Shabazz Palaces

Video: Shabazz Palaces – Since C.A.Y.A.

Shabazz Palaces have shared a powerful new video for Since C.A.Y.A., the elastic and transportive track from the group’s acclaimed Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star. The new visual stars Shabazz Palaces’ Palaceer Lazaro with footage shot by director Kahlil Joseph, cinematography by Marcus Reposar, and is helmed by returning collaborator Stephan Gray (“Dawn in… Read more »

319 (Oneohtrix Point Never + Ishmael Butler) – The Rapture

Following a string of mind-bendingly innovative collaborations, Oneohtrix Point Never teams up with longtime inspiration and spiritual rap guru Ishmael Butler of Digable Planets / Shabazz Palaces fame. The two met and produced The Rapture on first meeting this summer, creating the experiment of verses and spine tingling dances of percussion. The track premieres as… Read more »

Shabazz Palaces – Effeminence

Shabazz Palaces’ have delivered Effeminence (ft. Fly Guy Dai of Chimurenga Renaissance), an exalting and luxe new creation from Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines — released alongside its amorphic clone Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star — available July 14 on Sub Pop. Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines was produced by the Palaceer Lazaro and… Read more »

Shabazz Palaces – Julian’s Dream (ode to a bad)

Shabazz Palaces have released Julian’s Dream (ode to a bad) featuring The Shogun Shot, a hypnotic new track from the group’s forthcoming illustrated album, Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines — the monozygotic twin to Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star — available July 14 on Sub Pop. The album, featuring highlights 30 Clip Extension, Julian’s… Read more »

Shabazz Palaces – 30 Clip Extension

Shabazz Palaces will release Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, the group’s fourth album and extra-spatial twin to Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, worldwide on July 14 via Sub Pop Records. The album, featuring highlights 30 Clip Extension, Julian’s Dream (ode to a bad) and Effeminence, includes guest appearances from Fly Guy Dai of Chimurenga… Read more »

Watch Kahlil Joseph’s new short film, Music Is My Mistress

Music Is My Mistress is the latest from Kahlil Joseph, the Grammy-nominated director behind Beyoncé’s Lemonade and videos for Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, FKA twigs and more. The film stars Jesse Williams and Tracie Ellis Ross, and features music from Shabazz Palaces and cellist Kelsey Lu, who’s featured as an actor and performer. “With every… Read more »

Video: Shabazz Palaces – Dawn In Luxor

Shabazz Palaces drop their immersive new video for Dawn In Luxor, a standout track from Lese Majesty. The new visual, which director Stephan Gray dubs a “daydream on a nightwalk,” pairs stunning cinematography and VFX, with footage courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Hubble and Cassini missions. Watch… Read more »

THEESatisfaction – EarthEE

Seattle’s THEESatisfaction follow-up their excellent, yet crazily underrated 2012 debut awE naturalE later this month with a brand new full-length, entitled EarthEE. The Sub Pop-signed duo of Cat + Stas’ forthcoming sophomore effort will feature contributions from labelmates Shabazz Palaces, Meshell Ndegeocello, recent Sub Pop signing Porter Ray and Taylor Brown. The album was produced by… Read more »