Friday, November 26, 2010

Aesop Rock - Bosico Remix & Ghosts of the Barbary Coast [Free Downloads]


If you don't know about Aesop Rock yet then you need to catch up, the wunderkind wordsmith has been helping shape the sound of underground & indie Hip Hop since the late 90s. I don't want to get too into it because I'll just be writing forever & I'm trying to keep the freebies moving - but his complex & unorthodox rhyme schemes and imagery was so futuristic when he came out that there are few who can match him even to this day. His early releases were classics but some fans haven't enjoyed Aesop taking over most of the production duties on his albums of late.

I personally dig alot of his production and think he's just starting to find his new voice and style in beatmaking. I particularly enjoy all the remixes he does for indie artists (which he seems to have done a lot of since his move to San Francisco from NY.) His appearance on Tobacco's album 'Fucked Up Friends,' his remix of The Mountain Goats John Darnielle's song "Lovecraft in Brooklyn," and his remix of Grimace Federation's track "Catch 22" are all wonderfully dense, lush and refreshing and some of the best tracks I've heard from Aes in awhile. This new remix of another Grimace Federation track might even be the best track I've heard from him since "Food, Clothes & Medicine" off of his 'Fast Cars, Danger, Fire & Knives' EP from 2005. You can catch the video of the remix below along with links to download that track from 900 Bats for free & a bonus free track he did as a collaboration with artist Jeremy Fish. The project was called the "Ghosts of the Barbary Coast" and was made to go with a slideshow of drawings from Jeremy Fish and is called "Tomorrow Morning." Check it out below:












Download Ghosts of the Barbary Coast: http://www.definitivejux.net/store/

Buy Grimace Federation's album here: http://grimacefederation.bandcamp.com/

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