Working among the likes of Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, Dr. Octagon, and Handsome Boy Modeling School, producer Dan the Automator has managed to compile a resume that would make any beat head wet their boxer-briefs. For most, that’d be enough for one lifetime, but Dan is back to fuse his hip hop styling’s with the violin wielding Emily Wells’ wispy voice for their debut LP Pillowfight. The album drops on January 22nd, but is streaming below for your listening pleasure.
When you are a legend like Bobby Womack you really don’t have much to prove, or need to try to build buzz for yourself, which is why it was pretty interesting to see that Bobby had left room for a Lana Del Rey feature on his upcoming album. Although I haven’t been a huge fan of Lana Del Rey’s work in the past (with the exception of the snippet I heard of her song with ASAP Rocky and The Kickdrums) luckily, Lana does not ruin the wonderful backdrop provided by Damon Albarn, and actually complements Womack’s amazing vocals pretty well. Overall, Womack and Albarn have shown once again that their musical stylings somehow show a huge amount of chemistry and compatibility, and this song is only getting me more and more excited for the album’s early June release date.
If you haven’t already heard, the fine people over at Converse managed to pull together Gorillaz, Andre 3000 and James Murphy for a track. The video is definitely for fans of Gorillaz as it features their famous animated characters going through their morning rituals. The clip is loaded with Gorillaz easter-eggs and even features the animated versions of Andre 3ooo and James Murphy. The track is an absolute monster and it’s hard to imagine that the artists could have come together any better.