Straight from a dusty Detroit basement… it's Rich Ristagno! "What Is A Man" is prime reissue material – so head-scratchingly weird and lo-fi for its 1981 recording, but now it fits perfectly alongside contemporary weirdos like Sam Flax. Yep, Ristagno mixes funk, leather and a sour view of the early Reagan era to delirious results and the good folks at Drag City have finally impaled his What Would It Be Like To Be Rich right in your brain's gutter. Go get dirty.
Today's guest mix comes courtesy of friend-of-RCRD LBL Erin Kapor.
Ideal For: Dreaming, Seducing, Dancing, Talking On The Phone In Your Childhood Bedroom
Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Donnie & Joe Emerson - Baby
DIIV - Sometime
The-Dream - Dope Bitch (feat. Pusha T)
Daphni - Yes, I know
King Tuff - Alone & Stoned
Here We Go Magic - How Do I Know
The Walkmen - Heaven
Chromatics - Lady
METZ - Headache
Kendrick Lamar - The Recipe (feat. Dr. Dre)
Jake Bugg - Two Fingers
Allah-Las - Long Journey
Tame Impala - She Just Won't Believe Me
Tim Maia - Ela Partiu
Cat Power - Manhattan
Beach House - The Hours
Trop Tard - Les Anges D'Aujourd'hui
Regal Degal - Winning + Breaking
Sam Flax - Child Of Glass
Within music culture, it seems like the future has sounded like the original Tron soundtrack since before science fiction movies even gained popularity. Trans Am, one of the best '90s post-rock bands, always took a different route. Using driving Krautrock-oriented drums, robotic vocals and a sense of dynamics that are more punk than club-ready, "Futureworld" remains a hypnotic ode to the way we hope things sound 40 years from now. Originally released in 1999, Thrill Jockey is re-releasing Futureworld in celebration of its 20th anniversary on September 13 with a new mastering job and two digital bonus tracks, including an outtake mixed by James Murphy.