Jimi Hendrix-Earth Blues

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It was a great treat to have some unreleased Hendrix a short while back, and we’ve been gifted even more ahead of People, Hell and Angels‘ digital release on 5th March (the physical release lands on 1st April, for those that way inclined).

Whilst the aforementioned track had a much stronger rock and roll vibe, packed full of Jimi’s glorious wailing guitar, this one fits firmly within the ‘more experimental’ nature this album is said to take. The guitar’s are much more funk-driven, operating more as supporting melody rather than taking prominence, whilst the consistent, steady percussion offers a sense of regularity throughout that defies Hendrix’s slightly more freeform nature. The backing vocals on the hook also add a touch of structure and glamour, giving the track a real ’70s pop feel, and they cap off what’s probably going to be one of the more rounded and accessible tracks for new fans looking to ease into Jimi’s back catalogue. Certainly worth several listens, and be sure to get that album in a few weeks.

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Jimi Hendrix-Somewhere

On 5th March, it appears we’re getting a brand new posthumous Hendrix album titled People, Hell and Angels. Set to feature 12 unreleased tracks recorded between ’68 and ’69, assumedly around the time of the breakup of The Experience.

This is the first single from that project, and Hendrix fans should love this. Full of characteristic guitar wails, riffs that most acts would die for (woops), and those wonderfully unstructured vocals, it’s got the hallmarks of a timeless Hendrix jam with some added vibrancy, courtesy of Buddy Miles on drums and Stephen Stills on bass. It’s bluesy, packed with unadulterated funk and yet another reminder of the timeless talent that Hendrix was, all backed and supplemented by some excellent percussion work and bouncy bass. The album is said to be some of his more experimental work, and with the promise of ‘horns, keyboards, percussion and a second guitar’, and given that it’s come off brilliantly here, I can’t wait to hear the rest of the LP.

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Jay-Z and Jimi Hendrix-Jigga Hendrix (Mash-Up Mixtape)


The artwork is pretty budget, but this could be a potentially superb project. For some reason, Jay’s verses always work well in these mash-up scenarios, and Jimi Hendrix needs very little introduction or hype.

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Lupe Fiasco-Fire

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New Lupe for your ears. Apparently, this is a track in response to MTV’s terrible ‘Hottest MC’s on the Planet’ list, and Lupe’s omission from it. I’m not sure why he’s caught feelings over such a ridiculous, poorly-judged list (which loses credibility on a yearly basis) but each to their own. This isn’t going to be on Lasers though, so be sure to pick this up.

Oh, and it ISN’T the same as a previously leaked Lupe track by the same name, this is a completely new track. It’s got a very rock-vibe about it, and actually samples Jimi Hendrix’s track of the same name. It’s a very unique and likeable track, and Lupe does what he does best with his signature tongue-twisting flow.

Lupe Fiasco-Fire

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