Brainfeeder X
by Various Artists

— Released 16th November 2018 on Brainfeeder

For the last ten years, Brainfeeder has reminded the world that the future is only as far away as it needs to be. It’s less a label than an international conspiracy to conquer clichéd sounds, a glowing neon helix re-organizing the DNA of hip-hop and house, jazz and ambient, techno and soul, funk and footwork and every other strain of beat music that eludes compartmentalization. The Flying Lotus-founded label has become a sanctified refuge for those who believe that nothing is too weird, ge...

For the last ten years, Brainfeeder has reminded the world that the future is only as far away as it needs to be. It’s less a label than an international conspiracy to conquer clichéd sounds, a glowing neon helix re-organizing the DNA of hip-hop and house, jazz and ambient, techno and soul, funk and footwork and every other strain of beat music that eludes compartmentalization. The Flying Lotus-founded label has become a sanctified refuge for those who believe that nothing is too weird, genre is largely obsolete, and the wildest style will always reign supreme. 

It is where Sun Ra would have signed. It’s the rightful inheritor of Alice Coltrane’s most mystic and astral prayers. George Clinton technically released much of his canonical work on the Casablanca imprint, but when he signed to Brainfeeder, he seemed most spiritually at home. If it isn’t considered among the most innovative and impactful independent labels of the last decade, you probably wandered down the wrong rabbit hole on wholly ineffective hallucinogens. 

In the pre-gentrified expanses of Hollywood, the Valley, and Lincoln Heights, at Dublab and at Low End Theory, the lawless sonic collusion sparked what became Brainfeeder. You can hear the formative influences of Radiohead and Dilla, Aphex Twin and Shadow, Boards of Canada and Dr. Dre, John and Alice Coltrane and Portishead, but in the Brainfeeder constellation, they assume wholly original forms. These are beats hexed with delirious sun and stronger sativa, adhering to few of the previous nodes of sound. As Lotus once said: “It’s some Braveheart shit”. 

The list of co-conspirators doubles as a short list of the millennium’s best. Scan the tracklist for a reminder of these extraterrestrial Afro-Futurist odysseys, distorted and muddied psychedelia, and samba-infused hymns to the Boxer rebellion. High-powered by MPCs, DMT, and the blinding lightning bolts of invention. Brainfeeder had everything you needed this decade from glittering wind-chime glides to golden apocalypse odes to ecstasy and cats. 

If the resuscitation of jazz has been one of the predominant narratives of the last several years, it’s unquestionably due to the lasting impact of the Brainfeeder confederation, via their imagination, wry humor, and total fearlessness. These are artists who exist in in-between states, the interstitial vortices between genre, who don’t merely slap together old ideas to create something new, but rise up from underneath, intuitively aware of the historic cross-pollination of ideas without being academic or pretentious. This is fundamentally LA shit, carefully franchised worldwide to spiritually aligned kinsmen. 

The list of classics is scarcely contained over these two volumes - one is retrospective, the other comprises an unreleased future canon. Movements rise and fall, but the ideas espoused over the last ten orbits remain indelible. If Brainfeeder hadn’t built the future, no one else could have even dreamed it. 

Brainfeeder X
by Various Artists

— Released 16th November 2018 on Brainfeeder

Physical

LP Boxset (BF077)

4 x 12” LPs in 3mm spined sleeves with printed inners housed in a rigid board box with outer slipcase featuring “Brainfeeder X” laser die cut logo, spot gloss details and obi-style band. Artwork by Charles Munka. Includes MP3 download code.

£44.00
 
2xCD (BFCD077)

2 x CDs housed in an 8 panel digipack sleeve. Artwork by Charles Munka.

£12.00
 

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LP Boxset (BF077)

4 x 12” LPs in 3mm spined sleeves with printed inners housed in a rigid board box with outer slipcase featuring “Brainfeeder X” laser die cut logo, spot gloss details and obi-style band. Artwork by Charles Munka. Includes MP3 download code.

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Tracklist

  • 2xCD
  • LP Boxset
  • MP3
  • 16-bit WAV
  1. 1
    Why Like This?
  2. 2
    $easons
  3. 3
    Without You
  4. 4
    Bug Thief
  5. 5
    Fallen Arches
  6. 6
    Phemy
  7. 7
    Group Tea
  8. 8
    Masks
  9. 9
    Ham
  10. 10
    Order of the Golden Dawn
  11. 11
    Flake
  12. 12
    Place in My Heart
  13. 13
    Needs Deodorant
  14. 14
    Them Changes
  15. 15
    Slim Trak VIP
  16. 16
    Friend Zone (Ross From Friends Remix)
  17. 17
    Walk Free (Flying Lotus Remix)
  18. 18
    King of the Hill  (featuring BADBADNOTGOOD)
  19. 19
    Opilio
  20. 20
    Squaz
  21. 21
    Myrrh Song
  22. 22
    Eigendynamik
  23. 23
    Thinking
  24. 24
    Yellow Gum
  25. 25
    The Lavishments of Light Looking  (featuring George Clinton)
  26. 26
    Bring Me Down  (featuring Salami Rose Joe Louis)
  27. 27
    Black Salt
  28. 28
    Ain't No Coming Back  (featuring Busdriver)
  29. 29
    Kazaru
  30. 30
    Goku
  31. 31
    Delusions
  32. 32
    Beautiful Undertow
  33. 33
    Funkzilla  (featuring Seven Davis Jr)
  34. 34
    Birthday Beat
  35. 35
    Lisbon
  36. 36
    Otravine
  37.  
    Play All (36)
  1. 1
    Why Like This?
  2. 2
    $easons
  3. 3
    Without You
  4. 4
    Bug Thief
  5. 5
    Fallen Arches
  6. 6
    Phemy
  7. 7
    Group Tea
  8. 8
    Masks
  9. 9
    Ham
  10. 10
    Order of the Golden Dawn
  11. 11
    Flake
  12. 12
    Place in My Heart
  13. 13
    Needs Deodorant
  14. 14
    Them Changes
  15. 15
    Slim Trak VIP
  16. 16
    Friend Zone (Ross From Friends Remix)
  17. 17
    Walk Free (Flying Lotus Remix)
  18. 18
    King of the Hill  (featuring BADBADNOTGOOD)
  19. 19
    Opilio
  20. 20
    Squaz
  21. 21
    Myrrh Song
  22. 22
    Eigendynamik
  23. 23
    Thinking
  24. 24
    Yellow Gum
  25. 25
    The Lavishments of Light Looking  (featuring George Clinton)
  26. 26
    Bring Me Down  (featuring Salami Rose Joe Louis)
  27. 27
    Black Salt
  28. 28
    Ain't No Coming Back  (featuring Busdriver)
  29. 29
    Kazaru
  30. 30
    Goku
  31. 31
    Delusions
  32. 32
    Beautiful Undertow
  33. 33
    Funkzilla  (featuring Seven Davis Jr)
  34. 34
    Birthday Beat
  35. 35
    Lisbon
  36. 36
    Otravine
  37.  
    Play All (36)
  1. 1
    Why Like This?
  2. 2
    $easons
  3. 3
    Without You
  4. 4
    Bug Thief
  5. 5
    Fallen Arches
  6. 6
    Phemy
  7. 7
    Group Tea
  8. 8
    Masks
  9. 9
    Ham
  10. 10
    Order of the Golden Dawn
  11. 11
    Flake
  12. 12
    Place in My Heart
  13. 13
    Needs Deodorant
  14. 14
    Them Changes
  15. 15
    Slim Trak VIP
  16. 16
    Friend Zone (Ross From Friends Remix)
  17. 17
    Walk Free (Flying Lotus Remix)
  18. 18
    King of the Hill  (featuring BADBADNOTGOOD)
  19. 19
    Opilio
  20. 20
    Squaz
  21. 21
    Myrrh Song
  22. 22
    Eigendynamik
  23. 23
    Thinking
  24. 24
    Yellow Gum
  25. 25
    The Lavishments of Light Looking  (featuring George Clinton)
  26. 26
    Bring Me Down  (featuring Salami Rose Joe Louis)
  27. 27
    Black Salt
  28. 28
    Ain't No Coming Back  (featuring Busdriver)
  29. 29
    Kazaru
  30. 30
    Goku
  31. 31
    Delusions
  32. 32
    Beautiful Undertow
  33. 33
    Funkzilla  (featuring Seven Davis Jr)
  34. 34
    Birthday Beat
  35. 35
    Lisbon
  36. 36
    Otravine
  37.  
    Play All (36)
  1. 1
    Why Like This?
  2. 2
    $easons
  3. 3
    Without You
  4. 4
    Bug Thief
  5. 5
    Fallen Arches
  6. 6
    Phemy
  7. 7
    Group Tea
  8. 8
    Masks
  9. 9
    Ham
  10. 10
    Order of the Golden Dawn
  11. 11
    Flake
  12. 12
    Place in My Heart
  13. 13
    Needs Deodorant
  14. 14
    Them Changes
  15. 15
    Slim Trak VIP
  16. 16
    Friend Zone (Ross From Friends Remix)
  17. 17
    Walk Free (Flying Lotus Remix)
  18. 18
    King of the Hill  (featuring BADBADNOTGOOD)
  19. 19
    Opilio
  20. 20
    Squaz
  21. 21
    Myrrh Song
  22. 22
    Eigendynamik
  23. 23
    Thinking
  24. 24
    Yellow Gum
  25. 25
    The Lavishments of Light Looking  (featuring George Clinton)
  26. 26
    Bring Me Down  (featuring Salami Rose Joe Louis)
  27. 27
    Black Salt
  28. 28
    Ain't No Coming Back  (featuring Busdriver)
  29. 29
    Kazaru
  30. 30
    Goku
  31. 31
    Delusions
  32. 32
    Beautiful Undertow
  33. 33
    Funkzilla  (featuring Seven Davis Jr)
  34. 34
    Birthday Beat
  35. 35
    Lisbon
  36. 36
    Otravine
  37.  
    Play All (36)

For the last ten years, Brainfeeder has reminded the world that the future is only as far away as it needs to be. It’s less a label than an international conspiracy to conquer clichéd sounds, a glowing neon helix re-organizing the DNA of hip-hop and house, jazz and ambient, techno and soul, funk and footwork and every other strain of beat music that eludes compartmentalization. The Flying Lotus-founded label has become a sanctified refuge for those who believe that nothing is too weird, ge...

For the last ten years, Brainfeeder has reminded the world that the future is only as far away as it needs to be. It’s less a label than an international conspiracy to conquer clichéd sounds, a glowing neon helix re-organizing the DNA of hip-hop and house, jazz and ambient, techno and soul, funk and footwork and every other strain of beat music that eludes compartmentalization. The Flying Lotus-founded label has become a sanctified refuge for those who believe that nothing is too weird, genre is largely obsolete, and the wildest style will always reign supreme. 

It is where Sun Ra would have signed. It’s the rightful inheritor of Alice Coltrane’s most mystic and astral prayers. George Clinton technically released much of his canonical work on the Casablanca imprint, but when he signed to Brainfeeder, he seemed most spiritually at home. If it isn’t considered among the most innovative and impactful independent labels of the last decade, you probably wandered down the wrong rabbit hole on wholly ineffective hallucinogens. 

In the pre-gentrified expanses of Hollywood, the Valley, and Lincoln Heights, at Dublab and at Low End Theory, the lawless sonic collusion sparked what became Brainfeeder. You can hear the formative influences of Radiohead and Dilla, Aphex Twin and Shadow, Boards of Canada and Dr. Dre, John and Alice Coltrane and Portishead, but in the Brainfeeder constellation, they assume wholly original forms. These are beats hexed with delirious sun and stronger sativa, adhering to few of the previous nodes of sound. As Lotus once said: “It’s some Braveheart shit”. 

The list of co-conspirators doubles as a short list of the millennium’s best. Scan the tracklist for a reminder of these extraterrestrial Afro-Futurist odysseys, distorted and muddied psychedelia, and samba-infused hymns to the Boxer rebellion. High-powered by MPCs, DMT, and the blinding lightning bolts of invention. Brainfeeder had everything you needed this decade from glittering wind-chime glides to golden apocalypse odes to ecstasy and cats. 

If the resuscitation of jazz has been one of the predominant narratives of the last several years, it’s unquestionably due to the lasting impact of the Brainfeeder confederation, via their imagination, wry humor, and total fearlessness. These are artists who exist in in-between states, the interstitial vortices between genre, who don’t merely slap together old ideas to create something new, but rise up from underneath, intuitively aware of the historic cross-pollination of ideas without being academic or pretentious. This is fundamentally LA shit, carefully franchised worldwide to spiritually aligned kinsmen. 

The list of classics is scarcely contained over these two volumes - one is retrospective, the other comprises an unreleased future canon. Movements rise and fall, but the ideas espoused over the last ten orbits remain indelible. If Brainfeeder hadn’t built the future, no one else could have even dreamed it.