Shabazz Palaces are gearing up to release not just one but two albums on 14th July via Sub Pop, which means they’ve got plenty of cosmic, experimental hip hop up their sleeves.
Their latest offering is taken from ‘Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines’, the “extra-spatial twin” of ‘Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star’. Featuring The Shotgun Shot, ‘Julian’s Dream (ode to a bad)’ is pretty simple, at least by the standards of Shabazz Palaces. It weaves itself around a breathy sample and glitch-ridden, cut-up electronica, with verses layered across the top.
As a refresher, ‘Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines’ is an expansion of the universe of the being Quazarz. It follows his saga as he discovers a world where “humankind’s relationship with their tech-devices has become weirdly sensual, seducing a sedentary seamlessness with humans, while capturing and incarcerating the results of their imagination […] Quazarz vs The Jealous Machines finds our protagonist with his dazzling cohorts rising a collective Nah to the device and the guilds that proliferate them”.
Have a listen to ‘Julian’s Dream (ode to a bad)’ below.
Source: DIY Mag