NOSAJ THING REVEALS NEW TRACK “U G” New album Parallels out Friday September 8 on Innovative Leisure via Inertia Music
“Genre-bending sound sculptor.”
“An elusive piece that builds in intrigue and intensity as it
continues on. It’s an exciting look at how mood-altering
and innovative his tracks can be.”
“Chung’s first ‘Parallels’ single plays out like a late night diary entry,
decorated by glimmering electronic production.”
Prefix Magazine on “All Points Back To U”
Today, Los Angeles-based electronic producer/composer Jason Chung, aka Nosaj Thing, is back to share “U G“, the next cut taken from his forthcoming new album Parallels out Friday September 8 on Innovative Leisure via Inertia Music.
The propulsive track takes the analogue sounds that Nosaj Thing has made his own, while expanding on the driven themes first explored in Parallels‘ first single, “All Points Back To You“, featuring the legendary, Australian-based Steve Spacek.
Last week, Nosaj Thing released a remix of BADBADNOTGOOD‘s “In Your Eyes” feat. Charlotte Day Wilson. The remix sees Nosaj Thing applying his distinctive sound to the soulful BBNG cut.
2. All Points Back To U (feat. Steve Spacek)
4. How We Do (feat. Kazu Makino)
5. U G
6. Get Like
8. Way We Were (feat. Zuri Marley)
Parallels by Nosaj Thing is out Friday September 8
on Innovative Leisure via Inertia Music
Pre-Order it here: https://Inertia.lnk.to/P
More on Parallels
Parallels’ uncharted territories are also the product of Chung being forced into a full creative reset, in what began as a tragedy and ended as crucial epiphany. At the Houston stop on a joint tour with Warp Records’ fellow electronic-music maverick Clark, all of Chung’s equipment was stolen – including hard drives that hadn’t been backed up holding nearly three years of work on what was intended to be a new Nosaj Thing album. “I lost everything,” Chung says. “I was definitely shook, but I’m glad it happened. It was the slap in the face I needed to get me to up my work ethic and quality control.”
In the end, for Chung the making of Parallels became a rehabilitative force: the title of the song “TM”, for example, commemorates Chung’s immersion into meditation that he says “worked like medicine. I’d moved every year since 2011 and just ended a long relationship; for the first time in as long as I could remember, I felt comfortable in where and who I am, so I was able to let my music evolve with a new transparency.”
Parallels also sums up the unpredictable expanse of Chung’s influences up to now – from the grime-styled bass excursion “Get Like” to the tropical 2-step skippy groove and Todd Edwards’ chopped vocal samples of “U G.” Then again, such stylistic fluidity has always been present in DNA of Nosaj Thing’s aesthetic. Growing up in Los Angeles’ suburbs, Chung came up making oddball beats in his bedroom on a PC influenced by the twin musical poles of his native environment: cheesy ‘90s rave music and West Coast hip-hop spanning indie MCs to Dr. Dre’s G-funk. As his music developed, Nosaj Thing began playing D.I.Y. live sets at L.A. experimental-music havens like The Smell – the all-ages crucible that produced the boundary-pushing likes of No Age and HEALTH. He then refined Nosaj Thing’s acclaimed, technically dazzling audio-visual sets at the legendary Low End Theory club alongside Flying Lotus and Gaslamp Killer. After the breakthrough reception of his 2009 debut solo album Drift (of which Pitchfork raved “Nosaj Thing has a great ear for leftfield sounds and makes gloriously haunted, glitch-y hip-hop”), Nosaj would go on to premier slots at Coachella, FYF Fest and the most prestigious festivals and venues worldwide, recorded and shared stages with the likes of Toro Y Moi, and did official remixes for everyone from Beck to Charlotte Gainsbourg.
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