A lot of the time, it feels like there isn’t really much going for a Wednesday. It’s just far enough away from the weekend not to feel like it was recent, and just too soon to be looking forward to albums dropping on Friday and the shenanigans of the weekend ahead. Luckily, this Wednesday has plenty going for it. Mega-musicians Flying Lotus and SBTRKT have today each released new music – FlyLo upping a whopping three tracks to his Soundcloud, and SBTRKT sharing a new one he premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show.
It’s been a little over a year and half since FlyLo released You’re Dead! to some massively critical acclaim, and it’s only a few months since its anniversary and the release of a deluxe edition. It had a bonus track, some edits and a few instrumentals on it for the adoring fan, and today he’s added to that even more. TDC (or Turkey Dog Coma) Alt Experiment is a two and a half minute movement – super eerie, with some technical blips and a chorus sounding like it came out of FlyLo’s previous record Until The Quiet Comes. Second track Haleys Line//thundercat has that bass which has become typical of a lot of Brainfeeder releases, with some nuts distortion and Thundercat mumbling thrown in there for good measure. Then there’s NO Feeer Thunnderrrcatt2010 – coming with an insane album art of Macaulay Culkin, because why not.
2010 leads one to believe that maybe it’s a demo from six years ago, and that would make a lot of sense considering that the percussion and synth sounds FlyLo’s got going on here sound almost like they’re straight from his 2010 album Cosmogramma. It’s also got some Thundercat as a feature as well, because they’ve both been killing it now and always.
Just when you thought that was it, UK producer SBTRKT has uploaded Good Morning, featuring vocals by The-Dream. It premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, and for those of us who missed it, it’s now thankfully on YouTube. Full of brass, pulsing synths, and next to no percussion, it lets The-Dream float over everything with what is an amazing guest feature. Finally after a huge amount of building it kicks, and what was already something amazing to listen to becomes a song to really move your body to – albeit briefly.
Like FlyLo, it’s been two years since SBTRKT released his latest album Wonder Where We Land. Apart from that time last year where he accused Disclosure of copying him, SBTRKT has stayed relatively quiet, where as Flying Lotus seems to be keeping busy enough to remain in the public eye. Maybe this is a hint from both of them that we’ll be getting even more new material? We can only hope, and sit on these tracks as we go full throttle into the weekend.
Check FlyLo’s Star Wars track here.
Check SBTRKT’s most recent, Flicker, here.