Daily Archives: June 24, 2016

D△WN-Not Above That-2D Video

D△WN’s “Not Above That” 2D video is a companion piece to her just released virtual reality clip for the song. The new 2D video finds D△WN travelling through various galaxies an explains the storyline behind the virtual reality clip. “Not Above That” will be on her RED*emp*tion album coming out in the Fall

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Miles Davis & Robert Glasper-Maisha (So Long) Extended Version Featuring Erykah Badu Official Video

Robert Glasper and Erykah Badu are temperamental artists balancing their romance and artistic lives in the video for “Maiysha (So Long) Extended Version.”  Glasper’s Everything’s Beautiful is an album of Miles Davis covers redone with Glasper’s contemporary arrangements. “Maiysha” is from Davis’s 1974 Get Up With It which was further into his electric direction and interest in fusion. Glasper and Badu entertain while the ghost of Davis guides Badu’s notes.

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R.I.P. Bernie Worrell

Bernie Worrell, who was a founding member of Parliament- Funkadelic died today at age 72. Worrell was the star keyboardist in both bands and is known for his memorable solo on “Flashlight” that influenced R&B, techno and hip-hop. The musician was the second person to receive one of Robert Moog’s synthesizer and this instrument became a guiding light of the P-Funk sound. Worrell’s futuristic keyboard was also heard on recordings by Bill Laswell, Fred Schneider,  Talking Heads, Mos Def’s Black Jack Johnson band and Prince Paul.  In recent times he performed with the Bernie Worrell Orchestra and had side projects with Les Claypool and Seattle band Khu.éex’. In January of 2016, he was diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer. On April 4th and 5th the Black Rock Coalition hosted benefit concerts for his treatment. The New England Conservatory where he studied gave him an honorary doctorate in May 2016.

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