Since the release of his album-in-a-box The Prism earlier this year (now graciously available for digital download), Nicolas Jaar has presumably holed himself up in a futuristic underground laboratory and conducted some musical mad science into the follow-up – at least, based on the first track we’ve heard from him in a while, “The Ego,” which features some heavily chopped-and-screwed vocals from, uh, Theodore Roosevelt (credited by the always-intuitive Jaar as Theatre Roosevelt). Before you pass it off as weird novelty, take a listen – Jaar’s made that vocal sample into more of a beat effect than a lyric and streamlined the whole thing into a vibey, haunted banger. Download it here.
Download: Nicolas Jaar + Theatre Roosevelt – “The Ego”
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Samples the song of the same name by Quindon Tarver, from the ’96 Romeo + Juliet soundtrack
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