MBE Aug. 16: Open Mike Eagle’s spiritual mixtape, Herbie Hancock, house beats

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Break out your beach chair and shades for a groovy, sun-soaked Tuesday. LA-based lyricist, podcaster, producer, crafter of beats, and occasional wrestler Open Mike Eagle returns to the scene with “I’ll Fight You,” off his forthcoming project “Component System With The Auto Reverse.” Dropping October 7 on his own label, Open Mike’s unique humor and approach to socio-political observational comedy will surely be showing up all over this solo album-cum- spiritual mixtape. 

We also spin a tale of two producers: As the story goes, renowned British electronic producer Matthew Herbert once dared American experimental musician, composer, producer, and scholar Drew Daniel to produce a house beat. Daniel accepted the challenge, and The Pink Soft Truth was born. “Wanna Know,” Daniel’s latest release as TPST, is a full-on vibe.   

Plus, we’ve got a Herbie Hancock-filled set, including his feature on “MOON,” the newest from young, rising jazz stars Domi (22) and JD Beck (19), who’ve teamed up with a slew of heavy hitters on their recently released debut album. “NOT TiGHT” finds itself at No. 9 on KCRW’s Top 30 Chart this week. The jazz icon himself, Herbie Hancock, has a Hollywood Bowl show coming up, and we’ve got a box for four plus parking to give away to a lucky winner. Dream up your charcuterie shopping list and enter for your shot!  





Anna Chang