With the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, The Avalanches, and the renowned Cat Empire–the list goes on–the city of Melbourne is a hotbed for good music. The trio Arbes is the latest cream of the crop.
Their album Psalms and the lead single ‘Sun On My Back” are more blissed out gems to follow up on the band’s psychedelic pop song ‘Track Side’ which you can stream below.
Download the album Psalms
Danny Brown, the so-called hip-hop’s ‘dark knight,’ is not one to follow trends. MTV even called him “one of rap’s unique figures in recent memory.”
On his newest album Autricity Exhibition, named after a Joy Division song, he lets go of all the anxiety and demons that haunted his 2014 depression. He also wanted more respect from his rap peers who seemed to outcast him for his weirdness. Nas was happy to tell him otherwise, and to stop complaining and get to work.
“Stop thinking about everything else and go with the actual thing that got you here. Sit there and fucking do the work. Put the beat on and let the fucking shit happen. Something is going to happen.”
And it did. What results is even darker, twisted rap, which remains true to his unique persona. “Really Doe” is one of those standout tracks, in which Brown raps “Show me somethin’ I ain’t seen before.” Peep it below, and download the album if you want to warp into a different dimension. 👊
Just off his production for Danny Brown’s Autricity Exhibition comes a remix of Hiatus Kaiyote from Paul White, one of my favorite producers.
White’s beats vacillate from hip-hop to electronica, but he most often excels in lacing the two together. Not sure where to start with Paul? Check out these other gems.
This is my Friday jam.
Taylor McFerrin – Already There (feat. Robert Glasper and Thundercat) by BRAINFEEDER
Listen to McFerrin’s collaboration with Hiatus Kaiyote as well.
Saturday night jam brought to you by Taylor McFerrin – “The Antidote” (feat. Nai Palm of Hiatus Kaiyote)