Lawrence le Doux – Pollution

Lawrence le Doux marks his return on Vlek with “Pollution”, his second 4-tracker on the label following 2013’s “Terrestre”. The title track of the new EP received this wonderful stop-motion video by La Superette, which we simply had to share with you!

You can pick up “Pollution” from the label’s Bandcamp store, your favourite record shop, or on iTunes.

Prefuse 73 – Still Pretending

I’m still not 100% with the last couple of Prefuse 73 releases on Temporary Residence, but this video —an animation by Lilfuchs— certainly caught my attention. The track is taken from this year’s Forsyth Gardens, released in April 2015 and which you can stream in full under the given link.

In other news, the pioneering beat-producer has signed a multi-album deal with former Warp hiphop sub-label Lex Records, with first releases to be expected in 2016.

Sixtus Preiss – Lololo (Band Version)

A couple of days ago, our favourite Viennese label Affine unveiled their 14th release, a 7-inch by Sixtus Preiss going by the name of “Lololo”. One of the two versions on the record was now graced by the video you can watch above, an brilliant montage of footage showing various musicians (presumably found on the internet.)

The flipside of the same record, the original version, can be heard below:

If you like what you hear, you can grab the entire digital release for only €2 or pay €5.90 for the vinyl. Both are available from the Affine shop on Bandcamp.

Thundercat Live on KCRW

Every now and then, Santa Monica’s KCRW radio station hosts live-sessions from musicians we love. Their latest addition is LA-native bass-player Thundercat, who I should have to introduce to any of you. Outside of his solo-work, he has gained a great following in recent years through his collaborations with Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu and Kendrick Lamar.

The first track “Them Changes” is taken from the all new Thundercat EP on Brainfeeder, while the second “Heartbreaks & Setbacks” is off his 2013 album “Apocalypse”.

DJ Spinn & DJ Rashad – Dubby

The relationship between the Chicago footwork scene and Kode9’s Hyperdub label deepens with the release of DJ Spinn‘s debut EP. Titled “Off That Loud”, a first video from the EP has been unveiled today, for a track featuring the late DJ Rashad and rapper Danny Brown.

Available October 2nd, 2015 on Hyperdub.

Knxwledge – Flyinglizrds

I guess I liked quite a couple of bits on this new Knxwledge album on Stones Throw, and of course the album artwork is something I’m very drawn to. At the same time I often have troubles buying a record of beat tape proportions, with hardly a track extending the 2-minute mark — but that’s just me. Anyway, today Stones Throw unveiled this video by the ever amazing RUFFMERCY, so you know you’re in for a visual treat.

Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Brownswood Basement Session)

Just a little something to get you in the right mood for the weekend. Watch three minutes of Roy Ayers performing his classic good vibes song “Everybody Loves The Sunshine”, taken from the 1976 LP of the same name.

Roy Ayers will be performing at this year’s edition of the Worldwide Festival, which kicks off next Monday, July 6th.

(via Worldwide)

Kendrick Lamar – Alright

Alright. Here is one great video from what I think we can call a major rap artist. Imaginative, beautifully shot, crisp. Nothing to say about the music, you probably all heard Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly by now — and if you haven’t, here’s a good reason to do so. Video directed by Colin Tilley.

Mndsgn – Camelblues (In the dungeon)

Los Angeles’ Stones Throw label just shared this Dungeon Session by Mndsgn, Swarvy and, erm, Knxledge. The track is “Camelblues”, easily my favourite from Mndsgn album “Yawn Zen” and the video was shot by Ross Harris, who also did the official music video.

Also, please take a look at the In the dungeon website, where you will find a couple of similar videos by different performers.

Actress scores short film for Tate

There’s yet another collaboration between visionary producer Actress and the Tate Modern. Following his stunning contribution to the DJ-Kicks series last month, the Werk Discs founder has scored a short film about American painter Agnes Martin, a glimpse of which you can hear in the trailer above. If I’m not mistaken, the film was shown at the exhibition‘s opening last week, not sure possible about re-runs.

(via FACT)

Kamasi Washington & Miles Mosley – MK 1

It’s amazing to see what Flying Lotus and his Brainfeeder label pulled off with the release of the Kamasi Washington debut album. When was the last time someone made the kids listen to a jazz album?

With “The Epic” finally available, the guys at Kinda Neat put out a new podcast episode talking to the L.A. saxophonist and the video above features a live improvisation that serves as a great teaser.

Cid Rim – Charge

Earlier this year, Vienna’s Affine Records released a new record by Cid Rim, his first on the label since 2005’s Full Nelson EP. The label has now revealed a video for its title track, directed by long-time collaborator Gregor Lehrl.

If you haven’t heard any of the music on Charge/Kano before, make sure to check out Jameszoo‘s remix as well.

You can grab the full release from Bandcamp, Bleep or iTunes.

Lapalux – Puzzle (Live at Maida Vale)

Watch a live performance by Lapalux featuring Andreya Triana on vocals, recorded at London’s Maida Vale Studios. The original is, of course, taken from the new Lapalux album Lustmore, released last month on Brainfeeder.

There are a couple of more videos worth checking out, let’s start with Dorian Concept and Untold.

Mo Kolours – How I

Mmmh, that’s interesting. I heard this Mo Kolours track before, but it has such a classic feel to it that I expected it to be and old Theo Parrish or maybe a Kenny Dixon Jr. tune. Instead it’s the title track from his latest EP, available digitally and on vinyl from his Bandcamp store. You can probably tell the video is the work of London’s animation studio Plastic Horse, who you might know for their work for Paul White, The Heliocentrics or Nochexxx.

Origins of the Villain

Like many hip-hop producers, MF Doom sampled countless movie scores and television series. French audio-visual group Now Futur pays tribute to the masked rapper and producer with this montage of these movies. Apparently, this was used as an opening for one of Doom’s shows. You can also listen to the mix on SoundCloud or grab the download here.

(via Tedikuma)