The following footage was recorded during the free performance that the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble hosted in Los Angeles recently, featuring some of today’s brightest talent. You’ve probably seen the video with Bilal already and now get ready for another amazing piece of music. This time around, check out the video from the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble featuring LA based and Brainfeeder master-mind, Flying Lotus. Alongside the all-star cast of musicians, enjoy everyone doing a rendition of “Drips” from Flying Lotus’s recently released album “Cosmogramma” and “Take Notice” an arrangement of a J Dilla original from his “Ruff Draft” EP. The audio portion of “Drips/Take Notice” is also available for free mp3 download via Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s Bandcamp page.
Long tipped as a vocalist to watch, Ahu steps softly from the shadows of her lauded guest appearances to deliver To:Love. It’s a captivating performance from the Turkish singer whose unique style might be found somewhere between traditional soul and the studied remove of the likes of Broadcast’s Trish Keenan. If there’s poignancy in her delivery, there is hope in the lyrics: it’s a song about the calm and freedom felt by lovers after they split. Her long-time friend and musical ally Paul White provides the subtle, ever-shifting backdrop, a nuanced electronic counterpoint to the more organic psychedelia of his recent …and the Purple Brain LP. Things take a dramatic turn on the b-side as Dimlite focuses on the tumult that precedes the post-break up relief, letting harpsichord fly into ravaged drum breaks and squalling synths before slamming the door for the very last time. It’s undeniably odd, utterly fascinating, and further evidence that this Swiss wunderkind is a very special talent.
You can see the brand new video after the jump. Below we streamed the Dimlite Remix, plus you get the original track produced by Paul White for FREE. Thanks to One Handed Music.
Ahu – To: Love (Dimlite Remix)
French animation artist Cedric Berthier heard Now On‘s “All You Ever Knew” from their album “Tomorrow Already” and was instantly inspired to create this video. The trio, which includes Mayer Hawthorne along with IX Lives and Jackson Perry, dropped the album in 2008. In case you missed out…here’s a link to where you can cop it.
Next month Black Milk‘s highly anticipated “Album of The Year” is due to hit streets. Other than the heavy contributions from both members of his live band (vocalist/keyboardist AB and drummer Daru Jones), the album exclusively features players and vocalists from his hometown of Detroit. Vocalist Melanie Rutherford, bassist Tim Shellaberger, and the versatile horn player and string arranger Sam Beaubien (who arranged horns and strings on Mayer Hawthornes “A Strange Arrangement”) are just a few names. Peep the latest “Deadly Medley” video featuring Royce Da 5’9 and Elzhi and pre-order the CD via Fatbeats while you’re at it.
No this video is not about adding more Nike shoes to your collection at all! The name “Morenike” (moe-re-knee-ke), in Yoruba means ‘I have found one to cherish’ and is usually bestowed upon a much sought after female child. Taken from Siji‘s sophomore album “Adesiji” this song has earned it’s own videoclip. Special mention should also be made of Laron Land’s brilliant horn arrangements (part Afro, part Jazz/big band swing), which helped to lend significant weight to the feel and mood of the song. The album is available via for those that haven’t bought it yet.
Last month we met up with Soulquarian Bilal after his show in Amsterdam (Paradiso) and behold the result. Our camera man Joao couldn’t make it, so me and Deluge decided to shoot the video ourselves on his Canon 550D. Big thank you for editing it though and I think it came out pretty nice, because Bilal goes pretty deep.
As you might know his album “Airtight’s Revenge” (Plug Research) is coming out in a month and today his first single “Restart” drops. Bilal is giving away the track on his website at http://www.plugresearch.com/bilal where fans can enter their email address to receive an immediate download. The single includes an instrumental version and a remix by Los Angeles experimental Brainfeeder producer Deadelus. Pre-order yourself a vinyl copy of the album HERE or if you’re more into CD’s you can get a copy over at Rush Hour or Amazon. Your digital hunger can be satisfied by visiting iTunes.
Aight…finally we can check out Invincible & Waajeed‘s “Detroit Summer” video. You saw the behind the scenes footage, the vinyl pressing footage and whatnot. The video also features the B-side joint “Emergence” which I’m personally not feeling quite as much as “Detroit Summer”. Okayplayer got the premiere on this one, so enjoy this El-lqaa directed video. You can buy the 7-inch for only $5 HERE or get the digital single through . Watch out for Invincible & Waajeed, cuz they will be dropping a full length album in 2011.