One of the most refreshing and thrilling things in music for the past decade has to be Brandt Brauer Frick. The acoustic dance trio from Berlin craft a sound that is as original as it is unclassifiable, combining traditional jazz instrumentation with electronica, and drawing influences from disparate musical worlds. Their last album, Joy, made it swiftly to our 15 Album Picks of 2016, so we're over the moon to present the intoxicating mix they put together for us this month, featuring tracks old and new from all around the globe. Press play and dance!
This month we have the immense privilege of having Shabaka Hutchings pick some of his favourite tracks for our mixtape. The very talented clarinettist, saxophonist and composer at the helm of Sons of Kemet, the vibrant polyrhythmic quartet from London, takes us on a musical odyssey with tunes from all over the planet. His selection defies classification but it clearly points towards a lush paradise where reeds and drums reign supreme.
Flying Lotus premiered yesterday a bizarre video for the single ‘Tiny Tortures’, off his latest album Until The Quiet Comes.
The video was directed by David Lewandowski and it stars Elijah Wood. Watch it now.
We heard already the first cut ‘See Thru to U’ featuring vocal guest Erykah Badu.
Now Flying Lotus has released ‘Putty Boy Strut’ as a new single and it comes with an entertaining animated video directed by Cyriak. Check it out below.
And if you dig the robots in the video, head over here to play with them.
Until the Quiet Comes features stellar guest collaborations with Thom Yorke, Erykah Badu, Jonny Greenwood, Thundercat, Niki Randa and Laura Darlington.
‘See Thru to U’ is the first cut lifted from Until the Quiet Comes and it features the hypnotic vocals of Erykah Badu. Listen to it below.