Attacca Quartet’s new album out now, watch the video for latest single ‘Remind U’ ft. TOKiMONSTA

Photo: David Goddard

Attacca Quartet‘s stunner of a new album, Real Life, has hit shelves earlier this month. Real Life is an album of electronic music arrangements featuring reworks of tracks from electronic artists such as Anne Müller, Squarepusher, Daedelus, The Halluci Nation and Mid-Air Thief. After sharing the album’s title track, a rework of Louis Cole’s ‘Real Life’, Attacca Quartet are offering a video to accompany new single ‘Remind U’ featuring TOKiMONSTA, originally by Flying Lotus. Guest collaborator TOKiMONSTA had this to day about the Grammy Award-winning string ensemble:

“The Attacca Quartet reminds me why I love music. Even in their world, they break rules to further the boundaries of classical music. It was truly a pleasure to work with them and dabble in the genre that first introduced me to music as a child.”

Violist Nathan Schram also commented on this collaboration:

“I remember the first time I heard Flying Lotus’ music. It was a confusing combination of exhilaration, envy, and deep FOMO. His music is hyper-sophisticated, endlessly nuanced, and hits all the feels you didn’t know you had. It became one of my missions in life to find a way to bring this wild energy to our ever-growing Attacca universe. Of the three FlyLo tracks on the album, ‘Remind U’ is the most gentle and sentimental – getting deep into that bittersweet territory that is so hard to describe. Bringing TOKiMONSTA into the mix was the icing on the cake that brings the nostalgia all the way home.”

The music video for ‘Remind U’ was created by Calypo Spritz. Watch it now.

Real Life is out now through Sony Classical

Listen to Thundercat’s collaborative track with BADBADNOTGOOD

Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion the label is releasing a special box set called Brainfeeder X on November 16th. The compilation features 36 tracks over two volumes, one “retrospective, the other comprises an unreleased future canon”, as the label described. ‘King of the Hill’ is one of the tracks featured, and it saw virtuoso bassist and vocalist Thundercat join forces with BADBADNOTGOOD, with Flying Lotus on production duties. Listen to it below.

Mixtape #80

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!


Mixtape #44

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 premieres animated video for new single

As previously mentioned, Flying Lotus‘ fourth full-length album, Until the Quiet Comes, will hit stores on October 1st in the UK and a day later in the US via Warp.

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.