Nosaj Thing

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Nosaj Thing
Birth nameJason Chung
Born (1985-01-27) January 27, 1985 (age 36)
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresElectronic[1]
Occupation(s)Record producer
Years active2006–present
Labels
Websitewww.nosajthing.com

Jason Chung (born January 27, 1985[2]), better known as Nosaj Thing, is an American record producer and DJ based in Los Angeles, California[3] He has produced tracks for Kendrick Lamar,[4] Chance the Rapper,[5] Kid Cudi,[6] Julianna Barwick,[6][7] and is the founder of Timetable Records.[8]

Biography

Born in Los Angeles, California.[9] He is of Korean descent.[10] At the age of 12, he began to make music using computers.

He self-released the debut EP, Views/Octopus, in 2006.[11] His first studio album, Drift, was released on Alpha Pup Records in 2009.[12] A remix version of the album, titled Drift Remixed, was released in 2010.[13] In 2012, he released a single, "Eclipse/Blue", which featured vocalist Kazu Makino.[14] His second studio album, Home, was released in 2013.[15] His third studio album, Fated, was released in 2015.[16] In 2016, he released an EP, No Reality.[17] His fourth studio album, Parallels, was released in 2017.[18]

Career

Views/Octopus

His earliest performances were at Los Angeles' DIY avant-garde music venue The Smell and experimental hip hop club night Low End Theory where he became part of a community of beat makers including Samiyam and Flying Lotus.[19] He went on to self-release the debut EP, Views/Octopus, in 2006 featuring beats made throughout this early period.[11]

Drift

His first studio album, Drift, was released on Alpha Pup Records in 2009.[12] A remix version of the album, titled Drift Remixed, was released in 2010.[13]

Subsequent Releases

Between 2012 and 2017 Thing released a further three full length studio albums, and EP and a Single. In 2013 he founded record label Timetable Records featuring artists such as D Tiberio, Holodec, Gerry Read, Whoarei, 4THSEX and Daito Manabe on the roster.[8][20]

In 2020 Thing announced he had signed to LuckyMe Records, releasing EP No Mind [21] and single "For The Light" with accompanying music video[22]

Live

Throughout 2009 and 2010 he toured a live audiovisual show, featuring large scale video projections of live manipulated graphics, with showcase performances at Sónar Festival, Pop Montreal and São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound.[23][24]

In 2016 Thing collaborated with Japanese artist Daito Manabe to create a touring show featuring real-time augmented reality visuals using multiple Kinect cameras on stage.[25] The debut performance at Coachella Festival was described by Pitchfork Magazine as "runaway winner for best visual production"[26] and was billed by Sónar Festival as "extremely captivating, technologically advanced, show of inordinate beauty".[27]

Discography

Studio albums

Remix albums

  • Drift Remixed (2010)[13]

EPs

  • Views/Octopus (2006)[11]
  • No Reality (2016)[17]
  • No Mind (2020)[21]

Singles

Productions

References

  1. ^ Hudson, Alex (October 8, 2015). "Nosaj Thing "Cold Stares" (ft. Chance the Rapper) (video)". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  2. ^ Hoffman, K. Ross. "Nosaj Thing - Biography". AllMusic. Archived from the original on October 22, 2018. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  3. ^ Martins, Chris (May 13, 2009). "Rattling the Underground With Nosaj Thing and Low End Theory". LA Weekly. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Zeichner, Naomi (October 4, 2011). "Kendrick Lamar, "Cloud 10" (prod. by Nosaj Thing)". The Fader. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Martins, Chris (May 6, 2013). "Watch Chance the Rapper and Nosaj Thing Craft 'Acid Rap' Standout 'Paranoia'". Spin. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Nosaj Thing - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  7. ^ "Julianna Barwick returns with new album, Healing Is A Miracle, on Ninja Tune · News ⟋ RA". Resident Advisor. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Timetable Records feat. Nosaj Thing and 4THSEX in The Lab LA". Mixmag. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  9. ^ Weiss, Jeff (February 7, 2013). "Nosaj Thing Is Back". LA Weekly. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  10. ^ Holslin, Peter (May 12, 2015). "After Losing His Gear and Beats to Thieves, Nosaj Thing Tries to Move On". LA Weekly. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  11. ^ a b c Matos, Michaelangelo (February 17, 2010). "A Smell of His Own:Nosaj Thing finds his place in the new IDM". Baltimore City Paper. Archived from the original on June 3, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
  12. ^ a b c Greene, Jayson (July 8, 2009). "Nosaj Thing: Drift". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  13. ^ a b c Ryce, Andrew (November 3, 2010). "Nosaj Thing – Drift Remixed". Resident Advisor. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  14. ^ a b Fitzmaurice, Larry (September 20, 2012). "Nosaj Thing: "Eclipse/Blue" (ft. Kazu Makino)". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  15. ^ a b Fallon, Patric (September 20, 2012). "Nosaj Thing Announces Long-Awaited Second LP, Streams First Single". XLR8R. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  16. ^ a b Kokiousis, Chris (March 4, 2015). "Nosaj Thing Details New LP; Hear a Track Now". XLR8R. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  17. ^ a b Monroe, Jazz (March 30, 2016). "Nosaj Thing Announces New EP NO REALITY, Shares "N R 2": Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  18. ^ a b Ryce, Andrew (June 15, 2017). "Nosaj Thing announces fourth album, Parallels". Resident Advisor. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  19. ^ "Nosaj Thing". loop.ableton.com. 2017. Retrieved January 22, 2021. Low End Theory club
  20. ^ "Timetable Records on Bleep". Bleep. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  21. ^ a b "Nosaj Thing Releases New EP 'No Thing' - Magnetic Magazine". www.magneticmag.com. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  22. ^ a b "Nosaj Thing releases new single on LuckyMe". theransomnote.com. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  23. ^ August Brown (December 11, 2009). "Nosaj Thing brings new visual show to L.A. Be sitting down for this". latimesblogs.latimes.com. Retrieved January 22, 2021. Pop Montreal
  24. ^ Terence Teh (October 18, 2010). "Nosaj Thing Launches his AV Spectacular". Dazed. Retrieved January 22, 2021. Museum of Image and Sound in Brasil
  25. ^ Davis Huynh (June 14, 2016). "The Evolution of Sound and Visual With Nosaj Thing & Daito Manabe". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved January 22, 2021. Kinect
  26. ^ Paul A. Thompson (April 18, 2016). "Coachella 2016: Winners and Losers | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved January 22, 2021. runaway winner for best visual production
  27. ^ "Nosaj Thing + Daito Manabe - Sónar Barlcelona 2017". Sónar Barcelona. Retrieved January 22, 2021. extremely captivating, technologically advanced, show of inordinate beauty
  28. ^ Rachel Reynolds (April 12, 2010). "LA Collection Exclusives: Rainbow Arabia & Nosaj Thing". KCRW. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  29. ^ Patrick Lyons (March 4, 2015). "Indie-Cud: A Timeline Of Kid Cudi's Indie Collabs & Samples". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  30. ^ "Kid Cudi - A Kid Named Cudi". Discogs. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  31. ^ Thompson, Paul (May 13, 2015). "The Life of a Nosaj Thing: "It's Like a One-Hour High, Then 23 Hours of Discomfort"". Noisey. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  32. ^ Weiss, Jeff (January 28, 2010). "Locked and Loaded: Nocando". LA Weekly. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  33. ^ Young, Alex (July 16, 2011). "Busdriver, Nocando project Flash Bang Grenada announces debut". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  34. ^ Krystal Rodriguez (November 20, 2019). "KUČKA shares shimmering new single, 'Real'". Fact Magazine. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  35. ^ Nyshka Chandran (December 9, 2020). "Park Hye Jin and Nosaj Thing join forces on new single, Clouds · News ⟋ RA". Resident Advisor. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  36. ^ "Credits / Man on the Moon III: The Chosen / Kid Cudi". Tidal. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  37. ^ Minsker, Evan (December 11, 2020). "Kid Cudi Releases New Album Man on the Moon III: Listen and Read the Full Credits". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  38. ^ Luciano Belete (February 11, 2020). "Jamie Isaac & Nosaj Thing - 3 [Stream] — The Pit London". The Pit London. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  39. ^ brian coney (July 17, 2020). "The Quietus | Reviews | Julianna Barwick". The Quietus. Retrieved January 22, 2021.

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