A new compilation inspired by Jean-Michael Basquiat is dropping next month

New compilation Untitled collects seven collaborations inspired by the life and work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, pairing emerging and established musicians to create a genre-defying compilation of new music.

We’re super excited for this album.

Curated by Lonely Table, radio producer Anja Ngozi and The Vinyl Factory, with the help of funding by the Arts Council England a new compilation collecting seven collaborations inspired by the life and work of Jean-Michel Basquiat will drop this May.

The album called ‘Untitled’ features mouth-watering collaborations between artists such as site faves Wu-Lu, Lex Amor, Joe Armon-Jones, Maxwell Owin, Lord Tusk, LayFullstop and so many more talented artist.

Speaking about Basquiat and the album, Lonely Table co-founder Lexy Morvaridi says:

“Basquiat saw society for what it was and used his creativity to reflect the issues that affected him most. Untitled is a continuation of these ideals, bringing the themes he presented to a contemporary setting and using music to tackle issues that are still prevalent in today’s society. This album is a visceral response to the times we live in.”

The project also encompasses a youth project with Ruff Sqwad Foundation, in which seven BME young people aged 12-18 were given the opportunity to visit the Tate Modern and create music in response to what they saw. Two further tracks were created as a result of these workshops.

Check out the tracklisting below, and you’ll see precisely why we’re so excited for this release. ‘Untitled’ drops on May 31st you can grab a copy of the LP here.

Tracklisting:

1. Wu-Lu, Lex Amor, Ego Ella May – Legend
2. LayFullstop, Moroka, AJ Kwame – Broadcast By Chocolate
3. Lord Tusk ft. Roxanne Tataei – Know Ways
4. Kojey Radical, Shabaka Hutchings – No Gangster (Produced by Kz)
5. Mala, Joe Armon-Jones, Nubya Garcia – Scratch & Erase
6. =CoN+KwAkE= – Same Ol Samo
7. Maxwell Owin & Coby Sey – Response to Michel

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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