“Look Alive” (MP3)

    If you’ve ever seen Despot perform live, you know that he’s a pretty tireless MC, one who can even stay in good humor when doing his thing for a crowd of meekly head-bobbing indie-rock kids who have no idea how to act at a hip-hop show. Despot’s also good friends with New York-based break-rock duo Ratatat, who produced his new track, “Look Alive.” Listening to the track, it’s pretty obvious that Ratatat was involved, from the glittery guitar lines and tight rhythms.


    “Look Alive” is due to appear on the Def Jux Presents 4 compilation, out Sept. 1.