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Hakushi Hasegawa

Somoku Hodo

    Hakushi Hasegawa (They/Them pronouns) is a musician, producer and singer-songwriter based in Tokyo, Japan, and the first Japanese artist signed to the Brainfeeder label. Consistent with Brainfeeder’s ethos of seeking out artists operating outside the confines of genre since the label was founded in 2008 by Flying Lotus, Hakushi’s music is tricky to categorize as it straddles a few genres: alternative, electronic, jazz, pop/J-pop. Sometimes it’s pretty, at times it’s very intense and fast-paced. Releasing since 2018, they’ve already made a name for themselves domestically in Japan with a string of wonderfully wild releases and started to build a cult following internationally. Collabs to date have included Kid Fresino, yuigot, TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA, Yukichikasaku/men and Eye from Boredoms.

    “Somoku Hodo” was Hakushi’s debut release in 2018 as a teenager, featuring fan favourites ‘Somoku’ and ‘Doku’ – a hyperspeed junglist jazz workout.


    A1. Somoku
    A2. Doku
    A3. Ta Hui Xiaoxi
    A4. Qie Boming

    B1. Cue
    B2. Hamidasu Yubi
    B3. Doku (SCREWED) [Vinyl-only Bonus Track]

    Hakushi Hasegawa

    Air Ni Ni

      Hakushi Hasegawa (They/Them pronouns) is a musician, producer and singer-songwriter based in Tokyo, Japan, and the first Japanese artist signed to the Brainfeeder label. Consistent with Brainfeeder’s ethos of seeking out artists operating outside the confines of genre since the label was founded in 2008 by Flying Lotus, Hakushi’s music is tricky to categorize as it straddles a few genres: alternative, electronic, jazz, pop/J-pop. Sometimes it’s pretty, at times it’s very intense and fast-paced. Releasing since 2018, they’ve already made a name for themselves domestically in Japan with a string of wonderfully wild releases and started to build a cult following internationally. Collabs to date have included Kid Fresino, yuigot, TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA, Yukichikasaku/men and Eye from Boredoms. Their debut album “Air Ni Ni” arrived in 2019, cementing their reputation as one of Japan’s most exciting, adventurous artists.


      A1. Only You
      A2. O(__*)
      A3. Scary Point
      A4. Desert
      A5. Cold Goat
      A6. Stamens, Pistils, Parties

      B1. Evil Things
      B2. Itsukushii Hibi
      B3. I Can See Mountains
      B4. Neutral

      Austin Peralta

      Endless Planets - Deluxe Edition

        After tragically passing on the 21st November 2012 aged 22 years old, this deluxe edition of Austin Peralta’s 'Endless Planets' see the critically aclaimed album available for the first time on vinyl. 

        A truly prodigious talent on the piano, Austin effortlessly combined questing futurism with incredible musicianship and a healthy respect for the heritage of jazz. The new edition features four previously unreleased tracks recorded at the legendary BBC Maida Vale Studios in London in 2011 (including a live version of ‘DMT Song’ from FlyLo’s album “Until The Quiet Comes”) with Austin leading an all-star band comprising Richard Spaven (drums), Tom Mason (bass), Jason Yarde (alto sax), Heidi Vogel (vocals), and Jason Swinscoe of The Cinematic Orchestra on “electronics”. 


        A1. Introduction: The Lotus Flower
        A2. Capricornus
        A3. The Underwater Mountain Odyssey
        A4. Interlude
        B1. Algiers
        B2. Ode To Love
        B3. Epilogue: Renaissance Bubbles
        C1. Algiers (Jondy • BBC Maida Vale Session)
        C2. DMT Song (Jondy • BBC Maida Vale Session)
        D1. Eclipses (Jondy • BBC Maida Vale Session)
        D2. The Garden (Jondy • BBC Maida Vale Session)


        Nostalchic - 2024 Reissue

          Originally released in 2013 and now repressed on crystal clear vinyl, “Nostalchic” is the debut album by British artist Lapalux aka Stuart Howard. Emerging during an era in which upstart DIY talent was flooding the gates of electronic music, Howard’s voice was singular, as a brilliant artist always should be. Flying Lotus was quick to recognise his startling talent, as Howard’s shot-in-the-dark demo email to Brainfeeder Records was immediately answered by the label head himself, who quickly moved to sign him. Now considered a classic of the era, “Nostalchic” is a record characterized by its devastating emotional force, melding his beloved R&B and soul into elements of house and hip hop, all with the trademark Lapalux finish: infectious, lopsided swing and achingly deep texture.


          1. IAMSYS - Tape Intro
          2. Guuurl
          3. Kelly Brook
          4. One Thing (feat. Jenna Andrews)
          5. Flower
          6. Swallowing Smoke
          7. Without You (feat. Kerry Leatham)
          8. Straight Over My Head
          9. Dance (feat. Astrid Williamson)
          10. The Dead Sea
          11. Walking Words
          12. O E A - Tape Outro (feat. Kerry Leatham)


          Clear Tamei / Steel Mogu - 2023 Reissue

            Brainfeeder repress some more classic (and long sold-out) Iglooghost material from 2019 on limited edition grey marbled vinyl. “Steel Mogu” and “Clear Tamei” were Iglooghost’s back-to-back EP follow-ups to his acclaimed full-length debut “Neō Wax Bloom” (2017). As ever, the releases are bundled with multimedia storyline material that feed into Iglooghost’s ever-expanding narrative - giving longtime fans their first glimpse into the primordial era of the Mamu dimension. Although paired in format, the dual EPs draw from different corners of Igloo’s influences. “Steel Mogu” is a hyperspeed collage of synthetic, trance-influenced synths contorting around violent, mutating 808s - whilst “Clear Tamei” channels lavish string quartets and melancholic, fictional classical instruments.

            The double features are set in Mamu, 3000 years prior to the events of Neō Wax Bloom. We are introduced to a young, see-through, god in-training named Tamei. Although gifted, he and his little cohorts resent their fate of becoming Grid Göds - and find themselves wound up in a hyperspeed, cross-temporal battle with a fleet of mysterious, round beings.

            TRACK LISTING

            Clear Tamei Side:
            1. Påleo Mamu
            2. New Vectors
            3. Clear Tamei
            4. Namā
            5. Shrine Hacker (feat. Babii) - Edit

            Steel Mogu Side:
            1. First Vōids
            2. Steel Mogu
            3. Black Light Ultra
            4. Mei Mode
            5. Niteracer

            Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

            Les Jardins Mystiques Vol.1

              Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, one of the preeminent musicians, orchestrators, arrangers and composers of our time, presents his magnum opus. 12 years in the making, ‘Les Jardins Mystiques Vol.1’ comprises three and a half hours of music spanning jazz, modern classical and ambient.

              Composed, arranged and produced by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson with contributions from 50+ friends and family including Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, DOMi & JD Beck, Jeff Parker, Carlos Niño, Austin Peralta, Bennie Maupin, Lara Somogyi, Jamael Dean, Jamire Williams, Burniss Travis II, Deantoni Parks, Brandon Coleman, Marcus Gilmore and more.

              For fans of Flying Lotus, Floating Points with LSO & Pharoah Sanders, Kamasi Washington, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ólafur Arnalds.

              Miguel joined an all-star lineup at the Hollywood Bowl recently, to conduct the Los Angeles Studio Orchestra in a performance of ‘Promises’, the acclaimed 2021 album recorded by Floating Points with the late tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders.

              Miguel has released music on cult indie labels such as Ninja Tune, Kindred Spirits and International Anthem.

              He is best known to hip-hop fans for his stunning orchestral tribute to the music of James ‘Dilla’ Yancey - ‘Mochilla Presents Timeless: Suite for Ma Dukes’ in 2009.

              TRACK LISTING

              Disc 01:
              1. Kiseki
              2. Persinette
              3. Narva
              4. Eudaimonia
              5. Porpita
              6. Nazo No Tenkai (Ernok)
              7. Mångata
              8. Ano Yo
              9. Zarra
              10. Kairos (Amor Fati)
              11. Magnolia (Aisling)
              12. Cho Oyu
              13. Matumaini
              14. Zoticus

              Disc 02:
              1. Légäsi
              2. Votivus
              3. Querencia
              4. Kundinyota
              5. Dragons Of Eden
              6. Eunoia
              7. Znaniya (Falkor)
              8. Tzedakah
              9. Apocrypha
              10. Asherah
              11. Plotinus
              12. Kairos (Kefi)
              13. Qumran
              14. Makaria
              15. Kupaianaha
              16. Taijasa
              17. Vesta
              18. Ziggurat

              Disc 03:
              1. Ziya
              2. Scar
              3. Let The Light Shine In
              4. Komorebi
              5. Daydream
              6. Dream Dance
              7. Apotheosis
              8. Magnolia (Astronomia Nova)
              9. Moksha
              10. Datsuzoku
              11. Hypatia
              12. Kuleana
              13. Aldous
              14. Jijivisha
              15. Paititi
              16. Airavata
              17. Znaniya (Ahura Mazda)
              18. Nag Hammadi
              19. Halcyon
              20. Sweet Invitation

              Thundercat & Tame Impala

              No More Lies

                Limited edition clear 7" with single sided cheetah screenprint 7”.

                TRACK LISTING

                A. No More Lies

                Salami Rose Joe Louis


                  Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Lindsay Olsen is the brilliant mind behind the warped and magical project Salami Rose Joe Louis. New album “Akousmatikous” is packed with experimental pop, abstract beats and bedroom R&B/jazz songs connected by a dystopian sci-fi narrative. It features collaborations with Brijean (Ghostly International) and Soccer96 (The Comet is Coming’s Danalogue x Betamax) plus Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Juuwah, Sergio Machado Plim, Jason Lindner, Dakim and Dan Nicholls also contribute.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Akousmatikous (feat. Soccer96)
                  2. Dimensional Collapse
                  3. Always On My Mind
                  4. Fireflies
                  5. Dimcola Reprise
                  6. Propaganda (feat. Brijean)
                  7. Zee Complex
                  8. The Giddy Aquatic
                  9. Sugar Coating
                  10. Proof Is In The Pudding
                  11. Cathartic Interlude
                  12. Pushing Me
                  13. Gradients
                  14. Losing Steam
                  15. Zaza Flip
                  16. Exhaustion And The Open Mind

                  Nai Palm

                  Needle Paw - 2023 Reissue

                    Nai Palm releases this deluxe reissue of ‘Needle Paw’ via Brainfeeder Records.

                    Naomi ‘Nai Palm’ Saalfield is the composer, guitarist and tour de force frontwoman of three time Grammynominated group Hiatus Kaiyote.

                    Nai and her group have been co-signed by Erykah Badu, accompanied by Q-Tip, and sampled by Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Anderson .Paak.

                    Upon its original release in 2017, Pitchfork gave ‘Needle Paw’ an 8.0, saying of Nai, “her performance as vocalist, producer, arranger, and musical director confirms her talents - and, in her interpretive care, reaffirms listening as an act of love.”

                    For fans of Erykah Badu, Moses Sumney, Little Dragon, Jordan Rakei, Nick Hakim.

                    “On her solo debut, Nai Palm abandons her band Hiatus Kaiyote’s expansive future-soul aesthetic in favor of acoustic intimacy; it is, above all, a testament to the power of the voice.” - Pitchfork (8.0).

                    “‘Needle Paw’ is a sea of vowel runs and stressed syllables, interwoven throughout angelic backing vocals and gospel-like notes.” - Billboard.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Wititj (Lightning Snake) Pt 1
                    Crossfire / So Into You
                    Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)
                    When The Knife
                    Blackstar / Pyramid Song / Breathing Underwater
                    Borderline With My Atoms
                    Wititj (Lightning Snake) Pt 2


                    Neō Wax Bloom - 2023 Repress

                      Brainfeeder reissue Iglooghost’s groundbreaking 2017 debut album ‘Neō Wax.

                      Bloom’ with a special edition splatter vinyl reissue of this long sold out classic.

                      Lauded for its joyous hyperactivity, otherworldly quality and the inherent originality therein, Pitchfork proclaimed “Iglooghost’s thumping braindance is on its own planet entirely.”

                      The album was the precursor to sonic adventures with Kai Whiston and BABii and a deep dive into the history of Lei Music.

                      ‘Neō Wax Bloom’ follows the events surrounding two giant eyeballs crashing into the mysterious world of Mamu. Across its 11 tracks, Iglooghost builds a typically intense, hysterical, borderline batshit crazy soundtrack, introducing new characters to his fantastical world and inviting back old friends Mr. Yote and Cuushe for the ride.

                      For fans of Kai Whiston, Shygirl, A. G. Cook, Hudson Mohawke.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Pale Eyes
                      Super Ink Burst
                      Bug Thief
                      Sōlar Blade
                      White Gum
                      Purity Shards
                      Zen Champ
                      Infinite Mint (ft. Cuushe)
                      Teal Yomi / Olivine (ft. Mr. Yote)
                      Peanut Choker
                      Göd Grid

                      Hiatus Kaiyote

                      Tawk Tomahawk - 2022 Reissue

                        The hugely influential Hiatus Kaiyote release a deluxe reissue of their 2012 independently released debut album, ‘Tawk Tomahawk’, on Brainfeeder Records. 

                        In 2014 they were nominated for Best R&B Performance for album track ‘Nakamarra’ at the GRAMMY Awards.

                        This reissue follows on from their most accomplished record yet, ‘Mood Valiant’ (2021), which was also nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album at the 2022 GRAMMYs and Best R&B Record at the 2022 A2IM Libera Awards.

                        The band is comprised of Naomi ‘Nai Palm’ Saalfield (guitar, vocals), Paul Bender (bass), Simon Mavin (keys), and Perrin Moss (drums).

                        Their music has found fans in hip-hop, and was sampled on songs by The Carters (Beyonce and Jay-Z), Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Chance The Rapper, and Drake - with whom Nai Palm collaborated on his ‘Scorpion’ album.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side A
                        A1. Mobius Streak
                        A2. The World It Softly Lulls
                        A3. Leap Frog
                        A4. Malika
                        A5. Ocelot
                        A6. Boom Child

                        Side B
                        B1. Lace Skull
                        B2. Rainbow Rhodes
                        B3. Sphynx Gate
                        B4. Nakamarra

                        Bonus 7”
                        A1. Nakamarra Feat. Q-Tip
                        B1. Boom Child (Clever Austin Remix)

                        Hiatus Kaiyote

                        Choose Your Weapon - Deluxe Reissue

                          Wrapped in soul, blending poetry and polyrhythms, the music of Hiatus Kaiyote is in a lane all by itself.

                          The 18-track, 70-minute odyssey from the Melbourne, Australia-based band takes listeners on a journey through the group's self-created ecosystem, populated with songs each embodying its own mini-cinematic sonic soundscape. The album is the hotly anticipated follow-up to their celebrated 2013 debut album "Tawk Tomahawk". Fans have already gotten a taste of what's to come on Choose Your Weapon by way of their December 2014 EP, By Fire, which featured three of the album's 18 tracks.

                          ""By Fire" is a burial song," says frontwoman Nai Palm, about the personal track. "It discusses the creative and destructive forces of fire and uses this element as a reference point to express about my father passing away in a house fire."

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Side A
                          A1. Choose Your Weapon
                          A2. Shaolin Monk Motherfunk
                          A3. Laputa
                          A4. Creations Part One
                          A5. Borderline With My Atoms

                          Side B
                          B1. Breathing Underwater
                          B2. Cicada
                          B3. Swamp Thing
                          B4. Fingerprints
                          B5. Jekyll

                          Side C
                          C1. Prince Minikid
                          C2. Atari
                          C3. By Fire
                          C4. Creations Part Two

                          Side D
                          D1. The Lung
                          D2. Only Time All The Time: Making Friends With Studio Owl
                          D3. Molasses
                          D4. Building A Ladder

                          Bonus 7”
                          A1. Breathing Underwater (Roman Soto Cello Rework)
                          B1. Making Friends With Studio Owl (Club Mix)

                          Louis Cole

                          Quality Over Opinion

                            Louis Cole is a singer-songwriter and sickeningly talented multi-instrumentalist with a strong DIY aesthetic from Los Angeles, California. He is on a mission to create deep feelings through music and is the figurehead of an LA jazz-adjacent scene that includes Genevieve Artadi (with whom Cole co-founded the alt pop / electrofunk band Knower in 2009), Sam Gendel, Sam Wilkes, Jacob Mann, Dennis Hamm, Pedro Martins and more.

                            His new album “Quality Over Opinion” is 20 tracks deep, it was written, performed and produced on his own in his modest home studio, but Louis did invite a handful of close friends to contribute, namely Genevieve Artadi (“my no.1 music collaborator”); saxophonist Sam Gendel – Cole’s friend for 17 years; pianist Chris Fishman; Nate Wood from the band Kneebody; Marlon Mackey (“a pillar of the Bakersfield music scene”); and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. “This album is a representation of me trying to make the best, most powerful and listenable music I can. For myself and also others,” he says.

                            Louis’s main instrument is the drums and he has a background in jazz although the music he writes bears little resemblance to jazz in any pure or classical sense. His connection to the movement is more conceptual: “The root of jazz is pure freedom… no limits… just what you’re thinking right at that moment… a pure blast of limitlessness”. Accordingly Cole’s touchstones for “Quality Over Opinion” include boundary-pushing composers such as Gustav Mahler and György Ligeti alongside jazz icons like Miles Davis, the Swedish extreme metal band Meshuggah, Morten Lauridsen (distinguished professor of music and American Choral Master) and Super Mario Kart. “There is no continuous thread of a story on this album, each song expresses its own moment in my life and time,” explains Louis. “I was inspired by joy, pain and the constant mission to pull something out of life around me”.

                            New single ‘I’m Tight’ arrives hot on the heels of ‘Let it Happen’ – “a timeless modern power ballad classic” released earlier this month. In contrast, ‘I’m Tight’ is a sleek, laser-focused Funk rocket, based on an utterly irresistible bassline. “It comes from me recording about 100 different cells of funk, choosing my favorite ones and quilting them together into a song,” says Louis. “I had to practice the bass part a lot for this one,” he adds, smiling.

                            Cole’s insane musicianship is no secret – he’s been sharing performance videos on YouTube for a decade – growing a dedicated fanbase who appreciate both his craft and off-the-wall style. Drums, bass, keys… he has a monk-like attitude to practice and perfecting his art. Thundercat describes him as “one of Los Angeles's greatest musicians” and earlier this year invited him to play drums on his recent tour of Japan. The pair have frequently written together including on the aptly titled ‘I Love Louis Cole’ from Thundercat’s Grammy-winning album “It Is What It Is”, ‘Bus in the Streets’ and ‘Jameel’s Space Ride’ (from Thundercat’s 2017 opus “Drunk”) and ‘Tunnels in the Air’ for Louis’ 2018 album “Time”. Flying Lotus has also expressed admiration for Louis, calling him “super inspirational” during the writing of his 2019 album “Flamagra”.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            A1. Quality Over Opinion
                            A2. Dead Inside Shuffle
                            A3. Not Needed Anymore
                            A4. Shallow Laughter
                            A5. Bitches (feat. Sam Gendel)
                            A6. Message (feat. Chris Fishman & Nate Wood)
                            B1. Failing In A Cool Way
                            B2. Disappear
                            B3. I’m Tight
                            B4. True Love
                            C1. Planet X
                            C2. Let Me Snack (feat. Marlon Mackey)
                            C3. Forgetting
                            C4. Park Your Car On My Face
                            C5. Don’t Care (feat. Genevieve Artadi)
                            D1. Laughing In Her Sleep
                            D2. Outer Moat Behavior
                            D3. When (feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel)
                            D4. Let It Happen
                            D5. Little Piano Thing

                            Dorian Concept

                            What We Do For Others

                              ‘What We Do For Others’ is the third studio album by the Austrian producer and synthesizer savant Dorian Concept, famed for his singular, beautifully detailed sonic tapestries and wild, utterly joyful live keyboard jam videos.

                              It’s a relaxed, quietly confident and intimate record, founded on delightfully loose arrangements, feedbacked soundscapes and blessed with snatches of cryptic vocals that are presented more as additional instrumentation rather than lyrical phrases.

                              During his distinguished career, Dorian Concept has collaborated with the likes of Thundercat, Flying Lotus,MF DOOM, Mark Pritchard, The Cinematic Orchestra and, most recently, he collaborated with Kenny Beatson his debut album, ‘Louie’.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1.  Out
                              2.  Let It All Go
                              3.  Friends
                              4.  Survival Instinct
                              5.  You’re Untouchable
                              6.  The Other
                              7.  Fever
                              8.  Birds
                              9.  Not You Anymore
                              10.  That Place
                              11.  Turn Away
                              12.  Tools
                              13.  In

                              Terence Etc.

                              V O R T E X

                                Debut album by Terence Etc. (real name Terence Nance), the multidisciplinary artist from Dallas, TX, who is best known for his work in film, such as his award-winning experimental comedy sketch series ‘Random Acts of Flyness’ on HBO.

                                ‘V O R T E X’ was written and produced by Terence, along with longtime friends and collaborators Solomon Dorsey, Nick Hakim and his brother Nelson Bandela. It defies easy categorisation but is forged with the same spirit of experimentation and adventure synonymous with Terence’s heroes André 3000 and Stevie Wonder, and contemporaries such as Solange, Standing on the Corner, Earl Sweatshirt and, indeed, Brainfeeder’s illustrious founder, Flying Lotus.

                                Terence is exhibiting at the Whitney Biennial 2022 in September at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC.

                                In 2019 Terence collaborated with Kamasi Washington (as part of the Ummah Chroma Creative Partners) on a film ‘As Told To G/D Thyself’ that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.

                                For fans of Steve Lacy, Blood Orange, Solange, Thundercat, Nick Hakim.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. VORTEX
                                2. Terence's --- Love
                                3. In Contemplation Of Clair's Scent
                                4. Stay
                                5. Infinince Or Infinity?
                                6. Dragon
                                7. I Miss Things I Never Had
                                8. Sanity Envy
                                9. A Moment Of Disguise
                                10. The Merchant Of Flatbush
                                11. (S)he Forgets

                                Kuedo is an avant garde artist based in Berlin. Synergising Vangelis-esque futuristic melodies with thunderous drum programming, the sound is otherworldly in palette and explosive in dynamics. The album sonics owe as much to modern R&B icons like Frank Ocean and The Weeknd as they do to legendary composers such as David Axelrod and Tangerine Dream or contemporary breakbeat scientists Sully and Jlin.

                                Collaborating with Flying Lotus on the “Blade Runner: Black Out 2022” OST (directed by Shinichirō Watanabe) led to Kuedo being signed by FlyLo’s Grammy-winning label Brainfeeder. He is a genuine genius of an artist who effortlessly treads the tightrope between electronica, classical and pop, and accordingly finds himself in demand with luxury brands such as Fendi and Bvlgari in addition to trailblazing haute couture designers such as Iris Van Herpen.

                                Recommended if you like… Oneohtrix Point Never, Flying Lotus, Floating Points, Flume, Arca, FKA Twigs & Space Afrika. 

                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                Matt says: A undeniably Brainfeeder-esque artist drops album three (previous two on the equally experimental Planet Mu) and it's a riot of future electrics, freeform machine jazz and heavenly transmissions beamed from far away galaxies.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                01. Sliding Through Our
                                02. Harlequin Hallway
                                03. Time Glide
                                04. Aeolian Bodies
                                05. Shadow Dance
                                06. Encounter(vanish)
                                07. Infinite Window
                                08. Paradise Water
                                09. Skybleed Magic
                                10. Cracked Face Panel
                                11. Never - Para Sempre



                                  Jameszoo (Mitchel van Dinther) returns to Brainfeeder with a new album – “Blind” – embarking on further adventures on the fringes of jazz and electronica. Imbued with the same spirit of adventure and experimental outlook as his previous work on the label, the recordings were shaped by van Dinther’s studio sessions at Willem Twee Studios – the specialist analogue studio in Den Bosch (Netherlands) with an unrivalled collection of vintage synthesizers – amongst other locations.

                                  “In music and other arts there is a heavy emphasis on the artist,” says Mitchel. “Which composer, which soloist, which performer and the shifting emphasis between them all colours what we hear. Is it possible to create something that bypasses this? A project that forces active objective listening?”

                                  These were the questions that Mitchel was pondering as he embarked on making “Blind”. Was he successful in his endeavour? “I didn’t even come close to be completely honest,” he laughs. “But all these (sometimes silly) attempts became the backbone for this new album.”

                                  Mitchel started by trying to bypass himself as the protagonist, beginning by remotely recording musicians and collaborators reshaping his initial ideas and concepts, step by step morphing the music as if repainting a portrait again and again. “I tried to stop force-feeding my own preconceived notions of what music should sound like. Instead I would politely impose new ideas to the compositions, crossing fingers it wouldn't reject these ideas like a failed organ transplant. Then something special started to happen, where the music seemed to grow almost self aware. I really enjoyed this process of letting loose and actively listening!”

                                  Fascinated by the idea of a non-existent soloist, Mitchel recorded all sorts of motorised instruments to attempt to embody this idea. For example, the Disklavier (motorised piano) which allowed for precision and the execution of passages unplayable by the human hand. “It really helped me aesthetically detach from the human aspect,” he says. “The Disklavier started to embody the music’s characteristics.”

                                  “Blind” exists as an album and a short film directed by Sven Bresser and Mitchel van Dinther himself. The film stemmed from conversations that Mitchel had with the fantastic performer Saïd Gharbi who is blind and who was kind enough to share his experiences on translating his senses to something he can only partly experience himself. “We talked about his process of exploring and engaging with his other senses after losing his sight,” explains Mitchel. “Through these conversations we decided on making a short movie together to accompany the album, portraying Saïd’s and my own experience of this music and our senses.”

                                  Finally, in an ultimate attempt to transform into music itself Mitchel asked the cult Chilean-French filmmaker and artist Alejandro Jodorowsky the question: ‘how do I shape-shift?’, with Alejandro answering the question via a recorded tarot reading. “He had no more than a few minor details about me and was guided by his cards to formulate his response, which was a dazzling 14 minute long answer where I felt like he could see me and my world without me physically being anywhere near him,” says Mitchel smiling.

                                  Supported by a cast of exceptionally talented friends on “Blind” who share van Dinther’s passion for improvisation and invention, Mitchel once agains links with his long term writing partner and keyboard whizz Niels Broos, Swedish bassist Petter Eldh and drummers Richard Spaven and Julian Sartorius, all of whom contributed to van Dinther’s debut album “Fool” (2016). Violinist Diamanda La Berge Dramm, pianist/organist Kit Downes (ECM), visionary trumpeter Peter Evans, trailblazing British saxophonist Evan Parker (a pivotal figure in the European free jazz movement), drummer Christian Lillinger, Brainfeeder label mate Oliver Johnson (Dorian Concept), saxophonist John Dikeman and the acclaimed sound explorer Matthew Bourne also contribute.

                                  Jaga Jazzist

                                  Pyramid Remix

                                    Jaga Jazzist's 'Pyramid' displayed a wonderful mix of soaring electronics and jagged avant jazz, and their latest eandeavour sees a number of shining lights in today's electronic music landscape pull out the stems for a brilliantly diverse and wonderfully exploratory set of remixes. 

                                    Petter Eldh's remix of 'The Shrine' sees the main refrain chopped up and scattered liberally among a few shards of industrial noises and shimmering synth swells, kicking things off in wonderful fashion before the pulsing dystopian glimmer of the OKIOK rework of the same piece. It seems odd to have two remixes of the same piece following each-other but in this instance they're so wildly different that you can hardly even tell they're from the same stock. 

                                    Lindstrom' & Prins Thomas' rework of 'Apex' is one of the top cuts for me, forging a perfect mixture of the former's airy euphoric electronica, and the latter's laid-back house into a by-the-pool groover that continues to grow organically into a not inconsiderable near-12-minute anthem. 

                                    Prins makes an appearance again later on with the snappy tribal funk of 'Spiral Era', before the set closes out with André Bratten's woozy saturated ambient rework of the wonderful 'Tomita'. 

                                    A worthy and wonderfully varied collection of home listening house, or cosmic jazz for a VERY chilled dancefloor. 

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1. The Shrine (Petter Eldh Remix)
                                    A2. The Shrine (OKIOK Remix)
                                    B1. Tomita (Paul Bender Remix)
                                    B2. Apex (Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas Remix)
                                    C1. The Shrine (Ian Chang Remix)
                                    C2. Tomita (OKR Of Once And Future Band Remix)
                                    D1. Spiral Era (Prins Thomas Remix)
                                    D2. Tomita (André Bratten Remix)


                                    The Golden Age Of Apocalypse (Ten Year Anniversary Edition) - Black Friday Edition

                                      AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                                      LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                      Deluxe reissue to celebrate the 10th anniversary of GRAMMY winning artist Thundercat’s debut album from 2011: the record that introduced Thundercat to the world as a truly mercurial talent.

                                      Executive produced by his longtime musical partner Flying Lotus and featuring musical contributions from Erykah Badu, Taylor Graves, Austin Peralta, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Kamasi Washington, Brandon Coleman, Chris “Daddy” Dave, Shafiq Husayn, Om’Mas Keith and more.

                                      Universally acclaimed for its enthusiastic fusion and adventurous spirit, the record embraces “electronic music's futuristic sound-sculpting and reconnects it with the history of African-American pop” resulting in a “densely layered, expertly played, genre-crossing marvel” (Pitchfork).

                                      Translucent red LP housed in a beautiful gold sleeve with large Thundercat logo hologram sticker and gold holofoil detail.

                                      Includes two bonus tracks: ‘$200 TB’ and ‘Daylight (Reprise)’. 

                                      Recommended if you like: Flying Lotus, Anderson. Paak, Kamasi Washington, BADBADNOTGOOD

                                      Limited to 1500 copies for the UK and Ireland.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      SIDE A
                                      A1. HooooooO
                                      A2. Daylight
                                      A3. Fleer Ultra
                                      A4. Is It Love?
                                      A5. For Love (I Come Your Friend)
                                      A6. It Really Doesn’t Matter To You
                                      A7. Jamboree
                                      SIDE B
                                      B1. Boat Cruise
                                      B2. Seasons
                                      B3. Goldenboy
                                      B4. Walkin'
                                      B5. Mystery Machine (The Golden Age Of Apocalypse)
                                      B6. Return To The Journey
                                      B7. $200 TB
                                      B8. Daylight (Reprise)

                                      Following on from DJ Seinfeld, the lo-fi house superstars of yesterday return with a brand new sound! With Seinfeld's self-confessed ode to Burial on "Mirrors", Ross From Friends levels up with "Tread", coyly released on Brainfeeder Records as to hint at the change (read: update) in musical direction.

                                      Melodic, touching, nostalgic but brilliantly modern and original, "Tread" runs the full gamut from melancholy to euphoria. It’s also sleeker and arguably more dancefloor-focused than his acclaimed debut album, "Family Portrait", but his signature personality - wavy, drunkard pads, sloppy coke can drums, angelic vocal hooks and smudged bass - is ever present.

                                      A brilliantly realized long player that fans of Bicep, DJ Koze, Floating Points & Hidden Spheres are gonna really enjoy. 

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Matt says: Really enjoying the return of DJ Seinfeld and Ross From Friends. It's nice to see them moving onto new pastures after riding the lo-fi template to the event horizon. Delicate, intimate and rich with natsukashii it's also undeniably forward glancing and looking for new methods of expression within the dance music framework. Top marks.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. The Daisy
                                      2. Love Divide
                                      3. Revellers
                                      4. A Brand New Start
                                      5. XXX Olympiad
                                      6. Grub
                                      7. Spatter/Splatter
                                      8. Morning Sun In A Dusty Room
                                      9. Run
                                      10. Life In A Mind
                                      11. Thresho_1.0
                                      12. Thresho_1.1 

                                      Hiatus Kaiyote

                                      Mood Valiant

                                        Hiatus Kaiyote is comprised of Naomi “Nai Palm” Saalfield (guitar, vocals), Paul Bender (bass), Simon Mavin (keys), and Perrin Moss (drums)

                                        The new album has been in the making for six years, but that interval reflects more hustle than hiatus. The result is an album that relaxes into a groove: sunlit, sublime, masterful. Behind everything is Hiatus’ familiar sense of musical adventure, their knack for making the complex sound simple.

                                        The six year journey of the album originally began on the road, as they began to add new material to their live sets in while touring in support of Choose Your Weapon. By the fall of 2018, backing tracks had largely been laid, ready for Nai’s vocals. Then, during a brief swing through the U.S., Hiatus’s frontwoman was diagnosed with breast cancer. “That was a massive scare,” recalls Nai. Her mother’s death from the same disease was never far from her mind. Nai rushed back to Australia and into the hospital, where she underwent a life-saving mastectomy. As Nai recovered, the band turned back to their work with altered perspectives. Her lyrics, even those written before her illness, took on a prescient quality. It wasn't until a trip to Rio de Janeiro in late-2019 to work with legendary Brazilian arranger Arthur Verocai on "Get Sun" that the vibe of the entire album shifted.

                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Matt says: Staples of the modern funk and soul scene, HK return with, surprisingly, only their third album to date. A hard touring schedule combined with impeccable quality control has restrained (read: distilled) this act into only releasing their most quality of jams. For this we must thank them - presenting their sound as high quality, easy to digest dishes of soul food.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Side A

                                        1. Flight Of The Tiger Lily
                                        2. Sip Into Something Soft
                                        3. Chivalry Is Not Dead
                                        4. And We Go Gentle
                                        5. Get Sun (feat. Arthur Verocai)
                                        6. All The Words We Don’t Say

                                        Side B
                                        1. Hush Rattle
                                        2. Rose Water
                                        3. Red Room
                                        4. Sparkle Tape Break Up
                                        5. Stone Or Lavender
                                        6. Blood And Marrow


                                        1. Flight Of The Tiger Lily
                                        2. Sip Into Something Soft
                                        3. Chivalry Is Not Dead
                                        4. And We Go Gentle
                                        5. Get Sun (feat. Arthur Verocai)
                                        6. All The Words We Don't Say
                                        7. Hush Rattle
                                        8. Rose Water
                                        9. Red Room
                                        10. Sparkle Tape Break Up
                                        11. Stone Or Lavender
                                        12. Blood And Marrow


                                        It Is What It Is

                                          “It Is What It Is” was produced by Flying Lotus and Thundercat and features musical contributions from Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole and Zack Fox. The album follows his game-changing third album “Drunk” (2017). That record completed his transition from virtuoso bassist to bonafide star and cemented his reputation as a unique voice that transcends genre. “This album is about love, loss, life and the ups and downs that come with that,” Bruner says about “It Is What It Is”. “It’s a bit tongue-in-cheek, but at different points in life you come across places that you don’t necessarily understand… some things just aren’t meant to be understood.”

                                          The unruly bounce of new single ‘Black Qualls’ is classic Thundercat, teaming up with Steve Lacy (The Internet) and Funk icon Steve Arrington (Slave). It’s another example of Stephen Lee Bruner’s desire to highlight the lineage of his music and pay his respects to the musicians who inspired him. Discovering Arrington’s output in his late teens, Bruner says he fell in love with his music immediately: “The tone of the bass, the way his stuff feels and moves, it resonated through my whole body.”

                                          ‘Black Qualls’ emerged from writing sessions with Lacy, whom Thundercat describes as “the physical incarnate of the Ohio Players in one person - he genuinely is a funky ass dude”. It references what it means to be a black American with a young mindset: “What it feels like to be in this position right now… the weird ins and outs, we’re talking about those feelings… Part of me knew this [track] was where Steve [Arrington] left us.”

                                          For fans of Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Flying Lotus, Kamasi
                                          Washington, BADBADNOTGOOD.

                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Millie says: Thundercat is the definition of cool, I think we can all agree. ‘It Is What It Is’ confirmed this with the blend of funk, streaked with an electronic-fusion and unique boldness. Characteristically fast, energetic and unrelentingly stylish.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. Lost In Space / Great Scott / 22-26
                                          2. Innerstellar Love
                                          3. I Love Louis Cole (feat. Louis Cole)
                                          4. Black Qualls (feat. Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, & Childish Gambino)
                                          5. Miguel's Happy Dance
                                          6. How Sway
                                          7. Funny Thing
                                          1. Overseas (feat. Zack Fox)
                                          2. Dragonball Durag
                                          3. How I Feel
                                          4. King Of The Hill
                                          5. Unrequited Love
                                          6. Fair Chance (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Lil B)
                                          7. Existential Dread
                                          8. It Is What It Is

                                          1. Lost In Space / Great Scott / 22-26
                                          2. Innerstellar Love
                                          3. I Love Louis Cole (feat. Louis Cole)
                                          4. Black Qualls (feat. Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, & Childish Gambino)
                                          5. Miguel's Happy Dance
                                          6. How Sway
                                          7. Funny Thing
                                          8. Overseas (feat. Zack Fox)
                                          9. Dragonball Durag
                                          10. How I Feel
                                          11. King Of The Hill
                                          12. Unrequited Love
                                          13. Fair Chance (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Lil B)
                                          14. Existential Dread
                                          15. It Is What It Is (feat. Pedro Martins)

                                          Jaga Jazzist


                                            Jaga Jazzist return with new album “Pyramid”, where the legendary Norwegian eight-piece takes a deep dive into post-rock, jazz and psychedelia influences. It’s their first album since 2015’s “Starfire”, their ninth album in a career now spanning four decades, but it marks the group’s debut on Brainfeeder, the LA-based imprint curated by Flying Lotus. On “Pyramid”, Jaga Jazzist have crafted a suitably cosmic sound to match their new label home, all the while nodding to forebears spanning from 80s jazz band Out To Lunch and Norwegian synth guru Ståle Storløkken, to contemporaries Tame Impala, Todd Terje and Jon Hopkins. Each of the album’s four longform entries evolves over carefully plotted movements, the tracks’ technicolour threads dreamily unspooling.

                                            The band, led by Lars Horntveth and his compositions, took a direct approach to the creation of “Pyramid”. Whereas “Starfire” saw them take the idea of a traditional studio record to extremity, with different members dipping in and out of the booth to write, record and experiment over two years, the process behind “Pyramid” was almost the polar opposite: it took just two weeks. Both records were driven by the same curious, experimental spirit, but the processes were very different. Retreating to a secluded woodland studio in neighbouring Sweden, they bunkered into the studio for 12 hour days. “The most important thing is that we didn’t want to over-analyze every musical idea” says co-founder and drummer Martin Horntveth. “We wanted to follow the first and original idea and keep the freshness.” For a band which has never settled on any one sound or style, the continuity lies in their constant willingness to evolve, experiment and improvise.

                                            “Pyramid” is Jaga Jazzist’s first self-produced album (most of their records being produced by close collaborator Jørgen Træen) and it meant a change in the way they operate. On the one hand, there were lots of different voices jostling to be heard. On the other, they didn’t have an independent figure to make a call on whether something was a good idea. “It was hard but felt natural to do ourselves, as five of us are producers and make records for a living,” Martin says. The result is an album that feels more collaborative than ever.

                                            Whilst they wouldn’t describe “Pyramid” as a concept album, the band see the track titles as a conceptual starting point from which the listener can construct whatever story flows out of the songs. The album title refers to the building blocks which make up a pyramid, and how each of the four tracks – and their constituent parts – fit together. ‘Tomita’ is a nod to Japanese composer and synth player Isao Tomita, and ‘The Shrine’ alludes to Fela Kuti’s legendary Lagos venue. Lars says: “I felt that this album is a small symphony, each part containing its own rooms to explore.” 

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. Tomita
                                            2. Spiral Era
                                            3. The Shrine
                                            4. Apex

                                            Genevieve Artadi

                                            Dizzy Strange Summer

                                              On “Dizzy Strange Summer”, Genevieve Artadi offers a window into her ad-lib creativity and the LA community where it’s been nurtured. This is the vocalist, composer and producer’s second solo album, and it sees her stake out her own ground outside of her other groups KNOWER, Expensive Magnets and Everything’s Under Control. She brings her own slant to the DIY LA scene that she’s grown up in, melding influences from jazz, psychedelia, bossa nova and avant-garde electronics. “Dizzy Strange Summer” marks not only Artadi’s debut on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint, but her first self-produced project released on any record label.

                                              An impulsive spirit underwrites every part of the album, something reflected in the energy Genevieve devotes to create the videos to accompany them. It’s an honest, unmediated reflection of the period in which she created the music, supported by a close circle of like-minded musical friends including - but not limited to - Louis Cole (Brainfeeder), Sam Wilkes (Leaving Records), Henry Halliwell, Daniel Sunshine, Adam Weissman (Pollyn / Real Bad Man), Ruslan Sirota, Ross Garren, David Binney and Jacob Mann — each of whom she tapped up to add their flavour to songs where she felt their styles or talents aligned. Most tracks would begin life on her laptop, be sent to a friend for them to add their spin to it, before coming back to Artadi to be elevated to their final form. Reflecting on what drives her to create, she says: “Sometimes I just really get that burning feeling to make something and get it out there.” Above all, this is an album that speaks to that drive: to create something and share it with people.

                                              The album was written in a time of upheaval, something reflected in both the lyrics and the sound of the record. “I was pretty lost… but enjoying feeling lost,” Artadi says. Drawing inspiration from the tumult around her and she relished the opportunity to express herself uninhibited by the shackles of compromise associated with collaboration. Crucially, this often means a silly, playful side being played off against a serious one; but she doesn’t think the former undercuts the latter, seeing the two as vital shared ingredients to what she does. “I don’t feel like I would be giving an honest picture if I didn’t do both,” she says.

                                              “Dizzy Strange Summer” revels in juxtapositions, unleashing high energy assaults at full tilt before giving way to soft-focus melancholia, allowing Genevieve to show off the full spectrum of her vocal prowess. On the first single ‘Living Like I Know I’m Gonna Die’ for example, her delivery is beautifully understated and airy: “Living like the future is a guess, living like I’m smaller than a speck”. “I sing it softly ‘cos it’s an internal proclamation... a message to myself,” she explains. She displays this vulnerability on ‘All I Want For Now’, ‘Before The Dark’ and ‘Will You Tell Me’ too - the latter a stunning duet with harp. Elsewhere, on ’Godzillaaaa’ for example, her delivery is informed by ESG and Talking Heads, stomping past on a stark riddim in a whirlwind of distorted percussion and synths.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Side A
                                              01. I Hate When I Can’t Feel My Heart
                                              02. Living Like I Know I’m Gonna Die
                                              03. Godzillaaaa (feat. Real Bad Man)
                                              04. Nowhere To Go
                                              05. Edge Of The Cliff (feat. David Binney, Louis Cole)
                                              06. Will You Tell Me
                                              07. Loneliness Grows
                                              08. Hot Mess

                                              Side B
                                              01. Hope Song
                                              02. Is What You Believe
                                              03. Feelz Tru
                                              04. Oo Ya
                                              05. All I Want For Now
                                              06. Mad Child
                                              07. Before The Dark
                                              08. Cupcake5 

                                              British producer of exalted electronics Lapalux (aka Stuart Howard) returns to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label for his fourth album. The title ‘Amnioverse’ is “a sort of portmanteau of the amniotic sac and the universe that revolves around notions of fluidity: that birth, life, death, and rebirth is a never ending continuum.” He channels these ethereal ideas through a new and ever-expanding modular synth set-up, effortless spanning tempos and balancing space and texture, injecting human emotion and layering recordings of weather, wind, rain and fire, to invoke an elemental, celestial feel. For fans of Actress, Burial, Andy Stott, Oneohtrix Point Never.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Voltaic Acid
                                              Thin Air
                                              Limb To Limb
                                              The Lux Quadrant

                                              The wait is finally over for new music by Teebs, aka Mtendere Mandowa. It’s been 5 years since his last body of work, but 25 October will mark the release of his next full length album “​Anicca”.​ With the help of a host of musical friends including ​Panda Bear (Animal Collective), Sudan Archives, Ringgo Ancheta aka MNDSGN, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Anna Wise, daydream Masi, Former Boy, Pink Siifu, Jimetta Rose and Thomas Stankiewicz, the 4​7 minute LP fuses Teebs’ signature bright and fluid productions with the grounded and colorful elements of his collaborators.

                                              With roots at the ‘My Hollow Drum’ collective, Dublab, and Low End Theory, Teebs is a staple in Los Angeles music. “My creative family in LA is so important,” he explains. “It’s a part of who I am when I step outside and how others in LA view me. I love the feeling of community and trying to understand how I can be useful in it.” A consummate artist with a completely unique style, his ideas seemingly flow from a cloudy hidden realm of the ether straight through the medium and onto the canvas. As both a producer and a painter, his projects possess a flawless consistency that pull one deep into the worlds he creates.

                                              Reflecting on his 5 year hiatus from releasing music, he says: “It feels like it [the music] comes from a different place now. My inspiration to work has changed and my choices with it. I’ve explored more with what tools and instruments I used and tried to be more open to collaboration.” ​The record showcases just how effortlessly his work lays landscapes for his guests’ contributions to blend in with his own production and Teebs himself is full of admiration for his collaborators. For example, of Panda Bear from Animal Collective, who is featured on lead single ‘Studie’ he explains that: “Everything he decides to do is pure gold or fine wine.” It’s a similar story with kindred spirit Sudan Archives who graces ‘Black Dove’ - of whom he says, “She really is a scary genius who deserves the world’s ears and eyes.”

                                              The album was recorded mostly at home using his Roland SP-404 sampler, Mellotron M4000D synthesizer, seprewa (Ghanaian harp-lute), guitar and laptop - “If you listen closely you might hear my daughter speaking or my wife typing on a laptop on the record,” Teebs says smiling. Family is at the heart of Mtendere’s life now and they are his primary source of inspiration. “My daughter was born the year after ‘Estara’ and taking time to watch her grow meant everything to me...” he explains. “Also my relationships with my wife,mother, brother, and the friends around me, and the mistakes I’ve made through my life have all inspired Anicca.” He also cites the American poet David Antin and his 1976 work “Talking at the Boundaries” as a notable read and a quote about art, nature and form from Hans Arp’s “Notes from a Dada Diary” that struck a chord with him during the making of the record.

                                              As for the title - “Anicca” - it describes the impermanence of all being in Buddhism. Recognition of the fact that ‘anicca’ characterizes everything is one of the first steps in the Buddhist’s spiritual progress toward enlightenment. “It’s a reminder to myself that nothing is permanent,” he says.

                                              A highly respected visual artist, Teebs created the artwork for “Anicca” just as he has done for his previous albums. “I’m using the two disciplines [music and art] together to explore the worlds of communication and semi abstractions” he explains. The artwork for “Anicca” started as a drawing about his wife and mother and evolved into an enamel pin that transformed again as he collaborated with his friend Megan Geer-Alsop to make a stained glass replica. That work later got photographed and digitally enhanced to make the cover. “The artwork is so special to me because of all the hands working together to create an idea,” says Mtendere. “The piece went through so much change and landed in a state of constant change being made out of glass with its colors and reflections… no matter how you look at it or what time of day it is, it’s always something different, yet the same... quite like nature works. It felt like life, like semi abstractions and like the album title.”

                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              Millie says: Five years of waiting ‘Anicca’ doesn’t disappoint one bit, drenched in electronic gold and ambient glistening vocals. Teebs’ creative process revolves around a close knit of community and family, creating a dimensional art within his music.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. Atoms Song (feat. Thomas Stankiewicz)
                                              2. Black Dove (feat. Sudan Archives)
                                              3. Shells
                                              4. Threads (feat. Anna Wise)
                                              5. Studie (feat. Panda Bear)
                                              6. Mirror Memory
                                              7. Prayers I
                                              8. Prayers Ii
                                              9. Universe (feat. Daydream Masi)
                                              10. Marcel
                                              11. Mmntm (feat. Ringgo Ancheta And Former Boy)
                                              12. Daughter Callin' (feat. Pink Siifu)
                                              13. Slumber
                                              14. Muted (feat. Thomas Stankiewicz)

                                              Various Artists

                                              Brainfeeder X - 10th Anniversary Boxset

                                                Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder label is celebrating its tenth birthday with a new compilation.

                                                Brainfeeder X looks to the label's past and future, with the first volume focusing on past highlights (including new remixes) and a second volume comprising all new tracks from Brainfeeder staples and newcomers. Artists who are contributing new tunes include Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Teebs, Ross From Friends, Dorian Concept, Lapalux, Iglooghost and Moiré.

                                                The label says that Brainfeeder X comprises "extraterrestrial Afro-Futurist odysseys, distorted and muddied psychedelia and samba-infused hymns to the Boxer rebellion... fundamentally LA shit, carefully franchised worldwide to spiritually aligned kinsmen." 

                                                TRACK LISTING


                                                A1. Teebs - Why Like This?
                                                A2. Jeremiah Jae - $easons
                                                A3. Lapalux - Without You (feat. Kerry Leatham)
                                                A4. Iglooghost - Bug Thief
                                                A5. TOKiMONSTA - Fallen Arches

                                                B1. Miguel Baptista Benedict - Phemy
                                                B2. Matthewdavid - Group Tea (feat. Flying Lotus)
                                                B3. Martyn - Masks
                                                B4. Mr. Oizo - Ham
                                                B5. Daedelus - Order Of The Golden Dawn

                                                C1. Jameszoo - Flake
                                                C2. Taylor McFerrin - Place In My Heart (feat. RYAT)
                                                C3. MONO/POLY - Needs Deodorant
                                                C4. Thundercat - Them Changes

                                                D1. DJ Paypal - Slim Trak VIP
                                                D2. Thundercat - Friend Zone (Ross From Friends Remix)
                                                D3. Brandon Coleman - Walk Free (Flying Lotus Remix)

                                                E1. Thundercat - King Of The Hill (feat. BADBADNOTGOOD)
                                                E2. Lapalux - Opilio
                                                E3. Ross From Friends - Squaz
                                                E4. Georgia Anne Muldrow - Myrrh Song

                                                F1. Dorian Concept - Eigendynamik
                                                F2. Louis Cole - Thinking
                                                F3. Iglooghost - Yellow Gum
                                                F4. WOKE - The Lavishments Of Light Looking (feat. George Clinton)
                                                F5. PBDY - Bring Me Down (feat. Salami Rose Joe Louis)
                                                F6. Jeremiah Jae - Black Salt

                                                G1. Flying Lotus - Ain't No Coming Back (feat. BUSDRIVER)
                                                G2. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - Kazaru
                                                G3. Taylor Graves - Goku
                                                G4. Little Snake - Delusions

                                                H1. Strangeloop - Beautiful Undertow
                                                H2. MONO/POLY - Funkzilla (feat. Seven Davis Jr)
                                                H3. Teebs - Birthday Beat
                                                H4. Moiré - Lisbon
                                                H5. Locust Toybox - Otravine


                                                DISC 01
                                                01. Teebs - Why Like This?
                                                02. Jeremiah Jae - $easons
                                                03. Lapalux - Without You (feat. Kerry Leatham)
                                                04. Iglooghost - Bug Thief
                                                05. TOKiMONSTA - Fallen Arches
                                                06. Miguel Baptista Benedict - Phemy
                                                07. Matthewdavid - Group Tea (feat. Flying Lotus)
                                                08. Martyn - Masks
                                                09. Mr. Oizo - Ham
                                                10. Daedelus - Order Of The Golden Dawn
                                                11. Jameszoo - Flake
                                                12. Taylor McFerrin - Place In My Heart (feat. RYAT)
                                                13. MONO/POLY - Needs Deodorant
                                                14. Thundercat - Them Changes
                                                15. DJ Paypal - Slim Trak VIP
                                                16. Thundercat - Friend Zone (Ross From Friends Remix)
                                                17. Brandon Coleman - Walk Free (Flying Lotus Remix)

                                                DISC 02
                                                01. Thundercat - King Of The Hill (feat. BADBADNOTGOOD)
                                                02. Lapalux - Opilio
                                                03. Ross From Friends - Squaz
                                                04. Georgia Anne Muldrow - Myrrh Song
                                                05. Dorian Concept - Eigendynamik
                                                06. Louis Cole - Thinking
                                                07. Iglooghost - Yellow Gum
                                                08. WOKE - The Lavishments Of Light Looking (feat. George Clinton)
                                                09. PBDY - Bring Me Down (feat. Salami Rose Joe Louis)
                                                10. Jeremiah Jae - Black Salt
                                                11. Flying Lotus - Ain't No Coming Back (feat. BUSDRIVER)
                                                12. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - Kazaru
                                                13. Taylor Graves - Goku
                                                14. Little Snake - Delusions
                                                15. Strangeloop - Beautiful Undertow
                                                16. MONO/POLY - Funkzilla (feat. Seven Davis Jr)
                                                17. Teebs - Birthday Beat
                                                18. Moiré - Lisbon
                                                19. Locust Toybox - Otravine

                                                Dorian Concept

                                                The Nature Of Imitation

                                                Dorian Concept - the insanely gifted keyboardist, producer and collaborator with Flying Lotus, Thundercat and The Cinematic Orchestra - makes his debut on Brainfeeder and the result is refreshingly unpretentious: dizzying swells, cacophonous breakdowns and formidable rhythms are both expert and childlike, hyperactive and hyper-focused. It's a multi-coloured and multi-textured affair which both nods to, and distances itself from fellow luminaries, with the most obvious comparison somewhere between the the luminous and full frequency sounds of Lone and Hudson Mohawke. Fans of Machine Drum, Floating Points and Cid Rim will also find much to enjoy; as will, I'm sure, anyone into the new Peckham jazz / electronics scene and the modern day whizz kids of LA mentioned above. 

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Angel Shark
                                                J Buyers
                                                A Mother’s Lament
                                                No Time Not Mine
                                                Self Similarity
                                                The Space
                                                You Give And Give



                                                  British producer and longstanding member of Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder family, Lapalux releases his new album ‘Ruinism’, featuring collaborations with vocalists JFDR (Gangly / Pascal Pinon / Samaris)’, Louisahhh, Talvi; GABI and Raphaelle Standell-Preston (Braids).

                                                  ‘Ruinism’ is all sonic wreckage and rubble created using only hardware and real instruments. The sound simultaneously destroys and redeems itself across a tight and formidable forty-eight minutes.

                                                  For fans of Flying Lotus, Mount Kimbie, Nosaj Thing, Gold Panda.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Data Demon (ft GABI)
                                                  Petty Passion
                                                  Rotted Arp (ft Louisahhh)
                                                  Falling Down (ft JFDR)
                                                  4EVA (ft Talvi)
                                                  Essex Is Burning
                                                  Flickering (ft JFDR)
                                                  Running To Evaporate
                                                  Phase Violet

                                                  Grammy Award winning singer songwriter, virtuoso bassist and long-standing member of Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder family, Thundercat returns with his incredible new album ‘Drunk’.

                                                  23 tracks deep, ‘Drunk’ features an insane cast of guests including Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington and certified legends Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins.

                                                  For fans of Flying Lotus, BADBADNOTGOOD, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino. 2016 saw Thundercat win his first Grammy award for his contribution to ‘These Walls’ from Kendrick Lamar’s opus ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’. He also played the landmark Brainfeeder showcase at the Hollywood Bowl alongside Flying Lotus, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Shabazz Palaces and The Gaslamp Killer and he released the single ‘Bus In These Streets’ to universal acclaim. He also guested on Comedy Central’s Why? With Hannibal Buress and cult late-night talk show The Eric André Show.

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Patrick says: Thundercat returns with more mutant funk noodle and hypnotic concentric boogie on this brand new TWENTY THREE! track album. Boasting a stunning array of guest stars including long time homies Kendrick, Pharell, Wiz Cauliflower, Fly Lo and Kamasi alongside yacht rock heroes Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins, this is an arena spectacular of an LP. Ambitious and excellent future funk.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Rabbot Ho
                                                  Captain Stupido
                                                  Uh Uh
                                                  Bus In These Streets
                                                  A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song Suite II)
                                                  Lava Lamp
                                                  Day & Night
                                                  Show You The Way (Ft Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins)
                                                  Walk On By (Ft Kendrick Lamar)
                                                  Jameel’s Space Ride
                                                  Friend Zone
                                                  Them Changes
                                                  Where I’m Going
                                                  Drink Dat (Ft Wiz Khalifa)
                                                  I Am Crazy
                                                  The Turn Down (ft Pharrell)

                                                  The story begins with a man on high. He is an old man, a warrior, and the guardian to the gates of a city. Two miles below his mountainous perch, he observes a dojo, where a group of young men train night and day. Eventually, the old man expects a challenger to emerge. He hopes for the day of his destruction, for this is the cycle of life.

                                                  Finally the doors fly open and three young men burst forth to challenge the old master. The first man is quick, but not strong enough. The second is quick, and strong, but not wise enough. The third stands tall, and overtakes the master. The Changing of the Guard has at long last been achieved.

                                                  But then the old man wakes up. He looks down at the dojo and realizes he’s been daydreaming. The dojo below exists, but everyone in training is yet a child. By the time they grow old enough to challenge the old man, he has disappeared.

                                                  This is, in essence, both a true story and a carefully constructed musical daydream, one that will further unfold in a brazen release from young Los Angeles jazz giant, composer, and bandleader Kamasi Washington. 'The Epic' is unlike anything jazz has seen, and not just because it emanates from the boundary-defying Brainfeeder, which isn’t so much a label in the traditional sense as it is an unfurling experiment conducted by the underground producer Flying Lotus who has featured Washington on his albums 'Cosmogramma' and 'You’re Dead!'.

                                                  'The Epic' is a 172-minute, three-volume set that includes a 32-piece orchestra, a 20-person choir, and 17 songs overlaid with a compositional score written by Washington. Pulsing underneath is an otherworldly 10-piece band, each member of which is individually regarded as among the best young musicians on the planet - including bassist Thundercat and his brother, drummer Ronald Bruner Jr., bassist (yes, there are two) Miles Mosley, drummer Tony Austin (of course there are two), keyboard player Brandon Coleman, pianist Cameron Graves, and trombonist Ryan Porter. Patrice Quinn’s ethereal vocals round out the ensemble.

                                                  The band are all from Los Angeles, mostly South Central, and its members - who call themselves variously “The Next Step” and the “The West Coast Get Down” - have been congregating since they were barely teenagers in a backyard shack in Inglewood. Washington, 32, has known Bruner since he was two. The rest met, at various stages, by the time they were in high school. The hours they have put into the music, playing together and practicing alone, total cumulatively in the tens of thousands.

                                                  “Nothing compares to these guys,” says Barbara Sealy, the former West Coast director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, who has championed Kamasi and his compatriots from the beginning. “I challenge any group to go out on stage with them and see if they can keep up with it… Kamasi is at the top of his game, and only getting better.” “These young guys,” the rapper Common says, “remind me of why I love music.”

                                                  And the story 'The Epic' tells, without words but rather through some combination of magic, mastery, and sheer force of imagination, is the story of Kamasi Washington and the Next Step and their collective mission: to remove jazz from the shelf of relics and make it new, unexpected, and dangerous again. They seek to both honour and alter tradition: as 'The Epic'’s opening track announces, they are the “Changing of the Guard”. The sound can be felt like flames, sometimes waving in the coziness of a fireplace, in other moments sweeping everything around like a backdraft. But Kamasi is always in control of the burning.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  CD1 ‘Vol.1: The Plan’
                                                  Change Of The Guard
                                                  Final Thought
                                                  The Next Step
                                                  The Rhythm

                                                  CD2 ‘Vol.2: The Glorious Tale’
                                                  Miss Understanding
                                                  Leroy And Lanisha
                                                  Re Run
                                                  Seven Prayers
                                                  Henrietta Our Hero
                                                  The Magnificent 7

                                                  CD3 ‘Vol.3: The Historic
                                                  Re Run Home
                                                  Clair De Lune
                                                  Malcolm’s Theme
                                                  The Message

                                                  In a world in which upstart DIY talent is flooding the gates of electronic music, a few recent voices have been so strong as to be startling. Lapalux - AKA 25-year-old Stuart Howard - is certainly one such. As singular as a brilliant artist always should be, his instinctive understanding of the atmospheric power of texture grips the ear immediately on listening. 'Nostalchic' is his debut album, mission statement, and the climax of many years of studying his craft. The amalgam of words that make the title is aptly, and perhaps knowingly chosen. The album evokes nostalgia without ever sounding nostalgic, and Howard may have had his tongue in his chic when he added the second half of the title. The album is his most focused document to date, adding his beloved R&B and soul into elements of house and hip hop, all with the trademark Lapalux finish; infectious, lopsided swing and achingly deep texture.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  IAMSYS (Tape Intro)
                                                  Kelly Brook
                                                  One Thing (Feat Jenna Andrews)
                                                  Swallowing Smoke
                                                  Without You (ft Kerry Leatham)
                                                  Straight Over My Head
                                                  Dance (ft Astrid Williamson)
                                                  The Dead Sea
                                                  Walking Words
                                                  O E A (ft Kerry Leatham)

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