ALBUMS WE’RE LISTENING TO ON 4/20
An isolated 4/20 calls for good company. Here’s what we’re listening to all of 4/20
YUSSEF KAMAAL – BLACK FOCUS
A vital jazz release from the duo Keyboardist Kamaal Williams and Drummer Yussef Dayes, an ode to present‑day London.
MARVIN GAYE – LET’S GET IT ON
A quintessential classic Soul, R&B album.
MAC MILLER – BLUE SIDE PARK
The debut album by Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller, inspired by his childhood.
KAYTRANADA – 99.9%
Montreal Producer Kaytranada’s debut album featuring skilful Hiphop, funk and house chops.
SiR – CHASING SUMMER
Every man’s romantic, SiR with his sophomore album featuring Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Sabrina Claudio, Smino on oozy well‑constructed R&B songs.
FLYING LOTUS – FLAMAGRA
27‑tracks of Flying Lotus goodness, featuring Solange, Toro Y Moi, Anderson.Paak
YUSEF LATEEF – EASTERN SOUNDS
This multi‑instrumentalist’s pan‑cultural approach to a Jazz album.
GREENTEA PENG – RISING
Rhythms and Flows of this UK artistes’ inner battles, ranging from R&B to Dub.
NOTORIOUS BIG – READY TO DIE
Biggie Small’s 1994 debut album, an unrivalled piece of rap history.
JIMI HENDRIX -BOLD AS LOVE
An iconic rock album by the deity himself, an unexpected introduction to Psychedelic tunes.
DEAD PREZ – LET’S GET FREE
The rap record built around the politics of liberation by MCs M‑1 and stic.man. You won’t hear this on the radio.
DJ KOZE – KNOCK KNOCK
German Electronic Artist’s downtempo album featuring Jose Gonzalez, Roisin Murphy, Sophie Kennedy and more
KENDRICK LAMAR – GOOD KID M.A.A.D CITY
A straightforward, brilliant album by Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar.
THUNDERCAT – IT IS WHAT IT IS
Stephen Thundercat Bruner’s jazz‑infused meditation on life and death after losing a close friend, Mac Miller
HERBIE HANCOCK – HEAD HUNTERS
Herbie Hancock’s jazz funk masterpiece.
RAVEENA – SHANTI
A lush EP by Indian‑American singer Raveena.
CLEO SOL – ROSE IN THE DARK
British‑Soul at its best, an ode to 70’s jazz and 90’s Neo‑soul.
J DILLA – MULTIPLE ALBUMS
The late Detroit Hip Hop legend with a reputation built around his unforgettable beats. Donuts, Welcome 2 Detroit & his conquests with Slum Village to name a few.
CYPRESS HILL – BLACK SUNDAY
The second studio album by West‑coast Hip Hop group Cypress Hill.
ROY AYERS UBIQUITY – EVERYBODY LOVES THE SUNSHINE
Roy Ayers’ 14th Album ‑ a mellow, jazzy, groove‑infused record.
MADLIB & FREDDIE GIBBS – BANDANA
A limitless collaboration between a straight‑shooting rapper and an eccentric producer.
IAMDDB ‑ HOODRICH VOL.3
A trap album with hints of soul and jazz by Manchester Rapper and Singer IAMDDB.
D’ANGELO – MULTIPLE ALBUMS
Modern Soul icon D’Angelo has many notable albums to his name ‑ Brown Sugar, Voodoo, Black Messiah to name a few.
DR DRE + ATCQ – MULTIPLE ALBUMS
Welcome to the Dre and Q‑Tip appreciation society.
TERRACE MARTIN, ROBERT GLASPER, KAMASI WASHINGTON & 9TH WONDER – DINNER PARTY
The self‑title MD cross‑over album from the supergroup ‘DinnerParty’.
DAS EFX – HOLD IT DOWN
The third album by East‑coast Hip Hop duo Das Efx featuring production by Pete Rock, DJ Premier & Easy Mo Bee
KHRUNANGBIN – HASTA EL CIELO
A dub‑infused version of Con Todo El Mundo , a take on this Houston Band’s funky global sound.
KHRUANGBIN – THE UNIVERSE SMILES UPON YOU
All grooves and all guitars, Khruangbin’s debut hypnotising album.
YAZMIN LACEY – MORNING MATTERS
A soulful EP by the UK vocalist, laid back and graceful featuring UK jazz kingpins Moses Boyd, Ife Ogunjobi, Femi Koleoso.