The Grammy award winning Stephen Bruner AKA Thundercat is an experimental bassist with a hefty and unusual amount of musical DNA. Playing in groups like the Thrash/Punk band Suicidal Tendencies with his brother Ronald Burner Jr. (Also being a Grammy award winner himself) and also connecting himself to plenty of critically acclaimed artists such as Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar. While working with Lamar, helped Bruner win his first Grammy with his contribution in the "To Pimp A Butterfly" track, "These Walls".
Bruner's first peak of attention towards a wider audience was has work with Flying Lotus, but with such a rich quality as a session musician, in 2011, Thundercat started to indulge in his own solo efforts. His debut album, "The Golden Age of Apocalypse", was a bold and psycho-active R&B/Jazz fusion head rush of an effort. Even if the album was dabbling in more technical extravagance, Bruner's follow up, titled "Apocalypse" in 2013, still had the same sweet fusion of Thundercat's debut, just now with a clear and strong sense of songwriting and firm grasp on a effortless vibrant electronic psychedelic hip hop. Amongst all that intoxicating music, and dropping a short but upgraded quality of tripping soul with The "Beyond/Where The Giants Roam EP" in 2015, and his most buzzed about record, "Drunk", releasing next Friday, there's a lot of unforeseen and anticipating great music still to come from the L.A funkedelic.
Pick of the Herds:
It Really Doesn't Matter To You
Heartbreaks + Setbacks
A Massage For Austin/Praise The Lord/Enter The Void
Lone Wolf and Cub
Show You The Way
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My Twitter: @sysdrumaddict
YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7r4OdTaJmCkMh9Amd0bo6njmK0VmTEiS
Pre-order 'Drunk': http://brainfeeder.net/thundercat/