Atlanta-based Prefuse 73, a.k.a. Scott Herron, managed to slip under my radar for far too long, but with an extensive library of tracks released as Prefuse 73 and many other alias’s there’s plenty to go around and keep your headphones bumping for days.
Glitch, hip hop, and eclectic sampling are all elements of Herren’s unusual style. He uses his experience as an experimental hip-hop producer to create abstract textures over bouncy beats, buried vocals, and out-of-the-box instrumentation. “One Word Extinguisher” is a great display of Prefuse 73’s talent and unique musical offering. Breaks, horns, electric guitar, background chatter, melodic ooh aah’s, synthesizers, and bass all come together in their distinct but complementary layers to create an awesome soundtrack for head-bobbing and chill grooving.
This particular track is from his 2003 release of the same title, but he has released five more full length albums since then.
Meghan Bender | Senior Writer