BADBADNOTGOOD - "Lavender (feat. Kaytranada)" (Arts & Crafts): The critically celebrated BBNG recently announced their forthcoming album IV will be released on July 8 and impressed with the soulful jam of lead single "Time Moves Slow", featuring guest vocalist Samuel T. Herring. They now return with another winner, the instrumental track “Lavender.”
This reunites them with a former collaborator, fast-rising Montreal producer Kaytranada. The band credit him with “starting the idea as a beat with our drum breaks and some synth melodies and he later gave us that hot lead melody as well as percussion.” The result is a cool electro-jazzy workout featuring some touches of dub. It has a mellow vibe, yet always has enough going on to keep your attention.
BBNG made the Polaris Prize shortlist last year with Sour Soul, their collaboration with Ghostface Killah, while Kaytranada just made this year’s Long List with his album 99.9%. BBNG are currently touring Europe and Israel, while North American summer shows include the WayHome Festival on July 23.