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Jason Chung shows there's no such thing as giving up
Jason Chung shows there's no such thing as giving up

The beat producer Jason Chung has had a rough few days, and you could see it on his face. The dark, menacing El Rey Theater set he delivered was meant to be the victorious homecoming after a cross-country tour to tease his forthcoming album, "Fated." But last week the artist, who records abstract hip-hop tracks under the moniker Nosaj Thing, and his touring posse had their gear stolen in Houston. Chung, 30, lost everything. And not just his live set-up and the PowerBook loaded with tracks that in performance he harnesses to build syrupy, bass-heavy electronic meditations. More crucially, the thieves stole Chung's backup hard drive containing all of his recording sessions,...

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