Tag Archives: Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper has already released what is easily one of my favorite albums of 2012 in Black Radio. With an outstanding list of featured artists including, but not limited to, the inimitable Erykah Badu and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def).  Now, half a year since the release of Black Radio, the Remix EP has been released with a mouth watering lineup of producers and guest vocalists. I guess I will just list them off: ?uestlove, Phonte, 9th Wonder, Black Milk, Pete Rock Georgia Anne Muldrow, and vocals from Bilal.  I’ll start you out with this remix of “Letter to Hermione” by Robert Glasper and Jewels, accompanied with the slick flow of none other than Black Milk. One of my favorite parts of this track is the minute long outro that is then backed up by an awesome voicemail from Ma Dukes.

Up next? How about a Pete Rock remix of the track, “Black Radio” also featuring Mr. Yasiin Bey.

To top off the remix project, Glasper followed up his previous Dilla tribute, from In my Element, with “Dillalude #2”. A nine minute compilation of a couple of Dilla tracks ranging from “The Look of Love” and “Open Your Eyes” that all feature Casey Benjamin on vocals!! Give ‘Dillalude #2″  a listen below and you can find the rest of the tracks on Robert Glaspers’ soundcloud here.

We have been on a Bonobo kick lately here at the Astral Plane with the new Remix album set to come out on the 13th. I thought it would be good to show off the bands pure musical talent in this live video. If you haven’t noticed I am a big fan of bands that can perform equally as well or better out of the studio. IE BadBadNotGood, Robert Glasper, Bonobo, and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are all bands I have posted on who, I believe, can perform even better in a live setting. With the help of a live band, Bonobo (Simon Green) plays live versions of his studio tracks with the help of a keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist, a singer, and a drummer. To start us off, I thought it would be cool to show you guys the live version of the remix that we posted on yesterday. Here is a live version of their song Eyesdown Feat. Andreya Triana in Bracknell 2010.

Next up is one of my favorites, this is their song called Nothing Owed off of their Dial M for Monkey album released in 2003. The live version is on their Live Sessions EP released in 2005. I highly recommend getting this album as it showcases the talent of Simon Green and the band that plays with him.