Why Is Nosaj Thing Such A Creative Electronic Artist?

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Who Is He Similar To?

If you like any of the following bands, you will probably like Nosaj Thing

  • James Blake
  • Flying Lotus
  • Squarepusher
  • Gorillaz
  • Matthewdavid
  • Ratatat

About Him:

I've mainly only listened to Nosaj Thing's album "Drift", but boy has it been a great ride.

Although there are no vocals in the tunes, there is just a special quality about him that I can't really describe. He's one of those artists that you just need to listen to for yourself to get a good grasp on what he's doing.

Most of the work he's done has actually been remixes and such. He's got to have a whole album of remixes. Some of the bands that he's remixed include Flying Lotus, Radiohead, and Portishead.

Along with those remixes, he's also remixed the song "Forever" by Drake, which I think is quite hilarious. Drake, being a complete mainstream hip-hop/rap artist (And with total douche music) being remixed by Nosaj Thing, a complete underground electronic artist.

In my mind, there's no way that he did that remix straight-faced, but more as a "Tongue-in-cheek", sarcastic remark.

Oh you, you funny guy Nosaj Thing!

In any case, take a listen to some of his tracks below. I'm especially a huge fan of the track "Light #1", as it just has this amazing sounding synth that makes me feel as joyful as a small child popping bubble wrap.

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