Published Jan 22, 2014D-Sisive rapper Derek Christoff has been a bit, uh, indecisive when it comes to retiring his stage name, but he's now announced the next stage of his career: heading up a new project called the Desolate Collective.
So what exactly is the Desolate Collective? In an email to Exclaim!, Christoff loosely described it as a "production company," writing, "I figured since no [major] labels want to fuck with me, I might as well start my own. So, that's what I'm going to do. I'm on some Richard Branson meets Gavin McInnes type shit. A media mogul in sweatpants."
The Desolate Collective will be taking on a diverse range of projects, including radio podcasts, zines, show promotion and more.
The planned podcasts include: the weekly Desolate Radio, featuring Christoff's favourite songs; a nightly series of bedtime stories called Sleepytime with Orville Knoblich; an hour of "bullshit and drug/alcohol-fuelled debauchery" called The Gentleman's 60 featuring Christoff and some friends; and a monthly interview show called Face for Radio. There will also be zines inspired by Harmony Korine and Mark Gonzales.
On the musical front, Christoff recently released his album Raging Bull digitally. The collection, which was produced by Tone Mason, is up on Bandcamp and can be streamed below.
He also has a mixtape called 2 Weeks Before Christmas on the way. It's about his recent firing from his job and will feature him rapping over music from Northern Pikes, By Divine Right, Rodriguez and more. Additionally, Christoff has been posting music online under the name SHIT!
On top of all that, he also has a unique Skype tour in the works. The idea began as a joke, but it has since turned into a real plan in which fans will pay for Christoff to perform for them on Skype. There will even be a tour documentary and merchandise.
Stay tuned for more details about D-Sisive's ambitious plans.
You can also read an interview with D-Sisive and the members of his new supergroup Wolves here.