Prefuse 73 and Teebs, creative minds that continue to push the limits of production, have come together to form Sons of the Morning. Their initial public offering comes by way of a remix of Rafiq Bhatia, a jazz musician who absolutely blew me away upon first listen of his original composition, “Sunshower”. It was a admirable effort to try and modernize jazz, resulting in a voluminous soundscape that bridged gap a that was once too big to cross.
In an effort to shed light on Rafiq’s work, Teebs and Prefuse looped up the first few bits of “Sunshower” and let it ride out for just over a minute. Now, you’d be cutting yourself short if you didn’t peep Bhatia’s original after hearing the remix, as it will completely sweep you away with its monstrous transitions of chaos. It is one of the only times I’ve heard someone take avant-garde and bop elements from the past and transform it into something new and exciting.
Stream the remix below, and the original song below that as part of Bhatia’s Strata EP, which is out now. The remix EP will be out shortly.