Today, Toro y Moi's Chaz Bundick is dropping Michael, his full-length electronic LP as Les Sins. To celebrate, he stitched together a new FADER mix that's stuffed with some of the most experimental producers pressing keys and sprinkled with some custom drops shouting out the fam. Bundick bookends the set with Alex G's fuzzy hums, and don't miss "Diet Coke," a metallic pop interlude via Baby Tear$ that caught us by surprise in the best way. The quick mix highlights Bundick's far-reaching library, and the strands of disparate blips and bloops that weave through his new record. Stream the mix below and check out our recent Beat Week conversation with Bundick, along with some lighter questions below. If you've got more Qs, Chaz will be dropping gems on the Company Records Twitter account all afternoon.
Where are you right now? Describe your surroundings. At home, sitting outside in Berkley, CA. My dog is panting at my feet.
What's the funniest thing that's happened to you during a DJ set? Ricky Martin requested "Feel It All Around" once. but I told him I didn't have it on my flash drive.
What's the last book you read that had a big impact on you? THE CIRCLE. WE ARE ALL A PART OF THE CIRCLE.
What did you open and close this FADER mix with, and why? Alex G. I thought I'd mix it up a little and play some indie rock. He's on the way up and I think he's going to change the world. Alex G if you're reading this, I'm sorry I went into you're green room with all my friends at the Rickshaw stop. I was looking for Matt Cothran. That was a dick move, my bad man.
If you could have anyone spin your next birthday party, past or present, DJ or not, who would it be? I've always wanted to hear Carpark Records owner Todd Hyman DJ. Maybe one day.
What's your favorite dish to cook and how do you make it? I tell everyone I make a mean bowl of fried rice. There's nothing special about it really, but it's not gross! That's all that matters. In the words of Tom Petty, "No one care's how a record's made, they care if they like it!'"