Stream Sd Laika’s Deranged ‘Idiot Thug’ Beat Mix
Bleak, brutal sonics reign in the vein of 'Yeezus' producers Arca and Evian Christ
As detailed in SPIN’s Album of the Year piece on Kanye West’s brashly brutal Yeezus, 2013 was the year that a whole lot of great music entered the void. The sort of uncanny sonics explored by Oneohtrix Point Never collided with the otherworldly strains of Tim Hecker and the noise-rap freakouts of Death Grips to deliver some bleak left-field gems. Post-Yeezus offerings from that album’s contributors Arca and Evian Christ sweetened the pot, and now we can look forward to a hefty release from the similarly minded producer-provocateur Sd Laika. His new Idiot Thug mix is streaming below, and it precedes a forthcoming official release on Tri Angle Records (Forest Swords, Haxan Cloak). We’re guessing these are snippets from an album to come.