The Best of 2015 as compiled by Tamara Harris and Uther Blakwhel: THEESatisfaction EarthEE The Seattle duo follow-up 2012’a AwE NaturalE with ambient meditations on ancestry, post-Blackness and the destruction of planet earth. [youtube id=”H5zRKAoDHBc”] Murs & 9th Wonder Brighter Daze The collaborators reunite for their sixth project
[youtube id=”MR92zzJW_ak”] The Detroit Experiment was a collaborative album helmed by techno maestro Carl Craig as a follow-up to Rope A Dope Records’s Philadelphia Experiment. Craig and various cross-generational Detroit artists crafted techno, jazz, hip-hop and R&B into a unique fusion representing the city’s past, present and future in sound.
Legendary Chicago house producer Cajmere channels his Green Velvet persona and adds his usual bottom-bouncing beats to Carl Craig’s operatic space vision together creating their Unity album. Craig’s esteemed roots as Detroit’s most important second wave techno producer play well with Green Velvet’s humid dancefloor mandate. Unity is available for
[youtube id=”ANDGYLZ4ii0″] Noisey’s Made In America series goes to Detroit and interviews Danny Brown about his hometown and its influence on him. They also dig into the origins of techno with Kevin Saunderson and Carl Craig. Related posts: Danny Brown Signs To Fool’s Golds Records Paul White & Danny Brown