FACT MIXES - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.: FACT mix 496: Prefuse 73, or "Themes for a 2005 SAAB (9/3 Wagon)"
May 22, 2015 10:17 AM - Subscribe

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 Risil, his folk-influenced Savath y 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 vigor’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.

  1. Prefuse 73 – Wasted Intro
  2. Lapalux – Autumn (Tape Interlude)
  3. Nosaj Thing – Don’t Mind Me (Feat. Whoarei)
  4. Obey City – Fallin’ (U Know)
  5. Sam Dew – Reincarnation
  6. Flying Lotus – Siren Song (feat. Angel Deradoorian)
  7. Prefuse 73 – Dabiq Azaz
  8. Quelle Chris – Suzuzusu Instrumental
  9. Drug Use – Thirsty Anthem
  10. Drew Lustman – Angel Flesh
  11. De La Soul – Stakes Is High
  12. WAR – The World Is a Ghetto Interlude
  13. A$AP NAST & Method Man – Trillmatic
  14. Nils Frahm – Corn
  15. Prefuse 73 – Skin (Outro)
  16. Biz Markie – The Vapors (End)
posted by Going To Maine (3 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
posted by Going To Maine at 10:18 AM on May 22, 2015

Fun stuff, now I want to do a bio-post on Scott Herren, given his crazy prolific nature, and that Diamond Watch Wrists tracks are now officially on YouTube.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:44 AM on May 22, 2015


That said, on the third or fourth playthrough I found myself getting kind of tired of it. Still really enjoying "Reincarnation", but the rest is getting kind of too busy. (In truth, most Brainfeeder-ish stuff is too busy for me.)
posted by Going To Maine at 4:07 PM on May 23, 2015

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