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"Video clip taken by photographer during live Tenfold show in Caracas Venezuela"

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"The Gould Standard"

Author: JAMES BARRON, Photo: Luis Sánchez Saturno
Publish Date: May 12, 2004
Word Count: 709
Document ID: 1029B7654364BD9C

Member of a hip-hop group and Santa Fe Preparatory?s No. 1 singles player, Nils Gould is golden all the way through

Nils Gould was a starting guard on Santa Fe Preparatory's boys basketball team.

He is the Blue Griffins' No. 1 singles tennis player. Yet, Gould may be better known around campus for his lyrics rather than his athletic ability.

He is a part of a hip-hop group called Typikal Human Animals, and he wrote some of the songs on its debut...
- The Santa Fe New Mexican


"Teens release CD: "We Don't Do Karaoke""

TEENS RELEASE CD, 'WE DON'T DO KARAOKE'
Author: TOM KNAUER, Generation Next
Publish Date: July 11, 2003
Word Count: 845
Document ID: 0FC60F48ADED6151

After nearly a year and a half of on-again, off-again recording Typikal Human Animals, the six boys from Brazil (all right, so one's from Venezuela) have completed their first full-length original album, We Don't Do Karaoke.

Karaoke isn't what you'd expect from five boys from Brazil and another from Venezuela. (All right, so one's from Albuquerque. 'Burque, Brazil -- close enough.) But measuring to others...
- The Santa Fe New Mexican


"Interview with the Archivists"

Why or how did you choose your bandname?

The Archivists are a collective of DJs, Producers, Emcees, and Performers deeply rooted in the tradition of “digging” for vinyl. We dig for breaks, samples, inspiration, rarities, and just plain good music. DJ Limn coined the name Archivists, as he saw it fit our passion for collecting, categorizing, and utilizing dusty old plastic. Today the Archivists include nearly a dozen members in passionate pursuit of creating new, head-nod worthy sounds.



What inspired you to pursue a music career?

Many members of our crew (DJ Wish, ZuseOne, DaksOne, Thesaurus Rex, DJ Kismet, Limn, See $, and myself) grew up in an around Northern New Mexico. Back in high-school a handful of us started seriously making music together. Our attempts became serious thanks to two things: first, my step father’s small recording studio (which included an ever-freezing copy of Acid 2.0) and, second, a blossoming general interest in Hip Hop as a culture throughout the youth of the area. So, whether at school or in some friend’s parents’ living room, we constantly found ourselves freestyling and writing short raps. Within no time a few of us (notably DJ Kismet) got turntables and the effort snowballed. Archivist Records could not be what it is today without Warehouse 21, a small youth-center in Santa Fe, NM, that housed many a teenage Hip-Hop bash. Interestingly enough, we have a gig there this summer in the new, expanded building. I’m very exited to visit!



Can you recall any particular moment or experience that may have moved you to persue a music career?

One of the wonderful things about this crew is that we all grew up together, sharing the ins and outs of high-school and post high-school life. For a few of us, the friendships go back even farther. I met ZuseOne when I was roughly ten years old and by the time I was twelve I was riding around the back woods of the 505 listening to mix tapes (yes, cassettes) comprised of Grave Digga’s, Dre, old Eminem, Sublime, A Tribe Called Quest, BeatNuts, and other classics. It was around this time that I heard his friend beatbox and heard him freestyle. In no time I was beatboxing myself to sleep and freestyling with Zuse alone in his mazda cruising some dirt road. The idea was simple: playing with words and music was gratifying, impressive, and fun.



What or who are your biggest musical influences (past or present)?

This question is a tough one to answer for so many people…correction, for so many Archivists. Go to any 10, 25, or 50 cent bin. Start thumbing through it. Now, any album by a notable jazz, funk, soul, 80’s, avant-guarde, French folk, procession, or R&B artist or anything with a strange cover (generally, the bigger the afro and odder the picture the better the album) has highly influenced us, I promise. If you see a Quincy Jones record, just buy it.
Brother Ali is always bringing it fresh. The Soliloquists of Sound are a mutual favorite touring group of ours and one of the best liver performances in Hip Hop night in and night out. J-Dilla might not technically be present but he is in all of our hearts. Kris is the preacher of the only religion most of us subscribe to. Emcees get old too, so James Blake, Pete Rock, Ratatat, RJ, and a million Broken Beat artists are constantly blasting out our speakers.



How do you describe your music to others?

Our DJs make you dance and admire their cuts. Our emcees get you to think and sing along. Our Instrumentals make you shudder. Such is the life when the ARC floats in…



Why should potential fans be turned on to your music?

The Archivists create music in a community for the community. We engage with poetry of all levels, from the satirical pun to the grave testimonial. Every word spoken is honest and well contemplated. Every production is executed with the persistence of a perfectionist. Every scratch technique used can be identified and manipulated diligently. Every mix is flawless. The vibe is GOOD.



What sites can fans find you at online?

www.archivistrecords .com is the site my friends. We have a merch page about to go up, downloadable songs, pics, guests, mixes of multiple genres by our esteemed DJs, links, and all types of fun stuff.



What can fans expect from you in the near future?

We are touring this summer in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah in June and July: check the site for updates. In the meantime, DJ Limn plays Knob Hill in Abq every Friday night, Thesaurus Rex and the Archivists are playing nearly weekly in Austin, TX. New releases to come by ZuseOne! Thesaurus Rex! And our new experiment Bro V Wade! Stay tuned



Anything else you may want to inform our readers?

Much love to all the supporters out there. Keep visiting the website and enjoying…remember, most of our music is free! Let’s bring peace, love, and free beats in the springtime.



–Tenfold of the Archivists-
- NextMusicBlog.com


Discography

The archivists have all produced albums individually. The only entire group album is the I-5 or Die Mix CD, which includes 20 odd songs performed during the Archivists most recent west coast tour.
You can check out two of our tracks on the internet radio USA4Real: http://www.usa4real.com/archivists/

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Archivist Records & Publishing is a Record label and publishing company based in Austin, TX. Our label represents an assortment of DJs, vocalists, producers, poets, and performers, all of which have embraced the idea of music as a people-mover. Thus, the Archivists are not musicians in any frivolous sense. Rather, each member of Archivist Records considers their creative pursuits as socially valid as an engineer, pilot, or politician might consider his or her own career. To us, music is not a pass-time or one of life’s wonderful additions but a necessity; music is the soil in which we grow and business with which we deal.
The backbone of Archivist Records is the DJ. After all, within the music world, the role of archivist belongs solely to the DJ. DJs are the librarians of the audible world. Archivist DJs have been digging in the crates for over a decade now. Whether the ultimate goal is to sample, to mix, to scratch, or simply to listen, Limn, Daks, Rex, Celsius, and Kismet constantly find themselves up to their elbows in 25 cent bins and record expos. DJ Limn coined the crew name in 2005 while living in Albuquerque, NM. I remember hearing his explanation a few days after his discovery:
-Well, you see, we’re all Archivists- he said to me over the phone.
-How so?-
-Ten, Think about it…Every time Daks goes out to some thrift store and buys a Quincy Jones Album, every time Celsius waits in line at six in the morning to get into the annual Eugene Record Expo at the Hilton, every single time I blow my rent money on some stupid disco E.P., we do that in attempts to collect and conserve, to arrange and display. We are all archivists…
Since that conversation in 2006, the Archivists have grown from an idea to a crew to a label. Today, the Archivists are comprised of nine solid members, all of which have had or still maintain sincere affairs with vinyl. Though members are always including outsiders into projects and re-aligning within the group to form new projects, the following groups/individuals are considered Archivists…for now:
• Thesaurus Rex/BoomBaptist: As an emcee and producer, Thesaurus Rex/BoomBaptist has always been on the cutting edge for the Archivists, constantly performing and appearing on mix tapes, commercials, and albums across the country.
• Zuse-One: The original spark. Zuse-One is a master lyricist that has perfected the art of storytelling. His political, straight-forward, and blatantly honest rhymes have struck a chord in listeners from Texas to California.
• See $: See $’s influence is noticeable in the lyrics and beats of fellow Archivists. See $ is not a DJ or an emcee, but a producer. See $ is the producer that brought jazz to the Archivists, producing swinging singles such as “Hey Yo” and “Solitude”. If you ask any Archivist which crew member consistently produces the most head-nod worthy beats, the answer is unanimous: See $.
• DJ Kismet: DJ Kismet has been practicing his craft for over 14 years and has thus been deemed the “original archivist”. Alongside Celsius, Kismet is one of our crews’ technical DJ’s with the ability to play the turntables like a game of h-o-r-s-e. Even without the scratch Kismet is able to impress, producing memorable mixes in the Hip Hop, Dub step, and Drum and Bass genres.
• DJ Limn: Thriving as Albuquerque’s hottest club DJ, Limn has chosen no easy route in his pursuit of music. His mixes and mashes flawlessly, creating a new genre at the clubs. At home, in his studio, Limn produces in a variety of genres, makes mix-tapes, and collabs with a number of performers. FYI-he’s pretty good with a mic, too.
• DJ Celsius: In the spring of 2005 Daks and I were looking for a DJ to accompany us in our detour from the Hip Hop genre (a thought which turned into a band named Eyes for Echoes) in our new city of Eugene, OR. Through a roommate we heard of a DJ that had perfected his scratch technique to the point where he could perform a one man show with a turntable and a loop-pedal. Turned out to be no joke. His name is DJ Celsius. He’s to subtle to say it, but I’m gonna go ahead and tell you he is the best scratch DJ in Eugene, and one of Oregon’s top 3…and that’s just his scratching.
• Wish: Wish was our first DJ after we adopted the name of Archivists. Roughly five years ago, Wish moved out to Hawaii and started a number of solo projects and experiments with other musicians. Today, Wish performs shows (on the crowded island, not the big one), produces, creates new sounds with other DJs and drummers, and scratches between girlfriends.
• Bro V Wade: Bro V Wade is an Austin fun-house comprised of Thesaurus Rex, Joel Johnson, and Tenfold. Our goal in Bro V Wade is to combine Blues/grit guitar with broken-style bass-heavy beats and melodious vocals (both Hip Hop and other). It is a project that is of the utmost seriousness and utmost fun, as it combines live instrumentation with the best elements of Hip Hop.
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