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
April 30 Dallas, TX West End Event Center
* = Tour Dates with MiM0SA
You know DJ Muggs the hip-hop producer (platinum albums with Cypress Hill, House of Pain’s smash “Jump Around”—plus a dozen stellar albums of collaborations in the Vs. series, as Soul Assassins and otherwise), the globetrotting hip-hop club DJ (spinning 100+ dates annually) and the experimental recording artist (2003 genre-defying album Dust). Take a breath and get ready for a new chapter in the Muggs story—and forget everything you thought you knew.
With Bass For Your Face (1/15/13 on Ultra Music), the Los Angeles producer turned his considerable hard-won skills and discerning ear to dubstep, glitch, dub electronics in 10 original tracks featuring rising stars of hip-hop, a grime legend, a hip-hop god—but also an unknown Finnish artist discovered on SoundCloud. It’s not a typical hip-hop album, or a dubstep collection for that matter. It’s a 21st century hip-hop album built on futuristic dubstep production technique featuring rappers and vocalists operating on the leading edge of the underground.
DJ Muggs has lots of new music on the way, and it’s safe to say it could only exist in 2013.