Radio - AM/FM
Label: Dirty Science / Fat Beats Records
On his 2009 album, Radio, Exile tried to replicate a radio listening session, even interspersing frequency noise and snippets of pop hits amidst loping instrumentals. Radio - AM/FM is just as chaotic. He invites much of the L.A. music scene to contribute to this remix album, from Sa-Ra's Shafiq Husayn ("It's Coming Down") to beat makers Samiyam and Free the Robots, both of whom take a crack at "Population Control.") On its best tracks, however, Exile reconfigures his Radio originals into insightful vocal showcases for rappers Aloe Blacc and Co$$ ("So We Can Move"), Muhsinah ("Stay Here") and, of course, Blu ("Love Line").