If you’re going to give your album a name that references Hendrix, you better bring some far-out shit on the first single. Janelle Monae delivers a worthy jam that Jimi would be proud of on “Q.U.E.E.N.,” the first single off her upcoming album, The Electric Lady. The tune starts with a serious swamp funk guitar riff that soon makes way for some Prince-approved Oberheim synth sounds, a marching army of Janelle-bot vocals and an Erykah Badu-rapped coda that leaves you dying for more.
Decibel Festival wrapped up in Seattle last week, marking it’s biggest year to date. Part of that success came in no small part to Erykah Badu, who performed for two nights at the Paramount Theater with her new live electronic band, The Cannabinoids. In this exclusive clip, the band performs “Money Can’t Buy Me Love” on their innovative set-up of 8 laptops, 3 turntables, 6 keyboards, 4 drum machines, a Theremin, live onstage production.
Seattle’s Decibel Festival are about to announce the second wave of acts who will be appearing at the 2012 event and URB has the exclusive scoop. UK electronic legends Orbital, fast-rising techno star and Berghain resident DVS1 and Erykah Badu‘s new electronic project Cannabinoids have been added to the already impressive line-up, which includes Carl Craig as 69, Matthew Dear, Nina Kraviz, Ariel Pink, Actress and dozens more high-reputable artists from virtually all stripes of electronic music. See the full line-up thus far after the jump. …MORE