For those who don’t know the French DJ/producer Gesaffelstein, he was a collaborator on Yeezus, and for anyone who’s spun his stellar solo project Aleph, you can see how his influence infected ‘Ye’s latest album. Now he’s branching out more into hip hop with the production/feature on “In Distress” with A$AP Rocky for the upcoming Divergent soundtrack.
The final product is hearing A$AP on a Yeezus-esque sound and that alone is very interesting. To me, it worked and didn’t work. It worked in A$AP’s more lyrical, complex second verse. I wasn’t vibing with the quick bars in verse 1, however. Nevertheless, it’s a listen I would certainly suggest and probably the coolest track to drop on this happy Friday.