Thundercat’s Tiny Desk Concert [Video]

Thundercat, born Stephen Bruner, is willing and able to shape-shift to fit into just about any box you show him — he just won’t stay in there for long. Whether fusing his talent for jazz while a bassist with punk legacy act Suicidal Tendencies or as a member of Snoop Dogg’s band — maybe running a little too far with a solo here and there — the focus seems to eventually drift his way. After releasing two brilliant solo albums, he was plucked to work on what eventually became one of the most important works of art released this decade: Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly”. Capitalizing off of the new exposure, he quickly released the EP “The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam”. That was followed about two years later by “Drunk”, his most solid project to date. I didn’t know what to expect in the days leading to the performance, but I was hoping to get what I thought a Thundercat experience would be like. All boxes ended up checked: He arrived wearing a neon pink hoodie with his signature logo plastered about, kickboxing shorts, white chancletas, playing a Nintendo portable gaming console. He and his bandmates Dennis Hamm, Justin Brown and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, all master musicians in their own right, polished off some bacon croissant sandwiches and proceeded to give us three of the best of what “Drunk” has to offer.

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TrackBlasters Radio: 24.03.17

Da Fat Friday Afternoon – The Official Soundtrack To Your Weekend Host: DJ P.R. Happy Friday, ya’ll! Record Of The Day: Drake – Passion Fruit Playlist Drake – Free Smoke Rick Ross feat. Nas – Powers That Be GoldLink feat. Wale & Radiant Children – Summatime Mariah Carey feat. YG – I Don’t **Record Of The Day** Drake – Passion Fruit THEY. – Bad Habits Smino feat. theMIND – Edgar Allan Poe’d Up Raekwon feat. Cee-Lo Green – Marvin Thundercat feat. Kendrick Lamar – Walk On By 6LACK & Jhene Aiko – First Fuck 2 Chainz feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz & Jhene Aiko – It’s A Vibe Drake – Teenage Feever Big Sean feat. Jeremih – Light DJ Khaled feat. Beyonce & Jay-Z – Shining J. Cole – Folding Clothes Download here (right click and save as…)

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TrackBlasters Radio: 03.03.17

Da Fat Friday Afternoon – The Official Soundtrack To Your Weekend Host: DJ P.R. Happy Friday, ya’ll! Press play and enjoy. Record Of The Day: THEY. – Deep End Playlist Thundercat feat. Kendrick Lamar – Walk On By Childish Gambino – Redbone Wale feat. Lil Wayne – Fashion Week Big Sean feat. The-Dream – Sunday Morning Jetpack DJ Khaled feat. Beyonce & Jay-Z – Shining **Record Of The Day** THEY. – Deep End Thundercat feat. Wiz Khalifa – Drink Dat TLC – Diggin’ On You (Kaytranada Edit) Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. Ty Dolla $ign – Money Showers The Game – However Do You Want It **Throwback** The Game feat. 50 Cent – Hate It Or Love It Snoop Dogg feat. Dr. Dre & D’Angelo – Imagine D’Angelo feat. Method Man & Redman – Left & Right Jonell feat. Method Man – Round & Round (Remix) Method Man – Break Ups 2 Make Ups Download here (right click and save as…)

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TrackBlasters Radio: 24.02.17

Da Fat Friday Afternoon – The Official Soundtrack To Your Weekend Host: DJ P.R. Happy Friday, ya’ll! Press play and enjoy. Record Of The Day: Thundercat feat. Kendrick Lamar – Walk On By Playlist SZA – Drew Barrymore 6LACK & Jhene Aiko – First Fuck **Record Of The Day** Thundercat feat. Kendrick Lamar – Walk On By Big Sean feat. Jeremih – Light DJ Khaled feat. Beyonce & Jay-Z – Shining Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. The-Dream & Vindata – Heartbreak **ASAP Yams aka Stevearelli The Don Presents “Spread Those Cheeks Girl Volume 1 (Side A)” Brandy – I Wanna Be Down SWV – Anything Soul For Real feat. Heavy D – Candy Rain (Remix) Monica – Just One Of Those Days D’Angelo – Brown Sugar Jodeci feat. Raekwon – Freek’n You (Remix) Ghost Town DJ’s – My Boo Mona Lisa feat. The Lost Boyz – Can’t Be Wastin My Time Allure feat. Nas – Head Over Heels TLC – Creep Groove Theory – Keep Tryin’ Zhane feat. Busta Rhymes – It’s A Party (J Dilla Remix) Stephen Simmonds feat. Big L – I Can’t Do That Download here (right click and save as…)

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Thundercat – Drunk [Album Stream]

Thundercat finally liberates his brand new studio album, “Drunk”. The album is a 23-track epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the Grammy-winning singer/bassist and finds a few of his friends joining him along the way including: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington and Brainfeeder mastermind Flying Lotus. “Drunk” is the follow up to his widely praised 2015 mini album “The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam”, and features fan favourite tracks “Bus In These Streets” and “Them Changes”. “I’ve always tried to hold true to what Erykah Badu and Flying Lotus told me: It has to come from an honest place,” he told RBMA Daily in January. “I feel like it’s a place that I’ve been in different ways, seen different angles of and it’s been a bit inspirational – the drinking. It has its ups and downs and everything, but I felt like it showed the human side of what goes on behind things, something that I see with all of my friends… I felt like it was kind of interweaved in the music culture.” Press play on “Drunk” below and hit iTunes or Bandcamp for a download.

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