Posts Tagged ‘Shabazz Palaces’

July 15, 2014
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Seattle’s Shabazz Palaces is always adept at creating groundbreaking alt hip hop music, and the same can be said of their new single Forerunner Foray, an intoxicating and heady piece of electrified, artsy music. The rippling, effervescent track also features guest vocals by Cat, a member of fellow Seattle alt hip hop act THEESatisfaction, an early IHM favorite, too (I went through a pretty obsessive Seattle alt hip hop phase some time ago). Forerunner Foray is the latest taste off Shabazz Palaces’ eagerly anticipated new album Lese Majesty, out July 29 on venerated Sub Pop Records.

July 15, 2014
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Seattle’s Shabazz Palaces is always adept at creating groundbreaking alt hip hop music, and the same can be said of their new single Forerunner Foray, an intoxicating and heady piece of electrified, artsy music. The rippling, effervescent track also features guest vocals by Cat, a member of fellow Seattle alt hip hop act THEESatisfaction, an early IHM favorite, too (I went through a pretty obsessive Seattle alt hip hop phase some time ago). Forerunner Foray is the latest taste off Shabazz Palaces’ eagerly anticipated new album Lese Majesty, out July 29 on venerated Sub Pop Records.

FlyLo short film showcasing upcoming music

September 7, 2012

Wow. Check out this 35mm short film directed by Kahlil Joseph of Shabazz Palaces. It features some interesting scenes set to 3 songs off of Flying Lotus’ upcoming eagerly awaited album Until The Quiet Comes. Songs in the clip include See Thru To U which features Erykah Badu and Hunger as well as Getting There, which both feature Niki Randa. The new album drops on October 2. 

March 31, 2012
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Dang, this is wicked. Indie hip hoppers Shabazz Palaces remixed Spank Rock’s Car Song which features Santigold. That was a mouthful to say. Check it out, it’s some awesome stuff… you get some heavy bass, some sweet flow, and Santigold’s seductive crooning all in the same remixed song. GOOD stuff.

Shabazz Palaces + Battles

February 9, 2012

As if Battles’ music isn’t already experimentally, noisily, insanely, genius instrumentally good and innovative, Shabazz Palaces put their own spin on Battles’ White Electric. Here’s the indie rap version of White Electric, and it works oh so well! The track will be on a remix release titled Dross Glop 2, which is one of a four part remix series of Battles tracks by other artists.

And if you need a little reminder of how good unremixed Battles is… here’s My Machines.

QueenS

February 3, 2012

Here’s a free song to download and stream from Seattle indie hip hoppers THEESatisfaction. QueenS is off their upcoming March Sub Pop debut album awE naturalE. Watch out for them to rise up out of relative obscurity. I first heard of them due to their collaboration with Champagne Champagne on Magnetic Blackness, then subsequently realized they teamed up with Shabazz Palaces on Black Up. They defintiely harbor a lot of style and talent. When I checked out their other tracks online, including several videos of them performing in local Seattle hangouts, I was not disappointed. 

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Here’s a couple tracks from the live set they did for KEXP awhile back.

Shabazz Palaces remixed FOE

January 31, 2012

Wow, Shabazz Palaces did a reworking of FOE’s Cold Hard Rock and layered in some rap vocals. This works far better than I expected! The original track off FOE’s debut album Bad Dream Hotlineis a great grungy, post-punk track, and the remix is an interesting mesh of that plus indie hip hop.