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Critically acclaimed Copenhagen-based DJ, jazz drummer and producer SLOWOLF aka Andreas Asingh has released a strong collaborative single with New Zealand born singer: Kimbra, famed for her contribution to Gotye hit, “Somebody That I Used To Know”. The new track called “White Feathers” features SLOWOLF’s signature genre bending production, blending futuristic Hip-Hop, alternative jazz and R&B influences – leaving the perfect space for Kimbra’s power house vocals to shine.
The new single released: 8 April 2016, follows the release of “The Ring” feat. Pell, which received support from BBC Radio 1 (Huw Stephens, DJ Semtex) and Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist as well as top music blogs including: Pigeons & Planes and HotNewHipHop. SLOWOLF’s trademark sound has also found fans and early support respected tastemakers from The Guardian to Noisey and he has already landed himself pole position on iTunes and Hype Machine for his previous innovative remix of MØ’s ”Walk This Way”.
The track will be accompanied by a live performance video – shot on location in LA in a hippie commune, showcases Kimbra’s super-sonic vocals, which have seen her collaborate with artists as diverse as Queens Of The Stoneage, John Legend and Thundercat, stated: 'I connected with SLOWOLF after he remixed a track for me called 'Goldmine'. I loved his use of organic instrumentation matched with the electronic elements like heavy drops and cut-up, out-of-the-box groove approaches. It's been great to collaborate on this track (which we did from separate countries!) and to then explore the song in a live context together where it took on a different life. The song to me is about courage and rising from the ashes after times of pain.'
The video will be released 15 April.
SLOWOLF stated: “In my world Kimbra is one of the greatest and most unique living female vocalists. She is an artist with a capital A and she has the craziest melodic surplus. After working remotely on the track we finally got to met face to face in a studio in Los Angeles and we only needed to play the song a few times before we recorded a live session video the day after - Instead of doing a normal music video I wanted to do a live session and we found this great location - a hippie ranch in the outskirts of LA. People were living in old trailers and busses surrounded by goats, donkeys, chickens and old cars – just the perfect setting for the song ”.
Andreas’ son Karlo inspires the title track for his pending EP White Feathers.
Andreas, a father at 19, has just become a father to his 4th child, who was diagnosed with downs syndrome – or as Andreas himself puts it: "Little brother Karlo is born with an extra feather in is cap. Instead of looking at him as being different from normal I see him as a very special and unique child that stands out for all the right reasons. When Karlo showed up, I felt blessed and I do not doubt that he will teach me great lessons in the future. The track is even more poignant at the moment as sadly Karlo is very unwell and is currently in hospital, in intensive care, undergoing treatment for a chest infection. Thankfully he has been feeling better over the last few days. I like to think a little bit of his fighting spirit is reflected on this record."
The White Feathers EP will showcase SLOWOLF at his most focused and adventurous, seamlessly weaving all of SLOWOLF’s hip hop, jazz, R&B and grime influences together in one wonderful mix. Tracks are distinct, but the EP is firmly held together with SLOWOLF's unique and stylist sonic vision featuring a variety of soon to be announced artists, ranging from high profile US vocalists to MCs making a splash in the UK Grime scene. Further tracks and info about the EP will be announced shortly.
The single “White Feathers” feat. Kimbra is out on 8 April 2016. The EP “White Feathers” is out on 6 May 2016 via Playground Music