Best Mixtape Minneapolis 2014 - P.O.S., WDELH/MDS/RMX
Reframing the aggressive maximalism of P.O.S.'s 2012 stunner We Don't Even Live Here into a more spare electronic soundscape, Marijuana Deathsquads' free remixed version of the album is a brilliant interchange of sonic ideas. Deathsquads' trademark soundtrack-to-the-apocolypse chaos maintains the stark feel P.O.S. crafted, but takes it in strange new directions with new guest appearances by Lizzo, Greg Grease, Sims, and Mike Mictlan. Just as likely to obscure lyrics beyond recognition using effects as it is to foreground them atop stripped-down minimal beats, it's an adventurous adaptation that meanders between rap and electronic music.