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Old Souls, New Ish

So many good records been dropping lately!

Quadron is yet another hot fire project from Danish producer Robin Hannibal (remember Owusu & Hannibal, anyone?). On this record he’s teamed up with young female vocalist Coco for some moody, minimal, and sometimes soaring neo-soul music. The whole album is solid, get it.

I don’t know much about Kings Go Forth, but the fact that they got Mingering Mike to design their album cover says a lot! The music doesn’t disappoint, following suit with the same lo-fi, raw soul, olde tyme aesthetic. People with an affinity for classic, feel-good disco should look for the Tom Moulton remix of their track “Don’t Take My Shadow”.

Mr. Day is another new discovery to me, but apparently he’s been putting music out since the early 90’s. The French Mayer Hawthorne? Definitely safe to say this man has listened to a lot of Motown. Fellow french funky man, Patchworks comes correct with his remix, which I’m very much looking forward to dropping on a dancefloor soon.

Finally, NEW SHIT FROM JANELLE! The album is a trip, way beyond the furthest realm I ever expected P-Diddy capable of travelling to. But apparently AR’s up at Bad Boy are now getting high on hallucinogens and listening to 60’s psych records. What else are we to assume when we hear tracks like “Mushrooms & Roses”?!? Closest contemporary comparison I can make is honestly Black Moth Super Rainbow. But then there’s just undeniable retro-dancefloor bombs like “Tightrope” too.

Quadron :       Slippin ,       Jeans , &       Average Fruit

Kings Go Forth :       Fight With Love &       High On Your Love

Mr. Day :       Heaven Knows &       Small Fry (Patchworks Remix)

Janelle Monae :       Tightrope ft. Big Boi &       Mushrooms & Roses

  • Mogpaws

    Top notch selections! Hadn’t heard the Quadron, it’s a smasher. Good to hear Janelle is keeping shit extra wacky…. didn’t know P-Diddy was affiliated.

  • Lukas

    oh my – Janelle is a new discovery for me, and I’m most impressed. Will go out & buy album 2day :-)

  • jay.soul

    catching up on some older posts. had seen the Quadron cover somewhere but had no idea Hannibal was behind it. That Owusu & Hannibal was off the chain so thanks for the tip. Janelle is in a league of her own. Been pushing that hard. Unadulterated talent and cojones to go in every direction possible and still keep it cohesive.

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