Kamasi Washington Performs “Street Figher Mas” On KCRW [Watch]

first_imgOn Friday, contemporary jazz torch-bearer Kamasi Washington officially released his new double album, Heaven And Earth, marking Washington’s first release since his 2017 audiovisual concept EP Harmony of Difference and his first full-length effort since his aptly named 2015 effort, The Epic.Ahead of the album’s release, Kamasi shared a number of visual clips, including a pair of one-minute videos that help elicit the celestial beauty of Heaven (“The Space Travelers Lullaby”) and the stark human urgency of Earth (“Fists of Fury”) and a full music video for Street Fighter-inspired single “Street Fighter Mas”. “Street Fighter Mas” might be the most commercially appealing of the new songs, inspired by the 1987 arcade game Street Fighter, and written to be the game’s imagined theme song. It’s funked-out and totally bad ass.“When I was young, I was obsessed with Street Fighter!” Kamasi wrote in a recent Twitter post about the song. “I thought I would be a professional gamer, so I made a theme song. I still imagine it playing when I walk into a tournament, like I’m entering a boxing ring.”To celebrate the new release, Kamasi and his eight-piece band stopped by KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic to perform an incredible version of “Street Fighter Mas.” Watch the live performance below:[Video: KRCW]You can also listen to Heaven And Earth in its entirety below via Spotify:Kamasi Washington – Heaven And Earth – Full Albumlast_img read more

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Mac Miller Tribute Concert Featuring John Mayer, Thundercat, Anderson .Paak, & More To Be Webcast

first_imgthundercat and john mayer jamming out in memory of mac miller is a whole mood pic.twitter.com/zVLfQCSAoK— (@mattwhitlockPM) October 29, 2018[H/T The Fader] Following Mac Miller’s extremely untimely death in September, an all-star cast of musicians announced a collaborative tribute to the young rapper’s life and memory. Dubbed Mac Miller: A Celebration Of Life, the tribute will feature John Mayer, Action Bronson, Anderson .Paak, Chance The Rapper, Domo Genesis, Dyan Reynolds, Earl Sweatshirt, J.I.D, Miguel, Njomza, Schoolboy Q, SZA, Thundercat, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, Vince Staples, and more at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre on Wednesday, October 31st. Now, Mac Miller’s camp has announced a live stream of the show, so people around the world can join in honoring a young talent gone too soon.Join us for the livestream of Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life on 10/31 at 6:30pm PT. The event will benefit The Mac Miller Circles Fund to support youth arts & community-building programs in Mac Miller’s memory. Visit https://t.co/zM41C0Je0L to donate. https://t.co/s7cZYmGzkS— Mac (@MacMiller) October 29, 2018The concert will benefit Mac Miller’s Circles Fund. The foundation notes that “in honor of Malcolm’s commitment to the arts, The Mac Miller Circles Fund will provide programming, resources and opportunities to youth from underserved communities, helping them recognize their full potential through exploration in the arts and community building.”Of all the high-profile participants scheduled to appear, John Mayer’s inclusion seems perhaps the most surprising. However, Mayer has been vocal in his admiration toward Mac Miller in the weeks following his death. As Mayer noted in a heartfelt Instagram post about the young artist,This was going to be Mac Miller’s year. He made a quantum leap in his music. That’s incredibly hard to do, to evolve and get better and more focused while your career is already underway. You don’t get there without a lot of work, and Mac had put the work in. I didn’t expect to play on his album the day he played some songs for me at his house, but when I heard “Small Worlds,” I gave it a short, chirpy little “yup,” which is the highest praise I can give a track. It means we don’t need to say another word, it’s going down. I grabbed the nearest guitar in the room and within a couple of hours we had finished a tune that made me so incredibly happy to have a part in, not to mention we established a nice little friendship. He was so funny I just kind of stopped typing “LOL” back in our texts. Mac was, to me, on permanent LOL status. I gave him whatever guidance I thought I had the right to, having been through the press ringer in the past and wanting him to understand that none of that noise could ever really take a bite out of the music he was about to put out.The last time I saw him, he was playing Hotel Cafe’ in Los Angeles for a crowd of 100 people. He was nervous, and honest about it with the audience. I thought that was so endearing, especially seeing as he would go on to play one of the best sets I’d seen in a very long time. His band was unreal. You gotta know that if you weren’t familiar with Mac Miller, you were about to be, whether you would have seen him at a festival, or a friend was going to catch a show and tell everyone they knew about it (like I did.) Mac put in the work. He made his best album and formed the band that was weeks away from becoming a breakout live sensation. Believe me when I say that. I send my love and support to everyone who knew him better, because what relative little I did, I just adored.last_img read more

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Even with Blakely in tow, slumping TNT still needs locals to step up

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Struggling at 2-4, the KaTropa have tapped former Best Import Marqus Blakely to help them get out of their misery but they are aware that he can’t do it all by himself.“The first thing that I told my team is that Marqus is not our savior,” said deputy Eric Gonzales, who is in charge of the team with head coach Nash Racela on leave, in an article on the PBA’s website. “He will just help us so we must help him, too, to be effective.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBlakely is a proven winner in the PBA having led the Purefoods franchise to the 2013 and 2014 Governors’ Cup.It has been a tough campaign so far for TNT, which sent home first import Glover was sent home after just one game, where he put up 11 points and 15 rebounds in the 103-90 to sister team NLEX. PacMay2? Mayweather says he’s coming back to fight Pacquiao this year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil It’s only been five games into the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup, but TNT has already sent two imports packing after Stacy Davis and Mike Glover failed to meet expectations.ADVERTISEMENT The KaTropa then had Davis take his turn but the team went 1-3 with him on the roster.Gonzales, who oversaw the KaTropa’s 118-114 win over Columbian, said that the locals will still play a big part with Blakley in tow.“He’s already used to the PBA and that’s one thing that is very encouraging, but the bulk of the effectiveness of Marqus depends on the locals,” said Gonzales. “It’s all about playing together as a team and helping each other out.”“It’s all about having the initiative individually to really reach out because we started really flat. It’s no longer who coaches or who the import is but it’s really on us.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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