While on tour with Chromeo, The Loop Detroit was able to chat with Mayer Hawthorne while he was eating some soup about the new album, Ann Arbor, family, clothes, and food for the latest Loopcast.
Quelle Chris – Pants and Tights Podcast Vol. 1 (The Loop Detroit Premiere)
Listen to The Loop Detroit premiere of Quelle Chris' new podcast mix Pants and Tights Volume 1, a mix of minimalist music.
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Recently, while on tour with Chromeo, The Loop Detroit was able to chat with Mayer Hawthorne while he was eating some soup about the new album, Ann Arbor, family, clothes, and food for the latest Loopcast.
We brought you the trailer earlier this week and here’s the The Loop Detroit premiere of Quelle Chris‘ new podcast mix Pants and Tights Volume 1. We’ll just let Quelle explain the purpose behind this mix.
“”Pants and Tights” was inspired by two truths: One. My love for minimalist music (in this case minimal synth/wave. Which in my opinion should be called maximum synth/wave since it maximizes the minimum. But whatever). Two. The fact that I think the words “Pants” and “Tights” sound funny together. Thank You & Enjoy” – Quelle Chris
Listen and download Pants and Tights Volume 1 below. Be sure to pick up Quelle Chris’ new album Shotgun and Sleek Rifle today via iTunes or on CD via Fat Beats.
Detroit emcee/producer Quelle Chris just released his first properly distributed album “Shotgun and Sleek Rifle” this past month. Along with mostly self-producing his own music, Quelle also has been a notable producer on the past two Danny Brown albums, thus cementing his place in Detroit hip-hop’s new underground class. The real Quelle Chris is much more than just a hip-hop emcee and producer though. Along with his Awesome In Outer Space new wave electro side project, Quelle has also been known to lead his own punk bands in the past. In short, Quelle Chris’ musical passions reach far beyond those of your typical hip-hop artists. As a result, Quelle put together a mix titled Pants And Tights Podcast Vol. One, which is a blend of minimal wave, minimal synth, new wave, punk, electro, house, and all sorts of other noises.
Here’s the trailer for the mix that will be dropping first on The Loop Detroit on Thursday, December 1st.
Quelle Chris just released his new album Shotgun and Sleek Rifle. Mostly self-produced, along with contributions from House Shoes, Roc Marciano, and Mosel, its not a throwback to hip-hop of yesteryears, but a return to the basic cultural ideals behind it. Quelle Chris proves that someone can make great music by just being themselves. Shotgun and Sleek Rifle is everything that was ever good in hip-hop all wrapped into one album. It has the silly humor of a Madlib project mixed in with the grimy sound of 90s hip-hop. It’s both free and creative with its lyricism and overall sound. It’s that basement aesthetic that made past Detroit albums like Slum Village’s Fantastic Volume 1, Black Milk’s Sound Of The City, or Eminem’s Infinite so special. Simple, dirty, and not polished, but in a way that makes it better than being polished. It’s everyday life music and Quelle Chris is the narrator.