Hear Kool Keith Team With Powerviolence Duo Thetan on Eerie New Song "Bad Dreams" | Revolver

Hear Kool Keith Team With Powerviolence Duo Thetan on Eerie New Song "Bad Dreams"

Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom and Black Elvis collide on haunting collaborative cut

Kool Keith has long been one of the most unique and visionary forces in hip-hop, both as a founding member of the Ultramagnetic MCs and as a shape-shifting solo artist recording and performing as various alter-egos, including the infamous extraterrestrial time-traveling gynecologist Dr. Octagon. He's also been prolific on the collaboration front, partnering with Ice-T, Dead Cross, Tim Dog, Dan the Automator and many others over the years. In 2019, he added to that list with the Record Store Day single "Complicated Trip," a collaborative cut with Nashville powerviolence duo Thetan that proved so fruitful that the collective has since recorded an entire album together. Titled Space Goretex, it's due this April through Anti-Corporate Music (you can pre-order it here), and today, Kool Keith and Thetan have teamed with Revolver to premiere standout LP cut "Bad Dreams," along with its tripped-out visualizer.

"'Bad Dreams' is the perfect split-personality alias-collision song," says Keith, alluding to the fact that Space Goretex is the first album to combine his three primary personas: Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom and Black Elvis.

Thetan's Dan Emery adds, "This song haunted me throughout production. I kept coming back to it, adding different things. Extra layers, weird sounds, all that. Every time I would end up stripping it back down to the fundamentals. I probably did this seven or eight times."

Listen and watch above, and check out Space Goretex's unsurprisingly bizarre cover art below.