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Anderson .Paak’s “Oxnard” has Killer Bass Lines
New Albums

Anderson .Paak’s “Oxnard” has Killer Bass Lines

Anderson .Paak’s highly anticipated third album, Oxnard, is available now. The star-studded effort is the realization of the singer/drummer’s “beach series” and features guests including Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dog, Pusha T, J. Cole, Q-Tip, and more. “This is the album I dreamed of making in high school when I was listening to Jay-Z’s The Blueprint, The Game’s The...

Thundercat Announces December Tour Dates, New Song
Concerts & Tours

Thundercat Announces December Tour Dates, New Song

Thundercat, aka Stephen Bruner, has announced a handful of tour dates around the world for December. Starting with two dates in Denmark, the bassist will head to Germany and the UK before performing five days in a row in California. He’ll be rounding the year out by performing at Afro Punk Fest in Johannesburg, South Africa on New Year’s Eve....

Kamasi Washington Releases “Heaven and Earth” with Miles Mosley, Thundercat, and More
New Albums

Kamasi Washington Releases “Heaven and Earth” with Miles Mosley, Thundercat, and More

Saxophone giant Kamasi Washington has returned with another massive album. Following The Epic and his Harmony of Difference EP, Heaven and Earth pushes the boundaries of jazz with huge soundscapes filled out by an orchestra and choir. Washington made it a double album based on perception. “The Earth side represents the world as I see it outwardly, the world that...

Thundercat’s “Drunk” Remixed to Create “Drank”
New Albums

Thundercat’s “Drunk” Remixed to Create “Drank”

Thundercat’s 2017 release, Drunk, was a groundbreaking, genre-bending album that featured tons of guest artists from Kendrick Lamar to Michael McDonald. Now the bassist has released Drank, a “chopped ‘n’ screwed” remix by DJ Candlestick and OG Ron C. The remix style, which originates from Houston, slows the tempo and skips beats for a syrupy, dreamlike atmosphere. “It messes with...

Herbie Hancock’s New Album to Feature Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar, and More
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Herbie Hancock’s New Album to Feature Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar, and More

Music master Herbie Hancock has a new album in the works that promises to be one of his most groundbreaking. In an interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune, the pianist revealed he’s recruited Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Snoop Dogg, and bassist Thundercat for the project. “I’m learning a lot from the young people I’m working with,” the jazz legend said....

2017 Reader Favorites – #3: Thundercat
2017 Reader Favorites

2017 Reader Favorites – #3: Thundercat

Thundercat had a pretty monster year in 2017. Back in March, he released his long-awaited full-length album, Drunk, which was followed by a world tour announcement. In November, Ibanez announced the new TCB1006 bass they teamed up with Thundercat to produce. His videos were also some of the most watched of the year. Add it all up, and this put...

Ibanez and Thundercat Team Up For The TCB1006 Bass
Basses

Ibanez and Thundercat Team Up For The TCB1006 Bass

Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner has been turning heads for years, including when he debuted his signature Ibanez hollow-body bass on stage a few years ago. Now Ibanez and the bassist have teamed up to release the bass as a model in the company’s lineup. Made in the company’s Japanese workshop, the TCB1006 is a six-string built with a five-piece maple and...

Thundercat: NPR Tiny Desk Concert
Bass Videos

Thundercat: NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Thundercat has a style all his own. His playing is unbelievable and his songs are earworms. That’s evidenced on his recent NPR Tiny Desk Concert from October. With bandmates Dennis Hamm, Justin Brown, and Miguel Antwood Ferguson, the bassist plays through three tracks from his album, Drunk: “Lava Lamp,” “Friend Zone,” and “Them Changes.” Check out his chording technique on...

Thundercat: Show You the Way
Bass Videos

Thundercat: Show You the Way

Thundercat was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week, and man was it good. Joined by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins, they performed “Show You the Way,” from Thundercat’s latest album, Drunk.

Thundercat Unveils Extensive World Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Thundercat Unveils Extensive World Tour Dates

Just a month after wrapping a three-month world tour, bass phenom Thundercat is gearing up to do it all over again. The bassist will be flying between North America, Europe, and Japan starting at the end of May and going through November. Many of the summer performances will be festival appearances, though he will start a headlining tour on August...