“As Madou, the duo may be newcomers to the American music industry, but their tasteful production is likely to soon make a lasting imprint.” — Dancing Astronaut
“Nowhere Else” is the debut single from Madou, the recently upstarted project from Belgian production duo, Jochen Sablon and Vincent De Boeck. And while Sablon and De Boeck have worked together for years in the past, the Madou project sees the guys reverting to the open-minded approach to art that they possessed as teenagers, or as they put it, “No genres, no expectations, no strings attached.”
In their inaugural release, Madou translate their inspirations from both the Belgian art scene as well as folks like Four Tet, Jamie xx, and Pional in a convergence of indie electronic, house, and R&B. “Nowhere Else” leans on a yearning top line, bolstered by flickering chimes and muffled bassline work. This attractive, equatorial disposition of “Nowhere Else” has already caught the attention of The Magician, who led off the 68th installment of his famed Magic Tape series with the record.
With “Nowhere Else” out today on NEST and a number of new records set for release later in 2017, Sablon and De Boeck are poised to take Madou to great heights, and we’re excited to see where the guys take the project.
Stream and download Madou’s “Nowhere Else” below, and add it to your playlists on Spotify.