I can remember seeing Slug and Eyedea tear up now-defunct Club FM circa 2001. It was indie, backpacker hip-hop at its best -- the type of music that Atmosphere redefined, then tired of. Slug's never been one to stay put, and this new track evinces the musical wanderlust that's characterized his entire career.

Atmosphere - "Freefallin'"

The acoustic backbone and life-affirming choruses edge dangerously into overly self-reflective Everlast territory, but the song captures the current M.O. of a musician who evolves at all costs. The track will appear on a new double-EP being released on an upcoming Atmosphere tour.