Nosaj Thing: fixing to get that Bjork in Dancer in the Dark/high-art MOMA money in 2013. This song remains vaporous and haunting and a bunch of other adjectives vaguely reminiscent of UFO abduction.  Now with 24 percent more dancing. Previously: I’m Blue The New Nosaj Thing Single.  
Nosaj Thing’s music is never an accident. You can’t imagine that his songs could bond any other way, but they never feel calculated. Pianos recall his classical education. Codas never dissolve into chaos. Everything is meticulous and properly alphabetized. Between that and his obviously singular ear, he might be the best pure songwriter of the […]
It’s been three years since Nosaj Thing dropped Drift and opened eyes to the idea that the Low End Theory was more than a Tribe Called Quest album. Flying Lotus may have been the advance messenger, but Nosaj Thing was instrumental in kicking the gates down. As was Mary Anne Hobbs, whose XFM program was […]
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Lamar End Theory October 4, 2011
The countdown to Kendrick Lamar’s debut Low End Theory appearance starts now. If paying for these two to make music together can’t make me want to purchase a Windows Phone, nothing will. Nothing will. Maybe this will make rap fans realize that Nosaj and Flying Lotus et. al are making more innovative hip-hop rooted production […]
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In which the local beat baron figuratively heads to Bristol to flip a file sent from Malachai, a Geoff Barrow and Sach O-approved group of psych rockers. Nosaj is notorious for being picky with remix requests, taking his time to ensure that he fully captures a specific feel and tone, so quality is assured. Alien […]
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City of Fog November 10, 2010
Nosaj Thing – MIS, Brasil 2010 (leg. português) from Cauê Ito on Vimeo. If you subscribe to the ideology that beats need raps to be fulfilled, you’ve probably already long ceased to read this blog, or are in the process of breaking away to download the latest MP3’s from Games, Tennis, Weekend, and Troubled Jai […]
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As the photo above indicates, Jamie xx and Jason Chung share the same wardrobe designer. A garlic averse soul who sculpts their suits in a lampless cavern deep in the bowels beneath SoHo. Neither of them have tasted clean oxygen in weeks, which serves to explain the artistic synergy that the two possess. They share […]
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In the way that The Chronic will always get more love than Doggystyle, though I find the latter slightly superior, Cosmogramma will always be ranked above Drift. Jason Chung is still cranking out video’s from last year’s best album. I am contractually mandated to post. Even on Sunday. Via the Giant. Download:  MP3: Pollyn-”Other Side […]
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Brevity is in today because it is a Friday in August and that’s reason enough. At Pop & Hiss, I do the Q&A treatment with Adam Weissman of Pollyn, who are rapidly becoming my favorite new LA band that employs guitars (on occasion). The harvest is a remix of “Other Side,” done by Nosaj Thing, […]
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Admittedly, I’m still not finished listening to the second week of Mary Anne Hobbs Vs. The Volcano, Or I Got Stranded in LA and All I Got Was This Lousy Podcast, but I suspect that like last week, it will go down as one of her finest shows of the year. Hobbs calls a mix […]
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