Video: Jamie Lidell – “why_ya_why”

 

Been a while since we’ve heard from Jamie Lidell. In prep for his upcoming self-titled album, he’s released a couple tracks. The first track was “What A Shame,” a dense industrial sounding track you can find below. We, however, are partial to this new track he’s just dropped called “why_ya_why,” complete with quirky glowy animated visuals. While still somewhat dense and gritty with the production, this tune has got a more swingy soul vibe and reminds us a bit of Omar Lyefook at times – all good by us! Loving the attitude Jamie is bringing here.

Jamie Lidell will drop on February 19.

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Video: Leonard Friend – “Serious Music”

 

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A suited Leonard Friend keeps his face mostly in the shadows as his eager limbs and some mighty pink shoes take front stage center. The moonwalking vocalist passionately pours out “Serious Music,” a funk drenched soul tune with some proper body moving potential. Think a funkier Jamie Lidell and you might come up with this guy.

Look out for the Lyynyrd Frynd EP, which will be dropping for free on January 31, 2012.

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New Release: Rustie – ‘Glass Swords’

 

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Having received praise from Pitchfork and remixed the likes of Jamie Lidell, Kelis, and Nicki Minaj, Glasgow producer Rustie is out with his debut album today. Glass Swords is a heavily experiential electronic album marrying Japanese prog-rock, 16-bit video game sonics, grime, and Detroit techno into what sounds like the future. Above, you’ll find a clip of the title track.

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Artist Spotlight: Stac + MP3s

 

UK based vocalist Stac takes no prisoners; she drops you into an alternate dimension where nothing else exists on her Blue Daisy remix of “Head On Me.” Love. She cites Erykah Badu, Lewis Taylor, Jamie Lidell, and red wine amongst her influences. Not mad at that. The Brit School trained artist has also received glowing praise from acclaimed talents Alice Russell, Mark Ronson, and Gilles Peterson. In June of last year, Stac released her debut album, Turn That Light Out, which she has subsequently turned into two remix records. Below are two free downloads from the second remix album released this past April. Many thanks to Amelia Ideh at Put Me On It for the awesome recommendation!

Purchase Turn That Light Out: The Remixes / Vol. Two on Bandcamp

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