In an interview with DJ Booth, Thelonious Martin, the producer and one-time Mac Miller collaborator spoke of a possible secret album that the late rapper recorded entitled Maclib.
A rapper with a tortured soul, Mac Miller has had a career marked by greatness and decadence. After early success and the confirmation of his artistic individuality, his career ended on September 7 after several years of excess. The rapper, born Malcolm McCormick, was only 26.
Casual behaviour and outrageous comments quickly gave Tyler Okonma a certain notoriety. Recently endorsed by the musical intelligentsia after Flower Boy and a Grammy nod, the Californian is now abandoning his punk attitude and following in the footsteps of his mentors, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. His sixth project, IGOR, confirms both his musical and emotional sensitivity.
Flying Lotus just released his first song in five years and it looks to be a David Lynch-featured intro track. What a time to be alive.
Following from 2014's Piñata, the pair team up again for their second collaborative project, Bandana. Listen here.
New Thundercat Track, “King of the Hill,” Features Bad Bad Not Good and Flying Lotus. It Forms Part of Brainfeeder X, the 10th Anniversary Compilation Album for Flying Lotus’ Celebrated Label. Listen Here.
After two decades of playing as sideman, Bobby Sparks has recorded all over and at all moments. Here, he brings together a part of his work never before released in a first album featuring Roy Hargrove, Marcus Miller, Lucky Peterson, Michael League and other members who play as part of Snarky Puppy.
The Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango, who turned Eighty-Five in December 2018, was an essential figure in breaking down barriers to African music, particularly thanks to the international success of "Soul Makossa," in 1972. Here, he reveals his journey, moving between jazz, rumba, funk and reggae, crossing paths with Sidney Bechet, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Bob Marley and Mohamed Ali along the way, as well as General de Gaulle, Emperor Bokassa and notions of Pan-Africanism. For this long-form interview, we begin at the beginning: at the foot of Mount Cameroon, 1933.