Today is release day for FW14 the debut album by Christian Rich and we are very proud to release such a genre-bending album that’s looking to focus on quality, whilst bringing disparate sounds and artists together as a glorious whole. Of course it’s not unusual for a record made in LA to rack up a stack of features, but from legend Steve Arrington, through GoldLink to Denetia & Sene, and the New Faith Apostolic Children’s Choir these all stand out. We imagine this almost like Dilla and Daft Punk in the studio reinventing r’n'b. It’s a future classic. Please buy from you preferred retailer (suggestions: Rough Trade, iTunes) and go forth and spread the good word.
“Taiwo and Kehinde have honed their beat-conducting mastery down to an eclectic mix of tracks that have hip-hop at their core, but skew to electronic experimentation through complex drum loops, decadent keys, cascading effects and samples that’ll send you down exploratory wormholes of classic music.” Pigeons and Planes
“their space/time travel themed debut is nuanced, wide-raging and deep…calls to mind beat mavericks such as N.E.R.D., Madlib…adding David Axelrod’s cosmic-jazz orchestrals and Marcos Valle’s bossa nova style to…future R&B, woozy electro-funk and psychedelic soul” The Metro
“pointilistic productions” Pitchfork Best New Music