Daily Archives: October 24, 2017

Shabazz Palaces: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Shabazz Palaces stopped by the NPR offices in Washington, D.C. in between their tour dates to give a three-song set with bassist Otis Calvin. The duo has been on tour since the release of their double album, Quazarz: Born On A Gangsta Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines came out this past summer. Their celestial sounds take off in the office like a magic carpet gliding from earth to space and back to earth again.


Brasstracks Releases For Those Who Know Vol. 1

Brasstracks’ For Those Who Know Vol. 1 is a hybrid of hip-hop and R&B shaped around a love for New York City. The duo has stepped from behind the producer’s console for other artists like Chance The Rapper to release their first solo album. Robert Glasper and The Underachievers are two of the artists featured on the six-song project. The sound is an overall appreciation of the digital as well as live instrumentation. Enjoy the stream and purchase For Those Who Know Vol.1 from the usual online retailers.


DJ Premier Talks To Mass Appeal About The Making Of D’Angelo’s Devil’s Pie

DJ Premier recants the story of how his beat ended-up on D’Angelo’s “Devils Pie.” The recording session was a moment of history with J.Dilla, D’Angelo, Questlove and The Alchemist in the studio. The song from D’Angelo’s Voodoo album will forever be associated with Hype Williams’ Belly.


Tim Maiden Announces New Single So Far Gone

Tim Maiden is following up his single “The Other Side”, which was showcased as a Spotify Fresh Find pick, with “So Far Gone.”  The young R&B singer had been searching for his sound and explains the process behind “So Far Gone”:

“So Far Gone means exactly what it means. When I wrote this song I stopped suppressing some shit, sat down at the piano and for the first time in a long time let it out. In a lot of ways this song was the song that got me on track and helped me find myself as a artist; the beginning I guess. Not hiding is a beautiful thing. Being present with yourself and others is all you can do, otherwise what’s the point.
Listen to “So Far Gone” and then hear “The Other Side” below.

3D Live Powers Visuals for Flying Lotus in 3D Show

(Photo Credit: FYF / Goldenvoice)

Flying Lotus’ current stage show is an adventure into the next level of the 3D experience with a light show by Strangeloop Studios, Timeboy and 3D Live. The concert tour features music from Flying Lotus with visuals featured on 3D Live’s enveloping LED screens.

According to Flying Lotus:

“Everything about what 3D Live has done for the concert tour is going to blow people away,”

3D Live’s core technology was originally developed for Michael Jackson’s planned This Is It concert series, and since then it has been featured at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

The visual show, which had its premiere at FYF Fest in July is touring throughout the U.S. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE.