Nosaj Thing Graces Mary Anne Hobbs’ Show With His Presence

Living in greater Los Angeles, I have seen Nosaj Thing quite a few times over the past several years. He  occasionally plays at Low End Theory, and routinely shows up at venues across the city. I most recently saw him play a superb set at a free festival on USC’s campus. Tomorrow night, he’ll be playing at Funktion Wednesdays at Dim Mak Studios. It is for this reason that it comes as such a surprise that Nosaj hasn’t actually released any new music recently. Drift came out in 2009 and Nosaj has been fairly absent from the studio since, focusing instead on his live gigs. There have been murmurings of a new album in the works, but no concrete details have emerged. That’s why it was such a treat to listen to the mix Nosaj did for Mary Anne Hobbs’ XFM show last night. Made up mostly of original tracks, Jacques Greene, Lunice, Jamie XX, Machinedrum and Jonwayne also make appearances. The gem of the mix is the last five minutes or so where Nosaj drops a brand new collaboration with Teebs, then leads into a rework of Kendrick Lamar’s “Cloud 10” (which Nosaj produced). It isn’t new Nosaj, but what can you do. Stream the mix below.

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