An eerie fusion of electronic music and hip hop on this new track from When Saints Go Machine, “Love and Respect,” which is a cut from the Danish quartet’s new album, Infinity Pool. It’s dropping this week via EMI Records and !K7 Records.
Gummy Soul presents a collection of tracks that bring A Tribe Called Quest-inspired instrumentals under a number of vocal cuts from 90s-era hip hop start The Pharcyde. Stream and enjoy via the widget above, and download it on a name-your-price basis on Bandcamp.
Stream: G&D – The Lighthouse
Coming out next week, the link above will lead you to the latest full length from Georgia Ann Muldrow and Dudley Perkins, The Lighthouse. The album features a nicely blended collection of genres: hip hop, jazz, funk, and soul music. And they’re all framed in a pretty cosmic and futuristic way, so I’m pretty surprised I wasn’t hip to G&D long before the release of their third album here–especially considering how much I enjoy artists like THEESatisfaction and Flying Lotus.
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A new collection of tracks from producer Lee Bannon, the followup to the Caligula Theme Music project he dropped a few months ago. Like that group of tracks, Never/mind/the/darkness/of/it has a strong trap influence go it, but Bannon makes use of space and ethereal effects for a moodier tone. Enjoy!
Honestly, True Romance didn’t offer me much that felt romantic or true. Aside from a few well-written and produced singles, this album mostly dishes out cookie cutter electropop with very little flare.
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On a surprise collaborative album from Kimya Dawson and Aesop Rock, the singer-songwriter and MC prove their styles meld much more than they clash.
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When the audio Pusha T’s “Numbers On The Boards” dropped, I was pretty flabbergasted by the instrumental. The sharp, choppy percussion fits oddly against sampled shouts and a driving bassline. It’s a weird, weird beat, but what’s even more surprising is Pusha T doesn’t sound at all shaken by the unorthodox instrumental. He sounds smoother than ever on this new track, which he’s just dropped some visuals for. Uh, I’m not sure what the budget was on this–it might have been nothing–but that doesn’t seem to shake Pusha’s confidence either. I think the greatest expense this video had was the flare that was lit five seconds in. Enjoy!
Chicago rapper and singer Chance The Rapper comes through with a more ambitious mixtape with Acid Rap, improving upon his production, hooks, and recording quality. A lot of the beats on this project are impressive as hell, but Chance often puts hooks, ad-libs, and instrumentals ahead of the quality and cohesion of his lyrical content. Anyone listening deeper than Chance’s over-the-top persona will find there’s a little something missing.
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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.
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R.A. The Rugged Man returns with his first album in almost ten years. While he may be rapping faster than ever–and is incredibly vile at points–some of the production on this LP sounds incredibly dated and obvious.