So Themselves absolutely destroyed at The Bay Area Takeover at SXSW. That may not be news to people who’ve seen Doseone and Jel’s project before, but this was my first time and it was absolutely unbelievable. The duo has a brand new mixtape called theFREEhoudini, which you can download for free over at Anticon. The mix features guest spots from Buck 65, Aesop Rock, Busdriver, Slug of Atmosphere, Sole, Yoni Wolf and Odd Nosdam as cLOUDDEAD, and more. The CD version, now available for preorder, features an additional 16 minutes of audio and guest appearances.

Also, check out the latest XLR8R TV episode, to see Jel team up with Odd Nosdam to buy $40 worth of records and create a beat in a couple of hours. It’s a fun watch, especially if you geek out on sampling like I do:

Here’s the song they created for the show:

[audio:] Jel and Odd Nosdam – “Afternoontune”