Chopped and screwed psych and garage rock? Sign me up.
Shapes Have Fangs - "Terlingua" (Al Lover remix)
White Fence - "Sticky Fruitman Has Faith" (Al Lover remix)
That's one of the things Al Lover does. He's a producer from San Francisco who over the last few years has gained notoriety for his melding of garage and psychedelic rock into spacey, hip hop-style instrumentals. One of his recent projects, "Distorted Reverberations," samples current psych and garage rock acts such as Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees. The dude is also into Shapes Have Fangs, Night Beats, King Tuff, White Fence, and the psych scene in San Fran. He has also reworked Captain Beefheart’s first record, remixed a bunch of Woodsist tracks, and is apparently reworking some Velvets.
Al Lover says:
"I feel like there are some very interesting things happening in the current garage/psych rock scene. People are building off the core roots of rhythm and blues again and making it even weirder, and tougher (thanks punk rock) than they did in the 60′s. I’ve said it before, but this is the kind of stuff producers will be digging for 20, 30 years from now."
His latest mix is a collection of songs from the likes of Bare Wires, Black Lips and the Strange Boys that he absolutely destroys, distorts, and acidifies with his MPC and various pedals and recording techniques. This is a whole different kind of reverb.
from his tumblr:
Al Lover has a lot of other mixtapes and remixes available at coolallover.tumblr.com
Thanks to the super cool austinradar for turning me on