TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2017

2017 was the year that the world celebrated such triumphs as NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson spending a record-breaking 665 cumulative days in orbit, as well as Salt Bae exhibiting the most majestic seasoning technique known to man.  We also saw the inaugural Fyre Festival fail in spectacular style, and said goodbye to musicians such as…

THUNDERCAT – DRUNK

Thundercat releases his third full-length studio album ‘Drunk’ out on LA label Brainfeeder. The album is a 23-track epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the Grammy-winning singer/bassist and finds a few of his friends joining him along the way including: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington…

THUNDERCAT – FRIEND ZONE

Brainfeeder producer Thundercat celebrated this year’s Valentine’s Day with a new track from upcoming album ‘Drunk’ [February 24].  ‘Friend Zone’ is as witty as it is funky, bemoaning the all-too-familiar liminal space between love and friendship.  The 23-track album promises an “epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the Grammy-winning singer/bassist”, and is set…

THUNDERCAT – SHOW ME THE WAY

Thundercat’s new song “is about going down the rabbit hole, taking you to another place… On the edge of dark, there’s the brightest light”.  Featuring Kenny Loggins [of ‘Highway To The Dangerzone’ fame] as well as Michael McDonald of Steely Dan. Thundercat will release his third full-length studio album ‘Drunk’ on February 24 via Brainfeeder,…

KIRK KNIGHT – LATE KNIGHT SPECIAL INTERVIEW

Kirk Knight, the man behind some of Pro Era’s finest, releases his solo debut, ‘Late Knight Special’.  As a producer, he’s created a collection of tracks that range from that classic Brooklyn Hip Hop with which we’re familiar to a far more contemporary sound.  On the mic he’s equally dextrous, trading bars with the likes…

KIRK KNIGHT – DEAD FRIENDS [FT. NONAME GYPSY & THUNDERCAT]

Kirk Knight’s upcoming album ‘Late Knight Special’ gathers momentum with the release of ‘Dead Friends’, the third track to be released from the project [following ‘Knight Time‘ and ‘Good Knight‘.  In terms of the self-produced beat, it’s a pretty smooth offering, but Knight doesn’t hold back in terms of bars, with Noname Gypsy providing a nice…

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…