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Four Tet and Madlib drop next cut from joint ‘Sound Ancestors’ LP, listen to ‘Hopprock’

Madlib and Four Tet‘s joint project, Sound Ancestors might be one of the most anticipated records of the year. The union of one of rap’s most venerated, enigmatic forces matched with one of dance music’s most intriguing experimentalists and esteemed beatsmiths should prove to be one of the most enticing crossover works of the year. […]

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Four Tet and Madlib drop next cut from joint ‘Sound Ancestors’ LP, listen to ‘Hopprock’

Madlib and Four Tet‘s joint project, Sound Ancestors might be one of the most anticipated records of the year. The union of one of rap’s most venerated, enigmatic forces matched with one of dance music’s most intriguing experimentalists and esteemed beatsmiths should prove to be one of the most enticing crossover works of the year. […]

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MF DOOM, hip-hop’s elusive supervillain, dead at 49

“So nasty that it’s probably somewhat of a travesty having me / then he told the people ‘You can call me, Your Majesty!’” MF DOOM, your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper, has died at 49. Hip-hop’s self-proclaimed supervillain, born Daniel Dumile, died on October 31 of 2020. A revered enigma until the very end, the world […]

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Four Tet and Madlib deliver first single from upcoming joint project, ‘Sound Ancestors’

Four Tet and Madlib on a joint album wasn’t on many of our 2020 bingo cards, yet here we are. The pair have formally announced a collaborative effort called Sound Ancestors, due in January on Madlib’s Invazion imprint. Leading the project is the duo’s debut single, “The Road of the Lonely Ones.” According to Four […]

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Four Tet and Madlib deliver first single from upcoming joint project, ‘Sound Ancestors’

Four Tet and Madlib on a joint album wasn’t on many of our 2020 bingo cards, yet here we are. The pair have formally announced a collaborative effort called Sound Ancestors, due in January on Madlib’s Invazion imprint. Leading the project is the duo’s debut single, “The Road of the Lonely Ones.” According to Four […]

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10 artists not to miss at Movement 2019

Words by Anthony Manganiello and Jessica Mao Another installment of Detroit’s beloved three-day event brings forth Movement Festival’s ever-expanding roster in its most diverse coverage to date. Spanning city pioneers from Carl Craig, MK, Stacey Pullen to relatively mainstream DJs like Fisher, GRiZ, Disclosure, and a plethora of underground, the 2019 lineup has no shortage […]

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Four Tet remixes Madvillain’s ‘Great Day’

Four Tet‘s sweeping, expansive soundscapes have solidified him as one of experimental dance music’s most revered auteurs. On his remix of Madvillian’s “Great Day,” the producer injects atmospheric synths and Eastern influenced strings into the alternative hip hop pioneer’s velvety rhyme scheme.Madvillian — comprised of MF Doom & Madlib — cuts to the core, embodying […]

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Flamingosis & Ehiorobo – Stowed Away

Aaron Velasquez, better known as Flamingosis, has released his collaborative single with singer Ehiorobo. The moniker “Flamingosis” derives from a freestyle frisbee move that Velasquez’ father invented. The New Jersey based funk producer is heavily influenced by such genre defining beat makers as J Dilla, Flying Lotus, and Madlib.“Stowed Away” is a sonic experimentation in […]

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Graves – Genesis (Tsuruda Remix)

Thomas Jay Tsuruda, better known as Tsuruda, has released his remix of Graves’ track “Genesis.” On his rework, Tsuruda takes the track’s fundamental structure and deconstructs it, creating his own world in which the linear facets of traditional electronic tracks are nonexistent.The producer’s biography notes that he attended a classical music school from kindergarten to eighth […]

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