NYC”s number one street hustler is Creature. Infamous for his books, touring antics, and 7 years of all day hustling outside the bagel spot at Fat Beats, he has most recently created epic song with Prefuse 73. Very similar to his style , positivity, and determination, Creature and Prefuse 73 Embrace The Day
Scott “Prefuse 73” Herren has a long career of shifting sonic shapes under various guises. But Prefuse has always been a reliably beat-choppy affair, that is, perhaps, until now. This sampler reveals the newest Prefuse album, The Only She Chapters, to sound rather dark, lush and brooding—not words you’d be more likely to apply to one of Herren’s other personas, perhaps Savath Y Savalas. The album also features a variety of female vocalist (another trait more common with SyS), including dearly departed Broadcast singer Trish Keenan, Zola Jesus and Adron. Granted, with an entire album condensed into 2 1/2 minutes, it’s impossible to be sure, but if this is what Warp Records is putting forward as a taster, we shouldn’t expect too much MPC mayhem this time around.
More than a side-project of troubadour Jose Gonzalez, Junip was one of our fave finds of 2010. While the addition of synths and percussion to Gonzalez’s usually solo acoustic guitar and vocals was something of a revelation, beatsmith Prefuse 73 takes out all but the rawest bits and pieces in his own rework.
Junip :: “Always (Prefuse 73 Remix)”
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Guillermo Scott Herren has a lock on the rolling beats and sinewy electronic grooves he’s perfected through a career that spans more albums and side projects than there are backpacks at one of his shows. He’s one of the best known names of the glitch-hop movement, which encompasses everyone from Ghostly International’s scratchy rootmaster, Dabrye, to Herren’s own Eastern Developments protege, Elliot Lipp. On January 20 Herren rolled into the Middle East downstairs under his most famous (and my personal favorite) moniker, Prefuse73.