Friday, February 23, 2018
Sons Of Kemet an exciting new British quartet, led by saxophonist/composer Shabaka Hutchings, along with tuba player Theon Cross and drummers Tom Skinner and Eddie Hick. If your into Kamasi Washington, Malcolm X, John Coltrane, Afro-Futurism and revolutionary spirit in jazz look no further than "My Queen Is Harriet Tubman" the first track from upcoming innovative, vibrant Impulse Records debut Your Queen Is a Reptile.
Sons Of Kemet -"My Queen Is Harriet Tubman"-mp3
Minneapolis producer Su Na releases new solo track "Lost". Su Na just releasae his new Coral Angel EP, also contributed to fantastic new mixtape Free Form by Dizzy Fae. He's going a bit darker on latest "Lost".
Su Na-"Cycle (Psymun Remix)"-mp3
Cape Town, South Africa producer, crate-digger Michael Michaelson pka The Catalyst pays homage to the greats like J Dilla, Madlib and Alchemist with another nice look from the young beatmaker.
The Catalys -"早暁 Sougyou [Act II]"-mp3
Minneapolis producer Shrimpnose who has worked with many artist in Twin Cities including Pysmun, Spencer Joles, Why Khaliq as well as his crew CRAM. With his new solo opus Sullen, Shrimpnose makes a move carving out his own lane. Check out City Pages interview ‘Sullen’ but not shaken, Shrimpnose bares all without uttering a word.
Shrimpnose ft. Spencer Joles -" Witherwithout"-mp3
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Producer, musician, video-director & vibes king MMYYKK one of the WRZDS of astralblak fka ZULUZULUU releases the meditative, soulful salute to Queens with "Nala". "Nala" will be the first track from MMYYKK's upcoming new project, it follows two EP's from 2016 Love (In Syththesis) and Astralbeats Vol. 2.
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Minneapolis ZULUZULUU changed their name to Astralblak.
AFROPUNK PREMIERE: HYPNOTIC SINGLE ‘DUES’ MARKS NEW FOCUS FOR ELECTRO-SOUL COLLECTIVE ASTRALBLAK
Electrosoul collective ZULUZULUU has never pulled punches, and their re-emergence as astralblak finds the band pushing their sonic limits, while holding themselves accountable. The song matches a retro synth beat to one of the band’s tightest hooks. Melting synths fill out open spaces beneath a massive beat. As for the name change, it came as the result of soul searching about cultural appropriation and being true to their message as a band. By Nathan Leigh,Afro-Punk
"The main reason for the name change was a matter of authenticity and accountability. Being that none of us is directly related to the actual Zulu tribe of South Africa, we collectively decided that changing the name would be the most respectful course of action. astralblak is universal as in connecting with the universe, it is all encompassing in its narrative of blackness and highlights the diversity in all of our individual experiences as artists and members of the unified diaspora".- astralblak (formerly ZULUZULUU)