Nosaj Thing Ends The Suspense With The Release Of His Sophomore Album Home
Nearly four years after his debut Drift showed the world that there are different amalgamations of the L.A. sound than Flying Lotus, Nosaj Thing returns with his sophomore album Home, a journey further into the ambient realm he brimmed on with his debut. The first taste of home was the track above, “Eclipse/Blue,” a single that hinted his sound was moving into further abstraction. Subsequent bits and pieces revealed that, while atmosphere is the central effect of many of these soundscapes, Nosaj isn’t afraid to drop a deep beat or two.
Though his current sound is quite meditative, in his early days Nosaj Thing gained plenty of new listeners by remixing an eclectic array of songs and turning them into bangers, somehow converting all the varying styles into a sound that is distinctly his own. We all remember his treatment of The xx’s “Islands,” but we pulled together a few of the less widespread Nosaj Thing remixes that you might not have heard—the Busta Rhymes edit that he tends to occasionally drop in live sets; a chop of a track collab track between MF Doom and Plastic Little; a Jamie xx remix of a Nosaj track; and a little heard remix of Daedelus’ “It’s Madness.” Then, to top it off, a video of his incredible KEXP performance, where you can really see how he operates the MPD.
Enjoy! You can grab Home here.
Nosaj Thing – “Dangerous” Remix
Plastic Little – “More Tongue Less Teeth” feat. MF Doom (Nosaj Thing Remix)
Nosaj Thing – “Fog” (Jamie xx remix)
Daedelus – “It’s Madness” (Nosaj Thing remix)
Nosaj Thing Live at KEXP