Music Monday, 1/9: Stro Elliot, Lido Pimienta, Mo Kolours and Tirzah
This Music Monday continues with the chill vibes, perfect for a snowy fortress or a simply sitting with a cup of tea.
With new tunes from artists like Mo Kolours, Lido Pimienta, Stro Elliot, Tirzah, Blended Babies with Lorine Chia, Ikhana, Bomba Estereo, Lord Echo and more, you’ll be set for the entire workday and your evening commute.
British artist Joseph Deenmamode, known as Mo Kolours, creates beautiful, organic hip-hop with a very heavy dose of psychedelia. Introduced to music by his father, particularly the sega music of his homeland of Mauritius, the producer, percussionist and vocalist aims to unite similarities in music found around the world. He is signed to the brilliantly eclectic label One-Handed Music.
Toronto-based Lido Pimienta creates gorgeous psychedelic soundscapes in her experimental electronic music. She frequently incorporates Afro-Colombian and Indigenous sounds, as well as sounds from all over the world; she listens to “lots of obscure brown music.” A single mother, Pimienta tells Vice that she finds the deepest response to her music from young girls and femmes.
“It is such a scary world and it’s just weird to me when young people don’t use their voice for something that’s worth it,” Pimienta tells Vice.
Los Angeles-based hip-hop producer and performer Stro Elliot is no newbie on the scene. A former member of the duo The Procussions, Elliot is known for his impeccable production, using samples from vintage soul gems to create a polished, retro-futurist sound. Elliot has worked with a number of artists and projects including The Roots, The Hamilton Mixtape, J. Period and Jazzy Jeff.
London’s Tirzah is not easy-listening “pop” music. A friend of London darling producer Micachu, the duo produced the No Romance EP without aspirations of fame or popularity. “I don’t have music career ambitions… I enjoy being able to make music without too many other distractions,” Tirzah tells Fact Magazine.