First appeared on IGGY: June 18, 2010
Quadron, which is vocalist Coco Maja Hastrup Karshøj and musician/producer Robin Hannibal (both part of an electronica collective, Boom Clap Bachelor), tinkered around the studios for a year before releasing their self-titled debut album (July 2009). Until now, Motown and proper soul has kept a safe distance from the global electro takeover. But purists need not fear…the blend is sweet. The English-language band out of Hovedstaden, Denmark immediately made waves around the globe with their single “Slippin,” which shows off singer Coco’s adorable, capable voice and musician/producer Robin Hannibal’s penchant for sweet Motown melodies with subtle electro effects. Not all songs are as easy on the ears. “Day” is an ambient, jazzy and experimental track. It’s not for everyone, but it’s another testament to their bravery. Go get em guys! Check out their “Buster Keaton” video, which is also impeccably produced. In it, people in crazy makeup guide a young girl through her an interpretive life journey. There are some cornball metaphors…along the way the girl jumps through hula hoops. Get it. She has to jump through hoops? Ha. Ha. But overall it’s an impressive, gorgeous video.
When you first stumble upon Danish band Quadron’s “Buster Keaton,” it’s like nothing you’ve ever heard before. Did US electro-rock band Dirty Projectors and soul virtuoso Jill Scott have some kind of an awesome musical baby? Why, yes, they did.