“This is a collection of some of our favourite influences that we were listening to during the writing and recording of III. Peace and love!!!!!!” – BBNG
Glittery UK production duo Snakehips have joined forces with Canadian Singer/Rapper Tory Lanez for the latest #songsfromscratch collaboration. While staying close to their dreamy, synth-heavy roots, Snakehips show off their skill and diversity by offering a harder-than-usual R&B beat for the half rapping, half singing Tory to flex on.
This song goes off – Shout out to my boy Andy for sharing.
[Watch a behind the scenes video here]
Two of my favourites are back at it with the fire for BBC Radio 1’s Thursday night residencies. In this recent run, Flying Lotus takes us through an insane mix including Thom Yorke, Bjork, Aphex Twin, and Portishead, and even has a special guest on the air – fellow LA producer Gaslamp Killer.
Montreal’s Kaytranada serves up some greatness – Shalamar, Kali Uchis, Mac Demarco, The Isley Brothers, and Knxwledge.
Listen to the full shows here.
Judging by the amount of new music, features, mixes, djing, and touring he’s been doing lately, I think it’s safe to say Montreal producer, Kaytranada probably hasn’t slept in a year. To top that off, 2015 is already shaping up to belong to him and his team – and rightfully so.
Sit back and watch the takeover.
[Kaytranada recently did an hour long BBC Radio 1 residency – Check that out here]
If this song and video are anything to go by, the whole project will sound like a time capsule of pure 60/70’s lo-fi goodness. On Ray Gun, they’ve employed the mesmerising talents of Ghostface’s old mate, MF DOOM. The retro video features Odd Future’s Left Brain as The Mask, with his real life girlfriend appearing at the end as The Goddess.
Pre-order the album now.
Aptly named Canadian-guitar-playing-beat-maker, ‘Tentacle.’ makes some of the most dark, beautiful, and soothing sounds I’ve heard in a long time. Just one listen will tell you exactly why this musical pseudonym is gracefully fitting – His creations seem to float, ripple, and glisten, much like the multiple arms of our ocean dwelling friends.
Truly uncompromising, Tentacle. doesn’t often stray too far from his perfect artistic formula which sounds like a funky D’Angelo guitar solo on lean mixed in with some trap drums, and finished off with that taste of jazz or soul you might hear in the dark corners of a late night poetry cafe. The recipe is without flaw. Already amazing as stand-alone instrumentals, his beats also sound just as at home beneath chopped and screwed Waka or Kanye raps, as well as under his own singing voice. (A new thing he’s trying, and obviously finessing)