December 4, 2012

I was immediately sucked in from the opening notes of the new Nosaj Thing single. There is a faint ivory note resemblance to Mya’s “Best of Me Part Two.” Drop whatever it is that you’re doing and take four minutes to watch that video first — if nothing else for the site of a millennial-era Mya rocking the powder blue Tarheel jersey as a dress. This is the best kind of throwback.

As for the new Jason Chung jawn there is the quintessential interstellar flight and meticulousness you expect. His only real peers in the patient, brooding, halogen-glow beat thing are Nicolas Jaar and Shlohmo. It’s been a long time since Drift, the album that really set off the notion of the LA beat scene beyond Flying Lotus. There were a lot of rumors of creative block and frustration and the fight to find a new vision that expanded beyond the practically perfect flight plans of his first record. The first two singles from his record do exactly they need to do — they live up to to the impossibly high expectations. That’s anything but a snap.

Track below the jump.


Video: Nosaj Thing: Eclipse/Blue

Mix: Nosaj Thing on Mary Anne Hobbs (3.31.12)

Catch Nosaj Thing’s “Drift”

Nosaj Thing – Snap by Innovative Leisure

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