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Donwill feat. Quelle Chris “Screens” New Visual & New LP ‘One Word No Space’

After recently re-releasing their classic debut, Brooklynati, on vinyl for the first time ever, it’s only right that for Donwill’s HipNOTT Record’s debut, he teams up with his Tanya Morgan cohort Von Pea to tap into a bit of that group chemistry for himself.  The duo locked in to create One Word No Space, which serves as the MC’s first full-length solo-outing since Don Cusack In High Fidelity (2010).

Von pea’s signature ‘bat crack’ sound provides an ample bed of hard drums and emotive loops for Don to bare his soul over and formally reintroduce himself.  One Word No Space is a jarring jaunt with high replay value that also features collaborations with Lessondary spitters such as Paul Barman, IIyas, Rob Cave, Von Pea and Quelle Chris.

To celebrate the release of his new project, Donwill releases the project’s first visual, “Screens,” featuring Quelle Chris. 

“One Word No Space is great album. It’s one of the things that I’m most proud of to this day. It’s an album about identity and it deals with how I see myself. It’s a pretty personal body of work. Whereas Don Cusack focused on romantic relationships this one focuses on my relationship with myself. It’s like my twitter timeline set to music. It’s great. Trust me.”

Stream Donwill’s One Word No Spacehttps://empire.lnk.to/oneworddonwill

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Quelle Chris Self Reflects On Life & Legacy With “WYRM”

Every time a shooting makes the news talking heads pop up in small boxes and make loud arguments about how we shouldn’t rush to politicize what just happened. After all, the heads argue, guns don’t kill people. People kill people. But how true is that? Are the tools we use simply tools, innocuous until we give them meaning? Or are the things we surround ourselves with –– the things in our arsenal –– begging to be weaponized, for good or for evil? Guns, the new album from the critically acclaimed rapper and producer Quelle Chris, is a careful study of all these questions, an urgent record for urgent times.

In times that are often beyond parody, Quelle has never been a writer to shy away from the absurd. But Guns is dotted with references to the very real, painfully ordinary fates that might befall us –– be they getting gunned down in church on a Sunday or simply being forgotten by our friends after we’re gone. In preparation for both, Quelle lays his psyche bare.

“My goal with this and all albums is to create pieces people can enjoy, start to finish, for decades to come,” Quelle notes, fully aware that in a fractured, streaming ecosystem, any shard of your identity released into the world might be the lone artifact that survives. This is a record that is constantly aware of the peril all around us, but instead of shrinking in the face of that knowledge, it reasserts its creator’s identity. With Guns, Quelle Chris has delivered perhaps the most pointed, most personal, and all-together perfectly crafted album of his career.  

Where some artists saturate the market, hoping that a hit here or there will buoy their commercial profile, “WYRM” is both sweeping and contemplative.  “Twenty albums deep, but still a new artist every two harvests” and further “Am I just a moment for a few to see” touches upon the new normal in today’s music industry; the pressurized give and take between artists and their fans to seemingly reinvent themselves each project for the sake of public reception and perception.

Produced by  Grégoire Verbekeinfo, the video for “WYRM” is a virtual synopsis of that sentiment; a memory Quelle hopes you will remember fondly. “So many of my memories are collections of collages from home videos, photo books and boxes of developed pictures” Quelle stated to Ambrosiaforheads.  “The lucky few who have escaped the fate of moments lost in disposable cameras; VHS and mini cam tapes. Orphans of history without a home. This particular memory was captured on a Canon 814XL camera and shot with Kodak Super8. Through the lens of  Grégoire Verbeke on a lovely afternoon in Brussels. A moment trapped in time. Ageless.—even as we fade. Will you remember?”

You can now purchase, add and favorite Quelle Chris’ Guns at your preferred DSP: http://smarturl.it/GunsGunsGuns

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Quelle Chris “Guns” Streaming Now Via NPR First Listen Ahead Of 3/29 Release

One year after releasing the cult sensation, Everything’s Fine with Jean Grae, today, NPR Music premiered the new album from Quelle Chris entitled Guns ahead of its release on Friday, March 29.

Quelle is a true innovator and artist. The New York via Detroit artist has become recognized for his unique voice, having earned top marks from The New York Times, PitchforkNPR,ComplexStereogumBandcamp and many, many more. The newest album, Guns, from the eccentric and talented artist is aided by excellent guest turns from the likes of Jean Grae, Denmark Vessey, Cavalier, Mach-Hommy, Bilal Salaam, and more, Quelle Chris has delivered perhaps the most pointed, most personal, and all-together perfectly crafted album of his career.  

Every time a shooting makes the news talking heads pop up in small boxes and make loud arguments about how we shouldn’t rush to politicize what just happened. After all, the heads argue, guns don’t kill people. People kill people. But how true is that? Are the tools we use simply tools, innocuous until we give them meaning? Or are the things we surround ourselves with –– the things in our arsenal –– begging to be weaponized, for good or for evil? Guns is a careful study of all these questions, an urgent record for urgent times.

Stream Quelle Chris’ Guns Via NPR’s First Listen: https://www.npr.org/2019/03/21/704827692/first-listen-quelle-chris-guns

You can now pre-order, add and favorite Guns at your preferred DSP: http://smarturl.it/GunsGunsGuns

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Quelle Chris – “Obamacare” [Video]

One year after releasing the cult sensation, Everything’s Fine, Quelle Chris is back with a new solo album featuring Jean Grae, Bilal Salaam, Mach Hommy, Denmark Vessey and many more. Known for his off the wall style that has inspired artists like Earl Sweatshirt & Danny Brown, Quelle is a true innovator and artist. The New York via Detroit artist has become recognized for his unique voice, having earned top marks from The New York Times, PitchforkNPRComplexBandcamp and many, many more. The newest album, Guns, from the eccentric and talented artist will be released on 3-29-19 via Mello Music Group. Aided by excellent guest turns from the likes of Jean Grae, Denmark Vessey, Cavalier, Mach-Hommy, Bilal Salaam, and more, Quelle Chris has delivered perhaps the most pointed, most personal, and all-together perfectly crafted album of his career.  

Every time a shooting makes the news talking heads pop up in small boxes and make loud arguments about how we shouldn’t rush to politicize what just happened. After all, the heads argue, guns don’t kill people. People kill people. But how true is that? Are the tools we use simply tools, innocuous until we give them meaning? Or are the things we surround ourselves with –– the things in our arsenal –– begging to be weaponized, for good or for evil? Guns is a careful study of all these questions, an urgent record for urgent times. 

Today, Quelle Chris releases the first visual, “Obamacare,” from Guns.  The animated video is directed by Quelle himself and in typical Quelle fashion, includes hidden imagery in plain sight that requires multiple views. 

“I like to think of my music as free healthcare for all.  Like most of my visuals I try to find the place where proper pairing and a good excuse to try my hand at something I always loved as a kid meet” Quelle commented.  “The video for “Obamacare” is an homage to many of my favorite PBS, Sesame Street shorts with a touch of Terry Gilliam (and I mean a drip. Trust me I know my place. lol). It’s one of my favorite songs on the album, so I figured doing collage work in the style of my favorite era of animation was fitting. About 95% of the video was taken from the pages of archived magazines. The next video will likely be animatronics if this trend continues.”

Quelle Chris’ Guns will be released on 3-29-19 via Mello Music Group. 

You can now pre-order, add and favorite Guns at your preferred DSP: http://smarturl.it/GunsGunsGuns

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Quelle Chris feat. Cavalier, Bilal Salaam, Eldar Djangirov & James Acaster – “Straight Shot”

One year after releasing the cult sensation, Everything’s Fine, Quelle Chris is back with a new solo album featuring Jean Grae, Bilal Salaam, Mach Hommy, Denmark Vessey and many more. Known for his off the wall style that has inspired artists like Earl Sweatshirt & Danny Brown, Quelle is a true innovator and artist. The New York via Detroit artist has become recognized for his unique voice, having earned top marks from The New York Times, PitchforkNPRComplexBandcamp and many, many more. The newest album, Guns, from the eccentric and talented artist will be released on 3-29-19 via Mello Music Group.

Every time a shooting makes the news talking heads pop up in small boxes and make loud arguments about how we shouldn’t rush to politicize what just happened. After all, the heads argue, guns don’t kill people. People kill people. But how true is that? Are the tools we use simply tools, innocuous until we give them meaning? Or are the things we surround ourselves with –– the things in our arsenal –– begging to be weaponized, for good or for evil? Guns is a careful study of all these questions, an urgent record for urgent times.

After premiering the album’s title track with Complex, which was also highlighted by NPR for the “Best Songs Of February”, Quelle releases the projects second single, “Straight Shot” featuring Cavalier, Bilal Salaam, Eldar Djangirov & James Acaster.  “Straight Shot” was exclusively premiered by Okayplayer. 

“Straight Shot” is one of those ideas that reached out to me, we got along and I simply showed it around town. The chorus, poem at the end and basic piano progression literally came to me in two separate dreams” Quelle commented to Okayplayer.  “My first thoughts were “I gotta introduce you to Bilal Salaam and James Acaster. Though I’m not sure just how to yet.  Then as we hung out, I knew I needed to first introduce the idea to Chris Keys. Now initially I thought it was an interlude but quickly realized while hanging with Chris it was a song. After writing the first verse I knew I needed to invite Cavalier over to meet our new friend and felt it was time to also introduce it to Bilaal and James. And, just as I’d imagined, everyone got along with the song swimmingly. Finally, Chris called on his friend, Eldar Djangirov, who tied everything together with a piano solo that seemed to effortlessly say as much as, if not more, than I can put into words about the entire song and our time together. The rest, as they say, is today.

Quelle Chris’ Guns will be released on 3-29-19 via Mello Music Group. 

You can now pre-order, add and favorite Guns at your preferred DSP: http://smarturl.it/GunsGunsGuns

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Quelle Chris Announces New LP, Guns, & Premieres Title Track “Guns”

One year after releasing the cult sensation, Everything’s Fine, Quelle Chris is back with a new solo album featuring Jean Grae, Bilal Salaam, Mach Hommy, Denmark Vessey and many more. Known for his off the wall style that has inspired artists like Earl Sweatshirt & Danny Brown, Quelle is a true innovator and artist. The New York via Detroit artist has become recognized for his unique voice, having earned top marks from The New York Times, Pitchfork, NPR, Complex, Bandcamp and many, many more. The newest album, Guns, from the eccentric and talented artist will be released on 3-29-19 via Mello Music Group.

Today, in addition to announcing his new album, Quelle also shared the album’s title track and first single with Complex.

“Guns is an arsenal of both sounds, styles and subjects. At its core it’s about things that can be weaponized for good or evil, including ourselves” Quelle stated to Complex.   “The words we say, what we fear, how we love, how we live, what we ingest, what we believe in, who we idolize, shit like that. Somewhat a sonic study of the question “do ‘guns’ kill people or do people kill people?” I never start an album the same way, but one constant is I try to forget about everything I made before and do something different. Because I’m a fan too and I like hearing new things. I’d say we accomplished that with Guns. My goal with this and all albums is to create pieces people can enjoy, start to finish, for decades to come.”

Quelle Chris’ Guns will be released on 3-29-19 via Mello Music Group. 

You can now pre-order, add and favorite Guns at your preferred DSP, with the title track being available as an instant grat track at midnight tonight: http://smarturl.it/GunsGunsGuns

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