Various Artists / Brainfeeder X
Album: Brainfeeder X   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Feb 2019

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-03-12 Pull Date: 2019-05-14 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: May 12 Mar 24 Mar 17
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 02, 2019: Stirring the Pot
Friend Zone (Ross From Friends Remix)
3. Mar 19, 2019: for the fam
Bug Thief
2. May 11, 2019: Music Casserole
Squaz, Flake
4. Mar 15, 2019: Hysteresis History
Friend Zone (Ross From Friends Remix)

Album Review
Reviewed 2019-02-25
Ten-year anniversary compilation from Brainfeeder, the massively influential electronic/instrumental hip-hop record label run by Flying Lotus. Born out of the Low End Theory experimental club nights at The Airliner, this label changed the way a lot of producers approached beatmaking and established a unique LA sound for abstract production incorporating jazz and funk. It also broke or played key roles in the careers of dozens of artists ranging from The Gaslamp Killer to Kamasi Washington. Disc 1 (tracks 1-17) are a greatest hits of sorts, while the second disc (tracks 18-36) is all new releases. Tremendously varied—there is a drum and bass song next to a song featuring George Clinton. If you like electronic music at all you are guaranteed to find something you like on here. FCC: 2, 16, 18, 25, 28, 33
*1. Stuttering lo-fi beat with jangly textures and fuzzy synth
2. (FCC) Midtempo rap. Lots of similarities to Blu or MED
3. Slow, futuristic-sounding R&B
4. Maximalist giddy footstepy beat, think SOPHIE or Rustie
5. Spacy and jazzy. Strummy guitars, loose snare drumming and a pulsing bassline
*6. Slow lo-fi piano instrumental. Beautiful
7. Flying Lotus collaboration with Matthewdavid. Statifcy, sci-fi, and expansive
8. Deep growling house. Undulating and hypnotic with the occasional vocal sample. Still sounds fresh 8 years later
9. Gyrating fidget house with 8-bit elements. Ed Banger Records sort of stuff
10. Chill acoustic bossa nova
*11. Twinkly intro leads into an abstract 80’s electro funk
12. Heavy Bjork vibes. Percussion-heavy prog rock with emotional female vocals
*13. Grinding electro with lots of J-Dilla influence
14. Groovy funk with velvet-smooth male vocals. (You may recognize his voice from his numerous contributions to Flying Lotus songs)
15. Frantic footwork with tons of jangly samples and animal noises. Reminds me of Blaqstarr, Switch, MIA-era Diplo, etc.
*16. (FCC) Impossibly funky remix of one of Thundercat’s biggest songs. Dancey with heavy flanger and lots of interesting textures
*17. Vocoder vocals, phaser effects, old school funk vibes
18. (FCC) Slow cinematic with strings and soul vocals
*19. Spacey and euphoric. “IDM” if you will…
*20. Lo-fi house with distorted vocals. Similar stuff to Mall Grab, Bondax, etc.
*21. Sci-fi soul with sugary female vocals
22. High-energy, frantic electronica with blown-out levels
23. Funky, upbeat, sounds like a long-lost Pharrell song
*24. Drum N Bass with lots of interesting kaleidoscopic samples
*25. (FCC) Free-form loopy jazzy beat with vocals from George Clinton (yes, it’s really him) and rap verses from Ishmael Butler (Digable Planets, Shabazz Palaces). Talk about a dream team collab
26. Sparse somber beat with echoed female vocals and sad strings
27. Staticy lo-fi beat with repetitive vocals and Sun Ra jazzy freak-outs
28. (FCC) Spoken word poem over frantic jazz beat
29. Atmospheric electric guitar-forward jazz
30. Video game type beat with foggy male vocals in the background
*31. Abstract maximalist beat with hardstyle influence. More Rustie/SOPHIE vibes
*32. Minimal ambient with unique jangley percussion and nice string accompaniment
33. (FCC) Hard-hitting beat with 8 bit elements and grinding bass. Faint vocals and minor chords give this an ominous vibe
*34. Fuzzed out synth driven beat
*35. Lush lo-fi house
36. Washed-out blissfully epic orchestral arrangement

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Teebs Why Like This?
2. Jeremiah Jae $Easons
3. Lapalux Without You (Feat. Kerry Leatham)
4. Iglooghost Bug Thief
5. Tokimonsta Fallen Arches
6. Miguel Baptista Benedict Phemy
7. Matthewdavid Group Tea (Feat. Flying Lotus)
8. Martyn Masks
9. Mr. Oizo Ham
10. Daedelus Order Of The Golden Dawn
11. Jameszoo Flake
12. Mcferrin, Taylor Place In My Heart (Feat. Ryat)
13. Mono/Poly Needs Deodorant
14. Thundercat Them Changes
15. Dj Paypal Slim Trak Vip
16. Thundercat Friend Zone (Ross From Friends Remix)
17. Brandon Coleman Walk Free (Flying Lotus Remix)
18. Thundercat King Of The Hill (Featuring Badbadnotgood & Flying Lotus)
19. Lapalux Opilio
20. Ross From Friends Squaz
21. Muldrow, Georgia Anne Myrrh Song
22. Dorian Concept Eigendynamik
23. Louis Cole Thinking
24. Iglooghost Yellow Gum
25. Woke The Lavishments Of Light Looking (Feat. George Clinton)
26. Pbdy Bring Me Down (Feat. Salami Rose Joe Louis)
27. Jeremiah Jae Black Salt
28. Flying Lotus Ain't No Coming Back (Feat. Busdriver)
29. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Kazaru
30. Taylor Graves Goku
31. Little Snake Delusions
32. Strangeloop Beautiful Undertow
33. Mono/Poly Funkzilla (Feat. Seven Davis Jr.)
34. Teebs Birthday Beat
35. Moiré Lisbon
36. Locust Toybox Otravine