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Two new tracks surface on 10th anniversary edition of Mac Miller’s seminal mixtape, ‘K.I.D.S.’

Mac Miller‘s career-elevating mixtape, K.I.D.S., recorded its tenth anniversary on August 13, a milestone bolstered by the release of a commemorative, special edition version that features two new songs, “Ayye” and “Back in the Day.” The exclusive material, not present on the original, is now available on digital streaming platforms. The 10th anniversary mixtape follows […]

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The best albums of 2020 so far

The tidal wave of garbage that is 2020 continues to wash over us, keeping everyone masked and nervous. (And if you’re not masked, seriously, get on that, this isn’t hectoring, it’s trying to save lives.) Luckily, the one thing there might be more of this year than bad news is good music. As always, it’s […]

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Flying Lotus shares deluxe edition of ‘Flamagra’ with new instrumentals

Coming just over a year after the release of his sixth studio album, Flamagra, Flying Lotus has now shared a deluxe edition of the LP complete with instrumentals of every vocal-laden track. This new offering includes a total of 54 cuts—exactly double the original’s 27. Rather than release the instrumentals separately, Flying Lotus (born Steve […]

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Glastonbury pools cancelled 50th anniversary lineup into Spotify playlists [Stream]

As society goes digital, the world’s premier festivals are doing their best to accommodate in lieu of forced cancellations. Six days after announcing their 50th Anniversary lineup, Glastonbury had to cancel their 2020 plans in following “the new government measures” set forth in the UK (and pretty much every region around the globe). Since then, […]

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Glastonbury pools cancelled 50th anniversary lineup into Spotify playlists [Stream]

As society goes digital, the world’s premier festivals are doing their best to accommodate in lieu of forced cancellations. Six days after announcing their 50th Anniversary lineup, Glastonbury had to cancel their 2020 plans in following “the new government measures” set forth in the UK (and pretty much every region around the globe). Since then, […]

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Stream Thundercat’s new Flying Lotus-produced ‘It Is What It Is’ LP

Thundercat’s highly-anticipated It Is What It Is LP has finally arrived, not a day too soon for fans waiting on 2017’s Drunk follow up. The fourth studio album from the bass impresario, It Is What It Is a tightly cohesive package with catchy vocals and immaculate instrumentation. The LP is produced by Flying Lotus, and […]

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Thundercat drops the funk on Jimmy Kimmel Live ahead of upcoming LP

Thundercat joined Jimmy Kimmel Live this week, previewing his highly sought after fourth album with a performance of the soulful and socially provocative “Black Qualls.” Fans in attendance were delighted to see the California based musician accompanied by an all-star cast of Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, and Flying Lotus for the album’s steamy second single. […]

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Thundercat drops the funk on Jimmy Kimmel Live ahead of upcoming LP

Thundercat joined Jimmy Kimmel Live this week, previewing his highly sought after fourth album with a performance of the soulful and socially provocative “Black Qualls.” Fans in attendance were delighted to see the California based musician accompanied by an all-star cast of Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, and Flying Lotus for the album’s steamy second single. […]

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Thundercat goes on the prowl in video for ‘Dragonball Durag’

Throughout musical history, there have been more than a few artists who became known for their ability to insert sardonic realness into their songs. Not going so far as Weird Al Yankovic to be intentional parody-makers, but rather using their platform to denote relatable situations in a tongue-in-cheek fashion, everyone from Steely Dan to Beck […]

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Thundercat shares ‘Dragonball Durag’ with Flying Lotus and Kamasi Washington

Shortly after his appearance on The Cave with Kenny Beats, Thundercat continues to stay in headlines with another single preceding his upcoming album release. “Dragonball Durag” sees Thundercat doing what he does best, with the bassist playfully singing in an entertaining stream-of-consciousness style over a groovy instrumental. “Dragonball Durag” features production help from Flying Lotus, […]

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Thundercat shares ‘Dragonball Durag’ with Flying Lotus and Kamasi Washington

Shortly after his appearance on The Cave with Kenny Beats, Thundercat continues to stay in headlines with another single preceding his upcoming album release. “Dragonball Durag” sees Thundercat doing what he does best, with the bassist playfully singing in an entertaining stream-of-consciousness style over a groovy instrumental. “Dragonball Durag” features production help from Flying Lotus, […]

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Thundercat freestyles with Kenny Beats on ‘The Cave’ [Watch]

Not to be outshined by his collaborative album Unlocked with Denzel Curry, Kenny Beats continues his booming release streak with the help of Thundercat for a particularly off-the-rails episode of “The Cave.” The chaotic nature of this episode is evident from the get-go, with a befuddled Kenny watching Thundercat drink two cans of highly caffeinated […]

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Thundercat freestyles with Kenny Beats on ‘The Cave’ [Watch]

Not to be outshined by his collaborative album Unlocked with Denzel Curry, Kenny Beats continues his booming release streak with the help of Thundercat for a particularly off-the-rails episode of “The Cave.” The chaotic nature of this episode is evident from the get-go, with a befuddled Kenny watching Thundercat drink two cans of highly caffeinated […]

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Thundercat freestyles with Kenny Beats on ‘The Cave’ [Watch]

Not to be outshined by his collaborative album Unlocked with Denzel Curry, Kenny Beats continues his booming release streak with the help of Thundercat for a particularly off-the-rails episode of “The Cave.” The chaotic nature of this episode is evident from the get-go, with a befuddled Kenny watching Thundercat drink two cans of highly caffeinated […]

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Thundercat freestyles with Kenny Beats on ‘The Cave’ [Watch]

Not to be outshined by his collaborative album Unlocked with Denzel Curry, Kenny Beats continues his booming release streak with the help of Thundercat for a particularly off-the-rails episode of “The Cave.” The chaotic nature of this episode is evident from the get-go, with a befuddled Kenny watching Thundercat drink two cans of highly caffeinated […]

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Thundercat is back with the first single from his upcoming, ‘It Is What It Is’ LP

Thundercat shares the first track, “Black Qualls,” from his newly announced It Is What It Is LP to be released via Brainfeeder Records on April 3. The song features Steve Lacy from The Internet and legendary funk icon, Steve Arrington. Funk immediately hits listeners in the face with Lacy’s high-register cooled-out vocals and bouncing electric guitar riffs that proceed […]

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Flying Lotus previews first new album in five years with David Lynch-assisted ‘Fire Is Coming’

Flying Lotus has unequivocally been one of the most diverse and prolific producers of the past decade. His range has known no bounds. From the hip-hop interludes between late-night Adult Swim shows, to his collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Thundercat, and Thom Yorke, to heralding his own label and artistic collective, the Los Angeles-based […]

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.Paak is back: Artist announces new LP on the way, accompanying tour

Seasoned crooner Anderson .Paak just doesn’t seem to ever run out of steam. Mere months after dropping his highly acclaimed LP, Oxnard, in November 2018, .Paak is back, and eyeing his next album release. The followup to Oxnard bears the name Ventura, and as in the case of Oxnard, Ventura too accredits Dr. Dre as the project’s executive producer. Slated to […]

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Thundercat returns with groovy new single, ‘Final Fight’

The multi-talented jazz fusion doyen, Thundercat, has stamped his undeniable virtuosity and trademark funkiness on Adult Swim’s ongoing Singles Program. Joining the likes of artists from Run The Jewels to Jlin, is Thundercat’s first new single since his critically-acclaimed early-2017 album, Drunk. “Final Fight” features highly contrasting moments of Thundercat’s beloved M.O., between vivacious vocal coalescences, […]

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Flying Lotus releases new track in year end Brainfeeder mix

A decade ago, Flying Lotus kicked off his independent Brainfeeder record label, where he set out to hone in on the left of center intersections of electronic music and instrumental hip-hop. Since then, the label’s signed experimental artists like Thundercat, The Underachievers, Lapalux, Mr. Oizo, and more.Moving into 2018, Brainfeeder producer PBDY has released a new collection of Brainfeeder tracks […]

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