Anderson .Paak: Lockdown

A fantastic new track from Anderson Paak, as he brings his musical stamp to the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests across the globe. Lockdown provides some emotionally charged commentary on the current global situation, with Paak’s passionate delivery further bolstered by a slick verse from Jay Rock. The video adds more potency to the overall vibe and there are a couple of notable cameos too. The track was produced by Paak and J.LBS. Downloads and streaming options are also available.

Knxwledge: 1988 (Stream)

Another great record which saw its release on Friday, is the latest album from Knxwledge. The LA producer has been teasing us with little bursts of instrumental brilliance in the run up to the album’s release, with the full project harbouring a lot more gold within. 1988 is an instrumental album for the most part, save for a couple of sublime exceptions, including a new NxWorries joint as Anderson Paak jumps on board for itkanbe[so nice]. There is also vocal support on the closing track, with Knxwledge enlisting Durand Bernarr and Rose Gold for minding_my business. You can hear the album in full below, with physicals available via Stones Throw. Continue reading “Knxwledge: 1988 (Stream)”

Free Nationals: Free Nationals (Stream)

Beautiful sounds from the Free Nationals, as they release their joyously soulful debut album. As you would expect the self-titled LP features an impressive support cast, including reggae vocalist, Chronixx, The Internet’s, Syd, and the man responsible for first bringing them to my attention, Anderson .Paak. You can stream a few tracks from the album below, including the Syd-assisted, Shibuya. Full downloads are available via Bandcamp.

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Flying Lotus ft. Anderson .Paak: More

Another stellar video from Flying Lotus as he continues to build the hype for his forthcoming album. More sees him teaming up with genre spanning vocalist, Anderson Paak, accompanied by a visually stunning video from Shinichiro Watanabe, who enlists the help of some of Japan’s finest animé artists. Flamagra is due for release on 24 May on Warp.

Anderson .Paak ft. Smokey Robinson: Make It Better

Beautiful throwback soul vibes in the latest video from Anderson Paak, as he readies us for his new album. Make It Better also features legendary vocalist, Smokey Robinson, with production from Alchemist, Paak and Fred Wreck. The track is taken from the imminent new album, Ventura, which is out on 12 April.