After jump starting his 2013 with some 2dopeleaks, Black Milk makes his formal introduction into the new year with Synth Or Soul, the first installment of his Fuzz, Freqs & Colors (FFC) collaboration with illustrator Upendo “Pen” Taylor. The project is set to go on sale April 23rd (pre-orders available now) but Computer Ugly is proving a full stream now (which I’ve included after the jump).
I told y’all we’d be hearing more from Black Milk this year. And for his next release, Black is teaming up with illustrator Upendo “Pen” Taylor (Nike, Gatorade, etc) for a “music-meets-visual” inststrumental/art series called Fuzz Freqs & Colors (or FFC for short). The dual-instrumental you can hear below is the first preview of Synth Or Soul; the first volume from the series dropping April 20th (pre-orders available now).
Although he’s getting a late start, Black Milk has a barrage of music on the horizon for 2013. Starting with the release of his double single “Sunday’s Best / Mondays Worst” which is available for purchase here.
With just a few months (March 12) before Adrian Younge & The Delfonics release their collab project, Black Milk takes the single and flips it while recruiting Souls of Mischief to rock over the remix. (2)Dope! Shouts to Vice on the premiere.
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Who, exactly, is in Slum Village these days outside of the only (alive, sad to say) original member T3? Anyways, here’s the latest offering off the Vil’s upcoming Dirty Slums 2 tape dropping January 29th.
In the latest edition of Bling47‘s J Dilla breakdowns, fellow Detroiter (and some would say heir) Black Milk switches us on to the sample from “Fantastic Interlude” by Slum Village. Their breakthrough LP Fantastic Vol. 2 is known (no small thanks to our own ?uestlove) as one of the all-time classics of underground hip-hop, particularly the track known as “Fantastic Intro” (just ask D’Angelo). But this interlude–also known as “Fantastic 3″–from its predecessor, Vol. 1 is a special favorite of true Slum Vill connoisseurs and Dilla’s flip of “Age of Aquarius” (as in the dawning of) from Moog Machine‘s Switched-On Rock LP is a blueprint for the artform, not to mention a gateway drug for many an early SV adopter–including Milk himself.
Remember when Black Milk linked up with Jack White a while back? Well, during their time together Black recorded a project at Jack’s Third Man Records in Nashville. You can actually hear the entire thing below and if you’re feeling it click that “Buy 12″ Vinyl” button you see.
2. Long Story Short
3. Say Something
4. Black and Brown
5. So Gone
6. Welcome (Gotta Go)
7. Round of Applause
8. Give The Drummer Sum
Today, enjoy the final episode (#3) where you get a behind the scenes look at tour life with Black Milk. He also talks about his career in 2012, his expanding fan base, and drops a couple of hints regarding his next album, hopefully dropping in 2013.
Black Milk recently finished his US “Claps&Slaps” Tour alongside J. Pinder and ADd+. FLüD Watches and director Erick Lee traveled with Black Milk throughout the US to document the tour, capturing live performance footage, and more. Enjoy episode 2 where Black Milk talks about record digging and his process for sampling records. Director Erick Lee also captured some funny moments while shopping for records with Black Milk and band at Groove Merchant in San Francisco.