In the wake of the presidential election, I’ve been feverishly at work on an album-length interdisciplinary mixtape of new music to benefit the ACLU. My Idols Are Dead and My Enemies Are in Power is available now on a contribute-what-you-wish basis, with all proceeds going to support the ACLU.
The mixtape features artists such as Killer Mike, Moor Mother, Sad13, Billy Woods, Khruangbin, and more. In addition to the musical guests, the project includes contributions from several significant activists, academics, and artists to provide a wide spectrum of perspectives on the current political climate in America, from voices such as Jedediah Purdy, Open Mike Eagle, Sut Jhally, and many more.
Click here to download Idols + Enemies now
Finally, you can listen to Ritualize, the brand new album from Lushlife & CSLSX via Billboard.com. After three years in the making, it’s kind of surreal to have the record out in the world today. While I loved releasing singles over the past few months, Ritualize is very much an album experience, and I’m more hyped than ever for you to finally listen to the record front-to-back.
Head over to Billboard.com right now to listen to Ritualize in full, two days before the official release this Friday, February 19th.
Now you can listen to the latest single from Ritualize, ‘Hong Kong (Lady of Love)’ which features Ariel Pink, over at Noisey. The new joint is one of my favorites from the upcoming LP. With pulsating Juno synths, four-on-the-floor kick, and a blazing sax solo that’s more Michael Mann than Mike Jones, this is new dystopia rap.
Click here to stream ‘Hong Kong (Lady of Love)’ ft. Ariel Pink via Noisey
‘This Ecstatic Cult’ is the latest single from the upcoming Lushlife / CSLSX LP, Ritualize. It’s a joint that takes on broken religious, political, and socioeconomic systems with a fire verse from Killer Mike. But, smooth, electro-soul production and a hypnotic chorus from CSLSX play the counterbalance, betraying an on-the-low summertime banger as Mike and I trade class warfare rhymes.
Click here to stream ‘This Ecstatic Cult ft. Killer Mike’ courtesy of The FADER right now.
Hard to believe, but it’s only been a month since we announced the upcoming Lushlife album, Ritualize. With buzz building faster than expected, we’ve decided to release ‘The Waking World,’ a brand new single featuring our friends, the Swedish shoegaze duo, I Break Horses.
With frenetic but still sublime production from CSLSX, the song is meant to be a surreal exploration of Mark David Chapman’s mindset on the morning he assassinates John Lennon.
Stream it now via tastemaking UK music blog, The Line of Best Fit.