This week, the Pantone Color Institute announced a brand new shade of purple – called Love Symbol #2 – created to honour the memory of Prince. Apparently, it was inspired by his custom-made Yamaha purple piano, and it’s a pretty nice shade, to be fair.
There was also a bunch of new music released, which is always good. Here are five things you should be listening to this weekend.
LCD Soundsystem – Tonite
Tonite is the third track to be released from LCD Soundsystem’s upcoming LP, following Call the Police and American Dream. It’s a toe-tapping return to the group’s classic sound, full of dancey synths and vocoders. Lovely stuff.
KMD – True Lightyears (Feat. DOOM & Jay Electronica)
DOOM and Jay Electronica, two of hip-hop’s most elusive characters, came out of hiding this week to grace us with True Lightyears, the first KMD track in almost 25 years. As well as being the first track from the upcoming KMD album, Crack in Time, it’s also the first track in a new 15-song DOOM project, The Missing Notebook Rhymes, from DOOM and Adult Swim’s Singles Program. The plan is to release a song each week for the next 13 weeks – so lots to look forward to.
Jamila Woods – LSD (Feat. Chance the Rapper)
Jamila Woods released the video this week for LSD, one of the stand out tracks from her album HEAVN. The video, which features everyone’s favourite, Chance the Rapper, aims to counter the often negative images of Chicago that flood the media. And what’s more positive than a bright backyard BBQ, with Chance manning the grill?
Chet Faker – (Lover) You Don’t Treat Me No Good
Like a Version is Aussie radio station Triple J’s answer to the Radio One Live Lounge – just with a much better name. You know the score, artists come in and cover other people’s tracks, everyone has a great time. Well, this week Triple J announced plans to release a 21 track collection of some of those covers for the first time – so I’ve been listening back to some of my favourites. Here’s Chet Faker (or Nick Murphy, as he’s now known) covering Sonia Dada’s (Lover) You Don’t Treat Me So Good.
Gorillaz – Strobelite (Feat. Peven Everett) – Kaytranada Remix
Rounding things off this week we’ve got Kaytranada, who just released a funky remix of Gorillaz and Peven Everett’s Strobelite. Apparently there’s also a dancehall remix of the Popcaan featuring Saturnz Barz ready to go, with new verses from Mad Cobra, Assassin, Kila P and Teddy Bruckshot. It’s being released next weekend, to coincide with Notting Hill Carnival, so keep an eye out for that one.