Sea Things brings the chipmunk back

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See Thangs

Perhaps you alter your zones enough to have heard Sea Things' Drakeconian warp hop production on “Drakewave” back in November? If not, allow “A.M.” to be the introduction to this South Florida beatsmith. It's never too late to get on the bandwagon, especially when it's just beginning to pick up steam.

Sea Things is flexing a extensive cache of styles on his See Thangs record, but we want to commend him for bringing back the “chipmunk effect” on “A.M.” and most importantly for applying it to Mos Def's “Ms. Fat Booty.” The track might feel like a throwaway underwater 8-bit experience, but at the two-minute mark “A.M.” swims into hammerhead waters of vicious chops and effects. Something about the final minutes of “A.M.” makes me want to take to the alley outside my apartment, raise an aerosol can and lighter to the sky and let out a “buk buk buk” while I enjoy the heat and o-zone deterioration from a homemade flamethrower. With rumors of a potential collaboration with Squadda B of Main Attrakionz, let's hope Sea Things cooks up some medicine on the same level as “A.M.” for the drugged-out Oakland MC.

See Thangs is out now and available for download here.

Sea Things, “A.M.”