For „Headnod Suite“, Karriem Riggins second album on Stones Throw Records, he expertly builds on his credentials with 29 tracks of pure hip-hop. Each track deftly crafted with swing that only a drummer would know. Swing is the weapon. And there’s always a message, be it verbal or instrumental. “Headnod Suite is a concept of several rhythmic ideas fused together,” Riggins says. “I wanted to explore the power of interludes and marrying different styles and harmony together.”
Common makes a reciprocal vocal appearance on the track “Yes Yes Y’all,” which gives way to literal grunts from James Brown and the 1-2 shot of “Trombone Love” and the 16-bit funk “Crystal Stairs.” If 2012’s AloneTogether was right at the intersection of hip-hop and jazz, Riggins’ current path is less the jazz found in his family and career lineage, and more the hip-hop culture he found on his own.
Album out now – available on Bandcamp. Stream below.
favourite things 1.17/soundcloud –holds songs by Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Jonwayne, Kid Koala feat. Emilíana Torrini, Eeph, Joey Bada$$, CoryaYo, Golden Rules, Emune, Loyle Carner, Quickly, Quickly, Wale, Saga & Thelonious Martin feat. Fashawn, Stro, Pesnoo feat. MED, Oh No & DJ Romes, Relaén x Tusken, Josh Hey, DJM, Karriem Riggins, Daedelus, Pablo Queu, Knxwledge, Nohidea, Paul White, Mop Mop feat. Anthony Joseph x Kalbata, Maalem Mahmoud Guinia & Floating Points, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Sigmund Washington, Thundercat feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins, and Nate Smith.
The ‚favourite things‘ playlist for april 2016 holds 25 new tracks. The collection includes songs by Terrace Martin feat. Kamasi Washington & Rose Gold, Nicholas Payton feat. Butcher Brown, Taylor McFerrin feat. Robert Glasper and Thundercat, Flying Lotus feat. Thundercat, Yusef Lateef, Moses Boyd Exodus, Sigmund Washington, Satsum, Iamnobodi, Kaytranada feat. Karriem Riggins & River Tiber, Black Milk & Nat Turner, Miles Bonny, River Tiber feat. Pusha T, BJ The Chicago Kid feat. Jay Rock, Chuck Inglish & Blended Babies feat. Aston Mathews, Samiyam feat. Action Bronson, Guilty Simpson, Homeboy Sandman, Jimi Tents, Ta-ku, Dil Withers, Elzhi, Joey Bada$$, Jordan Raf and Tom Misch with Jordan Rakei.
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.
Over the past weeks the TV network adult swim launched a couple of free digital singles on their website. We’re now presenting you our selection. „City“ by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib featuring Karriem Riggins. „Between Villains“ by Captain Murphy featuring MF DOOM aka Viktor Vaughn, Earl Sweatshirt and Thundercat. „36“ Chain“ by El-P and Killer Mike. Download all tracks for free here, here and here. The series goes on till mid september.
‚Chopped Worm‘ is Karriem Riggins tribute to Leroy „Sugarfoot“ Bonner (1943-2013). You can now download the beat for free via Soundcloud. Be sure to check out all other previously released free tracks off Karriem’s current album ‚Alone Together‚ below.
Today is J Dilla’s birthday and also the release of unreleased J Dilla donuts. ‚The Last Scrolls Vol. 1‘ is a compilation containing four racks including the Yancey Boys ‚The Throwaway‘ and this track ‚Dewitt To Do It‘ which features Jay touching the mic as well as the knobs of the magic donut-maker. The EP is now in stores and available over Fat Beats or iTunes.
Be sure to watch ‚J Dilla The Greatest‘ from Karriem Riggins Stones Throw debut ‚Alone Together‘.
Volume Ten of ‚Listen to this‘ is the first collection in 2013 of free tracks and remixes we found on the net and might think you should have a listen to. Featuring artists like Anthony Valdez, Ben Jamin, Dirty Science, Donald Byrd, Flandy, Funk Ferret, Hot 8 Brass Band, Karriem Riggins, King Most, Lords of the Underground, ManOnWire, Peejay.
Volume Eight comes with free downloads by great artists, producers and remixers like Karriem Riggins, Singularis, The Reflex, Fid Mella, David Dallas, Kwatro & flako, Dag Savage alias Johaz & Exile, Steely Chan and Action Bronson.