Nothing particularly fancy with this track from the ever prolific Kaytranada. He’s blended together one hit wonder ‘Return Of The Mack’ with a beat from wonder producer and firm favourite J Dilla. Nice bit of downtempo mash to start the day full of lazy chords and slinky guitar. Solid as a rock and catchy as hell.
The Internet is ablaze with news that a new Thundercat mini-album/big-EP is on its way … for good reason.
On ‘Them Changes’ Thundercat has teamed up with To Pimp A Butterfly collaborators, Flylo and Kamasi Washington, to give us a squelchy funk cut. Working over the Isley Brothers’ ‘Footsteps In The Dark‘ via Dilla’s ‘Won’t Do‘ and with Washington’s light touch on the Sax this is a sound you have to hit repeat for. Just wish we could hear the full outro. Sounds like Kamasi Washington is just getting started as the dial gets turned down. But I guess we have The Epic for that.
Guitar wielding producer Tom Misch has dropped another apparently throwaway idea onto Soundcloud. Although, when it comes to Misch, I guess that means fully formed track.
‘Home’ prominently features choir samples but that’s not the most interesting bit for me. That prize goes to the beautiful use of sustained, stabbing strings and of course the disco clap. Who doesn’t love a disco clap? Combine that with the ever present liquid guitar licks and you’ve got a winner. Just give us Beat Tape 2 already!
Its no secret that we are huge fans of Australia’s man of the moment Chet Faker. I stumbled across this rework/cover of one of my favourite Faker tracks when I was digging around in a particularly soulful corner of the Internet. Fans of Jordan Rakei, Tom Misch, Soulection at al will find lots to love about this track. Deep and full keyboards, graceful guitar and a beautiful vocal duet from Donna Arendse and James Chatburn AKA The Septembers. Its a stunning vocal. Shame about the fade out. But I’ll forgive them this time because its such a lush track. Have a listen.
The end of last week was the birthday of the master J Dilla. Beat maker Tom Misch dropped a worthy tribute to James Yancey in celebration of his life and his continuing influence on all of modern music. Its a beautiful tribute.