Nosaj Thing, Drift
A SoCal kid fills in the link between dubstep, glitch-hop, and IDM
Much like LA's other leading beat conductors (Flying Lotus, Daedelus, Nobody), Nosaj Thing refuses to sit still . His universally-acclaimed Drift does just that, drudging up dubstep, IDM and glitch-hop detritus like a space station intercepting the scrambled beats of J Dilla and Dr. Dre. Which makes perfect sense. After all, Jason Chung spent his formative SoCal years flipping between classic rap stations and noise-rock shows at the Smell. That'd be the all-ages spot that gave birth to No Age, HEALTH and, now, Nosaj Thing himself — the missing link between Boards of Canada, Dabrye and Burial.