Thundercat: Artist You Should Know

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From KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer:

I first met Stephen Brunner in 2005 through soul singer Leon Ware. Stephen and his brother had been playing with Leon for a while at that point and I had been busy working on Steve Spacek’s first solo record, “Space Shift“.

Stephen ended up playing us some of his beats … one stuck with Steve and we ended up using it on the album’s opening track, “Hello There“,

If I recall correctly this was Stephen’s first track to make it on a record, so he was psyched!!

And so were we because we knew how good he was and how much better he would become.

We lost touch over the last few years but I would hear about him through other people and I was really happy to hear his collaboration on the Flying Lotus record “Cosmogramma” last year. Then, six months ago, the first Thundercat track surfaced and I was stunned!

For Love I Come“, which is a George Duke cover, was played on Gilles Peterson show and the internet was buzzing ….

Thundercat – For Love I Come by BRAINFEEDER

That track picks up where Thundercat and Fly Lo left off when they recorded “mmmmmmm” for “Cosmogramma” — it was easily my favorite song on that album and I am so happy that they went ahead and decided to record a whole album together. We all felt that song was special and now we all know — it is special.

Listening to Thundercat’s debut “The Golden Age of the Apocalypse” on these hot summer days makes me very, very happy, this is a definite favorite of 2011 for me.  The album is officially out on August 30 and it is a great record, but also a great sign of what’s more to come from Stephen “Thundercat” Brunner.

Thundercat – Daylight by BRAINFEEDER

from los angeles with care and love

mathieu schreyer