After selling out the first three pressings of his vinyl in under 30 days, old soul producer L’Orange has signed a 3 album production deal with MMG for 2014 and 2015. Slated to create a combination of projects from instrumental, to jazz singers, to alternative edged collaborations with emcees, L’Orange is looking to bring his distinct sound to Mello’s audience, while continuing to push the boundaries of his musical explorations.
Prohibition era soul samples combine with lingering smoke in the air on L’Orange productions. Able to bring the crackle of vintage radio back in head nodding introspective journeys, L’Orange’s ability lies in making complex productions seamless, allowing listeners to slide into another world. L’Orange’s talent as a producer is his ability to develop full visions that create environments for artists and listeners alike. L’Orange is somewhere between early DJ Shadow, Madlib, Portishead, and Billie Holiday.
The Instant Grat:
L’Orange recently recruited Mr. Lif and John Robinson for his contribution to the MMG compilation “Mandala Vol. 1, Polysonic Flows“. The track, titled “The Lost Nova“, combines jazz rhythms, classic crackle, and intricate drum patterns for the raspy voiced Mr. Lif to tell his tale of verbal kumite (組手) and whirlwind zephyrs, while John Robinson takes listeners to the crystal city via his astro-physical-lyrical gift and extra-galactic tactics.