The Needle 046: #afro Colombian Funk, LNRDCROY, remerbering Prince and more.

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For the week of April 17th, 2016

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#afro + Colombian Funk + #rock = La Chiva Gantiva. If that strikes a chord somewhere within you, this will not disappoint. Big ups to @lauraglu for uncovering this one for us over in #afro. La Chiva Gantiva is out of Brussels and their music ranges from “tight-pocket” funk like this to afro-rock that scrambles like a runaway beat; festival music for sure. What an awesome music video too...here’s “Pelao”:

La Chiva Gantiva - "Pelao"

The #experimental channel was busy this past week. One standout track (among many others) belongs to a Vancouver artist who goes by LNRDCROY. If you’ve ever visited Vancouver, it won’t take long to make the connection between city and artist. And even though Vancouver can be quite cooky, his music will probably attract music lovers who don’t usually find themselves digging for ‘out-there’ sounds. According to his bio, “his productions have been particularly influenced by early-mid 90s techno & idm, as well as the transcendental cascades of the Cocteau Twins.” This is definitely worth the listen. S/O @papamocha for the post.

LNRDCROY - Ad In The Paper (Mix 5)

What else is going on?

One thing that many music lovers can agree on is that the thing they love most (music) would be a different place without Prince. Memoirs from artists and friends of the legend will do better justice in remembering him than The Needle can. To get you started, here’s a link to an essay written by Questlove in remembrance of Prince.

Feel free to share your personal favorite prince tracks/albums on #general. We’ll listen.

Don’t sleep on…
 

Another Brainfeeder signee, Taylor McFerrin. Out of Brooklyn, the son of popular vocalist Bobby McFerrin is carrying the torch to say the least. While you probably won’t hear him singing on any of his tracks, the keyboardist/producer/DJ/beatboxer is carving out a musical niche of his own. On his latest (and only) full album, Early Riser, released in 2014, he attracted the likes of Robert Glasper, Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote), Thundercat and more. And to showcase the dude’s handle on sound, who better to take a hold of Hiatus Kaiyote’s ‘Laputa’, bring Anderson .Paak in, and come out with a gem of a remix:
Hiatus Kaiyote - Laputa (Taylor McFerrin Remix feat. Anderson .Paak)
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