Kids & Explosions is Josh Raskin, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker (I Met the Walrus) turned mash-up artist. His LP Shit Computer offers a collection of some of Raskin's own favourite tracks, which are reinterpreted and rearranged into glitchy and nostalgia-filled songs (this is his signature strategy). Genres are mixed and numerous samples of various songs turn hybrid in Shit Computer, revealing Raskin's dexterity in transforming looped layers into tracks that sound fresh and new. Just listen to "Everything", where he whisks a little of Eminem's "Lose It" with Slash's guitar salute in the GNR classic "Sweet Child O' Mine."
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