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[on repeat] Theophilus London

My frequent collaborator, 35mmBeats, introduced me to this mix-tape maestro way back (at least 6 months ago), though I must admit, it wasn’t until the last month or so that I really gave this artist the listening time he deserves.  But for the past week, i’ve listened (almost exclusively) to Mr. London and i’m quite impressed/obsessed.

It’s hard to describe Theophilus London’s sound.  Yes. He’s a Brooklyn rapper, but his electro, dark synth, 80’s hip hop, indie influences, and songwriting skills (not to mention his keen fashion sense), set him apart from the typical hip hopper.  I should also note, he’s reached critical acclaim without ever releasing a full length.

Some of my favorite Theophilus tracks are below, but be sure to pick up the Lovers Holiday EP on February 8 (preorder) and keep an eye out for his debut full length, which is set for a Spring release.  Also, be sure to bookmark This Charming Blog to maintain your Theophilus fix.

[UPDATE] You can stream the entire Lovers Holiday EP courtesy of Spin Magazine.

Theophilus London – GREY X SAGE (Sabali Remix)
Amadou & Mariam – Sabali (Theophilus London Remix)
The xx – You’ve Got The Love (Theophilus London Remix)
Theophilus London – Flying Overseas (feat Devonté Hynes & Solange Knowles)
Theophilus London – Why Even Try (feat. Sara Quin) [free download here]

[on repeat] MNDR

MNDR is an electronic duo based in NYC, consisting of Amanda Warner and Peter Wade.

I first heard MNDR on one of the Hype Machine radio shows (November 2009), but then I kinda forgot about ’em.  But if you’re a constant visitor to sites like Hypem and Elbows like me, you probably noticed the add for a free download of MNDR’s Cut Me Out (grab it here).

Right away my memory was refreshed and i’ve been listening to MNDR tracks all day.  Below are a few favorites of mine, but be sure to head on over to MNDR’s site and check out more.

MNDR – Fade To Black
MNDR – C.L.U.B.
MNDR – I Go Away

Also, the duo is currently on tour with Chromeo!  Check the dates below:
02/03: Boston, MA – House of Blues
02/04: NYC – Terminal 5
02/05: Washington DC – 9:30 Club
02/06: Washington DC – 9:30 Club
02/10: Vancouver, BC – Commodore
02/11: Vancouver, BC – Commodore
02/12: Portland, OR – Roseland
02/17: Reno, NV – The Knitting Factory
02/18: Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
02/19: Pomona, CA – Fox Theater