The Philadelphia rapper and producer Lushlife is an under-the-radar treasure, and if you’ve been sleeping on his 2012 album Plateau Vision and his 2011 mixtape No More Golden Days, you should stop doing those things. If you’ve heard what Lushlife can do to a Gang Gang Dance sample, then you already know he has an ear for psychedelia. And now he’s remixed “Nangs,” one of the album tracks from Tame Impala’s Currents, for reasons of sheer fandom. “Nangs,” it turns out, sounds great with flinty East Coast rapping over it. Mary Ann Hobbs debuted the remix on BBC radio over the weekend, and you can hear it below.
Tame Impala’s Currents was one of the LPs I’ve been hyped for all year. Once it came out, I found myself mumbling rhymes to the largely instrumental album cut ‘Nangs.’ That compulsion turned into a start-to-finish overnight session a few weeks ago, recontextualizing the joint as though it had always been a golden-era neck-snapper.
Currents is out now on Interscope.