Hip-hop, jazz and funk come together in Koi Child, one of the most exciting Aussie bands of the last few years. On the eve of their debut album release, I sat down with keyboardist Tom Kenny to talk about his love for D'Angelo’s seminal R&B masterpiece ‘Voodoo’.
We talk about how the album is D'Angelo’s answer to the 90s RnB he hated, how they used their massive budget and unlimited studio time to create the songs in a unique way, the mechanics you have to consider when making an album people will have sex to, how making the album changed Questlove’s drumming style and more.
Plus, Tom talks about the strange origin story of Koi Child, how Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker convinced them to turn a one-off jam session into a career, the freedom of their island recording sessions and more.
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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