Speaking of the dearly departed Ms. Winehouse, the wavering lilt of Hiatus Kaiyote vocalist Nai Palm definitely shares a few thing in common with her druggy croon.
When Giant Step sent me the re-release of the Melbourne, Australia-bred crew’s album ‘Tawk Tomahawk’ I was blown away by the LP exclusive version of standout track “Nakamarra” featuring a guest verse from Q-Tip.
The version in the video doesn’t feature the former A Tribe Called Quest leader, but it does give the band’s grooves, which could easily be sample fodder for ‘The Low End Theory’ or ‘Midnight Marauders’, a chance to shine.
This is some straight laid-back 1970’s style chill shit, no doubt, and the rest of the LP keeps the Herbie Hancock, Minnie Riperton, and Lonnie Liston Smith-esque vibe going.
Cop the freshly re-released ‘Tawk Tomahawk’, out now on the Sony-distributed Flying Buddha label.