Wait What is a 24-year old DJ employed at a San Francicsco tech company who is having one hell of a week. Last week, on the 13th anniversary of Life After Death, he released his debut album The Notorious XX, which, as the name suggests, combines Biggie and The XX into a union one wouldn’t expect to sound as right as it does. It’s an instantly iconic CERN-like mashup of indie rock and hip hop that totally works. The atoms are colliding!
the notorious xx began as an idea in my sister’s apartment, where I was trying to figure out what it would sound like hearing juicy over vcr, and since then expanded to include all 11 tracks of the xx’s debut album chopped, sliced, and mashed up with biggie’s vocals. I made it over the span of a few weeks in boston, williamstown, albany, chicago, aspen, denver, and san francisco, and then mastered over 10 days in zurich, zermatt, london, san francisco, dallas, baton rouge and new orleans.