Girl Talk hints at collabo EP
Though details are currently scarce, Pittsburgh-native Gregg Gillis better known as mash-up wizard Girl Talk has announced his upcoming project, a collaborative EP tentatively titled Broken Ankles with rapper Freeway. "Philly Freezer" has kept relatively quiet on the partnering so far, save for a series of retweets and the somewhat cryptic "reinvent yourself."
In other news, Gillis recently sat down with MTV Hive to discuss his 6th LP, which he said was currently in the "prep phrase" and aiming to incorporate more "traditional production." Even with this new focus on "experimentation", Gillis is promising a record that's "sonically similar" to what's come before.
The aforementioned Broken Ankles EP would not be Girl Talk's first foray into the rap world, as he previously collaborated with Dipset-original Jim Jones on the booming soul of "Believe in Magic" which you can check out below.
Boldy James teams with Odd Future/Da$h
Detroit hardhead Boldy James has a new album out October 15 through Decon/Mass Appeal and today we've been given the latest taste of the LP, entirely produced by the Alchemist. The subdued sample of "Reform School" gives James and guests: Earl Sweatshirt (a self-pronounced fan), Domo Genesis, and Da$h ample time to stretch out and s*** talk. "Speak soft, sock a fan" Earl laconically spits in his verse, and the beat here captures the perfect headspace between laying back and lashing out.
My 1st Chemistry set is out October 15 and will also feature: Action Bronson, Freeway, and Vince Staples among others.
Over the weekend, the "world of the Plastic Beach" was temporarily revitalized, when Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn delivered the previously unheard take "Whirlwind" during his guest-DJ spot of BBC Radio 2. A holdover from the Plastic Beach sessions, the instrumental "Whirlwind" features the Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music. The orchestra performs alternating exploratory and elegiac music, before the string section wafts away into the air after an all-too-short minute and 41 seconds.
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