DANNY BROWN – UKNOWHATIMSAYIN¿

Danny Brown is back with new album ‘uknowhatimsayin¿’, three years after the Detroit rapper’s highly acclaimed ‘Atrocity Exhibition‘.  The new project finds Brown retaining his singular style, quirky humour, unflinching honesty and innovative approach, and comes executive-produced by Q-Tip, and with features from Run The Jewels, Blood Orange, Obongjayar, JPEGMAFIA.  Stream below via Spotify.

CURATOR PLAYLIST 003 – ROSIE MATHESON

The third in our series of curated playlists comes courtesy of London-based Photographer Rosie Matheson.  We first fell in love with her work when she launched ‘Boys‘; a nationwide exhibition showcasing the face of modern Britain through a series of intimate, stunningly shot portraits.  She’s also shot some of our favourite artists; from Kojey Radical…

STAR WARS HEADSPACE

It would be so easy for ‘Star Wars Headspace’ to have been a gimmick.  Fortunately, the film’s audio catalogue was given to just the right group of like-minded producers, and it’s absolute genius.  The album samples everything from Star Wars’ favourite droid duo to its spacecraft, as well as some of the film’s OST [see Baauer’s…

STREAM FIVE NEW TRACKS FROM ‘STAR WARS HEADSPACE’

With ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ receiving rave reviews from fans and critics alike, the powers that be have handed over the franchise’s audio catalogue to a handful of producers for upcoming album ‘Star Wars Headspace’ [February 19].  First came three tracks from Flying Lotus, Baauer and Rick Rubin [premiered by Zane Lowe on Beats…

WOKE – THE LAVISHMENTS OF LIGHT LOOKING

Well here’s a release we didn’t see coming!  It turns out that Flying Lotus, Shabazz Palaces and Thundercat have combined to form something of a production super-group, WOKE’.  Their first release, ‘The Lavishments of Light Looking’, is as unconventional as its title, and features George Clinton.  The psychadelic Jazz odyssey comes as part of Adult Swim’s single…

LUPE FIASCO – PHAROAH HEIGHT 2/30

Lupe Fiasco dropped a short collection of tracks entitled ‘Pharoah Height 2/30’ yestyerday [September 29].  To anyone familiar with Lupe’s usual output, ‘Pharoah Height’ is starkly different.  Production comes from the likes of J Dilla and Flying Lotus, while Lupe’s own flow is closer to DOOM than we’ve heard from him before.  Stream below via…

THUNDERCAT – THE BEYOND/WHERE THE GIANTS ROAM

Shortly after releasing the Kamasi Washington-featured ‘Them Changes‘, Thundercat releases brand new short album ‘The Beyond/Where Giants Roam’.  It’s a superb collection of Jazz, Hip Hop and Neo-Soul that feels like a result of the wave that the vocalist/producer/bass player is currently riding after contributions to some of this year’s best albums so far [namely ‘To…