Prefuse 73

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Tags: electronic hip-hop idm trip-hop electronica hip hop warp experimental glitch seen live Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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Guillermo Scott Herren, Miami, Florida, USA. Producer Herren creates the most incredible of musics under the Prefuse 73 moniker, drawing on hip-hop’s restless range and electronica’s pioneering legacy. Although he says his impetus to record music was Michael Jackson’s legendary Thriller, Herren apparently derives his Prefuse 73 moniker from an irrepressible fascination with pre-fusion jazz circa 1973, citing a parallel between the exploration and integration of new sounds in that era/genre and contemporary hip-hop. His Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives for Warp Records was among the best albums of 2001 and artists such as Destiny’s Child, En Vogue, and Outkast are reportedly fans of his precision sliced hip-hop. The follow-up, One Word Extinguisher, prompted the UK’s Record Collector magazine to describe Prefuse 73 as ‘a machine, a chimerical mechanism that randomly feeds on the best moments in pop history and recalibrates them as...

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