Gurp City

It's like Vegas fool. San Francisco and the Bay Area rappers, producers and DJs all get together for one good cause, to get drunk as fuck and make good music. Gurp City consists of hip hop pioneers such as DJ Quest and DJ Eddie Def to underground legends like Bored Stiff and Sacred Hoop to freestyle champions TopR and Conceit...pretty much every alcoholic rapper in the Bay Area of California. The Gurp Fam keeps growing and innovating rap music with artists like Trunk Drank, Z-Man, Fist Fam, Grand Invincible, Fay Dog, G-Pek, Eddie K, DJ Marz, Bullet Proof Space Travelers, Bullet Proof Scratch Hampsters, DJ Cue, Brandon B, Luke Sick, Iron Fist, Thuggy Fresh, 6 Feet Deep, DJ Mathew Africa, 4oneFunk, DJ Teeko, DJ Max Kane, DJ Mista-B, DJ B. Cause, DNAE Beats, Boac, The Makai, Third Sight, The AlterBoys, MC Oroville, Illsquad, Live Human, Lords Crew, Alex Pardee, Zero Friends, Big Sammy, DJ Raw B and Fatees.

Al Lover – Death Rattle (Official Video)

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

“Death Rattle” is the new video from Al Lover’s latest album CAVE RITUAL, Out Now.


Al Lover – Cave Ritual (New Album)

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

The rellie Al Lover just released his new album Cave Ritual and its incredible. Stream it above and get the vinyl here.

Al Lover Headway Remixes

Monday, November 25th, 2013

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Al Lover recently released a great new remix project for Headway Recordings available on limited edition cassette and download. Al brings these songs to new levels like no one else can.

Get the tape and download here:

Al Lover Remixes & New Single!

Monday, July 8th, 2013

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Al Lover just released this collection of remixes from Summer 2012 to Summer 2013.
Remixes by Al Lover


The debut 7″ single from Al Lover is now available for pre-order. It’s limited to 250 so act fast. You can peep the psychedelic goodness below. From the upcoming album, Space Magick.

Noisey did a cool little write up as well:

Al Lover – Live At The Milk Bar SF

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

From Al : “Live recording from a Show I played January 5th, 2013 at Milk Bar SF with the homie Alexander Spit and Bago sponsored by The Hundreds. All the songs are new and unreleased for the most part. Hope y’all dig it.”


Al Lover – Austin Psych Fest Official Mix

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Another outstanding mix from the unstoppable Al Lover. Get trippy.

Al Lover – Reverb Rap Mixtape

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

The always innovative Al Lover just dropped this dope new mixtape, Reverb Rap. Hit the link for tracklist and download.

Al Lover of Fist Fam Studio Tour

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Spotted via The Chillout Music
Shout out to homies Optik at The Chillout and Phillip Drummond, two of the dopest producers around. Check out and

New FIST FAM e.p. “PANAMA JACK” coming really soon!!

AL LOVER – Distorted Reverberations (of Reverberating Distortion)

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Al Lover of Fist Fam is back with another ill instrumental project for free download. This time he is doing Psychedelic Reinterpretations of Contemporary Rock N’ Roll.


More info from Al:
1. Natural Child – White Man’s Burden
2. Shapes Have Fangs – Terlingua
3. Thee Oh Sees – If I Stay Too Long
4. White Fence – Sticky Fruitman Has Faith
5. King Tuff – Sun Medallion
6. Jeff The Brotherhood – Hey Friend
7. Ty Segall – Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart
8. Davila 666 – Yo Seria Otro
9. Night Beats – H-Bomb
10. Moonhearts – I Can Go On

“The idea behind the project is to take this current music and rework it into something entirely different while at the same time siting the source material directly, helping to create extended community within the underground music scene. To further share the inspiration for the project, it is available for free download, but also as youtube videos embedded to so that if interested, listeners can directly access the source material via the “related video” function on youtube. Also, embedded in the site will be direct links to each of the artist’s record labels so that listeners can order the albums that were sampled immediately if they so chose.

Permission to sample the material was given by all the artists.”

Al Lover – Safe as Milk Replica

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

This is all over the web but its too good not to post here as well.
From Al Lover: “So here it is, one last final free download of the year. This one might be my favorite, fuzzed out psychedelic boom-bap shit. Big ugly drunken drums, over spaced out, chopped samples run through pedals and totally reconfigured into distorted madness. No Pro-Tools plug-in magic here, just straight MPC work. The grimy shit, beautiful ugly music. Pretty weird, the only way to make a Beefheart tribute, I guess. It’s been a tough week trying to get this finished, but I’m glad to have it all done. This one’s for you Beefheart, hope you like it.”
Peace to Al Lover and Fist Fam, Posted album almost here, Gurp City South!

Al Lover & Gus Cutty – “All Mine” & “Part of the Game” double single + video

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

The Fist Fam are back at you with a new double single, here is what Al Lover has to say : “Two new tracks from my pal Gus Cutty and I, “All Mine” and “Part of the Game” using some samples I stole from a couple of our favorite SF bands, Ty Segall, and Thee Oh Sees. Ty Segall, and John Dwyer were kind enough to give us permission to uses both samples, thanks dudes, y’all are awesome for that. If you don’t know now you know, these band are producing some of the best Rock ‘n Roll out right now, so do your homework. Gus is killin’ the lyrics on both these tracks, and also did the creepy cover art. I made the beats. If you’re not aware this is the 2nd installment of 3 leaks leading up to the release of the new Fist Fam record “Posted” Coming out Winter 2010, so stay tuned.”
Download the Tracks for free here: Al Lover & Gus Cutty Double Single

And of since its video month for Rocktober I give to you the video for “ALL MINE”

and yet another Al Lover video for “Mayhem” he has hella videos on youtube.

Hope you enjoy, and spread the word!

Al Lover -Creative Controlled free download

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Al Lover is back again with another fresh project,

“This is basically a rhythmic rebuttal to Jeremy Earl from Woodsist, and the labels PR dude. They both sent me emails telling me to take down any and all downloadable links to the Woodsist Remix project I made a few months ago. Well, fuck that. I respect those cats, but I’m not gonna stop my progression because someones concerned with intellectual property rights or whatever. I don’t know, maybe they just think the shit’s wack. Sue me, I ain’t got shit. Anyhow, this project is a little different then the last couple sludgy, blown-out, tape hiss heavy beat reels I’ve made. I turned the quantization on for this one, and drank much Coffee while in the lab, as opposed to mass beer consumption for the last two. I find the cadence of the tracks to be more snappy and alert, for the most part. It was an experimental approach for me, I basically had no songs in mind to sample and just reached randomly into the crates and tried to make due with whatever I pulled out. A lot of the beats have no added drums, which is a strange approach for me. There is a lose narrative to the project about sampling laws, and intellectual property rights, just somethin’ thats been on my mind a little. Yeah, I hope you enjoy it” – Al Lover


Also check his recent intereview :

Another Gus Cutty leak and Al Lover’s new video

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Alright then, here it is, Sour Baby Leak #2 once again produced by Micah Aza for Hardwork Productions. This has been the coldest and dreariest summer I have spent in San Francisco over the four years I have been here. Cold, dreary, and for those like me, infinitely inspirational. I wrote, recorded, mixed and mastered, and created a cover and video for this leak in under 3 hours. And so, this is what you get for those three, enjoy, and remember, word of mouth is my best friend. Thank you. -Gus Cutty
Download: Another Cold Summer Day

Al Lover – “Baby Please” Video

This track is off of his upcoming album. I’m really feeling this joint and the video is wonderfully sleazy. Gurp.Fist.FRRNT.