Shout out to random Spotify playlists and Jordan for this melancholic gem.
“I’ll make describing your beauty my sacred duty.”
The latest effort from Auckland-based producer, Jono Das seems to borrow from a vast and deep arsenal of musical influences – Jazz, Latin, Soul, Blues, Psychedelia, and Hip Hop.
His project, aptly titled ‘Illustrations’ combines all of these elements without fault, creating something as visually enriching as it is sonically forthright. Das, who also happens to be an artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and videographer, is no stranger to bringing ideas to life visually, however as of late, prefers to paint songs rather than pictures.
Illustrations is the perfect marriage between earth and space; a fusion of nature and the cosmos.
Listen above and download the project free here.
“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
Kanye West has a lot to smile about lately – A lucrative and creatively satisfying deal with Adidas, a loving marriage which, despite what we think of the pairing, seems to make him truly happy, and a beautiful little girl to bring him calm and balance.
The Spike Jonze directed video features a rugged up Kanye and North spending some quality time on an overcast day in the country-side. The song was released on New Years Day and features Sir Paul McCartney on the keys. It is written from the perspective of Kanye’s late mother, Donda, and reads like a letter of love and encouragement to her son, and his new daughter.