NEEDLE EXCHANGE 133: An Exclusive Mix By…Prefuse 73 + Teebs (Sons of the Morning)

October 01, 2013 Needle Exchange

Photo by Angel Ceballos

As a longtime fan of Guillermo Scott Herren’s many aliases (Savath & Savalas, Piano Overlord, Delarosa & Asora and, of course, Prefuse 73), we’ve been trying to track the producer down for an exclusive mix since we started the Needle Exchange series. His psych tape alongside Zola Jesus and new collaborative Speak Soon EPs (via Yellow Year, a label co-founded by photographer Angel Ceballos) got us thinking, though—why not take things another step further and get Herren in the lab with another producer for a one-off meeting of the minds session?

That very opportunity presented itself recently as Teebs—the next producer poised to break from Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder crew in a big way—teamed up with Herren for the first Speak Soon release (made under the name Sons of the Morning and available now) and cut a corresponding set of the duo’s influences for self-titled. Here’s what they had to say about it:

“Over the past couple of years of working on many ‘Sons of the Morning songs’, we’ve probably spent an equal amount of time glued to YouTube and listening to other people’s music between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and noon. Although, it would be impossible to fit every single thing we became intrigued with on a 40-minute mix, these are some standouts during our journeys. A retrospect of sounds, so to speak.”

Needle Exchange 133 – Sons of the Morning:
1. Bus Driver intro – (excerpt)
2. SonsOfTheMorning – Arrival
3. Oneohtrix Point Never – He She
4. Jeremiah Jae – Spaceman
5. Lukid – The Life of the Mind
6. Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
7. Nathan Fake – Bauxite Dream
8. Forest Swords – Anneka’s Battle
9. The Exposures – Ein Lied Fur Frau Thyssen – Home
10. Radian. – Git Cut Derivat
11. Cannibal Ox – Pigeon
12. Tim Hecker – They Call Me Jimmy
13. Visitor – Burn Out
14. Actress – Voodoo Posse Chronic Illusion
15. Ras G – Sign Me Up (excerpt)
16. The Caretaker – All you’re going to do is get back there.

  • James Tyler Willingham Jr.


  • goodman

    so nice

  • Fane Panica

    anything with can ox in it is good

    • sebastienpaquet

      yeah, they just reformed without EL-P.Not the same.

      • Fane Panica

        yeah, El-P was never a member, he was just the designated producer, back when Y2K was in full effect and the beats were all spaced out, as opposed to bangers and what he’s doing nowadays with Killer Mike 🙂 don’t get me wrong, i love the guy’s skills, heck, he’s one of my favourite producers and emcees EVER, but i think that Cold Vein was only a moment in time & that if Can Ox would work now with El-P (though that will never happen, seeing the Camu Tao feud) it just wouldnt be the same. Mostly due to their growing as artists & such, i guess. Also, Vast Aire chooses super bad beats lately and he hasnt had a decent verse since .. forever? So, yeah, dont know about Can Ox reuniting, without a decent producer to back it up. One guy coming out of the late Def Jux and managing his own shit though, is Aesop Rock. Great great great stuff Skelethon. Cheers!

  • roses

    This tracklist is just ridiculous. Their new EP on Yellow Year is gorgeous and I really hope the collab keeps pushing on.

    Haven’t heard of Cannibal Ox either, Fane. Will def keep my ear out for the track.

    • Fane Panica

      get Cannibal Ox – The Cold Vein. production is insane, lyrics are even better 🙂

      • roses

        Really dug the Can Ox track in the mix with both its placement and flow! Will check out the release for sure. Thanks man

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