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Solecast w/ Drowning Dog & Malatesta on Anarchy, Radical Culture and Life In Europe

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In this episode of the solecast i speak with anarchist rap innovators Drowning Dog And Malatesta.  As far as I know them and Test Their Logik are some of the first rappers to come out and really rep anarchy front and center.  They’ve been making music together for about 2 decades and have self released a number of ground breaking records, like Got No Time  , Black Cat  and their most recent “Sick Of This Shit”  

Now living in Berlin by way of Italy and San Francisco we have an awesome in depth and highly informative  conversation about a myriad of topics.  The main thrust of our conversation is how their music relates to anarchist politics and radical struggle and what they’ve learned and seen living and traveling in all these different places.  We talk about the importance of food, of multi generational spaces and why its important to have a more romantic view of daily life.  We talk about the legacy of radical struggle and squat culture in Europe and some of the complexities of it.  They highlight some of their favorite revolutionary projects they’ve encountered, talk about the pitfalls of fetishizing struggles elsewhere without considering context and most importantly how they approach their art and what its origins are…

Check out their music on bandcamp and follow Drowning Dog & Malatesta on twitter.