Wish You Were Here

They Hate Change  

Wish You Were Here

Released: January 26, 2024


  1. Thank You For Reaching Out (Intro)
  2. stunt (when I see u)
  3. Biscuits ft. Wu-Lu & Charlie
  4. So Excited ft. Cherele
  5. Wallabees & Weejuns

They Hate Change, the Tampa Bay production/rap duo have released a new EP Wish You Were Here… via Jagjaguwar, their first project since 2022’s breakout LP Finally, New. Consisting of five tracks the EP marks the the first time They Hate Change has used outside production featuring collaborations from Wu-Lu, 96Back, and DJ Orange Julius, as well as Odd Future/NRK’s Vritra, a foundational influence on Change, all of whom they met on their global travels. The EP arrives with an ambient film spanning three of the five tracks, made of a short group of deadpan vignettes offering a look into the events and emotions that inspired Wish You Were Here…

Dre and Vonne first came together in front of the apartment complex where they both lived as teens. Dre had just moved down from Rochester, NY; Vonne was trying to sell him bad weed. It was clear from the start that the two listened to music differently from most people—they’re sonic omnivores, obsessive deep-divers, lovers of rare and radical sounds. Starting as kids trawling the internet for tracks, they’ve been collecting music from around the world and across the decades, amassing a shared sonic knowledge so deep that “encyclopedic” barely begins to cover it—not just the East Coast hip-hop that Dre grew up on, or the hyperlocal bass-music variants like jook (the Gulf Coast’s twerkably raunchy answer to house) and crank (think “Miami bass meets NOLA bounce”) that Vonne grew up on, but also drum ‘n’ bass, Chicago footwork, post-punk, prog, grime, krautrock, emo, and basically any genre on the map.

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