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20XX HATE is DOT.KAI’s first solo EP to be released through net label and collective Dosing. Following in the footsteps of the label’s 2019 collaborative project “Dreaming of Screaming,” 20XX HATE infuses heavy 808s, grunge melodies, and high energy vocals taking us on an intense emotional journey straight from Tokyo’s underground. Adding a post-punk twist to flows of the South blended with his Jamaican heritage, DOT.KAI shares his experiences of living in Tokyo’s underbelly. These narratives present the sharp juxtapositions of culture-clash on the ground. Tracks, such as “Bones from Crypts” and “Bad Company,” deliver raging, high-tension cadence with raw energy over headnodic grooves.

Hailing from North Carolina, DOT.KAI currently resides in Tokyo, Japan. DOT.KAI and the Dosing collective formed the trap metal band “Dreaming of Screaming” and released their first self-titled EP under the Dosing label in 2019.

Collaboration with integral Tokyo artists such as Tohji and Tyosin, DOT.KAI is carving a new space for aggressive and alternative trap music in Tokyo’s underground scene. “20XX HATE” strays from Dreaming of Screaming’s metal instrumentation while exploring DOT.KAI’s gritty and impassioned reflections within the underbelly of Japan’s largest city.