Tag Archives: Shabazz Palaces

2017 Top Ten List Spotlight: Stas THEE Boss

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2017, leading up to our 2017 Top 90.3 Album Countdown! Tune in on Friday, December 15th from 6 AM to 6 PM PT as we countdown the Top 90.3 Albums of 2017, as voted on by our listeners. And checkRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Seattle art-rap duo Shabazz Palaces released two albums, Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines, on the same day earlier this year. Today they’ve shared the video for “Since C.A.Y.A.,” the Thundercat-featuring opening track off of Born on a Gangster Star. The clip was directed by Stephan Gray and includes additional footage from KahlilRead more…

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KEXP Video Round-Up: Spook-tacular Halloween Playlist

Music’s power comes in its ability to tap into our deepest, darkest, most animalistic emotions and fears. Just strip any classic horror film of its sinister sounds and you’ve lost nearly all of its suspense. This is why no Halloween is complete without a soundtrack that will make your skin crawl and your blood curdle.Read more…

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KEXP Presents: Videoasis at Northwest Film Forum 10/25

For generations of music fans, the invention of the music video was a landmark moment. Being able to associate your favorite songs with equally exciting visuals was such an obvious combination, it’s a wonder it didn’t break through earlier. Whether it’s gluing your eyes to old-school MTV or getting lost in a YouTube wormhole, music videosRead more…

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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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Music That Matters: Dance It Out

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 582 – Dance It Out DJ Michele Myers spins aRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Seattle’s own Shabazz Palaces recently released two new albums, Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines via Sub Pop. The single “Shine A Light” featuring Thaddillac has gotten the video treatment from director Neil Ferron and it’s a little eerie. According to a press release, the black & white clip “tells the story of a half-human/half-goatRead more…

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In Stores Now 7/17

Last Friday saw the release of not one, but two albums from local duo Shabazz Palaces. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star “an impressive set of adventurous hip hop combining an ominous, shape-shifting sound with often heavily processed and reverbed vocals and dystopian lyrics.” He notes Quazarz vs TheRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Arcade Fire released a brand new single called “Electric Blue” this morning off their forthcoming highly anticipated (and highly promoted) new album Everything Now and then minutes later revealed a video for the single. Directed by Cousin Club, the video focuses on AF’s Régine Chassagne strutting through the streets of New Orleans at the endRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Nite Jewel

Los Angeles artist Ramona Gonzalez launched her Nite Jewel project back in 2008, unveiling a magnetic fusion of dreamy synth-pop, ethereal R&B, woozy funk, and hazy disco on early hotly-tipped releases for Italians Do It Better as well we her own label, Gloriette Records. A prolific artist and active collaborator, Nite Jewel recently released herRead more…

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