Quadron

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Quadron
Origin Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Indie pop, electronica, neo soul, jazz rap
Years active 2009–present
Website www.quadronmusic.com
Members Coco O
Robin Hannibal

Quadron is a Los Angeles-based Danish duo consisting of singer Coco O (real name Coco Maja Hastrup Karshøj) and musician/producer Robin Hannibal (real name Robin Hannibal Mølsted Braun). The name of the band refers to the multi-racial heritage of the band members (from "Quadroon").[1] The group considers itself, and the music they provide, "electronic soul music".

The self-titled debut album Quadron was released in late July 2009. Paste Magazine named Quadron "Best of What's Next" in August 2010,[2] and New York Magazine named Quadron's self-titled album number 7 in their top 10 best albums of the year.[3] The duo released their second studio album Avalanche in 2013.

In 2011, Quadron collaborated with American DJ and record producer Kaskade for the song "Waste Love" off his album Fire & Ice.

In popular culture[edit]

  • Quadron contributed seven songs on the soundtrack for the Hella Joof movie, Hush Little Baby[4] including the film's theme song "Slippin'".
  • In 2011, Quadron contributed the track "Samba De Verão" to the Red Hot Organizations charitable album Red Hot+Rio 2. The album is a follow-up to the 1996 Red Hot + Rio. Proceeds from the sales were donated to raise awareness and money to fight HIV/AIDS and related health and social issues.

Solo and other projects[edit]

  • When Quadron are not acting as a duo, both are part of an electronica collective, Boom Clap Bachelors, who in early 2008 released the album Just Before Your Lips.
  • Coco has also previously been in the Karen Corps, and Robin Hannibal has collaborated with Nobody Beats The Beats, Clemens, Jokeren and L.O.C.
  • Quadron's rendition of "Baby Be Mine" was also featured in 'Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man'.
  • Hannibal has concurrently been working on his own projects, Owusu & Hannibal and Parallel Dance Ensemble.
  • Coco Maja Hastrup Karshøj is featured in Chip tha Ripper's newest single "Me Too", which is produced by Blended Babies and set to appear on the rapper's upcoming album.[5]
  • Coco Maja Hastrup Karshøj is featured on Tyler, The Creator's song "TreeHome95" from his album Wolf which was released on 2 April 2013. On 26 February 2013, she joined him on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and performed the song.[6] The two of them allegedly met at Roskilde Festival in 2011.
  • Robin Hannibal is one-half of the duo Rhye, along with Canadian musician Michael Milosh. After releasing two tracks to critical acclaim, they have released their first album Woman on 4 March 2013.[7][8]
  • In April 2013 it was announced that Coco Maja Hastrup Karshøj (as "Coco O") would contribute to the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann's big-budget adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic The Great Gatsby, produced by Jay-Z.[9] She contributes with the song "Where The Wind Blows" and joins Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, Gotye and Florence and the Machine, among others, on the soundtrack.
  • In 2014 Quadron was booked as the opening act on Mayer Hawthorne's U.S. tour.[10]
  • Coco was a featured vocalist in French DJ/producer Cedric Gervais's 2014 single "Through the Night".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
DEN
[11]
US
[12]
Quadron 31
Avalanche
  • Released: May 31, 2013
  • Label: Vested in Culture, Epic
  • Formats: LP, CD, digital download
3 115
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
DEN
Download

[11]
DEN
Airplay

[14]
2009 "Slippin'" Quadron
"Pressure"
2010 "Buster Keaton"
2013 "Hey Love" 8 Avalanche
"Favorite Star"
"LFT" 16
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reeves, Mosi (2013-06-05). "Get to Know Quadron and Rhye’s Robin Hannibal". MTV Hive. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 
  2. ^ "Best of What's Next: Quadron". Pastemagazine.com. 2010-08-26. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  3. ^ Abebe, Nitsuh (2010-12-05). "Nitsuh Abebe's Top 10 Pop Albums of 2010 – The 2010 Culture Awards – New York Magazine". Nymag.com. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  4. ^ Quadron – Filmography by Genre
  5. ^ Rap Radar :: New Music: Chip Tha Ripper “Like Me Too”
  6. ^ Lee, Ashley. "Tyler, The Creator Debuts New Song 'TreeHome' with Jimmy Fallon". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  7. ^ Battan, Carrie. "Rhye Announce Debut Album". Pitchfork Media. 
  8. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry. "Rising: Rhye". 
  9. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin. "'The Great Gatsby' Soundtrack Features New Songs By Jay-Z, Lana Del Rey, Jack White, Fergie & More". IndieWire. 
  10. ^ Josephs, Brian (3 December 2013). "Quadron Announce U.S. Tour Dates With Mayer Hawthorne". The Boombox. 
  11. ^ a b "DanishCharts.com Quadron discography page". Danishcharts.com. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  12. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/1561861/quadron/chart
  13. ^ "CERTIFICERINGER" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  14. ^
  15. ^ http://www.ifpi.dk/?q=certificeringer&page=50

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