Vanaprasta and Hands Discover Psych-Trap on ‘NYF’ Remix
Los Angeles indie crew gets reworked ahead of their sophomore album
Los Angeles’ Vanaprasta made a lot of local noise with their 2011 debut Healthy Geometry, but the impassioned indie quintet are poised to break out in 2014. They spent most of last year holed up in their own Echo Park studio writing, recording, producing, and engineering their next album, with each member live-mixing his part simultaneously on the console. That togetherness can be heard in new song “NYF,” which has been making the rounds and now gets a distinct rebirth courtesy of remixer Hands. Playful psychedelia reigns, but there’s a pleasantly surprising amount of atypical trap in the mix too. Stream that below, and keep an ear out for more.