Duñe x Crayon
The KCRW and COLORS-tipped Parisian producer duo, Duñe x Crayon, are today sharing their new single, ‘Save Yourself First’ – listen here. This is the latest to be taken from their forthcoming debut album, Hun- dred Fifty Roses, which is out via Roche Musique (FKJ, Zimmer, Cézaire) on May 22, 2020 and follows recent dates opening for Daniel Caesar.
‘Save Yourself First’ poses as the final track to be taken from their forthcoming debut album, further edging into their downtempo electronica, flavoured with supple production techniques that segue between soul, G- funk, and R&B. Hundred Fifty Roses – as an album – looks to tell the story of the over-connected and often over-stimulating world that we live in. Somewhat dystopian in its exploration, the album, which touches on the sounds of J Dilla, MF Doom and Kaytranada, paints the world of a man out of touch with himself. Using the metaphor of the rose, the pair tell stories of vices, addiction, and habit, and the labyrinth-like journeys that they take our protagonist on.Before working together, the pair of producers, who met in 2014 as Roche Musique signings, have forged out successful solo careers with Crayon – previously signed to Kitsuné where he cut his teeth alongside Yuksek – releasing two EPs to-date, securing praise at Pitchfork and more along the way. As well as creat- ing his own music, the artist has racked up a string of production credits working with tipped names from the French electronic and R&B underground scene – Ichon, Blow and L’Or du Commun to name but a few.
Duñe, on the other hand, was championed from the off via Roche Musique, initially as part of the hybrid- pop duo, Saje, before releasing his own solo material. As well as working on production for the likes of Swing, Julien Granel, and Blow, Duñe has established himself as a prominent live artist on the label’s roster, performing across South Korea, Mexico, China, Canada, and more.
May 22, 2020 via Roche Musique
1. Save Yourself First
2. Not In Love
3. Slowdiving (Feat. Lossapardo)
4. Hundred Fifty Roses
5. You Fruit (feat. Gracy Hopkins)
6. Flowers & Honey (feat. PH Trigano)
7. Invisible (Feat. Aurélie Saada)
8. Pointless (Feat. Ichon)
10. Vicious Cycle (Feat. FKJ and Gracy Hopkins)
11. PS (Feat. Swing & Trigano)
12. The One
13. Ten Years