Quadron

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Quadron
OriginCopenhagen, Denmark
Genres
Years active2009–present
Members

Quadron is a Los Angeles-based Danish duo consisting of singer Coco O. and musician/producer Robin Hannibal. The group considers their genre "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,[1] and New York Magazine named Quadron's self-titled album number 7 in their top 10 best albums of the year.[2] The duo released their second studio album Avalanche in 2013.

History[edit]

In 2009, Hannibal and Coco O. of electronica collective Boom Clap Bachelors formed the group Quadron.[3] The name of the band refers to the multi-racial heritage of the band members (from the term "quadroon").[3] Both Hannibal and Coco O. have one biracial parent.[3]

Quadron's first professional project, released 2009, was a collection of seven songs on the soundtrack for the Hella Joof movie, Hush Little Baby[4] including the film's theme song "Slippin'". Their music gained wider prominence in the United States due to Hannibal's connections to US-based music industry professionals. They re-located to Los Angeles in 2010.[3]

The duo released their eponymous debut album under Plug Research in 2010. Their second album, Avalanche, was released in June 2013.[3]

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. That year they also collaborated with American DJ and record producer Kaskade for the song "Waste Love" off his album Fire & Ice.

In 2014 Quadron was booked as the opening act on Mayer Hawthorne's U.S. tour.[5]

Band members[edit]

  • Robin Hannibal is one-half of the duo Rhye, along with Canadian musician Michael Milosh. After releasing two tracks, they released their first album Woman on 4 March 2013.[6][7]
Coco O. in 2010

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
DEN[10] US[11]
Quadron 31
Avalanche
  • Released: 31 May 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
DENDownload[10] DENAirplay[13]
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. ^ "Best of What's Next: Quadron". Pastemagazine.com. 26 August 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  2. ^ Abebe, Nitsuh (5 December 2010). "Nitsuh Abebe's Top 10 Pop Albums of 2010 – The 2010 Culture Awards – New York Magazine". Nymag.com. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e Reeves, Mosi. "Get to Know Quadron and Rhye's Robin Hannibal". MTV News. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Most Popular Titles With Quadron". IMDb. Retrieved 20 June 2015.[unreliable source?]
  5. ^ Josephs, Brian (3 December 2013). "Quadron Announce U.S. Tour Dates With Mayer Hawthorne". The Boombox.
  6. ^ Battan, Carrie. "Rhye Announce Debut Album". Pitchfork Media.
  7. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry. "Rising: Rhye".
  8. ^ Lester, Paul (13 March 2014). "Quadron: we partied with Prince and left Pharrell off our album". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  9. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin. "'The Great Gatsby' Soundtrack Features New Songs By Jay-Z, Lana Del Rey, Jack White, Fergie & More". IndieWire.
  10. ^ a b "danishcharts.dk Quadron discography page". danishcharts.dk. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Quadron". Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  12. ^ "CERTIFICERINGER" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  13. ^ * For "LFT" Airplay Top-20
  14. ^ "Certificeringer". IFPI.dk. Retrieved 20 June 2015.

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