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Last fall, Neneh Cherry made an exciting announcement – she was returning with her first album of solo material in more than 16 years. A collaboration with RocketNumberNine, and produced by Four Tet, the ten-track album, titled Blank Project, was recorded and mixed in five days. Today, Neneh reveals the lead single, “Out of the Black” featuring kindred spiritRobyn.
“Out of the Black” features Neneh and Robyn harmonizing together and throwing lines back and forth. Production by Four Tet and minimal synth and drum work by RocketNumberNine underpin the sweet vocal work of the two iconic Swedish artists. Before now, the two have been vocal about inspiring each other, with Robyn covering Neneh’s songs in her live shows. One need only check the history of Neneh putting a subversive foot forward and letting popular music catch up. Growing up around father Don Cherry’s friends Miles Davis and Allen Ginsburg, she launched her solo career with a Falkland’s protest song called “Stop The War.” In the early 80s, she was in the pioneering multi-ethnic, anarchic, post-punk group, Rip Rig + Panic; she brought hip-hop culture to a British audience with “Buffalo Stance” (redefining cool by performing pregnant on “Top of the Pops”) and had the first global hit to feature the Senegalese language, Wolof, “7 Seconds.” With “Out of the Black” featuring Robyn and a remix by dance floor maven Joe Goddard (Hot Chip, 2Bears) still to come, Neneh is emerging out of the black with another vital blast of buzzing cold music.
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Ricahrdo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer have done 2 remixes of Neneh Cherry’s track Everything. Now we are premiering their wonderful Low Blood Pressure remix.
You can buy the original and the 2 remixes on iTunes now!
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Check out this great interview that Pitchfork did with Neneh Cherry here: Pitchfork
December 10, 2013Comments Off
Introducing Smalltown Sessions!
Kicking off with Carmen Villain performing a stripped down version of her song Lifeissin. Keep your eyes peeled for the next one!
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Carmen Villian (aka the newly Norwegian-based Carmen Hillestad) released her tempestuous debut album, Sleeper, earlier this year via Smalltown Supersound. Throughout, Carmen showed her creative range and distinctive production style as she plastered dreamlike vocals over loose, abrasive instrumental tracks on which she played guitar, bass, drum machines, keyboards and percussion. Following an initial 12â featuring album single âLifeissinâ and Prins Thomasâ excellent remix, Smalltown Supersound is now releasing a follow-up 12â featuring psychedelic and epic remixes of other standout album tracks by labelmate BjÃ¸rn Torske, Peaking Lights and the previously shared remix by Optimoâs JD Twitch. Listen to all below.« go back — keep looking »