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The LA hip-hop and jazz luminary Terrace Martin has a new album called Drones out today, and he told us all about it in a freewheeling interview with our jazz columnist Phil Freeman touching on Martin’s close personal and professional relationships with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg, and Kamasi Washington. It’s a must-read, and Drones is a must-hear.

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Samantha Whitehead

Back in the ’80s, jazz and hip-hop were often seen as being in conflict. Hip-hop’s locked-in, mechanical funk beats were seen as antithetical to the loose, human swing of jazz. But there were always players who defended the new music, and by the early ’90s jazz artists were attempting crossover projects. They often felt awkward and clumsy. It didn’t start to work until recently, when a generation of musicians who had grown up listening to hip-hop, breathing it like air, took their place in the jazz world.

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Over the last couple years, the enigmatic R&B group Emotional Oranges have built a bit of buzz thanks to a series of EPs. Today, they’re back with a full project called The Juicebox. It’s got eight songs, and each one features a different collaborator. The whole thing kicks off with “All That,” a team-up with Channel Tres first released last year. Becky G and THEY. and several others also appear, and perhaps most notably “Back & Forth” includes a verse from Vince Staples.

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Elizabeth Miranda

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Since dropping “Weedman” back in March, the deeply chill Compton producer and entertainer extraordinaire Channel Tres has been quiet on the solo front, but he recently got two big spotlight moments via an appearance on Disclosure’s new album and a collaboration with Robyn and SG Lewis. Now he’s back to releasing his own stuff; a…

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Robyn will host the fourth edition of her Club Domo DJ nights this Thursday For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

The London producer Sam Lewis, better known as SG Lewis, has made a little bit of a name for himself over the last few years for his collaborations with other artists, ranging from Clairo to Victoria Monét and Khalid. Today, he’s releasing a blockbuster team-up between Robyn and Channel Tres called “Impact.” Following “Chemicals” from…

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With cancellations of large scale entertainment events due to COVID-19, digital music festival Room Service is bringing back the festival experience to quarantined music lovers around the globe on April 24-26. Presented by Trap Nation & Chill Nation with performances by Yungblud, Channel Tres, Pink Sweat$, Chromeo, Zeds Dead, Borgore, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Gallant, Griz, Mt. Joy, Trevor Daniel, RAC, […]