MBE Playlist Jan. 10: Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band get “Love$ick”

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Chances are you have a friend that’s currently flipping out over the strategic placement of Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band’s cover of “P.I.M.P.” in the buzzy recent film Anatomy of a Fall. But you, a devoted KCRW listener, have been hip to Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band for years. Now, new and legacy fans alike can delight in hearing the group’s latest hip-hop reconstruction — a just dropped cover of Mura Masa & A$AP Rocky’s “Love$ick” — during today’s MBE. Plus, a stealth late 2023 cut from wavvy Brooklyn instrumentalists Jesse and Forever (most excellently titled “Help Too Much Drugs”), the energetic WheelUP remix of soul songstress Alice Russell’s “Rain,” and the title track to The Smile’s forthcoming LP Wall Of Eyes

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