In Boiler Room
's Beats Unraveled
video series, Binkbeats
) performs live versions of electronic music songs that he loves. [more inside]
Jennifer Lee makes music under the name TOKiMONSTA
. The Los Angeles born-and-raised musician started out in beat-battles
, then released some remixes that got broader recognition
in a style clearly inspired by older hip-hop and trip-hop. She got her start releasing her music through her friend, Flying Lotus, but has only released one EP for his Brainfeeder label. Her discography
includes two proper albums, a handful of EPs and singles, plus various appearances on compilations, never sticking with a single label for any length of time. Her style started with 1990s hip-hop and trip-hop, branched out into IDM and "grittier" styles, and her new album, Half Shadows, was said to range from "delightfully weird"
for the collaboration with Kool Keith
, to "lush, hypnotic" for the track with Andreya Triana
. The album also features a collaboration with MNDR
(possibly NSFW skimpy clothing scene in intro) and with Gavin Turek
. [more inside]
is probably most widely recognized as a child star of the 1980s, but since then he has branched out into music. Yet with two group albums and two solo albums
, his only music video appearances have been cameos (Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night"
[Funny or Die] and Mac Miller's "S.D.S."
[YouTube]). That is, until now
: "Ascension Millennium
" (YT) is the first song off his forthcoming album, and it's "a musical journey through his 'Feldmansion' in this Day in the Life Adventure," complete with an appearance from his pal Sean Astin from "The Goonies" and tributes to Michael Jackson. [more inside]
Jazz prodigy Austin Peralta has died.
Announcement and links to his music at Brainfeeder
. Peralta contributed to Flying Lotus' recent album Until the Quiet comes; on Twitter this morning Flying Lotus wrote "it kills me to type that we lost a member of our family, Austin Peralta. I don't really have the right words right now." From Fact
: "In his tragically short life, the California native had proved himself to be a fearsome and precocious talent. At 15 years old, Peralta was already touring the world with his own trio, and performing alongside legends like Chick Corea and Omar Hakim. Whilst still at high school, Peralta headed up ensembles featuring luminaries like Ron Carter and Buster Williams. He also released two LPs (2006′s Maiden Voyage and Mantra) in Japan before the age of 16." His entry on Wikipedia
. Tribute from Frank Ocean
LA-based electronic artist Flying Lotus
has teamed up with the interesting
) for a video
to his new single "Putty Boy Strut".
A small game
based on the collaboration was released prior to the video. [more inside]
The amazing "timeless incredible filth"* voice on these amazing songs, Sheep
are all from the amazing and amazingly produced album "A Killer and a Sufi"
on Warp Records
. [more inside]
(autoplaying music video) — NSFW after 1:05, and never safe for epilleptics. [more inside]