Tag Archives: Ishmael Butler

Wednesday Music News

Oneohtrix Point Never and Shabazz Palaces‘ Ishmael Butler have teamed up to form a new project called 319. Shared via the Adult Swim Singles Series, “The Rapture” is the first taste we’ve gotten of the collaboration. It’s an unsurprisngly glitchy, experimental track that holds promise. In the past year, Shabazz Palaces put out two new albumsRead more…

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Live Review: Shabazz Palaces with Porter Ray at Neumos 8/1/2014

When Seattle hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces announced an album release show for their sophomore LP, Lese Majesty, there was no question that the event would be a family affair. Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire both have deep Seattle roots and have helped assemble a brilliant coalition of artistic minds in Black Constellation. The team recentlyRead more…

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Song of the Day: Chimurenga Renaissance – The B.A.D. Is So Good

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “The B.A.D. Is So Good”Read more…

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Album Review: Vox Mod – SYN-ÆSTHETIC

While space may be the final frontier, the cosmos also appear to be the creative studio of electronic producer Scot Porter, a.k.a. Vox Mod. On the debut full-length, SYN-ÆSTHETIC, Vox Mod’s galactic production and otherworldly synths hover over beats launched from sci-fi sequencers transporting listeners on a sonic joyride. Joining the voyage is a diverse groupRead more…

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