Thundercat has released “King of the Hill,” featuring BADBADNOTGOOD and Flying Lotus. The track is from a forthcoming Brainfeeder tenth-anniversary compilation, Brainfeeder X, out Nov. 16. The compilation will be spread across two volumes—one is retrospective, with the other made up of unreleased tracks.
If Brainfeeder X compiles both past and future in one package, then “King of the Hill” does something similar in microcosm. The inimitable falsetto and jazz-fusion sonics have become Thundercat staples in recent years, instantly recognizable call-signs for the inscrutable bassist. The collaboration with BADBADNOTGOOD brings slight tweaks to the formula—a laid-back live drum track here, some clipped clavinets there. The future isn’t radical. It’s a series of minor changes. Or as Thundercat puts it in a statement: “You know, Ups & downs, strikes & gutters.”
Thundercat will be performing a run of shows in December. Find those dates further down.
Listen to “King of the Hill” below.
Thundercat Tour Dates:
11 – Aarhus, Denmark @ VoxHall
12 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ VEGA
13 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys Neue Welt
13 – London, U.K. @ O2 Academy Brixton*
15 – London, U.K. @ O2 Academy Brixton*
( * = Brainfeeder X, feat. Flying Lotus (3D), Thundercat, Ross from Friends, Lapalux, Dorian Concept, Iglooghost + special guest Gilles Peterson)