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.