Even in conversation, ehh hahahwhose real name is Wojtekis resistant to classification, preferring to define his work simply by what it is not. I dont like that deconstructed club thing, he miffs, not without reason.
The ex-American theorist and musician DeForrest Brown, Jr. has waged what feels like a worldwide one-man guerrilla campaign, challenging the nature of globalized capital in the art and music industries through protest and presence. His latest project as Speaker Music, the album Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponryreleased in 2020 by Planet Mudrew praise for its uncompromising sonic and social vision, while his Make Techno Black Again collaboration with HECHA / 做his partner Ting Ding 丁汀 and Luz Angélica Fernándezs apparel brandhas re-centered a necessary conversation about race in contemporary music.
While perhaps telling, The 83rd's coded use of culture is just as instructive as his near-militant posture of independence. As the founder of the multi-pronged media organization Sermon 3 Recordings, through which he self-releases his music via Bandcamp, The 83rds sui generis trajectory seeks the kind of valanced heat that the real and art worlds seem to so rarely offer to self-styled enfants terrible.