Erykah Badu / Madlib – The Healer (BinkBeats Unravel)

BINKBEATS only released his first Youtube video back in March, an astounding live rendition of The Healer by Madlib/Erykah Badu which already has a very healthy 55,000 hits and positive comments such as “Somebody sign this dude!” and “He’d do well on Ninja”.

BINKBEATS’ videos are immediately captivating. He can sing, seems to have a talent for recording and production, and he’s an enviable multi-instrumentalist with what seems like a never-ending supply of instruments. This is definitely an up and coming artist worth watching.

There’s very little information on him in the ether of the net so I fired him a quick message asking for an interview. The response from his manager is that “Until we have his record finished, we feel like it’s of little use to be in the media”. While this does mean we can’t learn more about him, this does tell us is that he is already working on a record, which makes me very excited.

It seems like we’re only going to be treated to covers at the moment, which is no bad thing as he seems to have impeccable taste featuring artists such as Flying Lotus, Lapalux and Amon Tobin. On his Facebook page he recently requested song suggestions for his next cover and says he’s now chosen a song to get working on. Whilst we wait for this, check out his existing work at the following links, and see for yourself why BINKBEATS is worth your attention.
Peep his YouTube page HERE for more Unravels

ButcherBrownVA – Telephone (Erykah Badu Cover)

I discovered quartet, ButcherBrownVA via their fantastic remake of Eddie Henderson’s Inside You and peeped their SoundCloud page for more tunes. I found many treats including this instrumental take on Badu’s tribute to Dilla. Enjoy!

Erykah Badu – Honey (Jeebrahil Remix) [Download]

French producer Jeebrahil crafts a remix to Badu’s Honey that is not rooted in soul and Hip Hop like 9th’s version but Caribbean Gwoka. Get a cocktail, sit on the porch or open the windows and vibe out to this one!

Bonobo – Heaven For a Sinner (ft. Erykah Badu)

Here’s a new single leaked by Bonobo, NYC based producer via Britain.  Teaming up with the Erykah Badu, this project is a mellow eclectic tapestry of music.  I don’t know about you, but I love hearing from Erykah.  This track reminds me of how soul-stirring he voice is.  “Heaven for a Sinner” will be available on Bonobo’s upcoming album entitled. “The North Borders” which is due out in April and can be pre-ordered here.  In the meantime enjoy this teaser. Presents Steady Groove [Download]

While listening through tracks for the Spring edition of our Seasonal Series, this set of tunes just kinda fell together. Not quite Spring like and certainly not Winterized either but they did have an even steady groove that warranted sharing.

Call it an in-betweener if you just have to label it as something.

Either way, its good music and should help you make it through to the quickly approaching New Year.

Erykah Badu – On & On (Scientific Remix)

21 year old German producer  Scientific crafts a Bedu remix he describes as “more busy and energetic sound than the very relaxed original. I also incorporated sampling and gave the track a whole new mood.”
He brings a different feel to the OG, but it still sounds good.

Erykah Badu – Bag Lady (Salah Ananse Transatlantic Soul Mix) [Download]

Salah Ananse places his Santa cap on and shares his remix from our 2nd Erykah Badu remixes mix (download). Speaking of Santa, he’s also released a dancefloor ready version of Christmastime is Here and much more on his Soundcloud page. Grab the goodies HERE

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