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Charles Bradley's final album and the emotional return of Lorn

Charles Bradley, Black Velvet

On this week's Rhythm Lab Radio, we played music from Leon Bridges latest album, a classic from King Britt featuring Quasimoto, Baauer, an amazing cover of Dilla classic from Abstract Orchestra, Nikki Jean, Detroit techno outfit Underground Resistance aka the Public Enemy of Techno and more.

Listen to the show below to hear these fresh tracks.

In the first hour, we featured new music from the final album from the late, great Charles Bradley.  Titled "Black Velvet," the album will feature ten studio tracks never before included on any full-length album. The album will drop four days after Bradley's birthday, who would have turned 70 this year. The single, "I Feel A Change" also has an emotional video, which you can check out below.

Then, we featured some brand new jazz from UK's Ezra Collective. The group teamed up with rising artist Jorja Smith for the song, "Reason in Disguise." Next, we played another amazing tune titled "Shawty Fishin' (Blame the Net)" from Masego's "TrapHouseJazz" album, "Lady Lady."

In the second hour, we debuted brand new music from Wisconsin's Lorn and his new album, "Remnant."  The album is one of the most emotional releases from the producer.  In a statement on his Facebook Page, Lorn revealed the emotional battles he was waging during the creation of the album.

"it took a lot for me to finish this record. it's the first one i've ever made sober and remotely healthy in mind and body. i don't remember much of making NOTHING ELSE, remember nothing of making ASK THE DUST, and a few rare moments here and there of THE MAZE TO NOWHERE and VESSEL. so many years lost or willfully and recklessly thrown away because of alcohol and/or drug abuse. over a decade of isolation, daily panic attacks and just delaying or worsening the depression, anxiety and who the fuck knows what else. so many times nearly giving up. but creating, fighting through and finishing REMNANT marks the beginning of something new. i can feel it. it's a worn old 3-sided koin that i ripped out of the noise and have tossed down the well with a wish. now it is falling and falling and falling and falling until you might catch it. i hope you enjoy it, take time to find its hidden shapes and discover things i could not see."

We also featured new music from Buenos Aires artist and producer Uji's new project, "Alborada." Uji marries traditional sounds of Latin America and African to create refreshing dance music.

Finally, we shared a track titled "Paper" from a true renaissance woman by the name of Shungudzo. Not only she is singer/songwriter and producer, but she is also a journalist, philanthropist, reality TV star on MTV's Real World, a gymnast who was part of Zimbabwe's national team and a graduate of Stanford University where she studied civil engineering.


Hour one

Outkast - “Liberation” Charles Bradley - “I Feel A Change” Leon Bridges - “Lions” Ezra Collective - “Reason in Disguise” feat Jorja Smith Leyma - “Youtreatme” feat. Amyyoung Biig Piig - “Perdida” King Britt - “Spaces” feat. Quasimoto Baauer - “Way From Me” feat. Tirzah George the Poet Maverick Sabre - “Follow the Leader” feat. Jorja Smith Masego - “Shawty Fishin’ (Blame the Net)” Moses Boyd - “The Balance” Okzharp - “Dear Ribane” Tiombe Lockhart - “The Overtaking” Abstract Orchestra - “Workinonit” Machinedrum - “Hype Up!” Addison Groove - “Just You” feat. Josefina

Hour two

Underground Resistance - “Technology Gap” Lorn - “L’Appel Du Vide” Benga - “Night” Deep Jungle - “Breathe” Uji - “El Colapso Suena” feat. Sof Tot Leonie Pernet - “African Melancholia” Somni - “Overgrown” feat. Nabeyin Shungudzo - “Paper” Nikki Jean - “Pink Lemonade” LayFullstop - “Ying Yang” Rejjie Snow - “Egyptian Luvr” feat. Amine Slope - “Komputa Groove” Sun Ra and His Arkestra - “Love In Outer Space” Photek - “Modus Operandi”

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