New Music: Terrace Martin Presents The Pollyseeds – “Intentions” (feat. Chiachi)

L.A. jazz pillar Terrace Martin has assembled an all-star collective of top notch musicians including Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Adam Turchin, and dubbed them The Pollyseeds. The collective will release their first album, Sounds of Crenshaw, Vol. 1 on Ropeadope on July 14 and have released the first teaser track from the project, “Intentions”, in anticipation. The track…

New Music: Jlin – Black Origami (Full LP)

The wait is over. Jlin, the Gary, IN based footwork producer, has finally released the follow up to 2015’s phenomenal Dark Energy. Now available as of today via Planet Mu, Jlin’s sophomore full-length, Black Origami has more iceberg synthetics, Japanese samples, and jagged beat acrobatics than a human brain can fully comprehend on first listen. To our…

New Music: Sidewalk Chalk – “A Suite For Black Lives”

This Chicago-based jazz/hip-hop/soul sextet continue to deliver the goods as they whet our appetite in anticipation of their crowd-funded new LP due on June 2, An Orchid Is Born. First there was “Dig“, a striking exploration of the words we never get to hear from the victims of police violence, and today we have “A Suite…

Essay: Kamasi Washington – “The Epic”

“The Epic” by Kamasi Washington 2015 | Brainfeeder | Produced by Kamasi Washington Home cooked meals made in a home populated by family that grow together and don’t let the past tear up a unit. At the table I’m young and impressionable and I can look out the window to see wild life. There’s a…