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Here’s a music compilation we curated last season for the F/W 2014 Coterie show. Follows is a sampler of some of the tracks:

Over a year of work with my co-conspirator Dahlia Ambach-Caplin, this comp — co-produced by me — represents a complete marriage between past and present as I’d imagined it for more than 3 volumes. From Bassnectar to RAC, the combinations were sometimes effortless, and results amazing. Not everything worked as planned, still there’s some great examples here — perfect for licenses, or picnics at the beach. Buy it here. Check out a recent interview on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic HERE.


Look for the secret track, or grab it here…

“‘Paranoia’ is an incredible collaboration; Chance’s brooding lyrics go almost perfectly with the wide-open, never-in-the-same-place-twice beat that Nosaj puts together for him to go over. Enjoy it below, and start saying your prayers for these guys to come together again.” — Pretty Much Amazing

Nosaj Thing x Chance the Rapper “Songs From Scratch” from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

In the tradition of Kid Cudi, Kendrick Lamar and at least a few others, Trinidad James samples “Voices” from the Drift LP for “Givin No Fucks” on the Don’t Be S.A.F.E. mixtape. Apparently, if you want to get signed and have a blow-up debut project, you gotta get with Nosaj Thing.

"Japanese artist and producer Daito Manabe teamed up with California-based musician and producer Nosaj Thing to conceive and direct the music video for "Eclipse/Blue", a track off Nosaj Thing’s upcoming album Home featuring vocals by Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino" — The Creator’s Project

"The new clip expands the song’s drifting quality into stunning visual realms, weaving surreal abstractions into the fabric of the music." — LA Times


"Haven’t heard much from California producer Nosaj Thing since his very good debut LP, Drift, but that’s set to change on January 22, when Innovative Leisure releases his follow-up, Home. Before that, the label will put out a 10" for album single "Eclipse/Blue", which features vocal contributions from Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino."Pitchfork

He also launches his own imprint Timetable officially October 11th with an LA party featuring a couple of early signings, buzzed about producers Charles Murdoch (Australia) and D. Tiberio. Both will come out with new EPs in the new year. Watch this space.


“‘Island Universe’ is a breezy, catchy nugget of ’50s-flavored pop, but there’s a just perceptible darkness that lurks in Jones’ delivery — a tinge of creep that suggests that any other occupants of that special space might not end up there of their own free will.” — Spin


"The result is a collaborative online music video, the likes of which you have never seen or heard before. Beautifully hypnotic, the cinematic journey reacts to your keyboard and mouse, the mesmerising visuals becoming more complex, organic and chaotic with your movements. And when you stop, it stops. Each time you step up to play, the experience is totally unique."

Check it out here. Requires Google’s HTML5 Chrome browser.