Food For Animals
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Food For Animals


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The best kept secret in music


"The Wire UK"

"Splattercore! Triple-time, chewed up and spat out jungle rhythms form the foundation for top-heavy constructions overloaded with Bollywood strings, guitar feedback and backmasked R&B vocals. It's enough to make El-P's music sound positively straight-forward"
- Scavengers EP Review


“Food for Animals step up to the plate and mostly obliterate the rhythmic conventions we've come to expect from hip-hop…what remains after DJ/producer Ricky Rabbit goes Rick James all over his ProTools setup sounds like a field recording from a sheet metal factory getting flattened by a herd of bulldozers. In fact, it isn't until two minutes into this 20-minute sound test that any semblance of a beat settles for MC Vulture Voltaire to rap over. But once he rolls through Rabbit's swarm of killer beats with a brassy, heavyweight tone, the gravity is difficult to ignore… “ - Scavengers EP Review


"If the screams I let out at the Fox News Channel were run through Autechre's studio apparatus, I might get a sound that comes close to the messy intensity of Scavengers, an impressive first outing by D.C. hip-hop duo Food For Animals. From the belly of the nation's political beast, producer Ricky Rabbit chops up abrasive beats over and over for emcee Vulture Voltaire to lay down his agitated flow, which is no doubt influenced by the district's legendary hardcore scene" - Scavengers EP Review


“Ten tracks and clocking in at a fraction under twenty minutes, this is a madcap Hip Hop record that has me grinning like a loon and dancing like there’s ass in my pants. The product of Washington DC duo Ricky Rabbit and Vulture Voltair, this in fact is more like Glitch Hop, with great raps exploding over the top of clashing electronics. It’s like Beastie Boys performing in a 19th Century Lancashire Mill with a radio playing Wu Tang Clan in the background. Yeah, that good. Really.” - Scavengers EP Review


“Like a mad Gargamel, Ricky Rabbit likes to screw with hip-hop's DNA, removing such important aspects as rhythm and beats and replacing them with trashy cacophony of noise: clangs, fuzz and sharp edges. If this truly is food for animals, they're some fucked up animals.” - Scavengers EP Review

"Tiny Mix Tapes"

“Food For Animals' disposition is truly authentic, reinventing hip-hop (again) to convey its message for a new context, accurately and convincingly. The musical soundtrack is ideal for the thematic subject matter of the album. Songs like "Cut and Paste" and "Scavengers" exemplifies Food For Animals' ruggedness and affection. And while today's electro hip-hop becomes convincingly more mainstream, Food For Animals hammer its context with brutal energy and frenetic force.” - Scavengers EP Review

"Eye Weekly Toronto"

“The title track to this Washington, DC duo's debut perfectly encapsulates their sound: a clattering blend of banging and crashing that brings to mind both Public Enemy and Wu-Tang. And then there are the punchlines…”
-John Sakamoto Eye Weekly - Scavengers review on Anti-Hit List

"Delusions of Adequacy"

“…Food for Animals has the potential to release the next great indie hip-hop - and potentially the first great noise-hop - record.”
- Scavengers EP Review


”I haven’t been able to take off my headphones since I was handed this promo album… This is Food For Animals and you must see them live.”
- Scavengers EP Review


Scavengers EP - 2004

Cut and Paste Your Face EP - 2005


Feeling a bit camera shy


Food For Animals’ (aka MC Volture Voltaire and DJ/Producer Ricky Rabbit) debut EP, Scavengers is a joint release between Upper Class Recordings and Muckamuck Records, currently available online--an official release is slated for the U.S. and Canada this fall (2005). "Scavengers" scours, and grates the listener's mind with politically mocking banter and deranged instrumentation.

This Washington, DC duo have been making music since April 2003 and it all began with a CD-R loaded with metallic, dirty rhymes, and samples of singing children buried under monstrous beats. The same CD-R that Upper Class Recordings found lying, discarded on the floor following a seedy CMJ after party in the fall of 2003. After the first listen of those extreme sounds, Upper Class Recordings had decided to track down these Food For Animals noise terrorists and release their sounds into the world.

“Splattercore! Triple-time, chewed up and spat out jungle rhythms form the foundation for top-heavy constructions overloaded with Bollywood strings, guitar feedback and backmasked R&B vocals. It's enough to make El-P's music sound positively straight-forward"

Glowing reviews from the very selective taste makers at, The Wire (UK) and Brave New Waves facilitated an extensive and seemingly endless tour across America and the UK with Discord’s, DIY angular punk rock trio, Q and Not U.

Upper Class Recordings is finalizing an extensive and imaginative world-wide mission for The Russian Futurists, The Cansecos, Cadence Weapon and Food For Animals. It is Upper Class Recording’s plan and our purpose to ensure that every experience will be a unique moment of delirious sounds and dazzling sights.