RJD2’s New Record Oozes “Sound of Philly” Soul
RJD2, the musician perhaps best-known for composing the Mad Men theme music, has a new album coming out, and it’s filled with Philly sounds.
Check out his new single, “Peace of What,” featuring Jordan Brown and see if you don’t get a Gamble and Huff vibe off it.
It’s from his next album, Dame Fortune, available in March — and was recorded, in part, during the musician’s time living in Philly.
“I didn’t have any cultural context for this music that I liked — it was just music that I had stumbled across as a beat making nerd,” RJD2 said in a statement posted at Flavorwire. “Philly was a place where there were enough people who had the same musical vocabulary that I did, which made the music more than something I had just discovered on my own.”
RJD2 plays Union Transfer in Philadelphia on May 28th.