For over ten years, James Weissinger aka Jameszilla has played loud music for dancing people as one half of ZILLAS ON ACID, resident DJs at Philadelphia’s legendary 17+ year party MAKING TIME and the duo responsible for the city’s now-infamous Broadzilla events. In between taking disco naps, designing party flyers, and managing ZoA’s non-existent intern Brad-Zilla, James has not-so-secretly operated 100 Years of Solid Dudes, a semi-conceptual record label bringing Philadelphia’s finest freaks into musical collaboration via his downtown Hackers Hideaway studio. The goal? To create an alternative pop dimension where the good guys won, Devo is bigger than the Beatles, and the long 80s never really ended, offering up such beloved musical mutants as Universo Paralelo, Aufklärung Gang, New Donna, GIRLS CHAT ROOM, and many others.
But the label’s Research & Development Division has always been the 100 Years of Solid Dudes Mix Series, an ongoing collection of manic sample symphonies that put Disco, Italo, EBM, Balearica, Japanese Pop, and everything else on the chopping block, resulting in increasingly smaller song scraps tossed together. The result: 110 bpm car-crash collages where many a Solid Dudes backing beat has been born.
For 44,100Hz, then, Jameszilla presents the creatively titled third mix in this series, 100 Years of Solid Dudes Volume 3: 53 minutes of intense queasy-listening, filed, compiled, and carefully re-styled in the true 100YSD tradition. Listen carefully, and you might just detect tomorrow’s Solid Dudes hits emerging from today’s primordial, aural ooze. Happy listening, and keep your eyes peeled for more to come from Zillas on Acid, Girls Chat Room, and the ever-expanding 100 Years of Solid Dudes family.