Contest: Win Tickets to October Red Bull Music Academy Events in NYC (with Grace Jones, SBTRKT, Jamie XX, Four Tet, Taylor McFerrin, The Gaslamp Killer, & more)

 

We have the privilege of giving away tickets to four amazing Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) events coming up in NYC this October.

Starting next week, the first event on October 10 will celebrate The Gaslamp Killer’s debut album Breakthrough, and will feature a slew of other Brainfeeder artists and friends, including Dorian Concept, Martyn, Jeremiah Jae, and Taylor McFerrin.

On October 11, electronic producer extraordinaire SBTRKT will be holding it down with staple vocalist Sampha. This bill will also feature Kilo Kish, Dr. Nick Hook, and Koreless as supporting acts.

October 26 is going to be another smashing night with Four Tet, B2B, Jamie XX, and Floating Points holding it down. Definitely going to be a nice little collision of sounds.

And finally, on October 27, the glamourous miss Grace Jones herself will be blessing the city with a sure to be inspirational show.

Details for the other shows can be found after the jump.

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New Release: Thundercat – ‘The Golden Age of Apocalypse’

 

Fast rising bassist Thundercat (aka Stephen Bruner) dropped The Golden Age of Apocalypse on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder last week. Verdict: this is some bar raising ish.

The album plays out like a soulful space saga in an underwater basement – there’s drama, there’s romance, a picnic on the moon, and a dance party or three. While undeniably smooth, there is a palpable sense of rawness and even some grit to the work – all in all, makes for a very engaging listen.

Stream the whole album below and be sure to take a listen to our favorites: “Walkin,” “Return to the Journey,” and “For Love I Come.” Another favorite is “Is It Love” featuring guest appearances from Shafiq Husayn and Om’Mas Keith.

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TOKiMONSTA – ‘Creature Dreams’

 

It’s not every day you see female producers out there, and it’s certainly not often that we hear of one with chops enough to be welcomed into the boys club that is music production. Over the last couple of years, TOKiMONSTA has quietly crept up to the ranks of being a must watch artist. As the only woman on Flying Lotus’ label, Brainfeeder, Toki holds her own and then some with her recent Creature Dreams EP. The project is inspired by the woozy dreamy state she found herself while crafting during the wee hours of the night. As with any of her other work, Creature Dreams is moving; melodic, trippy, and dense yet still sexy, it’s the perfect ambient music for a rainy daydream or a late night work session.

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GPWW 4/20/11: Worldwide Family Mixtape – Austin Peralta

This week’s show starts out with a track by the recently-deceased drummer Steve Reid, who Gilles Peterson started a foundation for on behalf of struggling musicians. The GPWW radio show moves quickly after that with some Roots, plus more great music by Morgan Zarate, Jack Soul, Riton and Hefner.

Then we get into the special mix from the latest Brainfeeder signing, a new LA-based pianist named Austin Peralta. He plays a nice variety of tunes alongside his own songs, including Bjork, John Coltrane, J Dilla, Archie Shepp and more. Gilles finishes off the show with more Coltrane (never enough ‘Trane) Sun-Ra, Bobby Hutcherson, Tortoise, Moloko and Arthur Russell.

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GPWW 3/9/11: Worldwide Family Mixtape: Teebs

For this week’s installment of the Worldwide radio show, Gilles Peterson starts us off with some “slow burn” instrumental tracks from the likes of Yusef Lateef, and Mystica Tribe originating from Japan. From here, he takes us on a journey through some of the work done by Teebs one of the new prodigies coming out of the electronic scene in Los Angeles.  In this mix from Teebs we find tracks like “While You Doooo” and “Double Fifths” which were released under his current label Brainfeeder.

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