Matt Shadetek is a veteran bass-music theorist and DJ /rupture associate who’s been making moody, smart fogs of low-end for years. Riff Raff is a colorful Houstonian rap weirdo and the possible inspiration for James Franco’s Spring Breakers character Alien. You would not necessarily expect these two to end up on a track together. But on his new album The Empire Never Ended, Shadetek pays tribute to street-rap and R&B. And on the track “Bout It Girl,” he’s got Riff Raff’s sproingy, inimitable flow over his own sad subwoofer rumbles and keyboard twinkles. (And incidentally, Shadetek co-produced the James Franco/Kalup Linzy collab “Rising,” possibly making him the only person alive who’s produced for both Riff Raff and Franco.) Check out the song and Shadetek’s tour dates below.
Those tour dates:
4/03 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile (with Chief Boima & Malitia Malimob)
4/08 – Portland, OR @ Tube (with Chief Boima, Anjali & Tarsier)
4/11 – Oakland, CA @ Ultrawave (SOMAR) (with Chief Boima)
4/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Tormenta Tropical (Elbo Room) (with Chief Boima & Thornato)
4/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Subsuelo Warehouse Party (with Atropolis, Brooklyn Shanti & DJ Orion)
5/03 – Madison, WI @ Thorps (with Chants)
5/04 – Milwaukee, WI @ Stonefly (with Kiings)
5/10 – Providence, RI @ Fete (with Old Money & Chief Boima)
5/15 – Boston, MA @ Together Festival (Goodlife)
The Empire Never Ended is out 3/26 on Dutty Artz.