Brainfeeder

Essays

The Saxophone’s Unlikely Journey Out of Meme Hell

After decades of mainstream banishment, artists like Kamasi Washington are ushering in a saxophone renaissance.
Jeff Andrews
6.25.18
New music

Start 2018 with a Meditative Flying Lotus Song Called "Quarantine"

The track features on a new mix from Brainfeeder.
Lauren O'Neill
1.2.18
Premieres

Life Is Boring as Shit, But Iglooghost's Music Can Help You Escape

The British producer's wild new album 'Neō Wax Bloom' is a portal to the land of Mamu—a world of fruit, pink mist, and gelatinous worms in witches' clothing. Or so he says.
Colin Joyce
9.21.17
Premieres

Lapalux's New "Petty Passion" Video Will Probably Freak You Out

The Brainfeeder-signed producer's song already sounds like a panic attack and now has Japanese rope bondage visuals to match.
Tshepo Mokoena
9.18.17
Premieres

Jeremiah Jae Returns as Daffi, Shares the Dark, Twisted "Payne"

The experimental rapper and producer has a new persona, so listen to his new single now.
Justin Staple
8.17.17
Holy Shit

Behold! Thundercat Resurrects Yacht Rock with "Show You the Way"

Featuring gods of smooth Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins.
Phil Witmer
1.25.17
Noisey News

Thundercat Bass-Battled Hannibal Burress' Robot on 'The Eric André Show'

Yup.
Phil Witmer
9.23.16
Interviews

Jameszoo's Strange, Funky Debut Doesn't Fit in Anywhere, and That's the Point

Mitchel van Dinther's music sounds like a bedroom producer’s take on jazz: layered and obsessive with flashes of brilliance. Listen to the premiere of "Flu" featuring Arthur Verocai.
Laurent Fintoni
4.13.16
Interviews

Stones Throw Beatsmith Samiyam Traces His Unlikely Journey from Mops and Brooms to Rocking Rooms

Once a teenage dreamer settling for janitorial work in his Michigan hometown, he now records albums for Brainfeeder and Stones Throw.
Reed Jackson
3.14.16
Premieres

This Good-Ass Ambient Music Belongs in a Museum, and LA's MOCA Is Doing Exactly That

LA producer Anenon is brining local musicians to MOCA's galleries for a year of live performances. Listen to the premiere of his new song "Mouth" for a taste of what's to come.
Andrea Domanick
12.9.15
Internet Exploring

Listen to Thundercat and Mono/Poly's Warm, Sad "Paris"

"What a time in the world man. Seriously."
Craig Jenkins
11.15.15
Longreads Or Whatever

Way Out West: How Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington, and Brainfeeder Are Bringing Jazz Back to the People

An LA electronic label is making jazz cool to people who don’t listen to jazz—an impossible dream for most jazz labels. How did we get here?
Natalie Weiner
7.29.15