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Sixtoo
Sixtoo
Vaughn Robert Squire
Prison Garde, Six Vicious, Speakerbruiser Rob, C.L. S.C.A.R.R.
Origin Halifax, Canada
Genres Alternative hip hop, electronic
DJ, producer, rapper
Instruments Drum machine, sampler
1990-present
Labels Ninja Tune, Bully Records, Anticon, 6months, Vertical Form, Ant Records, Metaforensics, Cease & Desist
1200 Hobos, Hip Club Groove, Cryptik Souls Crew, Megasoid, Sebutones, Villain Accelerate, Nouveau Palais, Isaiah Toothtaker, Sage Francis
Website www.prisongarde.com

Sixtoo was the main project of a Canadian underground hip hop DJ, producer and rapper Vaughn Robert Squire between 1996 and 2007.[1] He has since retired the Sixtoo name pursuing other directions in electronic music, with a large genre shift from experimental hip hop to deeper club sounds of various tempos.[1] He is also known as C.L. S.C.A.R.R.,[2]Speakerbruiser Rob,[3] and Prison Garde.[4]

History

Sixtoo rose to prominence in the mid 1990s underground hip hop scene initially as half of Halifax, Nova Scotia hip hop duo Sebutones, along with Buck 65.[5] During that time, he worked with Sage Francis, Moka Only, Mr. Dibbs and other members of Anticon.[6]

In 2000, Sixtoo moved to Montreal where he signed on with UK based record label Vertical Form. Soon after came the release of Antagonist Survival Kit, a synth-based sample album that showcased both sides of his skills: on the mic and on the sampler.[7]

In 2003, Sixtoo signed to Ninja Tune.[8] His debut album on the label, Chewing on Glass & Other Miracle Cures, has won acclaim in the international electronic beats community in 2004.[9]

Since silencing the Sixtoo project, he has had a string of visible live P.A. projects including Megasoid along with Hadji Bakara, a former member of Wolf Parade.[1] He has also collaborated with Ango (born Andrew Gordon Macpherson) and Lunice (born Lunice Pierre Fermin) on the electronic music project Nouveau Palais. The trio released Avant Gang in 2012.[10]

Sixtoo entirely produced Isaiah Toothtaker's Sea Punk Funk in 2012.[11]

Discography

Albums

  • Superstar Props (1994)
  • Four Elements (1995)
  • Return of the Seeker (1996)
  • Progress (1997)
  • The Psyche Intangible (1998)
  • The Psyche Continuum (1999)
  • Songs I Hate (and Other People Moments) (2000)
  • Duration (2001)
  • Antagonist Survival Kit (2001)
  • Antagonist Survival Kit Instrumentals (2001)
  • Almost a Dot on the Map: The Psyche Years 1996-2002 (2004)
  • Chewing on Glass & Other Miracle Cures (2004)
  • Jackals and Vipers in Envy of Man (2007)
  • Système Hermès Volume One (2011) (as Prison Garde)
  • Occultsystem (2014) (as Prison Garde)

Mixtapes

  • Boogie Screw (2012) (as Prison Garde)

EPs

  • Termination Dubs (2000)
  • Body Ache Summer (2004)
  • Boxcutter Emporium (2004)
  • It's the Mindfuck Yo! Sit Your Ass Down (2006)
  • Forts (2014) (as Prison Garde)
  • October (2015) (as Prison Garde)

Singles

  • "A Work in Progress" (2001)
  • "The Secrets That Houses Keep" (2001)
  • "Outremont Mainline Runs Across the Sunset" (2001)
  • "Krunk's Not Dead" (2005) (as Six Vicious)
  • "Two Strikes" (2005)
  • "Next" (2006)
  • "Fight" (2006)

Collaborations

Albums
Mixtapes
  • Megasoid - Tank Thong Re-Mixtape (2008)
  • Megasoid - Remix Runners Re-Mixtape (2009)
EPs
  • Sebutones - Psoriasis (1996)
  • Sixtoo / Moka Only - Crystal Senate (1997)
  • Garde & Eames - Bricks (2011)
  • Nouveau Palais - Avant Gang (2012)
Singles
  • Hip Club Groove - "Cool Beans" (1993)
  • Sebutones - "Sebutone Def" (1997)
  • Sixtoo & Matth - "He Did Glass Music" (2003)
  • Sixtoo vs. Simahlak - "All Star Battle" (2003)
  • DJ Signify and Six Vicious - "No One Leaves" (2005)
  • Sixtoo & Norsola - "Homages" (2005)

Guest appearances

Productions

  • Hip Club Groove - "Pornostar" from Land of the Lost (1996)
  • Sole - "Nothing Fell Apart" from Bottle of Humans (2000)
  • Kunga 219 - "Fine Spirits" and "Lonesome Cowboy: Part 2 ('98 Revisited)" from Tharpa's Transcripts... A Time and a Place (2000)
  • Anticon - "Pitty Party People" from We Ain't Fessin' (Double Quotes) (2002)
  • Sage Francis - "Crack Pipes", "Different", "Buckets of Silence", "Black Sweatshirt", and "Cup of Tea" from Personal Journals (2002)
  • Knowself & Moves - "Reality of Birth" and "Meaning?" from Pseudo Freedom in the Age of Manipulation (2004)
  • Recyclone - "The Dead World" from Corroding the Dead World (2005)
  • Sage Francis - "Crumble" and "Ground Control" from A Healthy Distrust (2005)
  • Moka Only - "More Soup" from The Desired Effect (2005)
  • Sage Francis - "Broccilude" from Human the Death Dance (2007)
  • Isaiah Toothtaker - "Biters Eat a Dick", "Cypher & Sphere", "Free Gear", and "Ready to Die" from Murs 3:16 Presents (2008)
  • Isaiah Toothtaker - "Hard as Hell", "Werewolfing", and "Bass Face" from Yiggy (2010)
  • Isaiah Toothtaker - Sea Punk Funk (2012)

Remixes

  • DJ Vadim - "Edie Brickell (Sixtoo Remix)" (2003)
  • Smyglssana - "Foaming Prairie (Sixtoo Remix)" from We Can Fix It Remixes (2003)
  • Lali Puna - "Small Things (Sixtoo Remix)" from I Thought I Was Over That (2005)
  • Amon Tobin - "Kitchen Sink (Sixtoo Remix)" from Kitchen Sink Remixes (2007)
  • Ghislain Poirier - "No More Blood (Megasoid Remix)" from No Ground Under (2007)
  • Thunderheist - "Jerk It (Megasoid Remix)" (2008)
  • Hovatron - "Gypsy Trader (Prison Garde Remix)" (2011)
  • Monolithium - "Simon & G-Funk (Prison Garde Remix)" (2011)
  • Gunplay & Isaiah Toothtaker - "Frownin (Sixtoo Remix)" (2013)

Compilation appearances

References

  1. ^ a b c Dunlevy, T'Cha (April 30, 2008). "Squire cranks up the volume in new incarnation". The Gazette. Montreal. Archived from the original on November 8, 2012. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ Wheeler, Melissa (May 2004). "Sixtoo - And Change (Page 2)". Exclaim!.
  3. ^ "Q&A: Speakerbruiser of Megasoid". Lookout. September 30, 2009.
  4. ^ Ryce, Andrew (August 10, 2011). "Prison Garde: Systeme Hermes Vol.1". FACT Magazine.
  5. ^ Dunlevy, T'Cha (August 3, 2006). "Big bruising beats". The Gazette. Montreal. Archived from the original on November 8, 2012. Retrieved 2010.
  6. ^ Harron, Chris. "Interview with Sixtoo". Reading For New Times. Retrieved 2010.
  7. ^ Thomas-Glass, Daniel (June 29, 2003). "Revitalized Voice". Dusted Magazine. Retrieved 2010.
  8. ^ "Sixtoo - Biography". Ninja Tune Records. Retrieved 2010.
  9. ^ Moore, David (August 30, 2004). "Sixtoo: Chewing Glass & Other Miracle Cures". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010.
  10. ^ Eaton, James (June 1, 2012). "Download a Free EP From Ango, Lunice, and Prison Garde". XLR8R.
  11. ^ "Isaiah Toothtaker (Prod. by Sixtoo) "Labyrinth"". Peace Magazine. June 15, 2012.

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