Sixtoo

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Sixtoo
Birth name Vaughn Robert Squire
Also known as Prison Garde, Six Vicious, Speakerbruiser Rob, C.L. S.C.A.R.R.
Origin Halifax, Canada
Genres Alternative hip hop, electronic
Occupations DJ, producer, rapper
Instruments Drum machine, sampler
Years active 1990–present
Labels Ninja Tune, Bully Records, Anticon, 6months, Vertical Form, Ant Records, Metaforensics, Cease & Desist
Associated acts 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[edit]

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[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Superstar Props (1994)
  • Four Elements (1995)
  • Return of the Seeker (1996)
  • Progress (1997)
  • The Psyche Intangible (1998)
  • 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)

EPs[edit]

  • The Psyche Continuum (1999)
  • Termination Dubs (2000)
  • Body Ache Summer (2004)
  • Boxcutter Emporium (2004)
  • It's the Mindfuck Yo! Sit Your Ass Down (2006)

Singles[edit]

  • "A Work in Progress" (2001)
  • "The Secrets That Houses Keep" (2001)
  • "Outremont Mainline Runs Across the Sunset" (2001)
  • "Two Strikes" (2005)
  • "Next" (2006)
  • "Fight" (2006)

Six Vicious[edit]

  • "Krunk's Not Dead" (2005)

Prison Garde[edit]

  • Système Hermès Volume One (2011)
  • The Boogie Screw Mix (2012)

Collaborations[edit]

  • Hip Club Groove - "Cool Beans" (1993)
  • Sebutones - Psoriasis (1996)
  • Sebutones - "Sebutone Def" (1997)
  • Sixtoo / Moka Only - Crystal Senate (1997)
  • Sebutones - 50/50 Where It Counts (1998)
  • Villain Accelerate - Maid of Gold (2003)
  • 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)
  • Megasoid - Tank Thong Re-Mixtape (2008)
  • Megasoid - Remix Runners Re-Mixtape (2009)
  • Garde & Eames - Bricks (2011)
  • Nouveau Palais - Avant Gang (2012)

Guest appearances[edit]

Productions[edit]

  • Hip Club Groove - "Pornostar" from Land of the Lost (1996)
  • Sole - "Nothing Fell Apart" from Bottle of Humans (2000)
  • Kunga 219 - "Fine Spirits" from Tharpa's Transcripts (2000)
  • Kunga 219 - "Lonesome Cowboy (Part 2) ('98 Revisited)" from Tharpa's Transcripts (2000)
  • Anticon - "Pitty Party People" from We Ain't Fessin' (Double Quotes) (2002)
  • Sage Francis - "Crack Pipes" "Different" "Buckets of Silence" "Black Sweatshirt" "Cup of Tea" from Personal Journals (2002)
  • Knowself & Moves - "Reality of Birth" "Meaning?" from Pseudo Freedom in the Age of Manipulation (2004)
  • Recyclone - "The Dead World" from Corroding the Dead World (2005)
  • Sage Francis - "Crumble" "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" "Ready to Die" from Murs 3:16 Presents (2008)
  • Isaiah Toothtaker - "Hard as Hell" "Werewolfing" "Bass Face" from Yiggy (2010)
  • Isaiah Toothtaker - Sea Punk Funk (2012)

Remixes[edit]

  • DJ Vadim - "Edie Brickell (Sixtoo Remix)" from "Edie Brickell" (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)
  • Ghislain Poirier - "No More Blood (Megasoid Remix)" from No Ground Under (2007)
  • Thunderheist - "Jerk It (Megasoid Remix)" from "Jerk It" (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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dunlevy, T'Cha (April 30, 2008). "Squire cranks up the volume in new incarnation". The Gazette (Montreal). Retrieved April 24, 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). Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ Harron, Chris. "Interview with Sixtoo". Reading For New Times. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  7. ^ Thomas-Glass, Daniel (June 29, 2003). "Revitalized Voice". Dusted Magazine. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Sixtoo - Biography". Ninja Tune Records. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  9. ^ Moore, David (August 30, 2004). "Sixtoo: Chewing Glass & Other Miracle Cures". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 24, 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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