A one-of-a-kind hip-hop producer steps up.
Although Guillermo Scott Herren has released music under a plethora of different names in his time – including early work as Delarosa & Asora, the drone-informed group Risill, his folk-influenced Savath & Savalas project and the exceptionally titled Diamond Watch Wrists and Piano Overlord – he’s best known for his groundbreaking records as Prefuse 73.
Herren isn’t known for speaking publicly about his work, but he recently opened up to Laurent Fintoni in his most revealing interview to date, talking candidly about how early Prefuse records like One Word Extinguisher “changed the face of what kids are doing now” and the knock his confidence took when Warp dropped him after eight albums.
Still, his vigour’s back now: he’ll be releasing new music throughout 2015, and his FACT mix – titled Themes for a 2005 SAAB (9/3 Wagon): A Commuter’s Lament – features three unheard new Prefuse tracks (two of which will feature on a new EP due in July, Every Color of Darkness), as well as music by Obey City, Nils Frahm, De La Soul, Flying Lotus and more.
Prefuse 73 – Wasted Intro
Lapalux – Autumn (Tape Interlude)
NosajThing – Don’t Mind Me (feat.Whoarei)
Obey City – Fallin’ (U Know)
Sam Dew – Reincarnation
Flying Lotus – Siren Song (feat. Angel Deradoorian)
Prefuse 73 – Dabiq Azaz
Quelle Chris. Suzuzusu Instrumental
DrugUse – Thirsty Anthem
Drew Lustman – Angel Flesh
De La Soul – Stakes Is High
WAR – The World Is a Ghetto Interlude
A$AP NAST & Method Man – Trillmatic
Nils Frahm – Corn
Prefuse 73 – Skin (Outro)
Biz Markie – The Vapors (End)