The very first look at the Andre 3000 starring as Jimi Hendrix in ‘All Is By My Side’ has surfaced ahead of its SXSW screening this weekend. The short clip is of a scene between Hendrix and Linda Keith (Imogen Poots), the former girlfriend of Keith Richards about his upcoming – turned historic – show at Monterey Pop Festival. Take a look at 3 Stacks performance up top – I need to see more before I cast my full judgement.
I shouldn’t be, but I’m still amazed that we still don’t have that new D’Angelo album, especially considering everyone was saying how ‘almost finished’ it was. Anyways, while we continue to wait – there is some pretty exciting news in the world of D. Nearly 20 years after its first (limited) release, Virgin/UMe will re-release a repackaged version of D’Angelo’s Live at The Jazz Cafe EP later this month. The new edition will include the entire set from the legendary 1995 show and also will include an essay from D’s manager Alan Leeds.
It’s not a new album but we’ll take it. My Live at The Jazz Cafe album is one my prized possessions, this will add nicely to my collection. Gassed. Full track list after the jump.
Back in November, Son Lux dropped ‘Easy’, a gorgeously sophisticated number with swirling percussive instrumentation and haunting vocals taken from Lanterns, his most recent LP. Now, a certain teen sensation has jumped on the track to take it to the next level. Yes, it’s Lorde, and yes, it’s bloody amazing. Her eerily dark vocals add a certain rawness to the ghostly horns and mysterious soundscape. Alternate World is the new EP, it features this, and a few other tracks, and it’s out now!
Canada continues to show up. Hot off the heels of his ‘Persian Rug’ release, OVO’s PARTYNEXTDOOR pairs up with our beloved Rochelle Jordan for a smouldering new rendition of his track ‘Let It Rain’, now retitled ‘R A I N’. Vibe seekers, your time.
During our three week
blackout hiatus, songstress Shura mesmerised our ears with her beautifully elegant debut single ‘Touch’. The breezy pop tune has now been given an accompanying video, and it’s pretty intimate. Inevitability, some will have their eyes locked onto all those girls kissing. However, it’s the soothing aesthetic from the track’s blissful atmospherics that should really be the centre of attention in the visual. Either way, enjoy!
The latest to join XL Recordings, are London outfit JUNGLE. who absolutely tore 2013 apart with their infectiously jazzy concoctions of R&B and soultronica. Their mystery around these guys is slowly fading (they initially fooled us into thinking they were a duo) as their latest track, ‘Busy Earnin’ is given the full visual treatment. The video sees a dance troop busting some moves in perfect synch to the snazzy vibes of the track. Look out for an album on the way, for now, tuck into this.
Hip hop always needs more females, fact. Even with the likes of Angel Haze, Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea spearheading, it has to be said, its already getting a little boring; especially considering none of the aforementioned have actually produced anything truly noteworthy. That’s where Junglepussy comes in. The name says it all, she’s fierce, full of fire and can spit. In ‘Satisfaction Guaranteed’, Junglepussy goes all out – her raw, distinctive flow is well suited with the brash and intrepid backdrop penned by LE1F collaborator Shy Guy. Listen loud.
Mind blowing shit, get ready. Producer Bok Bok has teamed up with frequent collaborator and Goddess Kelela for a widely epic new single called ‘Melba’s Call’. Seething with other wordily production, its lifted into the heavens by Kelela’s uber-cool vocal stylings. Love this a lot.
Hot off the heels of his DaM-FunK video, here goes another killer (albeit unexpected) new joint from Snoop Dogg titled ‘Cadillacs’, produced by none other than master, Madlib. Yeah, Madlib. Snoop’s iconic, behind-the-beat flow glides over Quasimoto’s immaculately produced g-funk haze – everything here is just niiice. ‘Cadillacs’ is taken off the DJ Drama-hosted mixtape Thats My Work Vol. 3 dropping today. We’ll update with the link as soon as we can, for now though – light it up.
Wanna hear something hyphy as fuck? Look no further than 17 year-old producer Hasta and his debut, 6-track EP that brims with elaborately constructued beats. Floral, sees the Norwegian producer incorporate lavishly rotund synths, detailed by snazzy drums – particularly prevalent on songs like ‘RSVP’ and ‘CHNL’. Hasta broadens his repetoir on the Genuine-sampled slow jam ‘Love U More’, which doesn’t feature on the EP but can be heard here.