The title track off of knife city's latest EP is a serious banger, and if you've ever high-fived the sweaty Luke Silas after an Anamanaguchi set, you’ll know he’s no stranger to tearing the dance floor a new one.
A masterpiece of chiphaus/chipstep, “precious jewel” has been a part of knife city sets for a while now, but it’s really good to see it get a proper release on the world wide web. The rest of the EP includes remixes of knife city tracks by Boaconstructor, IAYD, Iron Curtain and Sabrepulse.
There’s something heartwarming about workers risking their necks in the name of a beloved former boss. But to observers who know how modern corporations work, the protests can seem a little naive: After all, everybody knows that a corporation is an entity whose first job is to maximize profits and deliver the highest return possible to its owners. As some commentators have noted, Market Basket is a business, and demanding that its investors forgo profits in service of some greater good goes against everything we know about the natural laws of capitalism.
Unless, of course, it doesn’t.
This idea that businesses must maximize so-called “shareholder value” at the expense of everything else is a cancer that must be cut out of American society. Not only does it hurt society as a whole, but it’s also a failure at its own goal. The only thing keeping it going is fervent belief that it must somehow still be true despite the evidence against it.