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Thundercat 105: Daylight Live at the Echo

Mochilla captures the record release party for The Golden Age of Apocalypse – September 5, 2011 at the The Echo in Echo Park L.A. We named it Thundercat 105 because all three of us only shot Nikkor 105 Micro/Macro lenses.

Photography:
Mike Park
Eric Coleman
B+
Editing:
Luke Lynch
Sound Recording:
Daddy Kev

Brainfeeder, Music Box, Los Angeles

BRAINFEEDER L.A. – Filmed by Michael Park Edited by Eric Coleman / Mochilla

Feel. George Duke 1971-1980

Ever since we started working on the Thundercat record we’ve all been listening to the living legend, George Duke so much!
Our friend B+ (Mochilla) put together a mix dedicated to his amazing catalog…

-Brainfeeder

Feel. George Duke 1971-1980

Thundercat’s recent cover of For Love I Come inspired me to have a listen again to the amazing music of George Duke. When most of the records on this mix were made it was an extraordinarily creative time in LA. A family of musicians were bringing new rhythms, new instruments, new humor, new international influences to jazz. CannonBall was an important figure and his partner David Axelrod – but the new arrivals Airto Moreira and Flora Plurim were also instrumental and then George Duke from the Bay Area who had collaborated with Frank Zappa.

George Duke has been an inspiration to hip-hop for many many years… Back in 1991 an album came out called Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest. You may know the name for another reason but anyways on a song called The Infamous Date Rape Tribe sampled Steam Drill by Cannonball Adderley featuring George Duke and we were off to the races. Ice Cube sampled Duke for True to the Game from Death Certificate that same year. Since then many more beat heads have been attracted to Mr. Dukes amazing keyboard playing, sense of rhythm and unique lyrical stylings. Dilla has definitely listened as has Madlib, Pete Rock, Kanye, Karriem Riggins and now well Thundercat, who for all his youth has actually played with George Duke.

This mix is in tribute to George Duke as it is in celebration of Thundercat.
I think we are in a similarly creative moment now in LA as existed in the mid seventies and it seems fitting to make the link.
Good musicians will make you listen again and
ThunderCats For Love I Come surely made me do that.
Enjoy.

B+
(for Mochilla.com)

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Thundercat – Thunder For Love I Come (from Gilles Peterson show on BBC1)

[Video] “Drips/Take Notice”

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble feat. Flying Lotus, Chris “Daddy” Dave, Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner & more! – “Drips/Take Notice”

DOWNLOAD THE TRACK HERE:
miguelatwood-ferguson.bandcamp.com/track/drips-take-notice

Recorded live in Los Angeles at Grand Performances, California Plaza July 23, 2010.

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble:

Flying Lotus (laptop)
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (violin, arrangement)
Evan Francis (flute)
Dontae Winslow (trumpet)
Joey Dosik (alto sax)
Kamasi Washington (tenor sax)
Garrett Smith (trombone)
Rebekah Raff (harp)
Marcel Camargo (guitar)
Brandon Coleman (keys)
Stephen ‘Thundercat’ Bruner (bass)
Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave (drums)
Nikki Campbell (percussion)

Directed and Edited by:
Greg Ponstingl

Camera Crew:
Alex Meader
Conner Hair
Grace Oh
Greg Ponstingl
Theo Jemison
Todd Mazer

Photos:

Azul Amaral
Mike Park

Recording Engineer:
Benjamin Tierney

Mixed by:
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Benjamin Tierney

Someday We’ll All Be Free

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble

“Someday We’ll All Be Free” feat Bilal

*Download this track for FREE!: miguelatwood-ferguson.bandcamp.com/track/some-day-well-all-be-free-feat-bilal

Recorded live in Los Angeles at Grand Performances, California Plaza July 23, 2010.

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble:
Bilal (vocals)
Flying Lotus (laptop)
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (violin)
Evan Francis (flute)
Dontae Winslow (trumpet)
Joey Dosik (alto sax)
Kamasi Washington (tenor sax)
Garrett Smith (trombone)
Rebekah Raff (harp)
Marcel Camargo (guitar)
Brandon Coleman (keys)
Stephen ‘Thundercat’ Bruner (bass)
Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave (drums)
Nikki Campbell (percussion)

Produced by:
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

Co-Produced by:
Andrew Lojero

Recording & Mixing Engineer:
Benjamin Tierney

Directed and Edited by:
Greg Ponstingl

Camera Crew:
Alex Meader
Conner Hair
Grace Oh
Greg Ponstingl
Theo Jemison
Todd Mazer

Photos:
Azul Amaral
Mike Park

(k)new. years. eve. we. stay. woke.

Shafiq En’ AfreeKa Ensemble opens for Erykah Badu on New Years Eve!!!

———@ the House of Blues on Sunset——–

http://www.houseofblues.com/tickets/eventdetail.php?eventid=61329

Photos: Max ssla/hvw8

http://www.hvw8.com/site/2009/12/17/en-a-free-ka-band-rehearsals/

2010 comes 9 days early to L.A! – 12/22/09*

presale tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=796505

presale tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=796505