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Fausto Ivan Lopez aka Legal Alien of the Dune Sea Crew, is an original hip hop/soul artist based out of Yuma Az. Co-Founder & Artist, of Dune Sea Records.
Originally from South central LA. Watts, Los Angeles to be exact.
Moved to Yuma, Az. in the early 90’s.
His parents, with an urge to escape the gang violence that was affecting the family, decided to make a move to the south west of Arizona. The rest is all history.
Listen to Legal Alien’s new album Old Dog, Young Cats on all streaming platforms.
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WELCOME TO MY LIFE!
Hey everyone! Its your boy Antonio here; aka A-tone! First of all i want to thank you guys for wanting to take part in my journey, but before you can truly take this journey with me, I need you guys to truly know who it is you are supporting. So like I said my name is Antonio. I'm 24 and i live in Yuma Arizona. I'm a married man who's only child is in heaven with his maker! As you can tell I'm a man of God who tries his best to be the very best I can be and to represent in my music the things I stand for and believe in. I love this music that I do. It truly is my passion and I'm grateful that God has blessed me with the talents to be able to do what I do. Most of my music is in hip hop platform, but I rap about what is relevant and real in my life, so that could entail God, my wife, my happiness, my pain, whatever is real to me. I don't cuss in my music, because I feel there's no need to. Plus i like the challenge of having legitimate words and bars that mean something in my music! I'm well rounded so don't be surprised to see me rapping on an old school track, to rapping on hard beats, to singing on a song! I'm about being righteous and bringing motivation to those who have the same struggles and to kids who are looking for a way out of there situations and chose rap, but don't fit in to the traditional mold. I can't wait to make it so I can give back in a way that I never thought i could. Also I want to state 1 more time because my style can be thought of as christian hip hop and that's not necessarily what I would say I am. I'd say I'm a man of God first who just happens to make hip hop music, but whatever floats your boat go with it.
Hey what up everyone its Airborn AB, one of your local Artist here in Yuma Az.
Ive been doing Music since i was 15 . It all started with my big bro bringing a song home and showing us all his new single, since then i wanted to follow his steps and work as hard as he did. I appreciate the support you guys give me from "SHARES" to "LIKES". I've always wanted to experience my dream and that is becoming a full time Artist in this industry .
You can Find Airborn online at:
Starting at age 9, I started writing music and never got light shined on me till 15 performing at car shows now apart of fade records entertainment. I have a debut album in the works for 2018. I'm here to show Yuma what a little voice I can make in the city and be different from all the other artists speaking the truth in my lyrics and will always give back to the people.
and my email is email@example.com
AO Murda of the Kutthroats
Members - Kutthoats “ Kuttyz “ Ovadoze & AO Murda
Band/ Artist Info - Born in Yuma Arizona Grew up in Somerton,AZ. Born Aug 12th .. First Time performing Was in San Luis Mexico opening up for Bay Area Rapper “ Keak Da Sneak “ since then he’s been .. Affiliated with Streetvibe Music , and worked with D$H two Giants in the music Industry out of Yuma Arizona . The Kutthoats is Ovadoze and AO Murda we started over 10 years ago i was actually absent from the Music game for 6 years due to being incarcerated i was later released by the Arizona Court Of Appeals on a Rule 32 for case number cr200901226. Since my release I’ve been working closely with Ovadoze ( Rugged Traxx Prod ) my brother from another mother ! I’ve worked with Cre818 in Phoenix Arizona GoRealah Studios in Yuma,Arizona , Artist such as OVADOZE, Pop$ , A-Dub , MACHE , Force-1 , Cultivated Kings , Robb Lamar, Flip The Great , Airborn , Lil Mehico out of California, Young Haze of Y.A.D Out of Salinas,Ca , And More !!! I’m only getting started . President of Kuttyz Clothing est in 2017. Since focusing my time and effort on Music i have my music on major music platforms , I’ve done over 10 shows in Yuma and PHX together and have organized events at Wheezys, Kress and MineShaft most recently The Timeless vapes Challenge in Phoenix Arizona powered by Respect the Underground , were myself and Pop$ received Honorable Mention 3rd place in a group of 50 Artist . Sponsored by Stay Faded Barbershop in Yuma,Az. Mind State Stay Motivated is the Movement , Kuttyz is the way.
Booking Contact : Osunaalex89@gmail.com
Instagram : The_Kuttyz , Ao_akaMurda
Fb: Alex AO Osuna
Benjamin Clayton is a 15 year old sophomore currently attending Gila Ridge High School. He has been a member of the Gila Ridge High School Marching Band for two years now. Benjamin has had a passion for the guitar since he first picked it up at the age of 11 and to this day has yet to put it down. Benjamin has an older brother and a younger sister who also play instruments. You can check out his SoundCloud account
And his YouTube
Tyler " BIG Teezy" Power is a fine artist and emcee out of Yuma who finds passion in making a living from his drawings, paintings and creations. Big Teezy was born and raised in the desert southwest and creates hip hop music with a new, unique touch so it doesn't sound like any other artists from the past. Big Teezy strives to bring real life messages along with an underground hip hop influence, mixed with a touch of mainstream influence. He is also bringing a plethora of videos to the table so you can enjoy images along with the music.
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"It's All Up to You"
"If the crowd is not on their feet, they will be when Bobby McClendon hits the stage! This guy is what "live music" is all about. The energy on stage is phenomenal and the music is there to back it up. This guy knows how to put on a show!" Hard work, determination, and sacrifice define Bobby McClendon. Years of hard work and a determination to succeed at the highest level have paved the way and sharpened the skills of this artist. For the past ten years, Bobby has toured the country, honing his craft on stages large and small, developing one of the most dynamic live shows in any genre of music. The list of those that Bobby has shared the stage with continues to grow- Little Big Town, Gretchen Wilson, Cowboy Troy, Montgomery Gentry, Chris Cagle, Pat Green, Joe Denim, James Wesley, Dustin Lynch, Cassadee Pope, Steel Panther, John Michael Montgomery, Joe Diffie and Rick Trevino to name a few. Bobby McClendon and his band, the Dirt Road Cartel, are the total package—great vocals, world-class energetic live show, a unique look and charisma to burn, as well as a wealth of experience and a work ethic that impresses everyone. Along with his amped-up live show, Bobby and the DRC's incredible sound and harmonies allows them to continue the winning of fans city after city. “I walk out, take one look at the crowd and attack. I never let up, whether it’s a thirty-minute opening slot for a headliner or a four-hour show. The energy stays cranked up the entire time.” Behind that energy is a world of industry knowledge put to good use. "I put time, effort, passion, drive, determination, creativity and initiative into making my ideas, music and dreams become reality every single time I step on a stage.” As Bobby McClendon takes his music nationwide, his style being compared to the likes of a country combination consisting of: Jason Aldean, Tim Mcgraw, Gary Allan, Kenny Chesney and Chris Ledoux, his unique style of country rock sets him apart from all other performers. One thing is for sure about Bobby McClendon & the Dirt Road Cartel, there’s no smoke and mirrors with this band and one of country music’s most unique and energetic artists.
For Booking contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
You Can Find Bobby McClendon online at:
How’s it going everybody my name is Cruz but I got by the name CNote928, most people call me Note from Notepad Studios. I’ve been doing this music thing now for about 1 year now grown a lot and meet a lot of people, got to open up for LSOB in Parker AZ and got some more shows for the future. You can follow me on all platforms down below to stay updated with my life, music and more.
Mark Flint on vocals/bass and keys, Darren Lee on drums and synths, and Mike Mejia guitars
We've all played together in one form or another for years. We got together in April to form a new project, and found out we all love a lot of these tunes, and wanted to present them to you guys for nostalgia, or for those who missed out on the great decade of the '80s. So Checker'd Past was born, committed to keeping you entertained with some of the best music that VH1 doesn't do specials on anymore!
You can find Checker'd Past online at:
All the one-hit wonders of MTV's golden age...Men at Work, Madness, Thomas Dolby, Modern English, plus some more durable groups like Duran Duran, David Bowie, Devo...the list is pretty big, actually!
You can purchase "Out of Touch" by clicking one of these links
Corey Brikz and A-Tone are two up and coming hip hop artist in Yuma, AZ bringing that Baltimore and Milwaukee flavor to the west coast! They are two artist in two different worlds bringing realities of today to light. A-Tone focuses more on spreading the positivity in his music, while Corey Brikz brings the grime of the streets! From gritty instrumentals to witty punchlines these artist will definitely keep you on your toes every track.
Mr. 5P & Manny Ca$h started making music in 2007 and formed a hip hop group known as Dank Squad signed under Fade Records Entertainment almost over 10 years trying to make there mark in the desert southwest and let the world know about there music currently working on there new album called Bordertown which is set to release mid 2017.
For Booking: or Officialmr5p@outlook.com
Dj Ayy Beats
In 1999 Dominic Antonelli picked up an electric guitar and started learning the songs he heard on the radio. In 2018 he is playing in a few local bands as well as leading Worship at First Christian Church. His first band Far From Grace (Ohio) put out a 5 song EP in 2002 and his next band Inward from Outside(Phoenix, AZ) put out another 5 song EP in 2005. It was then that Dominic decided he wanted to pursue a career in Audio Engineering. It was during this time that he formed My Dying Breath (his solo project). Dominic moved to Yuma, in 2007 and formed PDS. Shortly after in 2008, PDS won the Battle of the Bands popular vote. Since then, Dominic has been influenced by many “Local Monsters” such as Sci-Fi Beauty, Through Blood and Vengance, and Samsara. He is currently doing sound for a plethora venues and bands including the Local Monster Showcase as well as being in Weezerton: a Tribute to Weezer which takes him all over California, Nevada, and Arizona. Most recently he has worked on a Compilation called “When in AZ Vol. 2” where he submitted a song that was a cover of Sci-Fi Beauty’s song “LA”.
Downtime is your premiere source for live entertainment. With musical Influences like Brent Mason, Rich Redmond, Randy Houser and Justin Moore their energy and talent have made them a favorite within the south west live music scene.
Downtime loves covering your favorite top 40 Country and Rock hits but they are also known for their originality. Singing and writing songs about living, loving and songs about life that move the heart and touch the soul.
In addition to performing for a loyal fan base in their hometown of Yuma Arizona and the surrounding area, Downtime keeps busy averaging 120 shows a year with performances in California, New Mexico and Texas.
Performance highlights include performing at Country Thunder music Festival in 2015 and sharing the stage with Country Music Stars such as John Michael Montgomery, James Wesley, Lauren Alaina , Chris Cagle, RaeLynn, Josh Thompson, Joe Nichols, Thompson Square, Big & Rich and Randy Houser.
Dune Sea Crew
Founded in 2010, Dune Sea Crew is a conglomerate of Emcees, Deejays, dancers and artists from Yuma, Arizona. A division of Open Aired & Cerebral Arts, the Dune Sea Crew promotes local Hip Hop groups as well as bringing some of the best in underground music to the desert southwest.
Genre: Hip Hop/Indi/Underground
Members: Legal Alien, Rude, TomTom
Contact Rude for Booking:
You can Find Dune Sea Crew Online:
E Stab Records
Tyy Dinero is a 21 year old rapper from Yuma AZ, Tyy started rapping at the age of 12. His major influences are Tory Lanez, The Weeknd, Ice Cube, Drake and a of couple underground artist.
Murkx is an 18 year old rapper born in El Centro California and raised in Yuma Arizona. He started his journey in Hip Hop between the ages of 11 and 13. Murkx major influences include The Notorious B.I.G., Young Thug, YG, Future, Snoop Dogg, and Devour along with many other artists.
Spar , 20 year old rapper was born in Los Angeles , CA. At the age 8, he moved to Phoenix , Az where he later discovered his talent. Few of his major influences are Kevin Gates, ASAP Mob, SPM & more.
Spizal, has been a producer/M.C. for more than a decade in Yuma releasing multiple projects through his label E-Stab Records. Currently Spizal is working with Tyy Dinero, Murkx, and Spar and is getting ready to release their debut project "All In Time". Along with running E-Stab Records Spizal is co-owner of ViewPoint Media with Adrian Matthews.
You can Find E Stab Records online at:
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" All In Time"
""Glitterfoot is an alternative rock band, with punk and some new wave influences. The three of us try to write simple songs that just so happen to end up in your brain for a few weeks at a time. Our first release, Glitterfoot EP, came out in November 2016 and was quickly recorded at Studio 270 in Yuma. Glitterfoot is Eddie Felix (drums), Trina Elam (bass/vocals), and Mat Crawford (guitar/vocals)."
Booking inquires can be sent to : email@example.com.
You can find Glitterfoot online at :
Juan "GoreJuss" Rubio is a producer with about 6 years of experience under his belt.
Starting at the young age of 14 he was always a music lover. Music was always a passion he shared with the world. Pouring his heart into his music he hopes many more people get the chance to enjoy his music as much as he enjoys making it.
You can find GOREJUSS online at:
I was born and raised here in Yuma. Music is something that has been a huge part of my life since I was little and that lead me through a whole grip of different bands and genres. I started actually rapping back in 2012 after a falling out with the last band I had been in. After some hard trial and error, I got together with my then producer (R105) and we put out an album. Since then I've been putting out new freestyle videos on YouTube every so often, and working on a couple new projects. I would not call myself Nerdcore. I rap about that things that I know, and that just so happens to be nerdy things. I try my hardest to capture my personality in each song I write and stay real to myself.
For Booking: Ianflux907@gmail.com
You can Find IanFlux online at:
J .Worm Rockwell
Emcee from Yuma, Arizona born & raised. Reppin BoomBox Typical...Been at it since 2006. HIP HOP is life. Self expression through song writing and stage performances. REST IN PEACE PLAN B & Citizen AIM!!!
Variety of new music coming soon.
You can find J Worm online at:
Booking inquiries can be sent to :
Jaymastah AKA: Pikazo
Yo, I’m Jaymastah also known as Pikazo a local emcee an producer, member of The1Fam. Born in Yuma and lived here all my life, nothing like the Arizonan desert. My brother and I began writing poetry at a very young age and soon enough we turned a childhood hobby into a passion in Art. I grew up listening to 90's Hip Hop and began soakin the culture. My music is influenced by many artist like Nas, J Dilla, Ghostface Killah, Eminem, Van Morrison, Gregory Isaacs, Ralphi Pagan just to name a few. I’m influenced by many local artist also such as; Citizen Aim(RIP), J Worm, Dune Sea Crew, Maintain, Krooktone Classics, Plan B(RIP), Venkman’s Ghost, Uproot.
The surrounding neighborhoods were not the safest place for young teenagers so when you find good friends you stick together. A big reason why my music is structured a lot on unity and equality. I was quickly immersed in the local music scene around the age of 13 and have been performing and producing music since. Dropping mixtape after mixtape while living life at a fast pace was fun but soon a near fatal car crash would change the course of my life and transform my way of living. Thanks to God I was able to get back on my feet and become a certified audio engineer an truly began making worth of my time. I produced The1Fam’s first album “The Gathering” in 2009 and “Rendezvous” in 2013, two of my greatest achievements. I am currently in the process of producing two very special albums so be on the lookout. Much love an appreciation to my listeners and people who support me. Keep yo boombox tuned! PEACE!
You can Find Jaymastah online at:
I was born in Los Angeles, California, but I was raised all around the country. Moving state to state every 3 years, I touched down in Yuma, AZ in 2006 and never left!! I am the finest strand of music you need to soothe your tastes. I go by the name of Johnny Kush. My musical influences are a blend of everything and everyone from Tech N9ne, Eminem, Wu-tang, Tupac, Stephen Marley, Santana to Pink Floyd, Stevie Nicks, The Doors, Nirvana. I am inspired by great music and great people (doesn't matter what walk of life they are on). My interest in making music came from my pops. He used to Dj all over L.Aa in his day with his crew "Panic Attraction". He introduced me to so many different styles of music, it was only a matter of time til I found my own sound and a way of expressing myself through it. I've pushed out a lot of music on the low. I went out all around town selling mixtapes at parking lots, swap meets, bars, city events, just anywhere I would find people to listen. Fortunately I managed to create a buzz out of it and get my name out more. Now I make a variety of different music. Using different blends of other styles to create something new. I try to vibe out to whatever I'm listening to and start from there. Whatever is created at the end is up to the listeners to label. I'm currently working on a album to be on iTunes soon and a new mixtape that will be available for free download. I've had the pleasure of working with many artists on track & shows, locally and out of state. From working with Yuma and Somerton's own CaviRx, & Mine+us, to opening for artists like Twisted Insane, Strong Arm Steady, Krooktone Classics, Myka 9 and Keak Da Sneak.
You can Find Johnny Kush online at:
You can download "Good Day" Right here.
Joshua Sharrar Bio: born September 12, 1985 in San Diego, California. He grew into music by means of stringed instruments in the Orchestra, which he continued throughout high school. Shortly after graduating, Joshua served in the United States Marine Corps where he continued to write and learn various aspects of music. After Honorable separation from the US Military, Joshua moved to Yuma, AZ to settle down with his wife and two children. After attending Full Sail University’s Music Production program. Specializing in the composition of music and utilizing the industry's standard of tools, Joshua continues to write for several projects while maintaining a full time job, running his production label and pursuing his passion of songwriting.
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Founded in 2009, The Krooktone Classics bring a reggae-rocksteady style that is sure to get you moving. They derive their musical influence from jazz, blues, soul, funk, and rock & roll. Formed in Yuma, Arizona in 2009, The Krooktone Classics were known as Golden Child and the Good Guys. They gained local recognition only a few short months after the band formed. Their musical talents have led them to perform with bands like: The Aggrolites, One Drop, Seedless, Fortunate Youth, Mike Pinto, Afroman, and countless others. The Krooktone Classics are just a bunch of guys (literally 'cause there are like seven of 'em) who enjoy playing music for the people. When you watch them play you better call Kenny Loggins 'cause you’ll be in the DANGER ZONE.
Genre:Reggae/ Rocksteady/ Jazz
Members:ERICK MACIAS- Vocals/Rhythm -DAVID "BENI" BENITEZ- Lead/Vocals -EDDIE HESTER- Drums -ISSAC "SAC" GOMEZ- Piano/Keyboard/Bass -FAUSTO LOPEZ- Vocals/ Perc -ALLEN "KIWI" NEVAREZ- Percussion -ALEX WHALEY-Sax
Contact Rude for Booking:
You can find KrookTone Classics Online :
Kolt Supa (born July 1984) is an American-born minimalist pianist and composer with an influential voice at his instrument. Classically trained with a very unique composition style, Kolt graduated from the American School of Music (ASM) and Arizona Western College (AWC) under renowned classical pianist, Dr. Rodney Abriol.
Kolt's minimalist and neo-classical composition style continues to inspire listeners thru a unique mesmerizing touch and unorthodox playing style over the keys.
Despite having turned down multiple music contract offers from big name music corporations, Kolt was able to independently record, produce and release his debut music album, IRONY OF EXISTENCE, on March 24, 2018.
Kolt Supa currently resides in his birth city of Yuma, Arizona.
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Photo Credit Regina Moneypenny.
Lazarus Threw the Fight
Lazarus Threw The Fight was originally conceptualized as far back as 2005, but officially debuted in 2012. The trio of Ezekiel Escamilla, David Negrón, and Isaac Valadez came together from various previous Yuma groups. The band coined their alternative hard rock sound as "newer wave", because it makes them chuckle and to convey their desire to strive for larger, more ambitious soundscapes with each new song added to the repertoire. Their style is a culmination of the influences of the three performers including everything from classic 60's pop-rock, the darkest of metal and modern post-hardcore. They perform with unparalleled passion and are in the process of harnessing that passion onto a recording due this year to further expand their audience.
Members: Ezekiel Escamilla, David Negrón, and Isaac Valadez
Genre: Newer Wave
For booking inquaries :
You can find Lazarus Threw the Fight online at:
Name: Fausto Ivan Lopez aka Legal AlienDOB: November 1, 1981Originally from Los Angeles, CA. Watts to be exact but Yuma, AZ is where my music roots grew. Growing up all I ever heard was either oldies, gangster rap or Paula Abdul playing at my house, not saying that those are bad music choices in fact Ilove that music. (maybe not Paula Abdul but you’re a liar if you say you'venever sang along to “straight up now tell me” haha) My musical horizons expanded majorly through out the years and I startedlearning to play music myself, writing songs and performing. I quicklylearned that this was a passion of mine, I pursued it and now I can say I’m abit more seasoned and skilled at my craft. Back in 04-05 there was a movement that was built by a few like-mindedindividuals that had the same passion for music, “Open Aired”. From thatpoint on, the history of Yuma Hip Hop shows began, it was so dope!Cerebral Arts came out of that same movement and that was just beginningof it all. We released a few projects as a crew & that inspired me to work ona solo project myself, Legal Alien “Stories to be told” album was released onAudio Sketchbook Records. There was a lot work put in after all of thoseyears but it was a good learning experience. A lot of people really investedtheir time in making this happen & I’m proud be one of them, the ones thatwould set up sound gear, clean the venue, set up graff walls and pretty mucheverything that goes along with making a dope music/art show happen, yeahthat was us. History continues to be made though, it never stops. Dune Sea Crew is infull effect! That’s my crew, my brothers, my family! We continue to growconstantly. One thing I know for sure is… DUNE SEA CREW, NOBODYCAN DO IT LIKE WE DO/ MANY WILL TRY BUT FALL THROUGH! Peace, Legal Alien
You can find Legal Alien online :
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London, is a seventeen year old singer and songwriter from the West Coast. She is very ambitious, and adventurous. She shares her life and past experiences as she writes to original songs. Her style in music is far from choosing a genre, and her favorite instrument is the piano. Her mother has tapes of her singing at the age two, and London has not stopped singing since then.
"Music heals people, no matter what mood they're in, no matter what day it is, no matter what the situation might be, there is a song for everyone! I sing because, I know how it feels to fall apart, and think nothing can get better at this point, and for these times, I wanted to be the voice people can listen to. For them to sing, SCREAM, or dance to if it makes them feel something other than what they're going through.” - London
You can find London online :
My songs are simply the stories of my life that I sing and play a guitar to. It is not easy for me to create a story from scratch, so most of my songs are purely written from experience. Being only 16 years old I do not have the wildest stories to tell and yet you may have never expected to hear such stories. Everyone interprets music differently so I like to write songs that can be understood on different levels. I enjoy spreading my music whether it is to help someone get through a hard time, relate to someone, or simply give them a tune to sing all day.
Instagram- mallory.lemmon Twitter- @mallemm Facebook- Mallory Lemmon Youtube- Mallory Lemmon
Traditional Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae group from the sunny Southwest! Over 15 years and still going strong.
Genra: Traditional Ska, Rocksteady, and Reggae
Members: - Jesse (drums/vox) - Nick (bass)
- Jeremy (guitar) - Eric (guitar/vox) - Poncho (sax)
- Berto (sax) - Ernie (tbone/trumpet)
For booking please contact: Jesse James, Nick Rico
You can fine Maple St. online at :
MikeyWizard AKA Michael Cruz is a local music producer, rapper, singer and songwriter. He was first introduced to making music at the age of 12 when he taught himself how to play the piano by mimicking popular classical pieces. Since then, his passion for music really accelerated once he discovered digital music production. Some of his most common genres of production include Rap/Hip-Hop, R&B, Funk, Soul, and Rock just to name a few. He is always open to different genres of music and is constantly trying to expand his horizons. He produces music everyday and wants to leave a positive impact on the people who receive his music. He loves teaching others about music and strives to inspire other artists to express themselves freely. He has produced for several local artists including Remi Rhymez, Legal Alien, Dune Sea Crew, London, and much more!
You can follow MikeyWizard here:
"Esque perdio la cabeza por el rock & roll"
Members: Julio Castillo / guitar + vocals Ernesto Salvatierra / bass Hector Castillo / drums
For Booking : Julio Castillo /
You can find Mono Ser online at:
"Fantasma" Can be downloaded from Mono Ser's SoundCloud. You can fine the link above.
Also known as Charles Fairman, is no stranger to struggle and adversity. From a young age he suffered with symptoms of mental illness and alienation by peers and society due to their lack of understanding of his illness.
Spending many years in and out of institutions and turning to the streets and substances for acceptance furthered the downward spiral and chao