favourite things | 2.18

favourite things 2.18 – PRhyme, Era feat. Dave East, Jay Rock & Kendrick Lamar, Smoke DZA feat. Joey Bada$$, Curren$y, JD Reid feat. Jay Prince, Mick Jenkins, CZARFACE, Dabrye feat. Shigeto, Stono Echo, Lojii, Rejjie Snow feat. Jesse Boykins III, Jericho Jackson feat. Amber Navran, FloFilz & Psalm Trees, SiR, Jordan Rakei, Hector Plimmer feat. Emma-Jean Thackray, Idntrmmbr, Swarvy, Sape J, Surly, The Natural Yogurt Band, Kuzich, Blameful Isles, Quiet Dawn, Ryan Porter, Sons Of Kemet, Culross Close, Blue Lab Beats feat. Kaidi Akinnibi, Kerem Akdag, Horatio Luna, The Expansions, Underground Canopy, Jeremy Talon.

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va-PM.2016-bklyn: Kendrick Lamar, Terrace Martin, Tablo x Joey Bada$$, Jay Rock, Logic, Earl Sweatshirt, Knxwledge, Barney Artist, JR&PH7 x Eric Biddines, Mick Jenkins x OnGaud, Robert Glasper x Illa J, Isaiah Rashad, Mac Miller, Smoke DZA x Flying Lotus, Herr von Schnitger … » Continue reading

josef leimberg | astral progressions


Trumpeter and composer Josef Leimberg released his debut full-length “Astral Progressions”.  Leimberg gained a unique level of traction with his work on the multiple Grammy Award winning Kendrick Lamar LP “To Pimp A Butterfly”. Credited under the LoveDragon moniker with Terrace Martin, his time with “To Pimp A Butterfly” only represents a small fragment of his accomplishments. His collaborative resume over the decades is astounding, consisting of production, writing and feature credits with Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Robin Thicke, Shafiq Husayn, Funkadelic, Freestyle Fellowship, Dr. Dre, Murs, King Tee, Suga Free, Saafir and Busdriver. These connections have undoubtedly spread life all over Astral Progressions.

Leimberg’s debut album features an array of innovators and game changers in modern progressive music. Kamasi Washington, Bilal, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kurupt, Terrace Martin and Miguel Atwood Ferguson are just a small list of the brilliant minds that make the Astral Progressions outing special. Many of the featured artists became with the LP through world renowned creator Shafiq Husayn. Leimberg would connect with various musicians associated to his camp through studio recordings, gigging and rehearsals, building on his compositions in a very organic and social way.

Out October 7th on World Galaxy Records – Stream after the jump.

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you’re dead


LA beatmaker Flying Lotus is about to release his 5th album through Warp Records. ‘You’re Dead!’ is the follow up to 2012’s ‘Until The Quiet Comes’, on the new LP Lotus gets support by Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Captain Murphy, Angel Deradoorian, Thundercat, Niki Randa, alongside Japanese comic book artist Shintaro Kago. See the full tracklist and watch the preview trailer after the jump. Out on October 6th, pre-oder digital on iTunes or Google Play.

“‘You’re Dead!’ is a shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife. A sonic, visual and metaphysical fusion of technological innovation and technical virtuosity that amounts to a transcendent, mind-expanding plasm that could only exist between our world and another.”

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