The Internet’s new album Feel Good may just be the best soul album I’ve heard in a while, we’ve made no secret here of our discontentment of the genres output over the past few years or more. ‘Dontcha’, co-produced by Chad Hugo, is definitely one of the best showcases of how this Odd Future outfit has evolved since Purple Naked Ladies. I only wish it was released in the summer. Anyways – take a look at Syd, Matt and their band performing the song live at FADER PORT this week.
MellowHigh come correct and now as a trio for their forthcoming self titled debut. Over a straight rap beat provided by Left Brain, which wouldn’t sound out of place on a Yo MTV Raps battle, Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis get greezy. The Odd Future pair share the mic delivering nothing but straight fireballed lyrics, no time for hooks around here. For the doubters among you, this should certify (again) that the talent that comes out of the OF camp is not solely from Tyler.
The Internet continue to embrace their fuller sound with an insatiably soulful new number ‘Dontcha’. Lifted off their upcoming Feel Goodalbum and following the albums first single ‘Partners In Crime Two’, it’s another out the park number for the Odd Future group. Syd’s confidence and voice has developed wonderfully since Purple Naked Ladies and the Chad Hugo assisted production she’s singing over complements that perfectly. Looking forward to the new album more and more – expect it September 24th.
Oh shit, The Internet are back. Following their incredible (but grossly slept on) debut album Purple Naked Ladies, the Odd Future affiliated group made up of producer Matt Martians and singer Syd tha Kid return with another indelible slice of electronic soul. Produced gloriously with thick bass licks, guitar riffs, lush chords and crashing percussion ‘Partners in Crime Two’ displays an obvious musically progression for the group. Syd’s voice has grown stronger too. This is very nice, very nice indeed.
‘Partners in Crime Two’ is the sequel to a track featured on The Internet’s Bonus Songs EP which they released back in February 2012.
This years Red Bull Music Academy in New York has arguably been one of their most successful to date. Over 230 artists were involved and over 30 events staged across the city, all within the two week window RBMA operates within. A large part of what the academy does well is host guest lectures with pioneering figures in music, this year partipants included Brian Eno, Erykah Badu, Rakim, Todd Edwards and a whole host of other incredible innovators – including Q-Tip. As one of hip hop’s most iconic figures Q-Tip has a lot to share – watch as he opens up about his career, his process, his current set up, his history and the future; He also dissets some of his favourite records of all time, along with some of his most iconic/influential productions. This is a a two-hour discussion – so kick back and enjoy.-
On May 24th The Jet Age of Tomorrow will release their third full length album The JellyFish Mentality for free. Made up of musicians Matt Martians (The Internet/Odd Future) and Hal Williams (Pyramid Vritra) the duo’s upcoming release will feature an impressive list of collaborators including SBTRKT, Hodgy Beats, Kilo Kish, Jesse Boykins III and Earl Sweatshop. In the lead up to this weeks release they’ve uploaded a looming new a two-part single titled ‘ON!’ to their soundcloud, listen below…
Tyler, the Creator is stepping shit up – he’s only gone and got Erykah Badu on a soulful new track of his. Taken off his upcoming album Wolf, ‘Treehome95′ also employs the vocal talents of Coco O., who along with Badu takes over the track entirely. Tyler himself isn’t featured on the twinkling record, a poignant move on his behalf in my opinion. This certainly embraces a much more mature direction for Odd Future’s leading man, interested to hear how the rest of the songs shape up.
P.s Hey @FatBellyBella – when’s that new album coming? #wemissyou
After announcing the title of his third solo LP Wolf and unveiling it’s multiple album covers, Odd Future’s hyperactive leader has returned with a new video for his single ‘Domo 23′. The video is everything you’d expect it to be – full of dodgy (fat) wrestlers, tight gold pants, blonde wigs and a healthy dose of spitting. Enjoy.
Her work with Odd Future’s The Internet, combined with the stylised approach featured on her debut HomeSchool EP introduced Kilo Kish as an intriguing newcomer. Her indecisive approach to songs now sees her sing-rapping over what she calls a ‘Creepwave’ beat – an eerie soundbed of wailing drones and soft padded percussion.
This past weekend saw one of the years biggest festivals take place in Philadelphia; Curated by Jay-Z and sponsored by Budweiser the 2-day ‘Made in America’ event saw performances from the likes of Jay-Z (full performance above), Kanye West & G.O.O.D Music, D’Angelo, Jay Electronica, Janelle Monae, Drake, Jill Scott, Run DMC, Odd Future and others. Take a peep up top and after the jump to see some of the highlight performances…