There are two kinds of drift. Blurry aimless float, or ethereal, blissful buoyancy. The 24-year old born Jason Chung opts for the latter, with his white widow smoke beats, recorded under the Nosaj Thing alias, honed in the Low End Theory laboratory.
Drift, his full-length debut on Daddy Kev’s Alpha Pup records isn’t just a startlingly good first effort, it’s startlingly good. Proof that legalizing medical marijuana was the best thing to happen to the city’s beat scene since the invention of the MPC. If you like Flying Lotus, Burial, Joker, Prefuse 73, Boards of Canada, etc….
See also Chris Martins’ LA Weekly profile.
Buy: Nosaj Thing–Drift