— LUSHLIFE.

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Earlier this summer, I was asked by the Philadelphia Eagles to provide the soundtrack to every home game at Lincoln Financial Field this year. To kick off this strange engagement as Eagles Touchdown Club DJ for the 2015-16 season, I’m spreading the love with a 4+ hour Lushlife-curated Spotify playlist for your Eagles game day tailgates. Hopefully this mix of indie rock gems, hip-hop bangers, and classic jams will get you extra-hyped for the football season.

Click here to stream Eagles Game Day Vol. 1

Artwork by Dewey Saunders // Co-curated with Brendan Lee

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Yeah, Tame Impala’s Currents was one of the LPs I’ve been hyped for all year. Once it came out, I found myself mumbling rhymes to the largely instrumental album-cut, ‘Nangs.’ That compulsion turned into a start-to-finish overnight session a few weeks ago, recontextualizing the joint as though it had always been a golden-era neck-snapper. Last night, Mary Anne Hobbs world premiered the introspective, psych-rap Lushlife flip of Tame Impala’s ‘Nangs’ on her BBC6 Weekend Music Show, so flatteringly calling it, “a masterpiece…”

 

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A few weeks back, we rediscovered this rad video performance and I’m psyched to finally share it. Recorded a year-or-so ago, it’s an at-home weird vibes interpretation of Erik Satie’s ‘Gymnopedie’ featuring myself on piano, Eric Slick from Dr. Dog on percussion & tape recorder, and the homie Keith Hampson on prepared vibraphone and tenori-on. The video was directed by Peter English and edited by Larry DeMark.

Click here to watch Gymnopedie 1.2 via WXPN.

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After a long stretch of silence, you’ll be hearing maybe way too much from me in the coming months. For starters, here’s a jam that I produced (and rapped on) for the homie, Antwon. The track, ‘Jacuzzi’ is built on top of Squarepusher’s so-extra-dope ‘Red Hot Car’ sample and features an outro guitar figure that I “appropriated” from Memory Tapes (sorry).

Click here to watch the weird, Smiths-inspired VHS video for ‘Jacuzzi’

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Late last year, I released a 10+ minute, 4-movement rap epic about the strange Toynbee Tile meta-art conspiracy. The sweeping Toynbee Suite piece features contributions from RJD2, Nightlands, Yikes the Zero, and a full chamber group, while a beautiful making-of documentary was also filmed by the talented team at Shaking Through. Now, an interview about the whole affair airs this week via nationally-syndicated NPR program, Studio 360.

Listen to the Toynbee Suite interview on Studio 360 here.

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