The ‘Queen & Slim’ soundtrack is the perfect road trip mixtape

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In this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured music from the soundtrack to the film “Queen & Slim” including new songs from Blood Orange, Megan Thee Stallion, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Burna Boy and more.

We also talked to the President of Motown records Ethiopia Habtemariam and VP of A&R Lindsey Lanier about the making of the soundtrack who produced the soundtrack along with the film’s writer Lena Waithe and director Melina Matsoukas.

Plus, we featured new music from DJ Shadow, FKA Twigs, Ama Lou, Atmosphere, Rosalia, TNGHT, and more. 

Queen & Slim stars – Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith

On Nov. 27, the film “Queen & Slim” will hit theaters across the country. Directed by Melina Matsoukas, the film tells the story of a black man played by Daniel Kaluuya and a black woman played by Jodie Turner-Smith. The two are later pulled over for minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly becomes a symbol of trauma, terror, grief, and pain for people across the country.

Matsoukas is also known for directing music videos for Rihanna, Solange, Beyonce including for the song “Formation.”

One of the integral parts of the film is the soundtrack. Matsoukas tasked Ethiopia and Lindsey with showcasing the historical evolution of Black music from its roots in blues and soul to modern, bounce, hip hop and R&B.

I talked to Ethiopia and Lindsey about the process of producing a soundtrack, how they got Ms. Lauryn Hill to contribute a song to the soundtrack and more.

Listen to the interview and the full show below and check out the full playlist.

HOUR 1

Mourning [A] Blkstar – “Harlem River Drive OG”
Blood Orange, Ian Isiah & Jason Arce – “Runnin’ Away”
Dessa and the Minnesota Orchestra – “Dixon’s Girl”
The Midnight Hour – “Ravens”
Free Nationals – “On Sight” feat. JID, Kadhja Bonet & MIKNNA
Megan Thee Stallion & VickeeLo – “Ride or Die”
Roy Ayers – “Searching”
Ms. Lauryn Hill – “Guarding the Gate”
Ama Lou – “Better”
Amerigo Gazaway & Xiomara – “That Old Alarm”
FKA Twigs – “sad day”
Chaia – “Control”

HOUR 2

Morgan Zarate – “Sticks & Stones” feat. Eska & Ghostface Killah
Atmosphere – “Bde Maka Ska”
SebastiAn – “Time to Talk” feat. Sunni Colon
Fade Black – “Sane” feat. Leo Law
DJ Shadow – “Kings & Queens” feat. Run The Jewels
Burna Boy – “My Money, My Baby”
Zebra Katz – “IN IN IN”
TNGHT – “First Body”
ROSALIA – “A Pale”
Inka Upendo – “Waterworld”
Aaliyah Esprit – “Mind Control”
Lazy H – “Far Away”
Haleek Maul – “Halo” feat. Mick Jenkins
Prince – “Don’t Let Him Fool Ya”
Vince Staples, 6LACK & Mereba – “Yo Love”

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Listen to new music from Earthgang, Vagabon, Kano and more

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On this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured new music from Earthgang, Vagabon, UK rapper Kano, Nathaniel Star, Metronomy, and more.

Listen to the show below.

Earthgang

In addition to all of the amazing new music we featured, we played cuts from Miles Davis, Zee Avi, Danny Brown, Goldie, The Weeknd, and more.

Tracklisting

HOUR 1

Yesterday’s New Quintet – “Sunrays”
Miles Davis – “Rubberband of Life” feat. Ledisi
3 Titans – “The Life of a Scholar”
Keni Burke – “Risin’ To The Top”
Metronomy – “Walking In The Dark”
HMLT – “Stay” feat. Joyia & KEI-LI
Zee Avi – “Concrete Wall”
Blaya – “Reggae Pra Fortaleza”
Vagabon – “Water Me Down”
Velvet Negroni – “Confetti”
The Weeknd – “High For This”
Tiny Hearts – “Centerfold”
Nathaniel Star – “Jungle Lullaby”
Kindness “Something Like A War” feat. Bahamadia
BlackKrystel – “Party Up”

HOUR 2

Thunderheist – “Jerk It”
EARTHGANG – “UP”
Slope – “Want’Choo Longa (Daz-I-Kue & Afronaught Remix)”
Kano – “Class of Deja” feat. D Double E & Ghetts
Danny Brown – “Dirty Laundry”
Himalia – “Vibe With You” feat.Jade Parker
Goldie – “Crystal Clear (HLZ Remix)”
Slick Shoota – “Keep Bussin’
Tourist – “Bunny”
YBN Cordae – “Thousand Words”
Tor Cesay – “Troubled Soul” feat. Natalia Grosiak
Yuna – “Live Your Life (MeLo-X Motherland GOD Mix)”
20syl – “Voices” feat. Rita J.
EARTHGANG – “Blue Moon”

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Listen to new music from Michael Kiwanuka, Moses Boyd, CocoRosie, Sudan Archives and more

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On this week’s show, we featured new music from Michael Kiwanuka, Sudan Archives, Nikki Jean, CocoRosie, Moses Boyd, TNGHT, Kojey Radical, Floating Points, Teebs and more.

Michael Kiwanuka
Michael Kiwanuka | photo credit: Olivia Rose

In the first hour, we highlighted some amazing new music from around the globe. We started with some jazz from Indonesia’s Marcell Siahaan followed by Brainfeeder producer Teebs. Then, we headed to France for a new track from Jazz trumpeter Erik Trufazz, who has been compared to the legendary Miles Davis. The song features singer Jose James and it comes from his latest album “Lune Rouge.” UK’s Moses Boyd was also in the mix with “Stranger Than Fiction,” his latest song and it showed why he is one of the leaders of the amazing jazz scene in London.

Then we played a track from the fantastic third album from Michael Kiwanuka. We introduced the soulful sounds of the U.K.’s Hannah Williams and The Affirmations. We played the song “What Can We Do?” from their new album “50 Foot Woman,” which was produced by Shawn Lee. Williams’ voice was also sampled on Jay-Z’s “4:44” produced by No ID.

Hannah Williams & The Affirmations

We closed out the first hour with a classic from the legendary Chicago singer Terry Callier and new music from Sudan Archives debut album “Athena” released on Stones Throw Records.

In the second hour, we played new cuts from production duo TNGHT forthcoming EP, drum n’ bass producer London Elektricity, Swindle, Rhymesayers Nikki Jean, Chicago’s Ness Heads, Kojey Radical CocoRosie and more.

We started the hour with the latest from Lunice and Hudson Mohawke aka TNGHT. The duo will be releasing a new EP later in November.

For the drum n’ bass fans, we featured new music from the co-founder of Hospital Records Tony Colman aka Lonon Elektricity. We played “Empty Seat At The Table” from his new album “Building Better Worlds.”

Then the very talented Nikki Jean returns with new music from her latest album “Beautiful Prison” released on the Minneapolis label Rhymesayers. We featured her song “Driver.” The video for the song was shot at my alma mater Howard University, where Nikki also attended.

Check out the rest of this week’s playlist below.

HOUR 1

D’Angelo – “Africa”
Marcell Siahaan – “Adventure of a Lifetime”
Braille & Seafloor – “To Replace”
Teebs – “Daughter Callin’” feat. Pink Siifu
Moses Boyd – “Stranger Than Fiction”
Erik Truffaz – “Reflections” feat. Jose James
Michael Kiwanuka – “Solid Ground”
Ego Ella May – “How Far”
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations – “What Can We Do?”
Celeste – “Coco Blood”
4Hero & Jack Davey – “Take My Time”
Terry Callier – “You’re Goin’ Miss Your Candyman”
Sudan Archives – “Coming Up”

HOUR 2

Baauer – “Way from Me” feat. Tirzah
TNGHT – “Dollaz”
SebastiAn – “Sober” feat. Bakar
London Elektricity – “Empty Seat At The Table” feat. Whiney
Swindle – “California” feat. Etta Bond & Kojey Radical
Nikki Jean – “Driver”
Jacklyn – “Summertime”
Kojey Radical – “Cashmere Tears”
Ness Heads – “Pull Me Up”
CocoRosie – “Smash My Head”
Lapalux – “Earth”
Floating Points – “Bias”
Robert Glasper – “Endangered Black Woman” feat. Andra Day, Staceyann Chin
Michael Kiwanuka – “Hero”
Sudan Archives – “Honey”
Oscar Jerome – “Lizard Street”

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Listen to new music from Little Dragon, The Bad Plus, Xavier Omar and more

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On this week’s Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured new music from Winton Marsalis, The Bad Plus, The Midnight Hour, Zero 7, Little Dragon, Hemlock Ernst, Xavier Omar & Sango, Tiana Major9 & EARTHGANG and more.

Ana Mazzotti

In the first hour, we featured music from Brazilian samba-jazz artist Ana Mazzotti. The label Far Out Recording recently reissued her amazing 1974 debut album “Ninguem Vai Me Segurar.” We played Ana’s sublime version of “Feel Like Makin’ Love” originally recorded by Roberta Flack.

Then we played a new song from Winton Marsalis. The song, “Delilah” comes from the soundtrack to the film “Motherless Brooklyn” written, produced and directed by Edward Norton. The soundtrack also features a song by Thom Yorke and Flea.

Following Winton Marsalis, we featured a track from the latest album “Activate Infinity” from The Bad Plus. The jazz trio will be performing at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music on Dec. 6.

Then The Midnight Hour (Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge) returns with a new song titled “Harmony” featuring Loren Oden. The release is in support of an upcoming tour. Zero 7 graced our playlist with a new single featuring Jem Cook. The band is currently re-issuing their back catalog and recently re-released their esteemed 2004 album “When It Falls” as a deluxe heavyweight vinyl package.

We also played new music from the rap project “Back at the House” from Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring aka Hemlock Ernst and producer Kenny Segal. Then from the upcoming soundtrack for the film “Queen & Slim,” we featured the single “Collide” from Tiana Major9 and Earthgang. The soundtrack will also feature new music from Lauryn Hill, Syd from The Internet, Megan The Stallion and more.

We wrapped up the first hour with new tracks from Little Dragon and Xavier Omar & Sango.

In the second half of the show, we introduced a new artist by the name of Terrell Hines. Hines is a songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer who recently signed to Capitol Records and dropped his debut EP titled “St. Mark Rd.”

Terrell Hines
Terrell Hines

Then we heard the song “Supernova” from one to watch Los Angeles-based Sunni Colon. The song is full of warm vibes that will keep the fall temperatures at bay.

Finally, we played new music from Hamilton star Daveed Diggs and his group clipping. Check out the full tracklisting for the show below.

Tracklisting

HOUR 1

fLako – “Lonely Town”
Ana Mazzotti – “Feel Like Making Love”
Wynton Marsalis – “Delilah” feat. Joe Farnsworth, Russell Hall, Isaiah J. Thompson & Jerry Weldon
BADBADNOTGOOD – “Lavendar” feat. Kaytranada
The Bad Plus – “Avail”
The Midnight Hour – “Harmony” feat. Loren Oden
Zero 7 – “Swimmers” feat. Jem Cooke
Andrew Applepie & Dario Lessing – “Swordfighter”
Hemlock Ernst & Kenny Segal – “Bless The Fire”
Tiana Major9 x EARTHGANG – “Collide”
Sea Moya – “Blown” feat. Thanya Iyer
Monogem – “Soy Lo Que Soy
Monsune – “Outta My Mind”
Little Dragon – “Tongue Kissing”
Xavier Omar & Sango – “Struck!”

HOUR 2

Jesse Boykins III – “Indie Girls” feat. Kilo Kish and Little Simz
Terrell Hines – “Get Up”
Franc Moody – “Terra Firma”
DJ Rashad & Gant-Man – “Heaven Sent”
Sunni Colon – “Supernova”
Mark Pritchard & Steve Spacek – “Turn It On”
Slick Shoota – “Keep Bussin’”
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – “Peacock” feat. Dane Orr
Battles – “IZM” feat. Shabazz Palaces
clipping. – “Nothing is Safe”
Haleek Maul – “Ceiling Fan”
ALA.NI – “Differently”
Lakou Mizik & 79rs Gang – “Iko Kreyol (Krewe Du Kanaval Mix)” feat. Regine Chassagne, Win Butler and Preservation Hall Jazz Band”
SebastiAn – “Run For Me” feat. Gallant
Ben Esser – “Stripes” feat. Diako & emawk
Barbara Moore – “Steam Heat”

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Listen to new music from Nicole Bus, TNGHT, Sudan Archives and Caribou

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On this week’s Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured new music from Anderson .Paak’s band The Free Nationals, Kendrick Lamar collaborator Anna Wise, Caribou, Sudan Archives, Tawiah, Nicole Bus, the production duo TNGHT, Ego Ella May, Waajeed, Jacques Greene and more.

Nicole Bus
Nicole Bus | Courtesy of the artist

The legendary “Barefoot Diva,” Cesaria Evora kicked off the show with a remix of “Angola” produced by Pepe Bradock followed by Canada’s The SoulJazz Orchestra.

Then we dropped a brand new song from Kendrick Lamar collaborator and GRAMMY award-winning musician and producer Anna Wise and her new album “As I Were Forever.” We played the track “Count My Blessings” featuring Denzel Curry.

Then we dipped down south to Atlanta for the 2013 single “Slippin” from singer Bosco, who has featured music on the HBO show “Insecure.” She currently runs the creative agency SLUG.

Then we played “Rain,” the first of two songs we featured from Nicole Bus’ Roc Nation debut album “Kairos.” Nicole Bus had a big hit with her debut single “You,” which featured a sample of Wu-Tang Clan’s “C.R.E.A.M” and was a tribute to black men.

Producer Dan Snaith aka Caribou returned with “Home,” which features a sample of a Gloria Barnes’ song of the same name. This is Caribou’s first release since 2014.

Then we played a new track from the highly anticipated debut album “Athena” from violinist, singer, songwriter and producer Sudan Archives. We shared the genre-bending tune “Glorious.”

Then we featured an artist since the beginning of Rhythm Lab Radio in 2005. Her name is Tawiah and she just dropped her debut album “Starts Again.” This UK singer has collaborated with everyone from Cinematic Orchestra, Blood Orange, Mark Ronson, Kindness, Cee-Lo, Wiley, Zed Bias and Eric Lau. And now it is her time to shine. Definitely check out her single “Recreate.”

Tawiah

Check out the full playlist for this week’s show below.

HOUR 1

Cesaria Evora – “Angola (Bateau Ivre Rework by Pepe Bradock)”
The Souljazz Orchestra – “Black Orchid”
Anna Wise – “Count My Blessings” feat. Denzel Curry
Bosco – “Slippin”
Nicole Bus – “Rain”
Billy Paul – “Let The Dollar Circulate”
Steve Spacek – “Dollar”
Caribou – “Home”
Can – “Vitamin C”
Sudan Archives – “Glorious”
Abjo – “The Other Life”
Lynda Dawn – “Move”
Cassy – “Strange Relationship”
Tawiah – “Recreate”
Free Nationals & Chronixx – “Eternal Light”
Catching Flies – “Daymarks”

HOUR 2

Lizzo – “Faded”
LTJ Bukem – “Horizon (Specialist Sound Bootleg)”
Nu:Tone – “Invisible” feat. 4Hero & Natalie Williams
Waajeed – “Lotta Bounce”
Jacques Greene – “For Love”
Kraak & Smaak – “Soul Liberator” feat. Sanguita
Claudia Jones – “Drama Free Zone”
Nicole Bus – “Comfort Me”
Lloyd – “Get It Shawty(Lakim Remix)”
TNGHT – “Serpent”
Sam Binga – “AYO” feat. Redders
Amy Winehouse – “In My Bed (Bugz in The Attic Remix)”
Kllo – “Back To You”
Ego Ella May – “Underwater”

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These women are shaping the future of R&B

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On this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we spotlighted women who are shaping the future of R&B. We featured music from Cleo Sol, Ari Lennox, Ama Lou, Mahalia, Fatima, Audrey, Baby Rose, Celeste, Swsh, Greentea Peng, Amber Mark, Rhi, Savannah Cristina, Hope Tala and more.  

We also featured new music from Too Many Zooz, Danny Brown, Rhi, Shigeto, Ryan Hemsworth and EARTHGANG.

Ama Lou

We kicked off the show with one of the artists who is definitely shaping the future of R&B, Kadhja Bonet. Her blend of psychedelic soul, jazz and electronic music is one of kind and she reminds me a little of the iconic Minnie Riperton. We played her song “Mother Maybe” from one of my favorite albums from 2018 “Childqueen.”

Jazz trumpeter Jaimie Branch graced us with music from her new album “Fly or Die II,” which is a follow-up to her 2015 debut “Fly or Die.” Then we imported the Afro-Carribean sounds of The Bong Hop, a creation of trumpeter of Etienne Sevet. We continue our jazz streak with a song from producer Shigheto’s latest project “Versions.” If you will be in Chicago on Oct. 19, you can catch Shigeto along with Chicago duo Drama at Smartbar celebrating Ghostly International’s 20th anniversary.

Just in time for Halloween, we shared new music from New York’s Too Many Zooz latest project “ZombiEP.” Then we played “Night Drive” from Ari Lennox, an artist who is putting her own stamp on R&B. Following Ari, we featured an epic tune from Holland Andrews aka Like a Villain, a NYC based vocalist, composer and performer who uses her voice in unique and amazing ways. Check out her latest album “What Makes Vulnerability Good.”

We also heard from UK singer Ama Lou, another artist who is shaping the future of R&B. Straight out of Atlanta, we featured the song “In Your Arms” from Baby Rose from her latest album “To Myself.” Plus we played new music from North Carolina’s L’Orange & Chicago’s Jeremiah Jae. The track you heard was called “Dead Battery” and it came from “Complicate Your Life With Violence.” It is the follow-up to their debut album “The Night Took Us In Like Family.”

Check out the full playlist for this week’s show and then check out our special Spotify playlist spotlighting women who are shaping the future of R&B.

HOUR 1

Kadhja Bonet – “Mother Maybe”
Jaimie Branch – “Simple Silver Surfer”
Cleo Sol – “Why Don’t You”
Shigeto – “MCW”
The Bongo Hop – “L’Autre Quai”
Too Many Zooz – “Showdown”
Danny Brown – “uknowhatimsain”
Mourning [A] Blkstar – “Harms”
Ari Lennox – “Night Drive”
Like A Villain – “You Got It”
L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae – “Dead Battery”
Baby Rose – “In Your Arms”
Ama Lou – “Tried Up”
Celeste – “She’s My Sunshine”

HOUR 2

Rosie Lowe – “How’d You Like It”
Ama Lou – “Northside”
Fatima – “Westside”
Savannah Cristina – “What You Won’t Do”
Mahalia – “Hide Out”
Emily King – “Can’t Hold Me (Machinedrum Remix)”
Amber Mark – “Put You On (MJ Cole Remix)” feat. DRAM
Audrey – “Souffle”
Swsh – “How You Feel”
Greentea Peng – “Mr. Sun (miss da sun)”
Rhi – “Plain Jane”
Hope Tala – “Lovestained”
Danny Brown – “Theme Song”
Lapalux – “Earth”
Romare – “Rainbow (Club)”
Ryan Hemsworth – “Machine Manners”
EARTHGANG – “Swivel”
Rapsody – “Myrlie” feat. Mereba

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Listen to new music from DJ Shadow, Robert Glasper, Sudan Archives and Arlo Parks

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On this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured new music from DJ Shadow, Japanese jazz supergroup Ronin Arkestra, Young M.A., rising UK artist Arlo Parks, Sudan Archives, The Comet is Coming, Robert Glasper and Cashmere Cat.

Robert Glasper

We started the show off with a brand new track from Chicago native Kid Sister. Followed by music from a previously unreleased album from John Coltrane titled “Blue World.”

We also featured new music from the electronic-jazz outfit The Comet is Coming. The song we played was called Lifeforce Part II and it is from a six-song project called “The Afterlife” which is a companion to their 2019 full-length “Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery.”

Then we jumped into brand new music from the jazz supergroup Ronin Arkestra featuring Mark De Lowe and members of Cro Magnon, Sleepwalker, Kyoto Jazz Sextet, Kyoto Jazz Massive, WONK and Sauce81. They just released a new album titled “Sonkei.” Speaking of Japanese jazz, I also played a track from the jazz-punk group Soil and Pimp Sessions. The song, “Phantom of Franklin Avenue” comes from a soundtrack for an Anime series called BEM that the group recorded.

You also heard in the mix the song “Anywhere” which is the latest from UK singer/songwriter Hope Tala who blends R&B with Bossa Nova. Following Hope is an artist out of the UK who we have featured in the past and now she is getting love from places like The Guardian and The Fader. Her name is Arlo Parks and she an artist to keep your eyes and ears on. We featured her new single “Second Guessing.”

Check out the full playlist below.

Tracklisting

HOUR 1

Kid Sister – “Long Way Back”
John Coltrane – “Village Blues (Take 1)”
Ronin Arkestra – “Tempestuous Temperaments
Kassa Overall – “What’s New With You”
The Comet Is Coming – “Lifeforce Part II”
Soil & Pimp Sessions – “Phantom of Franklin Avenue”
Bob James – “Nautilus”
Monster Rally – “Menagerie”
Hope Tala – “Anywhere”
Arlo Parks – “Second Guessing”
Wilma Vritra – “Shallow Grave”
Sudan Archives – “Confessions”
Zeb Samuels – “Lost In My Dreams”
Samba De La Muerte – “Side By Side”

HOUR 2

Massive Attack – “Safe From Harm”
DJ Shadow – “Rosie”
Cashmere Cat – “Back For You”
J-E-T-S – “Potions” feat. Dawn Richards
MaLLy – “Applause”
Buscabulla – “Vamono”
SBTRKT – “Something Goes Right”
Machinedrum – “Let It (Machinedrum Remix)” feat. Melo-X
Drama – “Hold On”
Cookin’ On 3 Burners – “Feel Good, Inc.”
The 100 Knights Orchestra – “Soul Fugue”
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – “Palmolive” feat. Pusha T and Killer Mike
Robert Glasper – “This Changes Everything” feat. Buddy, Denzel Curry, Terrance Martin, James Poynser
Young M.A. – “Sober Thoughts” feat. Max YB

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Rhythm Lab Radio spotlights Chicago’s jazz, soul, hip-hop, house and footwork scenes

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On this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we explored the rich Chicago music scene in honor of our new second home on Vocalo, Chicago’s Urban Alternative station every Thursday evening beginning Oct. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Rhythm Lab Radio got its start over 14 years ago on The Current from Minnesota Public Radio and has called 88Nine Radio Milwaukee home for the past 12 years. And now we get to share our musical mission of redefining the urban sound in Chicago.  

We dived into music from the soulful psychedelic sounds of The Rotary Connection to the iconic sound of Chicago house to the rapid rhythm of footwork to the city’s genre-bending jazz artists. Plus we feature new music from Danny Brown, Sam T Herring aka Hemlock Ernst, Moon Boots and more.

Makaya McCraven | photo credit: David Marques

We kicked off the episode with a classic from Chicago’s own Rotary Connection, a band that formed back in the mid ’60s and included the legendary singer Minnie Riperton as one of its members.

We also featured Chicago music from the pioneer of Afrofuturistic music, Sun Ra and His Arketstra, Chicago house music legends Mr. Fingers and Marshall Jefferson. Then we highlighted some amazing Chicago jazz from the likes of Makaya McCraven, Damon Locks and Ben LaMar Gay. We also touched on some indie soul from rising singer/songwriter Kaina and Sen Morimoto. And we also played some footwork from DJ Tre and the late DJ Rashad. Finally, we gave props to the Chicago hip-hop scene with tracks from Mick Jenkins, Saba and Ric Wilson.

Tracklisting

HOUR 1

The Rotary Connection – “I Am The Black Gold of The Sun”
Sun Ra And His Arkestra – “Love In Outer Space”
Ben LaMar Gay – “Swim Swim”
Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble – “The Color That Brings You”
Makaya McCraven – “Black Lion” feat. Brandee Younger, Tomeka Reid, Derzon Douglas, Joel Ross
Mick Jenkins – “Drowning” feat. BADBADNOTGOOD
Jaimie Branch – “Theme Nothing”
Jamila Woods – “VRY BLK”
KAINA – “Green”
Hemlock Ernst & Kenny Segal – “Down”
Saba – “Smile”
Sen Morimoto – “People Watching”
The Stylle Band – “If You Love Me”

HOUR 2

Mr. Fingers – “Can You Feel It”
Moon Boots – “Juanita” feat. Kaleena Zanders
Marshall Jefferson – “Move Your Body”
Ben Westbeech – “So Good Today (Yoruba Soul Remix)”
Africa Hitech – “Out In The Streets”
DJ Tre – “Dnb Funk”
DJ Rashad – “Let U Know”
Edseven – “Freaky (Meet Me Halfway)” feat. Colonel Red
Ric Wilson – “Soul Bounce”
High Contrast – “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”
Danny Brown – “Best Life”
Teedra Moses – “Be Your Girl (Kaytranada remix)”

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Listen to new music from John Coltrane, Velvet Negroni, FKA Twigs, and more

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On this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we had a special Live From The Lab with Minneapolis artist Velvet Negroni, who recently dropped his debut album “Neon Brown” on 4AD.

We also featured new music from Moonchild, Mahalia, Bob Moses, FKA Twigs, Sampa The Great, Kindness and Brainfeeder artist Salami Rose Joe Louis. Plus, we played a track from a previously unreleased album from John Coltrane.

Velvet Negroni
Colin Michael Simmons Velvet Negroni | photo credit: Colin Michael Simmons

In the first hour, we sat down with Velvet Negroni, the alter-ego of creative polymath Jeremy Nutzman. He just released the experimental R&B album “Neon Brown” on 4AD. He also performed a few songs from the album in front of a live audience.

Raised in an outer suburb of the Twin Cities, Jeremy Nutzman — a black kid adopted into a white evangelical Christian family — split his formative years between classical piano lessons and late night jam sessions. A duality that permeates every corner of his music, with forthcoming album “NEON BROWN” thriving in the borderlands between indie rock and R&B. Having already notched writing credits for Kanye West and Kid Cudi, plus a forthcoming feature on Bon Iver’s next album, Velvet Negroni spent summer touring with Tame Impala, including two nights at Madison Square Garden.

Tracklisting

HOUR 1

Jackson Conti – “Upa Neguinho”
John Coltrane – “Blue World”
Shafiq Husayn – “Cylcles” feat. Hiatus Kaiyote
Platinum Pied Pipers – “I Got You” feat. Tiombe Lockhart
Moonchild – “Wise Women”

-Live From The Lab With Velvet Negroni –

HOUR 2

RSL – “Wesley Muisc”
Sampa The Great – “Any Day” feat. Whosane
Spacek – “Eve (Remix)”
ESG – “U.F.O”
Mahalia – “What You Did” feat. Ella Mai
Bob Moses – “Back Down (Hayden James Remix)”
DJ Rashad – “Acid Bit” feat. Addison Groove
Martyn – “Viper”
fLako – “Kuku”
FKA Twigs – “holy terrain” feat. Future
Kindness – “Softness as a Weapon”
Omar & Zed Bias – “Dancing”
Bones Thugs ’n’ Harmony – “1st of Tha Month (K&D session)”
Salami Rose Joe Louis – “Earth Creature”

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Listen to new music from Raphael Saadiq, Black Milk and more

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On this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured new music from the Australian band Tora, Moodymann, Black Milk, Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime, sir Was and more. We also featured two new tracks from Raphael Saadiq’s upcoming album “Jimmy Lee.”

Plus, in the second hour, we put together a little Drum & Bass mix featuring Goldie, Roni Size, Shy FX, High Contrast, LTJ Bukem and more!

Listen to the show below.

Raphael Saadiq

Tracklisting

HOUR 1

Hugh Masekela – “The Boy’s Doin’ It”
Nate Mercereau – “Zalatwic”
Zero 7 – “Somersault” feat. Sia
GoGo Penguin – “Raven”
sir Was – “No Giving Up”
Raphael Saadiq – “Glory to the Veins” feat. Ernest Turner
Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime – “Mages Sages II”
Jesse Boykins III – “Indie Girls” feat. Kilo Kish & Little Simz
Tora & Anna Boi – “Control”
Jacques Greene, Cadence Weapon & Justin Strauss – “Silencio”
Black Milk – “Tyme”
Elderbrook – “Be There Soon”
Moodymann – “Got Me Coming Back Rite Now” feat. Amp Fiddler
Gabriel Garzon-Montano – “Bombo Fabrika (Remix)” feat. Little Simz
Fatima – “Attention Span of a Cookie”

HOUR 2

Raphael Saadiq – “So Ready”
Goldie – “Inner City Life”
CLIPZ – “Down 4(Extended Mix)”
DJ Marky & S.P.Y. – “Mystic Sunset”
High Contrast – “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”
Shy Fx -“Plastic Soul”
Roni Size & Reprazent – “Railing”
LTJ Bukem – “Atlantis (Marky & S.P.Y. Rework)”
Chase & Status – “Love’s Theme”
Ive Mendes – “Nao Vou Fugir (DJ Marky & XRS Mainline Mix)”
Shy Fx – “Raver” feat. Kano, Donae’o & Roses Gabor
YBN – Cordae – “Family Matters” feat. Arin Ray
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers – “People Make The World Go Round

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