Editors' pick

Quadron

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Editorial Review

For the past decade, a coterie of forward-thinking Scandinavian artists has been deliberately combining jazz, soul, pop and electronica influences into genre-defiant works. Hailing from Denmark, Quadron is the latest sensation from a region that produced Little Dragon (Sweden) and Beady Belle (Norway). Quadron's story starts with the duo Owusu & Hannibal, whose flawless 2006 album sounded like Simply Red and Marvin Gaye on a spaceship with Flying Lotus. Producer Robin Hannibal then linked up with vocalist Coco through another dreamy Dane beat collective, the Boom Clap Bachelors, and the two are exploring a musical partnership as Quadron. It's a sexy, amorphous sound that beatheads, EDM fans, nu-jazzists and alterna-electro kids all gravitate to equally, so there should be a diverse crowd at Liv.

-- Rhome Anderson (June 2010)