Last year Modeselektor teamed up with Busdriver for the track ‘Pretentious Driver’ from their Monkeytown album, a thumping hip-hop banger with plenty of kick. Well, it appears I wasn’t the only person impressed by by Busdriver’s unique, disorienting flow and disregard for conventional structure; apparently Lapalux was a bit of fan too.
His latest track, ‘Forlorn’, sees Busdriver’s mind-shattering ability to switch between Busta Rhymes-esque patter and low-end croon juxtaposed against an ultimately soothing collection of synth washes and pitched up vocal clips. Having said that, elements of footwork rear their heads throughout the mix, only to fall away behind an undulating wave of crushing synth washes.
Surprisingly, this track did not make the cut for the album (which speaks volumes about the quality of the tracks that did make the cut), but can be found, streamed and downloaded below. The album, ‘Nostalchic’, will be released later this month through Brainfeeder.