Playlist 28.05.17 : Five Songs for the Weekend

Playlist 28.05.17 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Playlist 28.05.17 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Playlist 28.05.17 : Five Songs for the Weekend

They Want Su! (Produced by IAMSU!)

Iamsu is joining the fun of the surprise release trend. The Bay Area rapper dropped a new album called 6 Speed without any hint of its arrival prior to this week. Considering the project’s title, it may be a sequel to his 2012 album Suzy 6 Speed. It also is a direct follow-up to his Kilt 3 album which dropped this past March.

6 Speed features 10 tracks with most of the production handled by Iamsu. Lil Rece and Tramua Tone handle the two tracks Iamsu did not produce on his own. Show Banga and Hella Rawh are the only guests appearing on the album.

Iamsu putting out his own surprise LP may have been inspired by Frank Ocean. The rapper was one of the few people to hear Ocean’s Blonde album before its unexpected release last week.

Read the rest of this article at XXL

Hudson Mohawke – Shanghaied

Since releasing his sophomore album Lantern last year, Hudson Mohawke has kept himself pretty preoccupied with a variety of different side projects. He teamed up with Danny Brown for a new version of a Boys Noize song as well as remixed both DJ Shadow and Boards of Canada. For his latest endeavor, the Scottish producer is taking his beats to the TV screen, helming the original soundtrack for the new video game Watch_Dogs 2.

Due out November 11th via Warp Records, the upcoming effort — officially titled Ded Sec – Watch Dogs — is being teased with a track called “Shanghaied”. Not unlike HudMo’s own solo output, the song goes hard and maintains a sense of urgency. He spoke about the soundtrack in a statement:

“I get really restless working on projects that are expected to fall within certain ‘genres’, when I’ve always made all kinds of music. Working on a soundtrack was a really exciting and refreshing prospect for me, especially considering the themes involved in the game are things I’m also passionate about. In 2016, this project, along with the ANOHNI LP, have allowed me to experiment and have the opportunity to reach new audiences with my music without needing a ‘genre’ stamp. I think that’s why Ubisoft approached me to work alongside them in developing the game as a whole – I wanted to use the palette of some cult sci fi soundtracks but incorporating my own style. It’s been a real learning experience and even a challenge at some points but very rewarding in terms of expressing myself creatively.”

Read the rest of this article at Consequence of Sound

San Holo – RAW

The track has amazing synths that create a melody which combines the best of future bass and trap. Combined with amazing vocal chops that perfectly complement the percussion and bass of the song, ‘Still Looking’ goes to show the creative ability of San Holo.

Given that the compilation is coming out on Holo’s label, bitbird, I’m sure we can expect the entire compilation to be just as fire as this single.

Read the rest of this article at Run The Trap

Clipping. – Shooter

The Los Angeles rap experimentalists clipping. have a long history of making amazing videos with the director Carlos Lopez Estrada, and they’ve got a new one this morning. It’s for “Shooter,” a track from Wriggle, the EP that the group released this summer, before they got around to releasing their Splendor & Misery concept album. In the clip, we see rapper Daveed Diggs, as well as some dancers, standing in empty black space while bullets and explosions fill the air around them. It’s a powerful, stylized vision, the latest in a long series of them.

Read the rest of this article at Stereogum

The Pollyseeds – Intentions (feat. Chachi)

Over the course of his career, Terrace Martin has been a key background player, producing for the likes of Snoop Dogg, YG, and Schoolboy Q. He’s also one of Kendrick Lamar’s top collaborators, lending keys, background vocals, and sax to the rapper’s last three albums. When he stepped into the spotlight, on his Grammy-nominated 2016 album Velvet Portraits, he paid serene homage to his home state of California.Now, Martin has returned with a new supergroup—the Pollyseeds, a funk-influenced side project featuring the jazz keyboardist Robert Glasper, the saxophonist Kamasi Washington, and the vocalist Rose Gold. The group’s first single, R&B-leaning “Intentions,” was produced almost entirely by Martin, who played Moog, alto-sax, synth, and programmed the drums. The beat is mid-1980s Prince and early-1990s Dr. Dre, fusing the Purple One’s distinct Minneapolis funk with deep bass and melodic tones. Conceptually, “Intentions” takes place in a nightclub and details the close interaction between a man and woman. Rapper Chachi provides the inner dialogue, pondering what could happen after this chance encounter. “I ain’t sure if you’re ready for that diamond ring/But you might be though,” he sings . “Intentions” runs through this push and pull of casual flirtation, when raw, physical attraction takes over. Who knows if she took him up on the offer, though—by the end of the song, the Pollyseeds leave that up to the imagination.

Read the rest of this article at Pitchfork

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