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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kamasi washington | the epic

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Jazzist, composer, and bandleader Kamasi Washington’s upcoming “The Epic” is unlike anything jazz has seen, and not just because it emanates from the boundary-defying Brainfeeder, which isn’t so much a label in the traditional sense as it is an unfurling experiment conducted by the underground producer Flying Lotus. The Epic is a 172-minute, three-volume set that includes a 32-piece orchestra, a 20-person choir, and 17 songs overlaid with a compositional score written by Washington. Pulsing underneath is an otherworldly ten-piece band, each member of which is individually regarded as among the best young musicians on the planet – including bassist Thundercat and his brother, drummer Ronald Bruner Jr., bassist Miles Mosley, drummer Tony Austin, keyboard player Brandon Coleman, pianist Cameron Graves, and trombonist Ryan Porter. Patrice Quinn’s ethereal vocals round out the ensemble. »Read the full description on Ninja Tune«

Released 4th May 2015 on Brainfeeder. Pre-Order via iTunes and Ninja Shop.

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