So D is back, he is doing a mini tour of Europe if you can still get a ticket do it if there are any left, if not go on eBay!! D’Angleo is a special artist he is the Marvin Gaye of our generation and you don’t want to miss him live.

Also there should be a new album next year!! (Just peed in my pants a little sorry) Below is some extracts from an interview with Questlove, which he did with pitchfork who seems the best source of info on D’Angleo.

Pitchfork: Is that D’Angelo tour a real thing?

?: It’s an extremely real thing. [Bassist] Pino Palladino just committed. My worst nightmare Chris Dave is his drummer– you need the most dangerous drummer alive on that tour. I fear the magic those two are going to make.

Pitchfork: So that’s happening next year?

?: He goes to Europe in January. The album is pretty much 97% done. He’s just finishing his lyrics now. He needs somebody to smack him and take the record away from him because it’s pretty much finished. But I know he must turn this record in like three days before Christmas and that his first show is in Europe, and that he’s going to do a whole bunch. They even named it the Occupy Music Tour, so I know they’re serious about it.

For all intents and purposes, this album is the black version of [The Beach Boys’] Smile– at best, it will go down in the Smile/There’s a Riot Goin’ On/Miles Davis‘ On the Corner category. That’s what I’m hoping for. There’s stuff on there I was amazed at, like new music patches [keyboard sounds] I’ve never heard before. I’d ask him, “What kind of keyboard is that?” I thought it was some old vintage thing. But he builds his own patches.

One song we worked on called “Charade” has this trombone patch that he re-EQ’d and then put through an envelope filter and then added a vibraphone noise on top and made a whole new patch out of it. He’s the only person I know that takes a Herbie Hancock approach, orMalcolm Cecil and Robert Margouleff— the two musician/engineers who programmed all ofStevie Wonder‘s genius-period stuff– approach. That’s the last time I ever heard of somebody building patches. We’ll see if history is kind to it.

Chris Dave and Pino wtf wow!! Pino plays with “The Who” is generally the amazeballs and Chris “daddy” Dave is one of the best drummers around, that band is going to be sick!!

Not sure if “100o Deaths” which was leaked earlier in the year maybe is going to be on the new album.

Can download it for free here.

If “1000 deaths” is a sign of things to come the new record is going to be something special. If its only half the album that “Voodoo” was it will still piss on everything else out there. Knowing D’angelo and how long it has taken to make I reckon it’s going to be epic!!

Just a little reminder of why we love him so.


Voodoo is in our top 5 albums ever so if you have not heard it we suggest having a listen because the musicality and harmonies are insane.

Merry Christmas everyone I can’t think of a better Christmas present than the prospect of a new D’Angelo album!!


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