Saturday, November 20, 2010

Song of The Day #170

"Cold As Hell" by DZA

I don't know about you, but I don't often actually read Pitchfork's longwinded articles that they display at the bottom of their homepage. However, I decided for some reason to read their "Beg, Borrow, and Steal" feature about new Russian electronic, and boy am I glad I did. The Moscow electro/glitch/crate-digging/experimental scene is a burgeoning one, full of music indebted equally to Flying Lotus as it is to eastern European experimental. DZA, whose name is presumably a (funny) play on (or homage to) GZA and RZA (the latter of which is actually a quite like-minded producer), seems to be the frontrunner of the scene, i.e. its Ramones, its Animal Collective, etc. This track, "Cold As Hell", is one of his Five-Finger Discount mixtape's most interesting tracks, although the whole tape is one funky, choppy, compressed sonic journey. Bottom line is DZA and his cohorts are making some of 2010's best music.

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