Johan Ess
The new Johan Ess album, vltrahex.

Merging the whomp dimension with
industrial-strength electro cannons,
making way for glitchy brainwashed
celebrities, queer spastick magick,
and the occasional drop of pure evil,
these elements are fused into what
could be best described as Cvltstep.

Buy vltrahex on bandcamp for only $5! Guaranteed to make you feel filthy.

Exactly one year after the release of nightmare witchblap album VLTRAHEX comes a free new full-length release by the Prince Of Weirdness, Johan Ess. SHOUT OUT is a gritty beat-laden tribute to some of their biggest influences, such as David Bowie, The Mothers Of Invention, and Skinny Puppy.

Shout Out Album Cover

With some of these covers being recorded years ago, there are also a number of recent tracks on this release such as remixes of The Tleilaxu Music Machine and Otto Von Schirach! Also features killer album artwork by Mao. Look for this release out soon for free download. In the meantime, you can preview the album below…

Shout Out Album Art


Johan Ess - vltrahex - album cover

In a world desperate for maximalism, even wobbles can be converted into a commodity. Our senses are overwhelmed by shameless copycat techniques, hordes of bass zombies, and toxic body shots. Do we even have a future anymore?

Vltrahex is here to probe cynically for a shred of meaning in the ongoing nightmare that we all deny living in. It serves as a sinister mirror to stare into for disturbing insights, while it glares back at us with sheer horror.

Featuring the most infectious hooks in all the underworld with bonus remixes by Cheezface, [tlr], KroyClub, PB, and Solarno! Listen to a preview of the new album out NOW…


Johan Ess performing at Wicked Wednesday at Club RemiX in Asheville on February 1st 2012 Had a lot of fun dropping the witch house and performing last night at the new Wicked Wednesdays freak fetish dark dance night at Club RemiX in Asheville. Along with this filthy mix, I performed with my new bass mashup supergroup Scoundrel and ended the night with some straight up Johan Ess tracks and øscillatiøns øv døøm.

Definitely be sure to check out Wicked Wednesdays if you are in the area. Scoundrel is the house band for the night and we are always dropping our newest bass heavy bootygrime explorations. As well, there will be a different selector each week to keep your dark and dirty nice and phresh and philthy. Enjoy the grimey hex and don’t forget to hug the DJ! Your love is the best and Johan loves you right back.

Wicked Wednesday (2/1/2012 Witch House Set) by Johanna on Mixcloud


Wicked Wednesdays At Club RemiX in Asheville, NC


Coming in just a few weeks is the highly anticipated Extreme Futurist Fest, with a bevy of some of the most intriguing minds alive today. I will be making my west coast debut at this event, so if you live on that side of the country be sure to go. This is a highly rare opportunity to see me live along with performances by Hanin Elias, NoIzee, NoLongerHuman, The Tleilaxu Music Machine, Julie D:Stroy, DJ Hipgnosis, Malfaktor, and more… so don’t miss out! To find out more about this EXTREMEly one-of-a-kind occasion, visit the Extreme Futurist Fest site and make sure to get tickets!

Extreme Futurist Fest - December 16th and 17th 2011 - Los Angeles, CA
Extreme Futurist Fest - December 16th and 17th 2011 - Los Angeles, CA

Extreme Futurist Fest - December 16th and 17th 2011 - Los Angeles, CA


NVR-NDR Extreme Hyper Impact Front Cover

OK, so here’s something new and interesting. A hybrid live/remix album from the NVR-NDR project by west coast cohort and magicore magistrate [tlr] (formerly of Romak and the Space Pirates) that will make your brain explode with much excitement! Loaded with imagery of ninja demon space-battle in pizza skirts and ultra-mecha optimum conciousness, this pre-release to the full album by the NVR-NDR project on the seminal RoboRobotica netlabel is presented in a stunning live format!


These guys are EXTREME! You’ve got to hear this. PRWAWRP!!!

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