Tamper, Disable, Destroy
This is a mixtape executed by the ever-evolving, largely improvisational
group Marijuana Deathsquads, featuring nearly 50 collaborators from the
likes of Bon Iver, Poliça, Doomtree, Solid Gold, Har Mar Superstar, and
many more. The album, 'Tamper, Disable, Destroy' is a small selection
from a vast library of freestyles Ryan Olson has accumulated at after
parties in his Minneapolis Studio, and late nights during a session at
the infamous Wisconsin` studio, April Base. The mix-tape successfully
blends the eclectic electronic sound Deathsquads have become known for,
with pure, uninhibited, Rap.
During the 2 week session at April Base, in September of 2011, 6-8 different Minneapolitans would rotate through each day, each making the two hour drive to the studio, all recruited to play synths, lay drum beats, rip guitar solos, or whatever Olson needed when assembling what will be the band's 2nd full length album (slated for release early 2013). When nights turned to mornings, and the instruments were put down, Olson would put a mic in front of anyone and demand the best rap verse ever. In his words, "Catch rappers when their guard is least up, No frontin/All frontin."
After returning from Wisconsin, Olson kept amassing verses over random Deathsquads B-Sides and building songs from beats/boom-baps from beatmakers like Lazerbeak, 2% Muck, and Ganzobean. After many more late night editing sessions, the album was decided to be done. Artwork was created by Minneapolis-based agitator MinnesotaVice, and Tamper Disable Destroy was complete.