Nosaj Thing

Nosaj Thing

Real Name:
Jason Chung
Profile:
Los Angeles producer Nosaj Thing crafts stately, ethereal synth-based instrumental hip-hop, with influences that range from Boards of Canada and DJ Shadow to Danny Elfman and Erik Satie. An L.A. native, Jason Chung was inspired at an early age by the hip-hop radio stations that the bus driver would play on his way to elementary school, and particularly by the Beat Junkies' turntablism on Power 106. In high school, while delving into the sounds of drum'n'bass and the rave scene and playing quad toms in the school drum line, he figured out how to use his father's old PC to start programming beats of his own. Further along, Chung was motivated to move in more experimental directions by the D.I.Y. rock scene at L.A.'s underground venue The Smell, where he made his live debut as Nosaj Thing in 2004. Through online and in-person networking, on message boards, and, eventually, at the more beat-oriented music spot Low End Theory, Chung came into contact with like-minded Angelenos including Flying Lotus, Nobody, Daedelus, and local legends (and personal heroes) like D-Styles and Daddy Kev. Following the self-released Views/Octopus EP in 2006 (whose track "Aquarium" was later used by rapper Kid Cudi as the basis of his "Man on the Moon"), he signed with Kev's Alpha Pup imprint for his full-length debut, Drift, in 2009. Chung contributed beats to MCs Busdriver, Nocando, and Kendrick Lamar, and made remixes for Flying Lotus, Daedelus, Radiohead, and Smell staples Health. His second album, Home, was issued on Innovative Leisure in 2013. ~ K. Ross Hoffman, Rovi
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Nosaj Thing Discography

Albums

APR-025 Nosaj Thing Drift (Album) Alpha Pup Records APR-025 US 2009 Sell This Version
BRC-359 Nosaj Thing Home (Album) Innovative Leisure Records BRC-359 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
IL2028, IL1118 Nosaj Thing Fated (Album) Innovative Leisure Records, Timetable Records, Innovative Leisure Records IL2028, IL1118 US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Nosaj Thing Views / Octopus EP(CDr, EP) Not On Label none US 2006 Sell This Version
IAM 034, none Rainbow Arabia / Nosaj Thing Rainbow Arabia / Nosaj Thing - Suns On The Rise / Night Crawler(7", Single, Ltd) IAmSound Records, Pure Groove IAM 034, none UK & US 2010 Sell This Version
IL 1030 Nosaj Thing Feat. Kazu Makino Nosaj Thing Feat. Kazu Makino - Eclipse/Blue (Single) Innovative Leisure Records IL 1030 US 2012 Sell This Version
IL1057 Nosaj Thing Home Remixes(12", Ltd) Innovative Leisure Records, Timetable Records IL1057 US 2013 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

none Nosaj Thing LA Mix(File, MP3, Mixed, 192) XLR8R none 2009

Miscellaneous

none Chance The Rapper x Nosaj Thing Chance The Rapper x Nosaj Thing - Paranoia(File, MP3, 320) Yours Truly, Adidas Originals none US 2013