DJ Muggs the Black Goat has announced his new album Dies Occidendum and shared the project’s first single, “The Chosen One.” Out March 12 via Sacred Bones Records, the album was conceived as the soundtrack to a film that does not yet exist—a mythical voyage across fog-laden, scorched-earth terrain from the original dark friar of hip-hop.
Known and revered as the sonic mastermind behind both Cypress Hill and his own Soul Assassins imprint, Muggs sheds the MC’s and presents his latest solo affair as an illuminated manuscript of sorts, an immersive, instrumental soundtrack to the mysterious Dies Occidendum. Get a glimpse into the voyage with the album teaser below:
No one yields the Excalibur of sonic darkness quite like Muggs, whom Pitchfork called “the go-to producer for glowering, throwback, East-Coast street rap.” Combining ingredients of psych-rock, gypsy folk, and modern elements of trap all forged together under layers of his signature, sonic grime, Muggs has created yet another blueprint for the utmost sonic menace and macabre.
Listen to “The Chosen One” below:
Photo courtesy of Sacred Bones.