Month: September 2014


Patty Greer, documentarian of 6 crop circle films joins the guys in this episode. Much more than the underrated modern mystery of crop circles is discussed. Free energy progress, media corruption, Thrive, New Earth movement, among many other topics are discussed. Who and what is responsible for the crop circle mystery….? Plasma energy through ET and somehow filtered through human consciousness?!? As crazy as that may sound, it’s not Doug and Dave and if you still think so get out from under that rock and watch some of these films. The media has been complicit in the suppression of the legitimacy to this phenomenon for decades. There are scientific ways to tell genuine circles from the hoaxes, yet the hoaxes themselves are still part of the big picture in this mystery.  What is it trying to tell us? Beware of the bearers of false gifts…. 

Links to various topics discussed throughout episode:

Global Breakthrough Energy Movement 

The Searl Affect Generator 

The New Earth Nation

Quantum Energy Generator 

Erial Ali, – channeled art 


In the Intro Darren steps on Graham’s UFO quote again. The guys talk about speeding tickets and the upcoming Paradigm Symposium 2014. Please contribute and help out the show. 

Link to Wayne Darnell’s site. Thanks for the help Wayne!! 

Link to the Paradigm Symposium 2014, Oct 2-5 Minneapolis, MN. 



Grimerica Theme – Lock & Key

X Files Dub – Dubway Beatfresh

Infected Mushroom – New Clown in Town (trance version)

Thats the Funky Shit – Snippet

Funky Humpy – Circle of Alchemists

Geometry Rap – Circles


Amp Live – Video Tapez – featuring Del the Funky Homosapien

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Through the online chaos vortex that is Facebook, the opportunity presented itself recently to spend some time in a sensory deprivation tank. An old friend from high school had recently taken to “floating” as it’s called, and he was looking to get other people into the experience. There was no pause, no hesitation. Locking my body and mind into a total void went from something I had never given any serious thought to do, to something I was willing to drive from one end of the city to the other at the drop of a hat for. Like most things in life I did it just to see what it was like.

On the topic of Facebook: People give Facebook a lot of shit (and rightfully so) but I gotta say this is one of those instances where it shows its worth. I hadn’t seen this dude live and in the flesh in over a decade, and here we were reconnecting to have a grand adventure together. Left to my own devices…probably would have never done it. All I needed was that spark, that nudge we get from other people. Yeah, it’s annoying when people post pictures of food, or bitch about their day, but when stuff like this falls into your lap because of Facebook, it puts it all into perspective. We are stronger together as a group.

Originally, I had wanted to do two hours, even though only an hour was suggested for my first time. I felt like a teenager again, dropping acid with my friends. Everyone is taking two hits? Fuck it, I’ll take three just in case. I’m a big dude! What if it doesn’t work? That’s like my number one fear with any psychedelic exploration. “What if it doesn’t work?” Consume extra drugs, give yourself twice as long of time in the sensory deprivation tank. I want to trip and I want to trip balls my first time out. I can handle it. I’m an American, we over-consume. But there was an issue with scheduling and all we could get at the time we wanted to go was an hour, so an hour it was.

Once we got there, my buddy and I split up and were directed to our individual rooms, where we showered and entered the tank. I’m a tall guy (6’4), so I fit in there alright, but as I was floating on top the heated salt water solution that filled the tank, I would occasionally bump into the walls. A good portion of that first float was getting used to the actual floating aspect. Because while the tank is silent and dark, it’s not so huge that you can bob up and down, floating around without ANY physical sensation whatsoever. This aggravated me at first, and I wasted a lot of time trying to reach the mythical point of equilibrium when I would be totally still and motionless.

And so, that soon gave way to me goofing around in the tank. The sheer absurdity of it at times was so overwhelming. What the fuck am I doing lying naked in 800lbs of salt water (or was it 300lbs, I can’t remember)? It was so warm and dark and buoyant in there, it was easy to just regress back to being a kid and bounce around like a Ping-Pong ball. I was a big swimmer growing up, so I’ve always been at home in the water. I can imagine some people getting claustrophobic, or worrying about drowning, but I can attest to having zero concern in either of those regards.

In retrospect, I have to say I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how it should all feel. Way too much focus and time and attention was spent on the physical aspects of it. I had this preconceived notion going in that I would be floating in total darkness and silence with zero physical sensation, and maybe it’s just my size and shitty sense of balance or the dynamics of the tank, but that never really happened. However, at some point, probably about half way through, I realized this and gave up trying. Were my senses ever completely and totally 100% deprived? No, but I was floating naked in a warm, tranquil pitch black and mostly silent state, and once I realized that would have to be good enough, I started to relax. And once I let my body relax, I could focus on my mind.

On the topic of Meditation: While the concept of meditation isn’t really anything new to me, I always met it with mixed results. It’s hard as fuck to quiet my mind and I’ve tried a ton of different techniques. The most success I’ve had is by using some of the different guided mediation tracks you can find on Spotify. I need something concrete to focus on. My mind constantly spirals between what I had for breakfast, to whatever new creative thing I’m working on, to the next creative thing I want to be working on, to whatever is going on at work or school and then there’s usually sex somewhere in there. There’s no fucking way I’m sitting there picturing a waterfall for any significant length of time. Not going to happen.

Going into the sensory deprivation experience, I tried not to bring any work with me. I mean, the big question is what the hell are you supposed to DO in there the whole time, right? You feel like you should bring some kind of checklist, or agenda. I went in there as blank as possible, I had no mantras prepared, and I didn’t particularly feel the need to try and work through some ongoing problem in my personal life (two things the facilities website suggested “Floating” was useful for). Before parting ways my buddy had mentioned a technique he likes to use where he counts down from ten to zero, all the while picturing himself floating underwater looking upwards at the bottom of a boat. Once zero is reached, he pictures himself sinking deeper into the ocean, and farther away from the boat.

“So you want me to go in there and picture myself drowning…”

I skipped visualizing the boat, but I took him up on the counting down from ten part. When I reached zero I’d try and silence the chatter of my mind, if only for a few moments – kind of like hitting the mute button on a remote. Whatever thoughts were buzzing around would stop and there would be a few moments of pure silence before it would all start back up again, and then I would resume counting. This seemed to work, so it went on for a while.
One of the times, as I reached zero, just before my thoughts were consumed by silence, a stray thought had formed and made itself heard… “Who else is in here with you?” My mind seemed to ask to no one in particular. The voice hung in the air, and for a long time I couldn’t ignore the question.

Which is what I think the breakthrough I had (if any) during my experience was. “Who else is in here with me?” Absolutely no one. I went into that tank as naked as the day I was born. No light, no sound, no additional input. What happens in that tank is 100% between you and your mind. The secrets of the universes didn’t unfold before me, and I crawled out of that thing more or less the same caliber of asshole I was when I crawled in, but I learned to love myself a bit more. See, we constantly bombard ourselves with TV and the radio and our phones. I am just as guilty, if not more, as everyone else. But the thing is we don’t have to. If we choose to drive along in traffic alone with our thoughts we won’t get bored! Our thoughts are awesome and entertaining. And since when is boredom such a horrible thing anyway? Maybe that’s just me, some people look at that tank and think, “oh shit I’m going to suffocate in there” and me, my biggest concern was, “this better not suck”.

My friend and I met in the parking lot after the fact to compare notes. I mentioned that time really flew by in there, and how one of my irrational fears going into the experience was excruciating boredom. I hadn’t anticipated the physical adjustment period and I expected a solid hour of staring off into

empty space in complete darkness. My friend made an interested comparison to the time distortion one experiences inside the tank, to being akin to the kind you experience in jail, but with a much more positive connotation. Spending the night in jail sucks and goes on forever. You’re alone in your little holding cell. No stimuli, no idea what’s going to happen next. It totally sucks. On paper the two situations seem similar, but when you’re floating, the lack of stimuli just leads to an increased sense of self. Or hell, maybe BOTH experiences lead to an increased sense of self and it’s just all about the frame of mind your in at the time.

On the topic of drugs: I wasn’t high my first time, and I probably won’t be for my second, but maybe my third. “Floating,” is definitely its own thing, and the physicality of it all is overwhelming enough. Get the hang of that before you introduce controlled substances into the equation. My first time in there my body was drug, alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine free. Why introduce so many variables at once?

So in closing, any advice to would-be floaters? It’s an experience. Just have the experience. Don’t worry about what you think it should feel like, or how you think your mind should perform. This is a totally new thing you’re experiencing with a lot of moving parts. Don’t try and control every aspect of it and just let it happen. Because like I said, it’s just you and the tank, man. You’re the only one in there. All the micromanaging and expectations are only limits you’re putting on yourself. You ARE the experience. Any disappointment you manifest is just disappointment in yourself. Learn to enjoy your own company. Because if you can’t stand yourself, how the hell do you expect anyone else to?

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Micah “mouth of the south” Hanks is back in Grimerica. Micah is the author of “Ghost Rockets”, “UFO Singularity”, and “Magic, Mysticism, and the Molecule”. He’s the host of The Gralien Report, The Micah Hanks show on KGRA and co-host of recently revived Middle Theory podcast and The Paranormal Report. The fellas chat about why Micah is pissing off the UFO community and how he’s seeing research go underground.  The Nazi resource and technology potential is discussed along with fellow Grimerican – Sasq. The question is “to kill, or not to kill” the big guy and cooperation vs competition.  Check out what is new with Micah and what research is he up to now. 


It’s Darren and Graham in the intro chatting about the good and the bad about hot yoga, the first Oculus Rift DK2 Virtual Reality experience in Grimerica and the upcoming Paradigm Symposium 2014. They also welcome a gaggle of countries into the Compassionate Hegemony of Grimerica. If you are local to the Igloo in Grimerica check out the retreat from Joanne Bean at Asani Healing in Drumheller.

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Grimerica Theme – Lock & Key

X Files Dub – Dubway Beatfresh

Liquid Stranger – Party Like Us

Daughter – Youth (Alle Farben Remix)


Santigold – Disparate Youth (Jacuzzi Remix)

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A long standing tradition of the American educational system is the How I Spent My Summer Vacation writing assignment for returning students. The idea being is that you trick the kids into writing a paper about something fun like what they did over the summer before you turn around a week later and make them write papers about The Columbian Exposition or magnets.

The parallels here hold up. Summer is ending, and those of us in school are heading back. Our vacations are nothing but a distant memory, and preparing for Fall and Winter and the holidays that come along with them take center stage.  And while Grimerica certainly doesn’t deserve the negative connotation some of us associate with school, there’s no denying it’s pretty fucking educational at times. So, having that said…


Towards the ass end of June we took my son down to Lake Geneva for a week. For those of you not familiar, Lake Geneva is the premier middle class Chicagoan tourist destination of Wisconsin, located less than two hours away from the city. Boating, fishing, sandy beaches with crystal clear water. Rural and chill but still with WIFI and McDonalds.

Being city folk all of that got boring pretty fast. One afternoon I decided to take my son on a boat tour around the lake. Actually it’s not much of a tour. They sell it like that, but really you just cruise around for an hour and look at the ridiculously huge mansions that occupy the side of the lake opposite the hotels. The Wrigley Family (chewing gum empire, used to own WGN, the Cubs and a bunch of other shit) own several miles of shoreline with several mansions and three pool houses, even the smallest one bigger than the house I grew up in.

While everyone else on the boat was all Ooooh and Aaaah over the size of these houses they would never be allowed to set foot in, I couldn’t help but wonder what kind of crazy drug fueled orgies people with that kind of money must have. House after gigantic fucking house, each one the summer getaway of one Chicagoland captain of industry or another…how many of them at one time housed victims of human trafficking? Who throws better coke parties, the Maytags or the Sears empire? As we toured the exterior of these houses from several hundred feet offshore, what were the chances there was someone chained to a wall in one of their basements at that very moment? I mean with that kind of money…what’s to stop you?

When I got back to Chicago I confided in a coworker my experience on the boat tour and my theories about what really went on in those multimillion dollar strongholds of the rich and famous. His response was dismissive to say the least.

“Maybe the reason they’re rich in the first place is because they’re NOT oversexed drugged out perverts. They’re too busy being successful and making money.”

You think? Part of me just naturally assumed all rich people (and I’m not just talking about the upper class here, I’m talking hundred of millions of dollars of generational wealth) were misanthropic deviants. Shit maybe he was right. Maybe I was guilty of the same class bias that folks complain about all the time. Maybe they had earned it all and worked hard for it, and to accuse them of child exploitation was just a byproduct of my xenophobia.

But then I talked to one of my buddies from the old neighborhood and he pretty much confirmed how I felt. Him and I grew up together in a neighborhood where our parents were all cops or firemen, and we got away with fucking murder. Not literally murder, but all kinds of crazy shit, and simply because of who our parents were. Can you imagine if our parents weren’t just cops, they were senators? CEO’s of company that supports the local economy of a town? The son of a newspaper tycoon? If you can buy your way out of a speeding ticket or underage intoxication by dropping a name, imagine what you could bribe someone into looking the other way for with a couple thousand, even more. Why was I so sure all those millionaires had animal masks in their underwear drawers and dungeons in their basements? Because I know I would.

But like my coworker said, that might just be me projecting, so the verdict is still out on Lake Geneva. 50/50 shot the rich people have Eyes Wide Shut parties there in the summer.


This summer I also took a theater workshop here in Chicago. I make short films in my spare time (Checkout my You Tube channel Movies for Hangovers next time you’re bored at work) but Chicago is such a big theater town it feels like if you haven’t paid your dues till you spend at least some time working on stage. I spent 8 weeks studying under the Neo Futurists, a group that originated here, but whose alumni from the NYC and San Francisco branches are responsible for the wildly popular Welcome to Nightvale podcast. I took studying with them as an opportunity to not only work on my writing skills, but also explore other avenues of storytelling and grow a deeper appreciation for the acting process. I’ve always had an admiration for stage actors. Acting for film is a marathon, long hours, repetitive tasks. Being on stage is like running a sprint at break-neck speed. Once you get started it doesn’t end until the show is over.

It also gave me the opportunity to work with some really talented, creative people. The 8 week workshop culminated in our class/ensemble getting together to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. We wrote, pitched, voted, then directed each other and finally performed the material all in front of a live audience. The shit was insane. I learned a ton and when it was all over I was glad to hop off the stage and go hide behind a camera where I feel most at home. The whole experience was utterly terrifying for me at times, but isn’t that what life’s all about? Trying new things, pushing boundaries and working outside your comfort zone? I puked my guts out the day of the show my nerves were so bad. That’s something I’ve been doing since I played in bands as a kid. Someone once told me that when you stop getting nervous before you do something like that then it’s time to stop doing it. Getting nervous means you give a fuck in the first place. There are stakes involved.

One of my favorite 2 minute plays that we performed was called I want to be at least 5 drinks in when the world ends and involved the cast drinking cocktails on stage while yours truly(perpetually typecast as the narrator with the golden voice) stood offstage and read the death tolls from several current conflicts taking place all over the world. Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Ukraine. Hundreds of thousands of people losing their lives in an effort to change their living conditions and politics. It was at this same time though that right here at home in the States we were experiencing our own turmoil and social upheaval in Ferguson Missouri over the loss of a single life at the hands of a police state that’s spiraling out of control. Syria 191,000…Ferguson Missouri, 1. I couldn’t put down the juxtaposition. What did it all mean? Were we a more noble people for jumping into action after a single death, or were we just paper lions. How long have the battles is Syria or the Ukraine been raging? How long did Ferguson burn, three days? Or what about the reporters James Foley and Steven Sotloff (and just tonight David Haines). How big of a impact are their deaths making in regards to foreign policy and public outrage? How many hundreds of nameless, faceless men and women and children died in Gaza last month alone? Why are the deaths of the nameless and faceless any less powerful to us? Shouldn’t those numbers mean something?

We can disagree about politics and policy, preemptive strikes versus self defense, but the one thing that should supersede all that bullshit is the belief that all life, every life is sacred, and the loss of a life is a tragic event whose ripples exceed far beyond the point where we lose sight of the rock as it hits in the water. James Foley, the JFK Assassination, Michael Brown, are all examples of how the loss of one life can carry such a weight that we should all be openly fucking weeping when we see the news reports coming out of the Syria. But more importantly than that if just the loss of one life in a small Midwestern can spark national outrage and debate, social upheaval ect, then imagine, just imagine, what each and everyone one of us has the power to do while we’re still living. I cannot believe we’re more powerful dead than we are alive. That’s just the shit people trying to kill us want us to think.


That was my summer in a nutshell. Some other shit happened too, but it’s hard to look back on any period of your life and sort the significant from the insignificant. How can you ever tell at the time? Oh and for the record I started smoking again. I know, I know I’m an asshole and I’m going to die young. Maybe I’ll trying quitting again in a couple weeks. I got a lot going on right now.

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Rene DeFazio and Tamara Veitch, authors of “One Great Year” share their story in Grimerica for this great episode. This book is a fantastic adventure of intertwined souls deeply in love, the darkness that balances the light, ancient knowledge – mystery schools, a world that may have been, synchronicities and symbolism, and of course reincarnating thought the cycle of the One Great Year. 

Rene and Tamara chat with the guys about what influenced them to write this book. Lots of what you hear already in Grimerica… ancient sites, sacred geometry, tree and flower of life, Atlantis, consciousness, synchronicities and much more. We are looking forward to reading the sequel and seeing this on the big screen one day. 

Links to topics and other researchers and inspirations from episode: 

Tree of life = Nassim Haramein 

Shambhala, the book: 

Ian Stevenson’s reincarnation research 

Hamlet’s Mill 

Thomas Cambell’s My Big Toe 

In the intro Darren and Graham talk about extending the moneybomb another month…. but still gifting back minimum $100 to one of you. Contribute to the show via the 50/50 Moneybomb link below. The guys chat about Fermilab testing our 3d holographic reality, the news from Ripperology on Jack, The UFO quote of the week, and the upcoming Paradigm Symposium 2014. 

Graham tries reading his friends crazy space war dream but get’s the kibosh. They also get into some feedback and the first voicemail. Review The Grimerica Show on itunes, youtube, or and leave a voicemail with your stories, synchronicities or feedback. Thanks for listening!!

Link to Fermilab article – which is not the exact same one they talk about. That one seems to have disappeared. Gist is the same though….

Paradigm Symposium 2014 

Grimerica 50/50 Moneybomb 

Ripperologists have the skinny on Jack–alas-20140910-10et93.html 



Grimerica Theme – Lock & Key

X Files Dub – Dubway Beatfresh

Save The Rave – Haters (Funk4mation Remix)

Nasty – Ghost Rider

Tree House – Syxx


Somebody That I Used To Know – Clem Beat’z

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First of all, to all of you out there that take the time to read my blog (and any others that the hard workers here at Grimerica put out) I’d like to apologize for my long delay and thank you for again stopping in to check out “A Paranormal World.”  As most of you can understand, life sometimes gets in the way and time, as relative as it is, sometimes slips past you as well.  Regardless, I am back now and I hope you all enjoy the rantings of a New Englander as the seasons change to the spookiest of all as we embrace the beauty that is FALL.

One of the topics I enjoy talking about, on here and in my personal life, is religion.  Partly because it is so taboo for most people and partly because I genuinely enjoy knowing what people think on the topic.  While some people scare the daylights out of me with their blind faith and never questioning attitude, others truly put together solid, well thought out arguments on the topic.  Personally, though I’m technically Catholic I am certainly not practicing and would classify myself more in the spiritual realm than anything else.   While faith is important to a lot of people, I often wonder how much of people’s faith is simply the placebo effect.  With that said, I was browsing through my Netflix queue this afternoon and came across a documentary called “The Unbelievers”.

The Unbelievers

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this documentary, it is essentially the pairing of Lawrence Kruss and Richard Dawkins traveling the world and talking about science, faith, and the cosmos.  While I do not believe everything that Dawkins in particular (this was my first real introduction to Krauss) has to say on topics, I highly respect the man and his opinions always come with a high level of research and understanding; something that makes him all the more trustworthy.  They both tackle the atheist perspective brilliantly, and without giving away too much of the film (that I’d recommend you watch as well), each tasking themselves with bringing atheism to the mainstream.  They talk in length about the “Age of Reason” and why people need to think for themselves and be rational.  While I preach the same motto of not simply being a follower but doing your own research, the film and the presenters themselves fall into the one part of “rationality” that I can never seem to fully get on board with.  Science is great, and science holds the key to the universe (I truly believe it can get there) but science is far too limiting in its current understanding.

When science looks to topics such as the supernatural it runs into the dilemma of not being able to come to a rational understanding of it.  Why?  Because science is based in facts and data that can be replicated in a stable environment.  For the most part I find this to be the exact way in which the world should be approached.  However, there is so much on Planet Earth, let alone the entire universe that is not understood, how can one be so bold to claim that science has all the answers?  Here we approach the problem with claiming there is no higher power, no GOD if you will.

Dawkins and Krauss talk about how the universe could have been made from nothing (The Big Bang).  While I firmly believe The Big Bang to be fact, I can’t yet wrap my head around how something can come from nothing.  While Krauss talks about how nothing can come from something, citing mass religious extinctions and the death of enlightenment periods throughout our history, how something as massive as our universe can come from….well….NOTHING just doesn’t make sense.  Now perhaps Krauss is onto something here and I simply don’t have the amount of information I’d need to wrap my head around such a weighty topic, but for now I have to stick with my own personal beliefs, my own faith.

I find it difficult to believe that something as complex as human DNA can be created simply by the Earth being hit asteroids, meteors, and the like and the right combination of protons, electrons, neutrons, etc hit in the right possible way and *poof* here became life.  With that said let me slightly digress for a moment and ask the reader this.  If that is your belief, if that is truly what happened, why could that not have happened to any number of infinite planets we have in outer space?  What makes humanity so special?  We’re not that special, that is the answer.  Back to my current point.  I’ve mentioned this in previous posts and I’ll mention it again here now because I believe it is important to the conversation on God and if there is one.  Perhaps our DNA is too complex and special to be a random act of happenstance.  Perhaps a higher power did create us.  But maybe, rather than that higher power being the Catholic God, Allah, or the countless other Gods and Goddess mentioned across the world, our creators are the extra terrestrial beings that were advanced enough to come up with our DNA code.


If The Big Bang did create the universe, what created the energies that created The Big Bang?  In fact, what created the being/thing that created the energies that created The Big Bang.  It goes on and on forever.  As far back as the mind can take you without making you feel dizzy and a little sick to your stomach.  However you’d have to imagine that at some point there was nothing..and thus something created from nothing.  Dawkins and Krauss certainly bring up great points, and they are certainly well read, well researched individuals worthy of our highest respect, but I think it is far too early in humankind to close the door on faith and the cosmos and how they may be intertwined.  We simply do not know nearly enough to qualify ourselves as experts on either topic.  There may be experts on such topics as we currently understand them, and I wouldn’t call it a huge leap to say Dawkins and Krauss fill the rolls nicely, but I ask the readers of this blog, the scientists hard at work everyday trying to solve the mysteries of the world and universe, and Dawkins and Krauss themselves to leave a little wiggle room.  Do not allow yourself to be cornered into believing the answers are clear when we know so little.  To give Krauss credit, he does mention the wonder and happiness being proven wrong can give a person.  Perhaps one day we will definitively be able to do just that.

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CJ Werleman, one of today’s new atheists and author of ‘God Hates You. Hate him Back’, and newly released ‘Crucifying America’ (The Unholy Alliance Between the Christian Right and Wall Street) Is in Grimerica. CJ brings many statistics to light that you just don’t hear in the everyday mainstream. The guys chat about society today and how America’s economy was about making stuff and now it’s just about making stuff up. Evidence based politics, religion and money in politics…. the Gods, Guns and Gays of today’s mainstream distraction. Hey, look over here!! Does social mobility and meeting basic needs make a happy society / nation? 

In the intro Darren and Graham have some listener feedback, some spam graham, UFO quote of the week and a couple of synchronicities. Help the show, contribute via the 50/50 moneybomb. Thanks again Wayne Darnell for helping with Also, Paradigm Symposium 2014 is sneaking up very fast. Check out the amazing line up of speakers!! 



Grimerica Theme – Lock & Key

X Files Dub – Dubway Beatfresh

Looking Out with You – Alicks & Izzard

I See Fire – Ed Sheeran (Kalev Remix)


Hiatus – Chimera

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