Remix of ‘Teenage Dream’ from the 2011 Lushlife mixtape, No More Golden Days. Instead of a Katy Perry flip, the new instrumental uses individual notes meticulously sampled from a vintage autoharp. Still singing the true notes on the chorus, too.
Stream and download here.
It’s 2005, and in the moment before mash-ups went from “novel” to “novelty” I released a full-length exploration of Kanye West jams set against the backdrop of The Beach Boys’ seminal Pet Sounds LP. Seven years on, West Sounds is at the very least, an interesting artifact.
The record suggests some formative experiments at the intersection of boom-bap and chamber pop. These are ideas that I explored further on the subsequent Lushlife albums, Cassette City (2009) and Plateau Vision (2012). And, since West Sounds is as ultra-rare as digital media can possibly be in 2012, I’ve decided to give the download a permanent home on this blog. I’m not afraid of my old shit. It’s part of the contract.
To download West Sounds, click here.
Dig this nails-as-fuck Lushlife remix of Araab Styles from the new Styles P full-length out this week. Tempering the hard body shit (or emboldening it) is a hook that features a blown-out interpretation of Asylum Party’s coldwave classic, Before the Smile.
Stream Lush Styles via Soundcloud here, or click here to download.
Last year, I did a crazy one-month tour in Europe before I was even finished with Plateau Vision. I wanted to feel some of the music in a live setting before the album was wrapped. There were weird festival dates with Handsome Furs and No Age in far off places like Skopje, Macedonia. I played a tiny heavy metal bar in Sofia, Bulgaria, too. It was some wild shit. Anyway, here’s a full-on mastered live recording from the May 8, 2011 date in Bratislava. At the very least, it should be an interesting artifact.
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It took me a while to post this. I’ve been on the road for the better part of this last month. In any case, check out an extra-hype, next-level remix of Hale-Bopp was the Bedouins, courtesy of Shabazz Palaces. The remix features a stirring new verse from the Palaceer, previously known as Ishmael Butler from Digable Planets. So dope.