D//E Mixtape: DESTROY X

It is the tenth birthday of Destroy//Exist.

Ten years ago today, D//E's journey began with the launch of this website. The first post, a concise list of five entries, mentioned some albums which we thought were destined to shape 2014: Cold Cave, HTRK, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, TR/ST, and Have a Nice Life.

Fast forward through over 6000 posts, we've covered a lot of ground in the world of underground music and beyond. Ten albums of the year, ten EPs of the year, three digital compilations, and quite a few interviews with extraordinary artists later, we're moving forward.

This all seems like boasting, but it actually feels incredibly humbling.

The goal is to be able to keep this medium growing, maintaining the same fervor which sparked its inception and evolution for the foreseeable future.

To mark this milestone, we have curated a playlist as part of our D//E Mixtape series. Part of the essence of Destroy//Exist is right there, including tracks from the releases which left the biggest mark on our platform during those ten years; from the very start of 2014 to the very end of 2023.

Special appreciation is extended to Hype Machine, Submithub, both past and current contributors, as well as all the artists, publicists, and labels that have interacted with D//E over the course of the last decade.

Happy New Year!!

Stace Z. Rust

Chelsea Wolfe - 16 Psyche
Slowdive - Sugar for the Pill
Mutoid Man - Bandages
Cold Cave - Glory
Mogwai - Party In the Dark
King Woman - Hierophant
Nothing - A.C.D. (Abcessive Compulsive Disorder)
Protomartyr - Don’t Go To Anacita
Nine Inch Nails - She’s Gone Away
Street Sects - Blacken the Other Eye
Death Of Lovers - The Absolute
Drab Majesty - Long Division
All Your Sisters - Power Abuse
Numb.er - State Lines
Miserable - High
Ganser - Avoidance
Sextile - Disco
Bestial Mouths - Dry as Dust
Brutus - War
Touché Amoré - Deflector
Iress - Shamed
topographies - Rose of Sharon
VR SEX - Maiden China
Violet Silhouette - Any Way It Cracks
Theyrgy - Walk Away
Cold Cave - Prayer From Nowhere
Fait - Slow Glow
Whirr - Sway
Nothing - Dig
King Dude - Fear is All You Know
Chelsea Wolfe - Carrion Flowers
King Woman - Burn
Youth Code - Consuming Guilt
Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Not a Daughter
Boris - She is burning
Wreck and Reference - Powders
Russian Circles - Asa
Earth - Cats on the Briar
Boy Harsher - Country Girl
Them Are Us Too - Floor
Drab Majesty - Kissing the Ground
Sannhet - Salts
Ulrika Spacek - Everything, All the Time
Planning For Burial - Warmth of You
Bestial Mouths - INSHROUDSS
Spotlights - Faith
Foie Gras - Sisyphus
Miserable - Oven
Marissa Nadler - All the Colors of the Dark
Astari Nite - Leave the Winter on the Ground
Lore City - It's All Happening
Lungbutter - Curtain
Ride - Weather Diaries
Westkust - Rush
DIIV - Skin Game
Mannequin Pussy - Drunk II
Amyl and The Sniffers - Some Mutts (Can't Be Muzzled)
Jealous - Thunder
Desert Sharks - Medusa
THE BOBBY LEES - Hollywood Junkyard
The Tissues - Do You Want to Be My Lover Tonight
A Place To Bury Strangers - I Might Have
The Vacant Lots - Rescue
Fotocrime - Love Is a Devil
Elizabeth Colour Wheel - Pink Palm
Deathsomnia - Akinesia
Djunah - Animal Kingdom
Psychic Graveyard - Word Machine
American Nightmare - Life Support
Boris - Anti-Gone
Uniform - Dispatches from the Gutter
Nothing - Say Less
Midwife - God Is a Cop
Deafheaven - In Blur
Bizou - Disco
Glaare - For Sale
Dlina Volny - Do It
Converge & Chelsea Wolfe - Blood Moon
Zetra - Call Of The Void
Virgins - signalling
Aerofall - Trails
Blankenberge - More
Did You Die - Weightless
SRSQ - Ever Crashing
Kraków Loves Adana - Darker Darkness
Data Animal - Future Primitive
Kill Your Boyfriend - ELIZABETH
Plattenbau - Tutankhamun
Deaf Dance - New Scars
Boris - Beyond Good and Evil
Wormrot - Grieve
Chat Pile - Slaughterhouse
American Nightmare - Self Check-Out
A Place To Bury Strangers - I Don't Know How You Do It
Night Sins - Violet Age
NIGHTSISTER - Hometown Wound
past self - IV
Temple of Angels - Tangled in Joy
Ringfinger - Familiar Placement
Mhaol - Asking For It
A Very Special Episode - Strobes
MØAA - The One
Caress - Mortal Flaw
Renonce - Avec violence
Child of Night - Disappear
Death Of Lovers - Buried Under a World of Roses
Iron Years - Lucid
Chrome Waves - Under the Weight of a Billion Souls
Nightosphere - Foxfire
Sextile - Crash
Depeche Mode - Ghosts Again
Slowdive - alife
Now After Nothing - Sick Fix
Constant Smiles - Only Love
Lotus Thrones - Gore Orphanage
Death Hags - Keep Calling
Darkswoon - Eaten by Wolves
Sektion Tyrants - Systematic Letdown
Ghost Cop - You Can Never Go Home
Fotoform - Running
Soft Kill - Heresy
True Faith - Running Away
Jaye Jayle - Cemetery Rain
More Ephemerol - Fertile Energy
Madeline Goldstein - Edges of the Lines
Floating Room - Held Open Door
Drowse - Bipolar 1
Midwife - Send the Pain Below
Mrs. Piss - Downer Surrounded by Uppers
True Widow - Theurgist
Beastmilk - Death Reflects Us
American Nightmare - Gloom Forever
Low - Dancing and Blood
Emma Ruth Rundle - Darkhorse
King Dude & Chelsea Wolfe - Be Free
John Carpenter - Abyss

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