By Allison Stewart
A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind...
Blitzen Trapper: "Destroyer of the Void"
On the titanic, fantastical title track of their upcoming disc, the usually temperate folk archivists channel Kansas and '70s Queen.
DJ Gemini featuring Kingpen Slim, et al.: "DMV Dream Team"
Gemini assembles an all-star cast of local heavyweights on this track from his probable new mix tape, "Welcome to the DMV," set to drop in May.
(A Beck guest spot, after the jump.)
Tobacco featuring Beck: "Fresh Hex"
What do you get when the strenuously weird frontman of Black Moth Super Rainbow mates (at least in an electronic sense) with Beck? A track from Tobacco's upcoming solo disc that resembles the strangest, most effects-overloaded "Odelay" outtake ever.
Various Artists: "Orientalism: A Mix of Indian Film Music"
Dev from Twin Sister pays homage to Indian film music, with an emphasis on '70s Bollywood and the works of composer R.D. Burman, on this stellar new extended mix.
Gucci Mane: "Lemonade" (Solly remix)
DJ Solly improves upon Mane's previously-impossible-to-improve-upon hit.