Actually it’s Neneh Cherry & Oscar Scheller but that’s too long winded for your average poster.
Who are they? Well Neneh Cherry is a singer who doesn’t fit into either the ‘big fish small pond’ or ‘small fish big pond’ molds but is more accurately described as a fish (Neneh is a Pisces) who always ‘digs her own pond’.
Arriving on the scene as a back up singer with The Slits, DJ’ing at London’s legendary Hot Stye, singing with The The, Rip Rig & Panic, Float Up CP, Youssou N’Dour, Micheal Stipe, Tricky & having her own solo career before disappearing to raise a family.
Then remerging last year with The Thing to make a Free Jazz album that turned many heads & won many plaudits & award. Not to mention her work with the Red Hot & Blue Charity as well as helping to launch the careers of Massive Attack & Portishead.
Neneh grew up between the South Of Sweden (where her step dad Don Cherry had the most incredible record collection) & New York. Where Neneh fell for Rap & punk music…
In 2013 it’s rumoured that Four Tet & Neneh are working together on an album.
Oscar Scheller is a fine art student at St Martin’s School of Art. The son of musician parents. Oscar has just launched his own musical career on Soundcloud has got the blogosphere hot under the collar with his first track ‘I Never Told You’ – receiving plaudits from The Guardian and Pitchfork amongst others.
Oscar went to school with Neneh’s daughter’s Tyson & Mabel & has produced Mabel’s first solo album as well as writing for The Original Sugababes (Mutya, Kiesha, Siobhan) so it seems only natural that these two kindred souls (albeit from different generations) should team up to rock the house with their DJ skills… coming to a party near you soon…
Listen to a mix from Cherry & Oscar here.
Plus Support from J. Marinetti
First release ‘Dive’ resulted in him being hand picked by Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich for his first show supporting Atoms for Peace. And it’s no surprise, ‘Dive’ beckons and entices with it’s perpetual beat and rich, sumptuous vocals delving into avant-garde deep house. We’re sure this is the start of something big for Marinetti.
Listen to his Mix for Luckyme’s Rinse Fm Series here.