favourite things | 11.17

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favourite things 11.17 Om, ADB & DRB of Drumetrics, Noya Rao, Jitwam., Flockey Ocscor, Feelgood Experiment, Poppy Ajudha, Oscar Jerome, Darkhouse Family, Mick Jenkins, Blue Lab Beats feat. OthaSoul & Daniel Taylor, KALA, Nubya Garcia, EABS, Evidence, WESTSIDE GUNN & MF Doom Remix by Je$u$, Talib Kweli feat. Anderson .Paak, Madvillain & Four Tet, Kojey Radical feat. Shae, SiR & ScHoolboyQ, Jaze Baqti, Gabriel Garzón-Montano feat. Little Simz, Hello Skinny.

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nxworries | yes lawd!

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Last December, Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge put out the “Link Up & Suede” EP, their first release as NxWorries. The Los Angeles duo have now announced their debut LP, “Yes Lawd!”, which will be released on October 21st via Stones Throw.

“On Yes Lawd!”, .Paak – who calls the album “my best work” – plays theatrically brash version of himself who sings like a ’70s superstar and talks shit like a stone cold player. But the performance is seeded with details from his life, which has seen a fair share of struggle and hard-won triumph. Meanwhile, Knx weaves a tapestry of sampled bits and live fragments—bass, brass and violin—that smooths everything over, reminding us that despite whatever struggle it took to get here… well, you already know the name: NxWorries.

Out October 21th, pre-order on Bandcamp, stream below.

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Kaytranada | 99.9%

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Montreal-based artist/producer Kaytranada’s new album ‘99.9%’ will be out on May 5th via XL Recordings. He announced the album on Benji B’s Montreal Special show on BBC Radio 1. The LP holds 15 tracks and features guest appearances by BADBADNOTGOOD, Karriem Riggins & River Tiber, Syd of the Internet Band, Vic Mensa, Craig David, Goldlink, Alunageorge, Phonte, Anderson.Paak, Shay Lia and Little Dragon.

The album is called 99.9% because as Kaytranada says: “I am never satisfied with my album and I am very indecisive.” Fans have been asking for this full-length over the past few years he has been discussing for an equally long period of time so it makes sense that he would title the album this symbol of just barely incompleteness.”

Listen to the track ‘Bus Ride” featuring drummer/producer Karriem Riggins after the jump. Pre-oder now on XL Recordings or iTunes.

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favourite things | 1.16

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The january soundcloud-playlist holds 27 tracks by: Diggs Duke, ThisIsJBird, Pacific Yew, Philippe Edison, The Internet, Brandee Younger, Gloria Ann Taylor, Lack of Afro, Karl Hector & The Malcouns, Alpman, Sampa The Great, Erykah Badu, Kirkis & Mndsgn, Tom Misch, Conehead 錐頭, Aso, MicroA, BUDABRO$E, Dil Withers, House Shoes, Mick Jenkins feat. BADBADNOTGOOD, Anderson .Paak, Donchano, Josh Hey, Stainless Steele feat. Danny Watts, FloFilz, and finally DJ Jazzy Jeff.

» You can stream the playlist ‘favourite things 1.16‘ here.

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anderson paak | malibu

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The 16-track LP includes the previously released “Room In Here,” “Am I Wrong,” and “The Season/Carry Me.” ScHoolboy Q, The Game, BJ the Chicago Kid, Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek, 9th Wonder, and DJ Khalil all contribute to Malibu, which can be purchased on iTunes.

Some time ago Breezy Lovejoy made the transition to Anderson Paak. It seems like only yesterday (2012) that we were listening to “O.B.E.” vol. 1 and this Summer, he was the most talked about rapper on Dr Dre’s “Compton” album. Really happy to see talented people like Anderson Paak ‘make it’. Even happier to finally wrap our ears around his latest album titled “Malibu“, which is available via Steel Wool Records. With BJ the Chicago Kid featuring on “The Waters”, you know this was gonna be LiT like Christmas. On productional duties we have heavyweights such as Hi-Tek and Pomo. Of course .Paak gets some additional vocal support from The Game, Schoolboy Q and Talib Kweli. Like we said .Paak doing it big and still making that dope music! You can purchase the new album on iTunes if you haven’t done so already.

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nxworries | link up & suede

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NxWorries are singer Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge, released their EP on Stones Throw Records. The EP includes the new single “Link Up,” “Suede” and “Droogs,” a Knxwledge remake of the Anderson .Paak single, along with instrumental bonus beats.

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favourite things | 11.15

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Our monthly ‘favourite things’ series is based of the constant digging through soundcloud. We hope the original soundcloud service will remain with us for a long time to come.

The November selection for 2015  holds 1:28 hours of music by artists and producers such as Thundercat, Nate Smith, BadBadNotGood, Rodinia, Amanaz, Chaka Khan, The Kondi Band, Levitros, Wu15, Swarvy, Scoop, Nxworries, MED feat. BLU and Madlib, Anderson.Paak, Freddie Gibbs feat. Black Thought, Toothtaker & Kaytranada, The Broken Orchestra feat. Lady Paradox, Ol’ Burger Beats, Ivan Ave, Knowsum feat. Anne-Louise Hoffmann, Sarah Williams White, Columbia Nights, Freddie Joachim, Chris McClenney, Holden McOwen, Frank Liin.

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med, blu & madlib | bad neighbor

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MF DOOM, Aloe Blacc, Hodgy Beats, Anderson Paak, Mayer Hawthorne and Dam-Funk join MED and Blu over 100% Madlib beats.

A couple years ago Blu got a few Madlib instrumentals and put together a few demos. The rough collection became the foundation of what would become “Bad Neighbor“. MED, a longtime collaborator of Madlib, put the pieces together, bringing together an impressive group of MCs and vocalists to complete the album.

Listen and see the full tracklist after the jump.
Released on October 30th, pre-order on Rappcats or iTunes.

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