Quinzequinze‘s new track “Le Jeune” is out on S76.
French collective Quinzequinze are the missing link between Young Fathers‘s percussive chaos and Arca‘s future approach to dancehall. By piecing together ancestral ōrero (Polynesian oratory art), traditional percussive instruments (to’ere, steel drum), South American and Caribbean influences (candombe, calypso) as well as four-piece vocal layers and avant-garde electronic, the multidisciplinary crew challenge geographic and temporal boundaries, crafting exotic tales that sound both intricate and viscerally swinging.
After their 2018 debut EP Nevaneva, which catapulted them onto stages throughout France, they’re now readying the release of their sophomore EP which is introduced by the title track “Le Jeune”. It is actually a fleshed-out, synth-enriched rework of “Horo Horo”, a track featured on their first EP, which acts as a perfect introduction to a new era fueled by strange surrealism and extravagant science fiction. Just like this new single, the accompanying visuals, courtesy of director Marvin, are simply otherwordly.