Taking a quick break from new acts to run through some news on people you have, or should, know about:
New J Dilla. I've said here before that this guy has been putting out more music after he passed then 2Pac and that trend continues. FACT and Nah Right have video of Dilla's mom talking about a new album called the Rebirth of Detroit". Here it is:
Staying on hip hop somewhat, DOOM and Thom Yorke are apparently doing an entire album together. Mr. Yorke has now put out an album with Radiohead, is doing stuff with Burial & Four Tet that I am a giant fan of, was working with Flying Lotus, and now is working with MF DOOM. I barely have the time, energy, patience to write on this thing once a week and he's got 4 projects going. Way to set the bar jerk. Here is some of the new music:
Thom Yorke Live DJ Set @ Low End Theory LA 3.9.11 from Theo Jemison on Vimeo.
Another collaboration that promises to be interesting if nothing else is the Flaming Lips & Neon Indian. Go over to Disco Naivete to hear the first leak of a track they've done together. It's called "Is David Bowie Dying?", so I'm thinking an upbeat track....
Last thing I've got for you is some Tropicalia collaboration called Red Hot & Rio 2 from the Red Hot Organization. The first time they did this they got some amazing admirers of Bossa Nova and did a tribute album. This time around we've got Beck, Neon Indian, Javelin, and many more paying homage to the late 60's genre that is stupendous. It is without a doubt on my radar and if you'd like to hear/learn more about the genre here is a link to a Yours Tru.ly article (complete with examples) of some of the people that will be covered on this album.
Until next time.