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Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty

Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty Sub Pop: 2014 After receiving wide critical acclaim for their Sub Pop debut, Black Up, Shabazz Palaces return with Lese Majesty, a record that finds few stylistic antecedents to their back-catalog. When asked what the follow-up…

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Stream Shabazz Palaces’ New Album ‘Lese Majesty’ In Its Entirety

We’re just eight days away from the release of Shabazz Palaces‘ new album, Lese Majesty. While a few singles have emerged from the project to date, I’ve been holding off on listening to them out of respect for what I’m hoping…

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Shabazz Palaces’ EPs To Be Re-Issued On Vinyl

Like any other music fan, I try to keep an eye out for anything related to my favorite acts. In the case of keeping up with Ish Butler and Tendai Maraire’s forward-thinking group Shabazz Palaces, they aren’t the easiest to…

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Stream Chimurenga Renaissance’s ‘Defender Of The Crusades’ EP [Potholes Premiere]

Just last week, we premiered Shabazz Palaces‘ Tendai Maraire aka Chimurenga Renaissance’s video for “It’s Time 4u2go” and today we are sharing another exclusive treat. Before you encounter the next CR full-length release coming later on in the year (yes!), focus your ears…

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Chimurenga Renaissance – “It’s Time 4u2go” [Potholes Video Premiere]

While we are  using are time patiently waiting for another full-length album from Shabazz Palaces, the duo is busy transferring their energy elsewhere from creating out-of-this-world remixes to contributing verses on projects by other fellow acts within the vibrant Seattle music scene. Tendai…

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Video: Shabazz Palaces Perform New Song In Moscow

What could be a better backdrop for a live Shabazz Palaces show than a raging lightening storm? A couple weeks ago in August, Ish & Tendai were performing a set in Moscow at the Faces & Laces festival. An onlooker…

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The Importance Of Sun Ra

“Black people, think about space … f–k the ghetto, think about space!” said Jon Sinclair with excitement in the recent Brother From Another Planet BBC 4 documentary about Sun Ra. He was summing up the jazz legend’s complex mission on…

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Watch Shabazz Palaces Perform Live In The ‘Boiler Room’

Back in May, Shabazz Palaces and their frequent collaborators/Sub Pop labelmates, THEESatisfaction, delivered a Boiler Room performance that was surely incredible. I can say that with confidence because a portion of Shabazz’s set hit the web and to label it…

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Shabazz Palaces – “An Echo From The Hosts That Profess Infinitum” [Video]

As you likely know, “An Echo From The Hosts That Profess Infinitum” stems from Shabazz Palaces‘ phenomenal 2011 album, Black Up. Even though it’s two years old, the track’s lyrics and production remain relevant, especially as other acts have taken on…

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Animal Collective – “New Town Burnout” (Shabazz Palaces Remix)

Animal Collective is currently prepping the release of the Monkey Been to Burn Town remix EP, a project that will support reinterpretations by the likes of Teengirl Fantasy, Gang Gang Dance, Traxman and more. Today, though, we are supplied with…