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G & D “Peace Peace” + The New York Times & Pitchfork

September 15th, 2019

G & D’s new album Black Love and War is out now, and getting a TON of critical love! Check out the review of their new album on Pitchfork HERE, and via the New York Times Playlist where they feature the song “Peace Peace” below.

“Welcome to the world, son/Now run,” Dudley Perkins announces over a wobbly, clicketyclack beat produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow, the other half of G&D (and his life partner). “Police got a gun/A fight night after night, day after day.” It’s bleak at the outset, but by the end of the track a sense of hope and vision has prevailed, thanks to the wry realness of Perkins’s rapping and the sun-sprinkled buoyancy of Muldrow’s voice. “Peace Peace” comes from “Black Love & War,” G&D’s just-released second album. – Read More Via New York Times

Pitchfork’s Guide To 2019 Albums – Jenny Hval, Sampa The Great, Battles and SebastiAn and more

September 8th, 2019

Four times a year, we round up a list of albums that the Pitchfork staff is looking forward to in the upcoming season. These 30 releases, by everyone from Angel Olsen to Octo Octa to FKA twigs, are either officially scheduled to come out between this Friday, September 6 and the end of October, or are likely to arrive at some point over the course of the next three months. (Please note that release dates may change.) Here are 30 albums—listed in chronological order—worth waiting for this fall. – Read More Via Pitchfork

LISTEN – Danny Brown “Dirty Laundry” + New Album

September 5th, 2019

A new dose of coy lyrical “comedy”. A few months back, Danny Brown teased some details of a forthcoming album uknowhatimsayin¿, the Detroit rapper’s fifth studio record and first since 2016’s Atrocity Exhibition. WARP has now confirmed that uknowhatimsayin¿ is set to be released on October 4th and will feature production from the iconic likes of A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip, Flying Lotus and JPEGMAFIA. Appearances from Run The Jewels, Obongjayar and Blood Orange are also scattered among the album’s 10 tracks.

Brown is well-known for his ingeniously bizarre lyrical play and explains that this record is “my version of a stand-up comedy album. Most of my close friends now aren’t rappers-they’re comedians and actors. So I wanted to create something that mixed humor with music. Something that was funny but not parody.” – Read More Via Fact

LISTEN – CityFM – New York Songs + Stories

September 5th, 2019

Last week on CityFM our staff gathered a typically excellent cast of musical colleagues, veterans and smarties to guide us thru their personal NewYork songs, what theirs mean to them, the one-time aspirations and hopes still unfolding. It’s up to you New York, concrete jungle of ways and means – we’re standing on yr corner (suitcase in our hand), and forever talking about what makes you special to us. Thank you for tuning in.

Guests This week = Ariel Palitz, Hasan Insane, HoneyChild Coleman, Statik Selektah, Marisa Brown, DJ Eclipse, Miles Francis, Julie James, Sucio Smash, Emily Panic, The Mighty Quinn, Trevor Morrison, D-Stroy Melendez, Navani Otero, Piotr Orlov + Jessica Weber

Music from Antibalas, Sonora Poncena, Lou Reed, Blondie, Nas, Jay-Z, Billy Strayhorn, Donwill, DJ Skizz, Marco Polo, Audio Two, Greatful Dead, Big L, Veronica, Kemba, Avalanches, Grandmaster Flash and The Furious 5, and Jigmastas.

LISTEN – TSHA “Moon” + new EP on Ninja Tune

September 4th, 2019

Nothing is quite as bewitching as a full moon, and Tsha’s titular single from an upcoming sophomore EP! This track catches all the mysterious charm of a 3:00 AM dance in the milky light of a cosmic sky. The London-based producer debuted a rich, warm, techno-tribal sound on 2018’s Dawn; it caught the ear of Bonobo and George FitzGerald, who included Tsha’s work on their “Fabric Presents” release and BBC radio1 residency show, respectively. She casts a spell on our hearts this week with this Counter Records release, and we’re eagerly awaiting more. -Read More Via Billboard