The Black Madonna is working on an album

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    Fri, 1 Dec 2017, 15:23
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  • Details of Marea Stamper's forthcoming debut full-length have emerged in an interview with The New York Times.
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  • The Black Madonna, real name Marea Stamper, is working on her debut album. In an interview with The New York Times, the London-based artist said the LP will be inspired by the opposing moods heard in foundational dance music. "When you look at dance music's core canon, there's always been a tension between two poles," she said. "One is a kind of utopianism like 'Promised Land' by Joe Smooth, and on the other hand there's the realism you would hear in a record like 'It's A Cold World' by Jamie Principle." The article goes on to name Chicago artist Principle as one of three collaborators on the LP, which at this point has no known tracklist, title or release date. Principle is working on two tracks, including a single to be released early next year. The other two acts are the Chicago hip-hop group Jyroscope and the DJ and vocalist Shaun J. Wright, formerly of Hercules & Love Affair. Resident Advisor has contacted Stamper for comment. Listen to this week's RA.600 podcast by The Black Madonna.