Flying Lotus’ MmmHmm is our Song For Sunday. It’s been a hot minute since our last Song For Sunday (life got in the way) so to bring us back on schedule, we have Flying Lotus’ MmmHmm as this week’s selection. The track was featured on FlyLo’s incredible LP, Cosmogramma and with a little help from Thundercat and his virtuoso bass play, provides a celestial melodic…

Captain Murphy on a track with Earl Sweatshirt, Viktor Vaughn and Thundercat? Yep, that (finally) happened on Between Villains. The timing of this track discovery couldn’t have been better. After coming home from work to the tune of Madvillain’s Raid and scrolling down my Facebook feed, my attention was drawn to the names Captain Murphy and Viktor Vaughn in the same sentence. Lord knows it’s…

We pay tribute to George Duke, who passed away at 67 last night, with some of his sampled tracks. It comes with great sadness to tell you that legendary jazz musician George Duke passed away on Monday night in Los Angeles, California. Duke had been treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (also known as CLL). His career spanned over five decades, starting in 1966 and ending with Dreamweaver,…

We look at harmonic samples for our Sampleface Five. I do love harmonic samples. You could catch a riff and transform it into an instrument or use it as a counter melody. The possibilities are endless. For our latest edition of Sampleface Five, we look at five quality examples of what can be done with harmonic samples by some of the best producers around. 1….

In the latest edition of The Hotbox, Azizi Gibson talks about his first meeting with Flying Lotus, his move from Maryland to the West Coast and his rhymes. Blazing up in the car. Not an uncommon activity amongst rappers but during an interview? That’s some laid back shit and that’s exactly how Brainfeeder’s Azizi Gibson rolls (pardon the pun). Talking to Dumbfoundead, he touched upon…

TimeLess One drops Robots On DMT on to Soundcloud from his latest album, In Places Unknown. We told you about TimeLess One a few weeks back when he dropped Sn00py. Not long after that article was published, the Portland producer dropped In Places Unknown, an adventure in mystical ambient soundscapes. One of the cuts from that album is Robots On DMT, featuring vocals from Natasha…

Jazz guitarist and beat maestro Go Yama remakes Flying Lotus’ Putty Boy Strut with his good ol’ guitar. This is quite cool. San Diego-based guitarist Go Yama has remade Flying Lotus’ Putty Boy Strut, stripping the melody away and replacing it with his own guitar. The cover is almost a carbon copy in structure to the original before meandering into a really smooth jazzy riff…

Thundercat’s sophomore album Apocalypse is now available to stream via NPR Music. A week before its official release, Thundercat’s Apocalypse is all ready for you to stream at NPR Music. The cosmic bass extraordinaire has been doing the rounds in the music business, working with Suicidal Tendencies, Erykah Badu and Flying Lotus, the co-producer of the album alongside Mono/Poly. Apocalypse was written soon after the…