It's always been clear how much we love BBNG here at Nextbop. We show these guys so much love and we make no apologies for it, so it's clear we'd be all over their latest late night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Whenever these guys play "Kaleidoscope", there's always something new going on. With Leland Whitty more and more as part of this group, the composition takes a new turn with this arrangement. They take this one for a walk around, then outside, then back to the park. The visuals are dope, too. Check out the video after the jump.
BBNG continue their love of synths that they've taken on with their new song that they released to their SoundCloud earlier today, "Boogie No. 69". Already after the release of their album with Ghostface Killah, Sour Soul, this is the B-side to the 7" they recently dropped. Check out the stream after the jump.
BADBADNOTGOOD is going places. When we first heard of them three years ago, they were a relatively unknown band from Toronto doing Odd Future covers. I remember discussing with Anthony whether they were good enough to be featured on the website. But since then, things have changed. BADBADNOTGOOD has released three solid albums, has toured the world, has collaborated with a plethora of famous artists and has amassed 74,000 Facebook likes and 36,000 Twitter followers. The controversy has been put to rest. BADBADNOTGOOD is a truly talented band. For their fourth opus, Sour Soul, the band has teamed up with none other than Ghostface Killah. We look forward to this blend of rap and jazz to be release February 24th. In the mean time, check out the official video for “Ray Gun” by BADBADNOTGOOD, Ghostface Killah and featuring DOOM, below the jump.
The world got a nice surprise this morning with a new song from BADBADNOTGOOD. The compositional and technical maturity keyboardist Matty Tavares, bassist Chester Hansen, and drummer Alex Sowinski have shown over the last few years, particularly in their latest release, III, from earlier this year, this new song feels so much like it's out of something from the CTI catalog. If you're already cool with these guys, it's a sign the're still climbing new heights, but if you're one of those who still wonder what's the deal with these guys, this track may be the one to prove they deserve all the praise they've gotten and they're still living up to it. Check out the stream after the jump.
Simon Rentner spent some time talking with the guys in BADBADNOTGOOD recently at the Montreal Jazz Fest on WBGO's The Checkout. Head on over to hear a discussion of how the band has grown and evolved over the years, plus some discussion of "Electric Relaxation" (though I might add that "Electric Relaxation" relies on a sample of Ronnie Foster's "Mystic Brew", which has also been added recently to the end of "Boogie Woogie Stomp" by Robert Glasper and Jason Moran) and "Flashing Lights" and their various inspirations. They talk about their experience working with some hip-hop royalty and include a bit of their work with Ghostface Killah. Well worth listening if you've got any interest in BBNG or if you really want to finally hear what the big deal is.
Also, a reminder that BBNG's III recently came out-- check it out after the jump.