One of the early tracks “leaked” from the latest Flying Lotus album You’re Dead, “Coronus, The Terminator” is the second to receive a video. Still one of my absolute favourites on the record, I love it for pretty much the same reason I loved “Getting There” on the previous album. Directed by Alex Takacs aka Young Replicant.
Los Angeles’ Ross Harris is a frequent collaborator with Stones Throw, having directed videos for Aloe Blacc or Mayer Hawthorne. His latest video is for Mndsgn’s “Camelblues”, a track taken from his Yawn Zen album released only a couple of weeks ago.
Lone’s Airglow Fires is a hard one to beat when it comes to choosing favourites from his last album Reality Testing (though I don’t really associate the track with the album, since it was first released a year earlier already!). However, “Restless City” is another favourite and it just received a video from the ever amazing Ruffmercy, the Bristol-based video artist (or artists?) responsible for many great videos.
“Reality Testing” came out in June this year on R&S Records.
Taken from their debut album@Peace and the Plutonian Noise Symphony, the Auckland-based hip-hop collective unveiled this video directed Motion Sickness for the album’s closing track. Against my previous assumption, the vinyl is actually sold out from the group’s Bandcamp store. However, I spotted copies available from Berlin’s HHV (and that’s the only ones I could track down!)
Ready for some acoustic music for a change? London ensemble Stompy’s Playground teamed up with the London Contemporary Voice choir to record a live reinterpretation of Lusine‘s minor hit single Two Dots taken from his 2009 album A Certain Distance. Goosebumps!
Director Mark Prendergast is reponsible for this new Bambooman video, taken from his Dulcet EP released last May on Sonic Router. I don’t know, why do I feel like this is an overlooked release? If anything this clip is a reminder of what a blaster “Clasp” is, as is the rest of the EP. You can grab a copy on the label’s Bandcamp store.
As you might have noticed, I’m rather busy with other things than blogging lately. But it’s always worth taking the time when there’s some Dorian Concept related news, don’t you agree? It’s still a month to go until his new album Joined Ends drops on Ninja Tune, but the Vienna-based producer couldn’t help it but play a couple of new tunes at yesterday’s Boiler Room event in his hometown. He also brought some friends, namely his fellow Affine family consisting of Cid Rim & The Clonious, Sixtus Preiss et al.
Taken from his 2013 album Apocalypse, watch this hilarious new video Thundercat video directed by Adult Swim’s Eric André. VHS, Mortal Kombat, cats and lots of love (and laughs) — what else do you need?
Finally a sign of life from London-based producer Lukid, who we haven’t heard from since 2012’s Lonely At The Top album on Werkdisc (and what happened to those promised new Glum releases?) The new record is called “Crawlers” and will be out on September 29 on the Liberation Technologies label. First glimpse in that video by Nic Hamilton. Hungry for more!
As mentioned before, Los Angeles’ beatsmith Mndsgn released his debut on Stones Throw following a series of beat tapes. I’m still undecided whether I’m going to grab myself a copy on vinyl or if the Spotify stream does it for me, but it’s certainly a record that deserves a couple of listens. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Yawn Zen, this new video by PBDY might be a good starting point.
If you count in the video for the Paul White-produced ODB, then this isn’t the first encounter between the London beatmaker and video artist Ruffmercy. But this is just me obsessing about the footnotes, maybe. What’s more important, we got another new song from the forthcoming R&S debut by Paul White. And I have to say now I’m more curious than ever to hear what he has come up with, it’s very different for sure.
Titled “Shaker Notes”, the album will be available on September 29, 2014. Pre-orders available directly from the label.
I’ve already overused the word “mysterious” when it comes to Strange U, if not overall (damn those masks!) As little as I know about them, they appear to by a duo and they are signed to Alexander Nut’s wonderful Eglo label. I also think we have posted every single of their videos, because they make some of the most exciting hip hop coming out of the UK. In my not-always humble opinion. So, they have a new one coming out on Eglo and this is their latest video. You can cop the track on Bandcamp for a price of your liking. More to follow (mysterious ending!)
(via Colectivo Futuro)
Ah, that Kenny Dixon Jr guy, never ceases to amaze, don’t you think? And since I don’t even know what to say after watching this, let me leave you to his showmanship and a final note that his supporters on stage are none other than John Arnold and Jeremy Ellis.
Bonus: Same track performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival nine years earlier.
(via Green Tea Session)
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd left California to record her new album Floresta at São Paulo’s Estúdio El Rocha studios. This is a short making-of video, introducing some of the musicians involved in the recording, such as multi-instrumentalist Maurício Takara, guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento, percussionist Rogério Martins, and bass player Meno del Picchia. The album features 10 songs written by some of Mia’s favourite Brazilian songwriters and will be out on her City Zen label in mid-September.
Make of his videos what you want, but Piñata by Freddie Gibbs is still my favourite hip hop album of the year. Following the Shame, Deeper and–my personal favourite–Thuggin’, the fourth video taken from the album has been uploaded moments ago. A good reminder to give the album a try, if you haven’t yet. Produced entirely by Madlib and released on his label Madlib Invazion.