Best Songs of The Week: ft. Alchemist, Madlib, and More [Playlist]

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Alchemist, Madlib, Knxwledge and More [Playlist]

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The Round-Up playlist is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set features new music from Madlib, Alchemist, Knxwledge, Theravada, Brent Faiyaz, and more.

Scroll through selections from this week’s sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today. 

Theravada – “The Deepest Sleep”

Theravada throws a fit of SP-404 wizardry on this gorgeously minimalistic shape-shifter from his new project, Xenophone.

Khruangbin – “Dearest Alfred (Knxwledge Remix)”

Knxwledge puts his patented warp on a stunning loosie from Texan psyche soul outfit, Khruangbin.

Brent Faiyaz featuring Tyler, The Creator and DJ Dahi – “Gravity”

Brent Faiyaz, Tyler, The Creator, and DJ Dahi, cross the streams on their full-float contribution to Adidas Originals and Yours Truly’s Songs From Scratch series.


Madlib – “Hang Out (Phone Off)”

Madlib and Four Tet‘s first collaboration proper, Sound Ancestors, is officially on digital and physical shelves (pre-order your copy on vinyl via The Shop.) And while it’s certainly a showcase of the Beat Konducta’s range, on “Hang Out” the producer is sitting somewhere between r&b’s past, present, and future, building an unshakeable mid-tempo groove with charged guitar licks, a bed of rhodes keys, and all the space in the world.

Alchemist – “Intermission”

Alchemist breaks up the library music madness on his new BORN X RAISED collaboration, Carry The Fire, with a jolt of mid-70s synthesizer soul. Clocking in at just 0:35, it’s the perfect amount of time to break off and flip through the project’s exclusive line of merch.


Allmos featuring Paul Grant and CARRTOONS – “Amelie Emily Emi”

Alan Cole (one half of The Stuyvesants production duo,) returns to Fresh Selects as Allmos, hosting Paul Grant and CARRTOONS on a smooth-as-can-be loosie for the Portland-based indie.

YUNGMORPHEUS featuring ewonee – “FistfulofGreens”

It doesn’t appear YUNGMORPHEUS will be tapering his run anytime soon. Today the LA rapper returns with a batch of bars on a cinematic funk crawl produced by ewonee.

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