We’re delighted to be hosting Shabazz Palaces on our stage in January 2023, rescheduled from an original planned date in early 2022. If you adhere to the corporeal limitations of space and chronology, it’s been roughly a decade since the hip-hop re-imaginer first shook the ramparts with their debut stylistic revolution, Black Up, an LP Pitchfork named as one of the best of the 2010s, hailing it as an “album of impossible vision.” Shabazz Palaces have kept busy throughout the past decade and are back once again with yet another classic of divine mathematics design. More dazzling Afrofuturist sutras to illuminate distant constellations with sacred abstractions, their new album The Don Of Diamond Dreams, is raw and uncut, but glowing with 10,000 karat shine. Experience it live with us in January.
Tickets on sale now.
Summing their seminal album up thusly, Pitchfork said: “Black Up is drowned in murky instrumentals and bombastic, introspective rhymes. The sounds flirt with jazz but also root themselves in a firm understanding of silence, or the sparse magic of simplicity. The songs teem with unexpected climaxes…From great mystery exploded an album of impossible vision.”
That “impossible vision” has continued to confound and engage Shabazz Palaces fans over the course of four acclaimed albums and two EPs. Each release feels like an evolution, letting the music speak for itself, while slowly revealing more about its creator.
With The Don Of Diamond Dreams, that spirit remains, this time embracing modernism in hip-hop and rap. The album features the highlights “Fast Learner (ft. Purple Tape Nate),” “Chocolate Souffle,” “Bad Bitch Walking (ft. Stas THEE Boss), and “Thanking The Girls.” It also features contributions from singer/keyboardist Darrius Willrich, Seattle’s OCnotes (who collaborated with Ishmael Butler on the Knife Knights project), Los Angeles musician Carlos Overall, and bassist Evan Flory-Barnes.
Future Yard presents
Tuesday 24th January 2023
75 Argyle Street
Date rescheduled (from original date of 22nd March). All original tickets remain valid for the new date.
Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office. Any remaining tickets will be available on the door.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm.
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