Listen to new music from Frank Ocean and Solange collaborator John Carroll Kirby

Listen to new music from Frank Ocean and Solange collaborator John Carroll Kirby

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On this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured new music from Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela, Rosalia, Celeste, young rapper Rae Kahlil (Netflix’s “Rhythm & Flow”) and more.

We celebrated the 20th anniversary of D’Angelo’s groundbreaking album “Voodoo.” We also play classic cuts from Teena Marie and Leon Haywood and an amazing cover of Radiohead’s “Everything In Its Right Place” by Osunlade.

Listen to the show and view the tracklisting below.

John Carroll Kirby
John Carroll Kirby |Photo credit: Eddie Chacon / Stones Throw Records

We also played new music from John Carroll Kirby’s forthcoming debut album “The Garden,” which is set to release this Spring on Stones Throw Records.

Kirby is a go-to collaborator for artists ranging from experimental auteurs Bat for Lashes and Connan Mockasin to pop stars Harry Styles and Kali Uchis, and R&B innovators Solange and Frank Ocean. “My Garden” is a collection of songs written, recorded and produced entirely by Kirby.

We played his first single “Blueberry Beads.”

From John: “The song starts the album off upbeat, drawing inspiration from Japanese computer jazzer Yoshio Suzuki … I’m trying to find the depth in being playful, the humanity in technology. I recorded the piano with iPhone voice memos and the flutes are samples instead of a real player. Imagine late ’60s Herbie Hancock played by Sophia, the humanoid AI.”

Tracklisting

HOUR 1

D’Angelo – “Untitled (How Does It Feel)”
Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela – “We’ve Landed”
Afro Social Club – “Archfoe”
Sault – “Living in America”
Daniel T. – “Gravura”
James Reese & The Progressions – “Let’s Go (It’s Summertime)”
Scrimshire – “The Socials” feat. Soothsayers
Mourning [A] Blkstar – “Hold Me”
Yandhi – “Just One Look”
Rosalia – “Juro Que”
QUIN – “Sticky Situation”
Sango & Xavier Omar – “Sweet Holy Honey”
John Carroll Kirby – “Blueberry Beads”

HOUR 2

Osunlade – “Everything In It’s Right Place” feat. Erro
Celeste – “Stop The Flame”
Teena Marie – “Portuguese Love”
Leon Haywood – “I Wanna Do Something Freaky To You”
Werkha – “The Key”
sweetestcape – “High For Heads”
Sotomayor – “Meneate pa mi”
Monogem – “Soy Lo Que Soy”
Rae Khalil – “Firefly”
Cards & Sita – “All Over Me”
MJ Cole – “Cray Love”
Skream – “Under The City Lights” feat. Sam Frank
Roman GianArthur – “Real Love, No Shade”
Flying Lotus – “See Thru You”

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