Who is Kids & Explosions? K & E is Josh Raskin, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker (I Met the Walrus) turned mash-up artist. His LP Shit Computer offers a collection of some of Raskin’s own favorite tracks, which are reinterpreted and rearranged into glitchy and nostalgia-filled songs (this is his signature strategy). Genres are mixed and numerous samples of various songs turn hybrid in Shit Computer, revealing Raskin’s dexterity in transforming looped layers into tracks that sound fresh and new. Just listen to “Everything”, where he whisks a little of Eminem‘s “Lose It” with Slash’s guitar salute in the GNR classic “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” Stream & download Shit Computer below.
If you dig this music and are in the LA area on Wednesday night, see how you can win two tickets to Kids & Explosions at The Central SAPC on 9/19.
This Wednesday in Santa Monica, Kids & Explosions brings his eclectic mashups to The Central SAPC and we got two tickets to giveaway. To win, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and favorite mashup off Shit Computer. For more info on the show this Wednesday, September 19, click here.