We’re usually used to hearing Action Bronson as boisterous, uproarious and sometimes even ridiculous. But these are the things that have made us love the music and lyricism of the underground Queens mixtape champion for the last few years. But almost the exact opposite is what we get on the new collaboration by Bronson, Black Atlass and producer duo Party Supplies. “The Light in the Addict” is a deep, melancholy, dreary, self-destructively bluesy piece of piano-tinkered madness. All three musical collaborators paint a bleak picture of a man at the end of his rope, as Bronson revels in his own self-loathing paranoia. It’s a grand departure from some of what we’re accustomed to from a team up between Bronson and Party Supplies, but the results are, if nothing else, powerfully interesting and worth more than a few listens, even if it brings you down in the process.
The Underachievers and Flatbush Zombies team up for a collaborative EP.
Considering Civil Civic has a new album release right around the corner, I’m pretty excited for whatever these guys have up their sleeves next.
Wu-Tang’s Ghostface Killah, Danny Brown, and the Toronto jazz fusion trio BADBADNOTGOOD all on the same track? Legendary. Just legendary!
We’ve been pretty stoked about this Jorge Elbrecht and Ariel Pink collaborative project ever since they dropped one of 2013′s best singles, “Hang on to Life,” last summer. You might recall the single later receiving a crazy, smokey music video that was equally great.
Well, second single “Called to Ring” has received the same treatment. The video features a strange camo-clad band playing along to the song in slow motion, occasionally being interrupted by the conjoined, mask-wearing faces of Pink and Elbrecht mouthing the lyrics. Like the previous one, it’s a trip. Hopefully there’s a full-length in the cards for Jorge Elbrose because this pair has proven to be just a machine at turning out obscenely catchy songs.
Download: Run The Jewels – Self-Titled
Interestingly enough, one of 2013′s best hip hop albums came from one of that year’s oddest pairings as well: El-P and Killer Mike. R.A.P. music was an all-out assault with El-P’s bold production, and Mike’s hefty voice and conscious lyrics.
Though the project was unexpected, the energy between these two guys was too great to ignore. That much is obvious since Jamie and Mike have reconvened under the name Run The Jewels for a new collection of tracks that are out now on Fool’s Gold, and downloadable via the link above.
If you’re the physical type, CDs and vinyl are available for this release as well. Either way, I’m sure you wanna hear this thing ASAP. Hit that link! What are you waiting for?
Check a review for R.A.P. Music below:
A lyric video for the new Uncluded track, “TV On Ten,” which comes off the surprise collaboration’s debut album, Hokey Fright. The album is looking at a release this week on Rhymesayers Entertainment.
The Uncluded is essentially the artistic pairing of singer-songwriter Kimya Dawson and MC Aesop Rock. These unlikely collaborators found common ground on a number of tracks from Kimya Dawson’s last full-length, and it seems they’re trying to stretch their creative spark out for an entire album.
Check a review for Aesop Rock’s last LP below:
Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin (a.k.a. Oneohtrix Point Never) have come together in what may be the most
promising electronic collaboration of the latter year. Their forthcoming LP titled Instrumental Tourist is to be expected on November 20th as a part of Software record’s SSTUDIO series. An intriguing venture aimed at expanding the catalogue of a new label, Software invites the collaboration of electronic artists in search of works of quality and unique vision.
The recent release “Uptown Psychedelia” does just that in its avant-garde approach to a modern
formula and sound palette that seamlessly blends organic ‘Instruments of the World’ with synthetic
conceptions of otherworldly resonances. The use of drones and trance inducing stereo panning creates
a very sublime and captivating aesthetic. Recorded through improvisation and with little preparation in advance, Hecker and Lopatin’s work can be fantasized as free-jazz predecessors of the electronic age.
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib have released a collaboration EP titled Shame, this is the title track off the collection. Everything about this recording makes it sound like the two were having a good time. Over a soul-sampling beat, Gibbs tells a story of infidelity and sleepin’ around.