This blog is defunct! Check out my new music blog at Sonicrampage.org.
This is for my good friend Jon Hollamby (far right), who recently returned to his native Australia. He'll be baffled. Special thanks to David Drake for hooking me up with all this Houston screwed n' chopped stuff. Screwed n' chopped is a Houston specialty, where the dj slows the music down to a syrupy sludginess (they also do all kinds of little dj tricks), giving it a weird, weird, weird texture. This is especially so with singing, which sounds bizarrely emotional and breathy and just straight-up weird. Women sound like Barry White, and men sound like Darth Vader on heroin.