Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is
On A Cloud by PPP (Platinum Pied Pipers) from the 2008 single on Ubiquity.
The oddly named Platinum Pied Pipers, consisting of producer Waajeed and multi-instrumentalist Saadiq, released their debut album, Triple P, in 2005 to widespread acclaim within the industry. While not yet household names, the New York-via-Detroit duo wouldn’t have it any other way. They seem to pride themselves on cultivating the future rather than being the current fad. Some of you may know Waajeed as one of the co-founders of Detroit’s esteemed hip-hop collective Slum Village. PPP is equally as innovative in its own way, and will unavoidably garner its own following in due time. Triple P was heavily dominated by hip-hop production and an affinity for Motown, but it generally transcended genre labels and was aided by several appearances from the late J Dilla. For their upcoming record, Abundance, the duo has expanded its horizons, dubbing the new sound
Electro Soul. Special guests this time around include another batch of young talent, including soul singers Karma Stewart, Coultrain and others. European fans can look forward to a fairly extensive tour beginning in just a few days. For the time being, the rest of the world will have to settle for this behind-the-scenes video for
On A Cloud: