Off the hotly anticipated Black Radio Recovered EP dropping this week comes an absolute gem featuring Solange Knowles. Covering one of my favourite Little Dragon tracks, thumping percussion (do you hear the Crooklyn Dodgers-esque bells!) coupled with the pure-silk vocals courtesy of Knowles over the Glasper chops. Apparently recorded as part of the original Black Radio sessions, this refix by everyones favourite drummer and producer extraordinaire beefs it up on a whole new level. Others who feature on the new album include the likes of Pete Rock, Phonte and Black Milk. Real Hip Hop in the building. Make sure you catch Glasper as part of the London Jazz Festival with featured guest MF Doom. Expect a musical journey of epic genre crossing proportions.
This is the latest single off the upcoming long-player ‘No Beginning No End’ that is set to drop next January. For those like me who can’t wait that long the ‘It’s All Over Your Body’ EP is available now. This single enlists the help of some serious heavyweights including Takuya Kuroda on trumpet, Corey King on trombone, Chris Dave on drums, Robert Glasper on keys and D’Angelo’s own Pino Palladino on bass. As you would expect the groove is on a next plane. You can catch Robert Glasper being supported by Jose James on Sunday as part of the iTunes festival at the Roundhouse. For those not lucky enough to win tickets you can catch Robert Glasper as part of the London Jazz Festival for his annual show in November, this time with the experiment in tow. A show not to be missed. Keep up to date with all the London Jazz Festival programming with Serious and watch out for the review of Sunday’s show next week!
A sold out night at one of the city’s most credible venues. With much expectation for a little known jazz pianist and much ado about what he could deliver and more importantly WHO he would bring on stage. There was a clear buzz in the atmosphere. Robert Glasper had arrived…
May in the city brings the goliaths also known as The Throne for a full 4 day takeover of the O2. It will also see the return of the reclusive band The XX who will play a string of exclusive dates. And if towering soul is more your thing, ears should be pricked for the sounds of Robert Glasper’s Experiment which is coming to town too. It’s a mammoth month. Get into it over the jump.
Real music is crash protected. Second visual offering from the Experiment’s Black Radio album which is justifiably getting amazing press this week after it’s release. Like the first it’s a text driven beauty featuring the Mighty Mos/Bey and Glasper’s keys are the driving force on this, the title track. Make sure you check out what happened when the Experiment, Lupe and Bilal hit the Letterman Show. Black Radio is already my album of the year. Enough said.
A meeting of true musicianship: one of the greatest keys players in the world (Glasper), his band (Experiment), one of mod Soul’s bravest outsiders (Bilal), and one of mainstream rap’s few genuine lyricists (Lupe). All star cast. Wait for Robert on the grand – effortless mastery.
Robert Glasper Experiment’s massively acclaimed album Black Radio that pretty much features the who’s who of respected revivalist figures from Erykah and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def for those still miffed) to more recently lauded Shafiq Husayn and KING. It’s out now, put your plastic towards unequivocal artistry here.
“That makes me want to start drinking again…”- Letterman
Together with Indabamusic, Robert Glasper asked musicians around the world to remix ‘Move Love’, a song featuring KING lifted off his sensational new album Black Radio – due out tomorrow. As you’d imagine, an endless list of artists from across a diverse range of genres jumped at the chance. The winner will receive a cash prize and a priceless royalty-free original piano sample from Glasper himself (something tells me it’s not about the money here).
While I wait for one remix in particular (can’t tell you from who just yet, but hol’ tight), we can enjoy this B.Lewis interpretation. Fans of the Cali producer will recognize his trademark Electro-Soul markings all over this – heavy on the synths, with warped sounds and twinkling effects – it all adds a new (very B. Lewis) feel to the original. Should suit your Sunday just fine…
Black Radio is one of the best albums you’ll hear this year, we need to support it – buy it tomorrow.
On February 27th, Robert Glasper will release his awe-inspiring new album Black Radio into the world. The 12 track accomplished body of work will feature an array of sensation collaborations from the likes of Erykah Badu, Bilal, Mos Def, Musiq, Lalay Hathaway, Lupe Fiasco, Meshell Ndegeocello and more.
On May 14th, Glasper will being his Experiment to London, specifically to the Barbican, to celebrate his new LP. He will be joined by collaborator Bilal along with a host of other “special guests” – and if my sources hold true (which they will), the artists taking part will drop some jaws (and/or drawers).
As if anticipation for Robert Glasper’s new album Black Radio wasn’t high enough, now he offers a sneak peak look at how the LP was put together. He discusses the relationships he has with the artists involved in the project, the common thread that connects them all, why he wanted to put the album together and more.
First visual offering from upcoming longplayer Black Radio which drops Feb 28th. Been waiting in anticipation for any new material since being blown away at his London Jazz Festival shows in November last year. ‘Afro Blue’ dropped earlier in the week and that was a jam. Though I feel this follow up single is even stronger. Trademark chops, laid back drums and rolling bass providing a beautiful undertone for the silky vocal talents of Mr Soulchild and Chrisette. A nice text driven video over beautifully hazy lights to match.