Like all things Thundercat, we expect this to be sold out soon so we highly recommend ordering this item if you have any thoughts of owning it. For the vinyl version, the 4×10″ box set comprising four red vinyl 10″s housed in 3mm spined sleeves with artworked inners. Thundercat presents “Drunk”- a 23-track epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the Grammy-Winning singer/bassist – featuring a few of his friends joining him along the way including: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington and Brainfeeder mastermind Flying Lotus.
Shikantaza is a term used in the Buddhist school S?t? Zen and it literally means “nothing but (shikan) precisely (da) sitting (za).” It describes the adopted attitude during zazen meditation.
Five years after their album Racing with The Sun, Chinese Man is back with a new opus, SHIKANTAZA. Composed between Marseilles, Bombay and their secret refuge in the French countryside, the 16 tracks of this new album bring you back to the roots of the Chinese Man identity. With this new album, Chinese Man creates a link between its musical origins and its new aspirations. SHIKANTAZA is an invitation to let go, to capture the moment… it is a personal path to enlightenment.
“The dilemma, for me, was making something from the heart without it sounding like a political record… I’m not necessarily into politics, and though I wouldn’t call myself an activist I am trying to be more active… How do you do that and not beat people over the head with life’s truths? I do feel a responsibility as a man, and as a father, to say something though, and at the same time I want people to just enjoy the music… We just wanted to make an amazing album that also spoke of the times we we’re living in.” – Moe Pope; Torch Song features guest appearances from Monica Raymund (NBC’s Chicago Fire), Jared Evan, Frank The Butcher, Dutch Rebelle, Avenue & more.
From the album: Torch Song (AR Classic Records), .
Song produced by: The Arcitype
The debut Peacefrog album from Kenny Dixon Jr. aka Moodymann originally released in 1998 is an album of truly epic proportions, a must have for any and all collectors and lovers of house music. Utilizing soul, funk, gospel, and even hip-hop production techniques and alternating from mellowed-out disco dubs like “Mahogany Brown” and “Stoneodenjoe” to more raw and dirty tech-house tracks like “Me and My People’s Eyes.” Mahogany Brown delivers a slice of Black American music that affirms Kenny’s reputation as a major influence on house music today.
Like all things Thundercat, we expect this to be sold out before or around street date so we highly recommend pre-ordering this item. For the vinyl version, the 4×10″ box set comprising four red vinyl 10″s housed in 3mm spined sleeves with artworked inners. Thundercat presents “Drunk”- a 23-track epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the Grammy-Winning singer/bassist – featuring a few of his friends joining him along the way including: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington and Brainfeeder mastermind Flying Lotus.
11th studio album featuring Devlin, JME, Frisco, Flowdan and, of course, Skepta.
As a formal conclusion to 2016, Youngbloods’ 13th release is the sophomore album from Dutch producer and vocalist Kratos Himself, “Stay True”-on Powder Blue 12″ vinyl. As a stunning follow up to 2015s Loon Garden and it’s exploration of the zeal behind new love, Stay True soundtracks the producer’s iliadic journey from betrayal to the forging of new independence and self love.
ZAVALA (Alexander Zavala) is a Chicago based electronic music producer born and raised on the outskirts of Chicago. For the past 15 years Zavala has been creating and defining a unique sound of his own with influences heavily based in golden era hip hop & house. Zavala began his role as production and 1/2 of the left field hip-hop duo DARK TIME SUNSHINE. The duo combining Veteran MC Onry Ozzborn (of Grayskul/Rhymesayers) gained critical notarity later that year in 2010 with their debut LP “Vessel” released on Fake Four Inc. and subsequently spent the following 5 years touring extensively. Fast fwd to 2015 where you can find Zavala delving into the realm of House music, a genre near & dear, representing a time of musical discovery, youth, the roller rink, and being the essential influence for his melodic explorations and niche. More so than ever you can find Zavala’s output steeped in the influence of Chicago house, UKG & Techno. His 2016 Release FANTASMAS is a clear representation of that & yet another reflection of his unique & imaginative vision.