The Needle 026: Keaton Henson on #ambient, secret lab studio mishaps, All Flows Reach Out and more.

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For the week of November 29, 2015

If you haven't dropped your top 3(ish) albums of 2015 in #general yet, now is the time.

Fill me in…


#ambient sounds have been consistently coming through the board and I think it’s about time to give credit where it’s do. Massive s/o to @pedronunes for giving light to a track by UK artist Keaton Henson called “Petrichor”. What happens when you begin your creative career as an illustrator and translate that into music is wonderfully showcased here. Apparently, Keaton has a serious case of stage fright so he very rarely does appearances, but it doesn’t seem to inhibit his ability to connect with listeners all over through music.

Keaton Henson - Petrichor

Now for some #disco-_-funkyness out of New Jersey, we bring to you a fairly new artist making waaves in the scene. He goes by Flamingosis, which is the name of a frisbee move his dad invented, and is making his way around the country crowd pleasing with music that makes you move. You can definitely tell the kid loves what he does and it shows for sure. Here’s “Gimme The Feelin’”:

Flamingosis - Gimme The Feelin'

What else is going on?

 

In some unfortunate news for the reggae/dub world, Lee “Scratch” Perry’s secret laboratory studio in Switzerland was destroyed in a fire last week. All of the objects that he collected over time and held close to his identity...gone. Here’s his Facebook post explaining it all.

 

In even more unfortunate news, Scott Weiland, former frontman for Stone Temple Pilots, passed away on tour. NPR’s got the details on that here.


The Grammy Awards are coming up and the nominees have been released. If you haven’t posted your personal top 3(ish) albums on #general, hit the list for some inspiration.

Don’t sleep on…


All Flows Reach Out. Or A-F-R-O if you prefer. The 18-year old has got talent and you don’t have to take our word for it. He’s attracted production work by Havoc, RZA, DOOM, Inspectah Deck, Ninja B...big ups to @jimmiehu for bringing the dude to light. You definitely don’t want to sleep on him.
A-F-R-O - Code #829 (Official Music Video)
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