Posts Tagged ‘flying lotus’

Interview

TOKIMONSTA: DRAW FROM THE OPPOSITES

May 25th, 2011

Tokimonsta is a piano-student-turned-producer who makes beats for Brainfeeder. Her new Creature Dreams EP is out now and fans of her All City and Art Union releases will be happy to know that she picks up where she left off. Toki speaks now about girls, touring, and the danger of knowing too much. This interview by Kristina Benson.

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FLYING LOTUS + THOM YORKE @ LOW END THEORY

May 5th, 2011

gari askew Flying Lotus and Thom Yorke played surprise sets at Low End Theory on April 30, 2011. Gari Askew was in the building!

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Album reviews

AUSTIN PERALTA: ENDLESS PLANETS

April 28th, 2011

Endless Planets is the 20-year-old’s first album released stateside, and one that more readily recalls jazz history written by Charles Mingus and Max Roach than records spawned in the alternate reality of Madlib’s Yesterdays New Quintet. More often than not, Endless Planets laces up its desert boots and treads the same territory as McCoy Tyner’s Sahara.

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Live reviews

COACHELLA DAY 1: EXCISION + YACHT + WARPAINT + ARIEL PINK + LAURYN HILL + INTERPOL + MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS + BEARDYMAN + FLYING LOTUS

April 23rd, 2011

I’d only been to Coachella once, in 2004, when the horse-flavored dust was hot enough to scorch my nostrils on its way to my lungs. By the end of the weekend, I was more than glad to leave: as my crew headed for the car on the last night, I got on my knees and pounded my fist in the dirt, screaming “NEVER AGAIN!!!!”

Live reviews

CO.FEE + NOCANDO + THUNDERCAT + ERYKAH BADU + FLYING LOTUS + GASLAMP KILLER @ LOW END THEORY

April 14th, 2011

Unlike the Thom Yorke DJ set at Low End in March, Erykah Badu’s seemed to be a secret well-kept until the few hours right before her performance. The first lady of neo-soul finally took the stage at around midnight, after sets by Nocando and Co.fee. The dance floor was packed and steamy as she played a mix of 90s hip hop and old-school R&B--Rick James’ “I Love You Mary Jane” drew a particularly good response—and contemporary hip-hop, like Dilla’s “Workingonit.”

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