Monday, 21 November 2011

LISTEN: Shabazz Palaces

'If Bedouins herded beats instead of goats and settled in Seattle
 instead of the Atlas Mountains, this would be their album.'

That's how Sub Pop describes Black Up, the debut album of first hip-hop act ever signed on the legendary label.  Shabazz Palaces.

The Seattle-based collective, led by Ishmael Butler aka 'Palaceer Lazaro' and Tendai Marair, delivers a noir and dense album, in which Odd Futuristic effusions meet the digital soundscapes of Flying Lotus.

According to the Guardian, Butler is even the cousin of mighty sound artist Gonjasufi. What can one ask for?

So let yourselves be titillated by those 'sub-bass wobble' and go and see them live, along with Theesatisfaction and Okay Deejay at Start the Bus tomorrow night. 8pm-11.30pm


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