by Kyle Taylor |
Freddy Todd has a lot of new music up his sleeves. He announced at Infrasound Festival 2015 a new EP was soon forthcoming on GRiZ‘s very own All Good Records sometime this Summer (the two formerly worked together when both were living in Detroit, and even collaborated on the brief SplaTTerboX project). Soon after, the now Oakland based producer debuted a fresh new mashup edit at the annual Electric Forest music festival.
The edit juxtaposed the famous, and quite recognizable Final Fantasy VII theme against the energy-inducing rhymes of Kendrick Lamar. Freddy Todd’s music has frequently showcased subtle hip hop inspiration through slow-moving glitch beats, broken fragments of their more rigid hip hop counterparts. This mashup uses that traction, elevating an already nostalgically playful melody to new heights through the collision of Lamar’s abrasive vocals.
Freddy Todd – “Kendrick Lamar x Final Fantasy VII (Mashup Edit)” — FREE Download!!