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Redinho returns with two heavyweight tracks - ‘Square 1’ featuring Kimbra and ‘Mmm Mmm featuring Vula. After a solo album on Numbers, working as Hudson Mohawke’s musical director on the ‘Lantern’ tour and producing for the transatlantic rap group Swet Shop Boys with Riz Ahmed and Heems, Redinho is now focusing back on his solo output and these new tracks feature his signature sugar-rush R&B meets pop and electronic sound.
‘Mmm Mmm’ was crowned World’s Hottest Record by Annie Mac and features Vula of Basement Jaxx Fame. ‘Square 1’ features a Timbaland-esque beat with hypnotising sultry vocals from Grammy Award winning artist Kimbra, known for her feature on the Gotye single ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’. Both cuts come in vocal and instrumental versions - hot!
In Redinho’s own words…
‘Mmm Mmm’: “This track was written by Nao and me. The original demo wound up on a HudMo mix in 2015 just as I was starting work as his musical director for the ‘Lantern’ live show. After that I got busy with producing Swet Shop Boys, but managed to get one of my absolute favourite singers Vula to do her thing on this track because she killed it so hard when we used to play it live. So I’m really happy this jam is finally getting released. I’ve lived with it for a while now but I’m stoked that when people hear it for the first time they’re like, oof.”
‘Square One’: “I wrote this track with Kimbra a few years ago when we were jamming in London. Those sessions produced ‘Sweet Relief’, a track I also wrote and produced with her, and also ‘Square One’. The initial loop was the result of jamming with my Talkbox, Kimbra messing with her Voice Live skills, and me sampling the whole thing as we went along. My brother John Calvert was also in the room and fleshed out some chords. Kimbra put down a brilliant guide vocal, then we did some back and forths online as she wrote the lyrics. Absolutely stoked to be finally releasing this track. Despite both of these tunes being written years ago, I’m proud that they still feel relevant and worth hearing.”
David says: Woah, is Timbaland in the house? I haven't heard a groove as bad as this peak time R'n B' banger in years. Massive!
Mmm Mmm Ft Vula
Mmm Mmm (Instrumental)
Square 1 Ft Kimbra