Southern producer and previously the DJ for Joey Bada$$, Lee Bannon has added to the likes of many producers today in the new genre of “experimental hip hop.” The originally hip hop producer has since transitioned into a much stranger and unique style that will most likely be the influence for many producers to come. Bannon spoke to THUMP Magazine about his new album ‘Alternate/Endings,’ and his new passion for jungle music. In the interview, he boldly claims his desire to be “the Stanley Kubrick of music,” as well as explaining how he created some of his latest tracks. Check out the full interview at THUMP’s website!
22 year-old jazz pianist and film composer Kris Bowers has been delighting his fans as they anxiously wait for his debut album ‘Heroes + Misfits,’ on his label Concord Jazz. His first single ‘Forget-Er‘ has now been remixed by Frederic Robinson, which, along with Julia Easterlin‘s vocals, has turned an already inspiring tune into an angelic piece of music. Premiered on Giant Step, the remix will definitely get you even more excited for his debut album. Check out the premiere on Giant Step’s website!
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Popular music blog Stereogum has just premiered RJD2‘s video ‘Descended From Myth!’ One of the best songs on the 2013 LP ‘More Is Than Isn’t,’ the video makes the song aesthetically come to life, and shows just how complex the Philly producer really is. For the full premiere coverage, take a peek at Stereogum’s website.
Philadelphia folk singer T. Hardy Morris has released three new songs to the Folkadelphia Sessions on WXPN Radio, which airs Wednesday’s from 10-11PM ET on 88.5 FM or xpn.org. His opened-diary lyrics and sweet, crooning voice make you want to put him on repeat on a cold, rainy day. To download these songs for free, head on over to WXPN’s Bandcamp!
Northern England’s Illum Sphere just dropped his lead single “Embryonic” featuring ShadowBox! Fader magazine premiered the track, which consists of simple jazz rhythms under ShadowBox’s vocals that create the hauntingly brilliant tune. It will be featured on his next album The Ghosts of Then and Now, available February 10th on Ninja Tune! Listen to the single on Fader’s website.
Watch Basia Bulat play her latest single “Tall Tall Shadow” live on Radio K! Listen to her interview with K, and check out a couple other songs she did with them live in the studio. Take a peek at Radio K’s website for the interview and more!
New York-based producer FaltyDL dropped his latest track on Pitchfork called King Brute featuring Shanghai Den. The song will also be available on his new single Danger, coming out January 20th.