Guest Mix: naps
Augmented Survival

Earlier this month, Melbourne’s premiere beat fetishist and fidelity manipulator naps released a 14-track album called Hydrate. It’s his debut full-length and strongest material yet, an exploration of the awkward juncture between the precision of digital music and the out-of-focus aesthetic of the SP-404 wizards, a record that chases the decaying rhythms of hip-hop into more abstracted, impressionistic realms. Our own Nico Callaghan described it as “weirder, denser, and headier” than his previous releases, with the artist turning to “coloration of the tropical and psychedelic to reform his miniatures from rough and banal percussive messes into twisted technicolor beauties.”

To celebrate his latest release — which is available on cassette via This Thing — we asked naps to compile a guest mix. In addition to a couple songs by naps himself, Augmented Survival features tracks by TMT favorites like Diamond Black Hearted Boy, D/P/I, Triad God, Wooshie, Gobby, Borden/Ferraro/Godin/Halo/Lopatin, and more.

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[00:00] naps - “Word Shapes”
[01:50] Nuno Rebelo – Sagração Do Mês De Maio (excerpt)”
[04:02] DIAMONDBLACKHEARTEDBOY - “Formulation of the Higher P”
[06:32] naps - “Tristate”
[07:50] Triad God - “Lo Mor”
[10:31] D/P/I - “2CHAINZIDONTCARE (IMAGEREVISION)”
[15:38] Gregor Kompar - “Shape”
[18:25] Wooshie - “???”
[20:00] Cat 500 - “Chilk”
[23:00] Lucki Eck$ - “Boomin’”
[24:40] Borden, Ferraro, Godin, Halo & Lopatin - “Internet Gospel Pt. 2”
[27:20] Gobby - “Trans.09”
[30:13] Celer - “Fill Your Light With Lessness Untitled Guilt As A Return To Melancholy”
[31:24] Nara Lea~o - “Insensatez”

• naps: http://notaquatic.net
• This Thing: http://www.thisthing.us/tt

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