DJ Muggs Announces New Album Dies ‘Occidendum’ Out March 12th Via Sacred Bones

Today, DJ Muggs the Black Goat announces his new album Dies Occidendum and shares the project’s first single, “The Chosen One.” Out March 12th via Sacred Bones, the album was concepted 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.

No one yields the Excalibur of sonic darkness quite like Muggs, who 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. The Renaissance is upon us…long live King Muggs.