Untitled – The genre-defying compilation inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat is out now

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It’s Basquiat Day on VF.

Released by Lonely Table, Anja Ngozi and The Vinyl Factory, with support from the Arts Council England, Untitled features seven unique collaborations that include new tracks between saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings and rapper Kojey Radical, and bandmates Nubya Garcia and Joe Armon-Jones working with producer Mala.

The album spans genres and eras, touching on jazz, experimental electronic, post-punk, dub and ambient influences, painting a diverse picture of the UK’s expanding underground sound. With photography by Fabrice Bourgelle and design by Raimund Wong, you can check out the finished comp in more detail below.

Other artists featured on the release include Wu-Lu, AJ Kwame, LayFullstop, Lex Amor, Ego Ella May, Lord Tusk, Coby Sey, Maxwell Owin, Confucius MC, Kwake Bass, Kz, Roxanne Tataei and Moroka.

To mark the release, we’re curated a day of features that tie into the compilation, the artists involved and its relationship with Jean-Michel Basquiat, from exclusive mixes and photos, to in-depth interviews.

Jean-Michel changed my life – Artists reflect on Basquiat’s legacy

The making of Untitled – A podcast with Anja Ngozi & Lexy Morvaridi

Changed Streets Soundtrack – Lord Tusk’s homage to Jean-Michel Basquiat

“I recharge his batteries”: Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol in pictures

Legendary DJ Justin Strauss on Basquiat’s New York City

Crate Diggers: Wu-Lu

Dem1ns: Kwake Bass on the music and print crew flipping the script on collaboration

Untitled is out now and available to order from The Vinyl Factory online shop. You can stream the compilation in full below.