Premiere: Listen to Ras G’s astral hip hop remix of Butcher Bear




Texan producer Butcher Bear gets the Ras G treatment.

Repped by everyone from Powell and Cherrystones over here to West Coast hip hop institution Stones Throw records, Butch Webster aka Butcher Bear’s new eight-track EP draws on a refracted spectrum of influences, from hip hop to new wave, spectral jazz and nightmarish house.

Also featuring an exclusive rework by Shit & Shine, here, disciple of Sun Ra and the afro-futurist astronaut Ras G has fired up his Afrikan Space Program once more to drop a chugging, dubbed-out remix of ‘Feel the Difference in the Velvet Coffin’, looping the plaintive vocals over crackling fragments beamed down from some parallel Moon mission.

Listen to it exclusively below:

The track is taken from Butcher Bear’s Don’t Save Yourself, released in an edition of 300 hand-stamped 12″ records on UK label gangsigns72, featuring artwork and a wrap-around poster sleeve by Quasimoto collaborator Aaron Guadamuz.

Pre-order yours ahead of its release on 4th March here.