Combining elements of dub and R&B with a nocturnal aesthetic, Copenhagen-based producer CHLLNGR (aka Steven Jess Borth II) is one of the freshest sounds to emerge so far this year. Today he debuts his upcoming album’s centerpiece “Haven” on Pitchfork which they call “chilling, goosebump-inducing”. The album’s title track utilizes ghostly african rhythms and cavernous pads to coil around Borth’s indistinguishable, yet hopeful-sounding intonations.”
That’s so F*&cking right on! When I first heard this I thought it was going to be some dope hip-hop track but it turned out to be a dope dub/R&B track, what!!!?? I have found myself waking up with this stuck in my head the past few days, trying to figure out the perfect time to post this, but what better time than now before I get something else stuck in my head. Chllngr is definitely a producer to watch out for because his sounds are unreal, I feel like I am in some sexy dungeon when I listen to this track especially. The horn effect is my favorite, calling for all the sexy night crawlers to come out and play, love it! All his other tracks are off the chain as well so you should check out his Soundcloud if you’re diggin’ this track as much as I am.
Coco O from Quadron is nothing less then spectacular, her vocals sound great on just about anything and who would of thought, just yesterday we posted Lauryn Hill and she happens to be one of Coco’s inspirations, and I personally completely hear notes of Lauryn Hill in Coco’s vocals, wow!
While Coco’s inspiration springs from a life well-lived (“leisurely bike rides and good drinks”) she credits Lauryn Hill’s classic Miseducation and Sade’s elegant lyrics as being at the center of her formative music years–“I used to say ‘I grew up on breast milk and Sade’”, Coco quips.”
This song has Dub/R&B love written all over it from the music to the vocals, couldn’t be a better combination for any day of the week in my opinion. This track gets me pumped and feeling sexy while sittin’ here in my pajamas, so press play and enjoy this as much as I am!