CERRONE NEW ALBUM ‘RED LIPS’ RELEASED NOVEMBER 25
ON BECAUSE MUSIC
FEAT. NILE RODGERS AND ALOE BLACC
‘MOVE ME’ PREMIERED BY FADER
WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO: HERE
New album – RED LIPS – released November 25th on Because Music
One of the greatest architects of disco is back with a new studio album Red Lips released on Because on November 25th. On his first studio album for seven years Cerrone is joined by a stellar line up including Nile Rodgers, Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor and Aloe Blacc for a four to the floor celebration of disco’s halcyon days.
The man behind the multi-Grammy award winner and 8 million-seller Supernature continues his legacy with Red Lips, an album that could have sound tracked any night at Studio 54 – the club at which Cerrone was a regular. Irresistibly upbeat across all fourteen tracks Red Lips reflects Cerrone’s innate understanding of what it takes to create a dancefloor smash.
Opener ‘Therapy’ sets the tone with a gliding bassline reminiscent of disco legends Earth, Wind and Fire. Brendan Reilly – who featured on Disclosure’s Moving Mountains – lends his vocals to the first single Move Me and it’s appeal “to dance like the good old times of James Brown and Michael Jackson.”
The video for Move Me premiered by The FADER seeks to re-create “the atmosphere of Studio 54 or Le Palace in Paris” says Cerrone. “These clubs had a very unique atmosphere, where we were pretty much able to do whatever you wanted …”
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On IIlluminate Me Cerrone is joined by long time friend and fellow disco pioneer Nile Rodgers with his distinctive guitar sound. Keisza, the Canadian singer and songwriter who’s worked with Diplo and Skrillex guests on ‘Ain’t No Party (like a Monday Night) and US soul sensation Aloe Blacc appears on ‘C’est Bon’, co-written after the duo met at a benefit concert in Beirut. Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor’s plaintive vocal is underpinned by a heavy synth bass on Steal Your Love.
“This album means a lot to me” says Cerrone. “For the past eight years, I played a lot of live music (because of my tour) but didn’t record any original album. It is really special to me because just as I did in my early career with ‘Love in C minor’, ‘Supernature’ or ‘Golden Touch’, it has been entirely recorded in live conditions.
I’ve spent memorable times in the studio with very talented musicians and fantastic guests : Aloe Blacc moved me a lot when he sang my music, Brendan Reilly and Yasmin also brought so many good vibes to the recording, and Kamil Rastam’s guitar skills is a pure inspiration. I hope the public will feel the connection and the vibe that brought me, the musicians and singers altogether during the recording of ‘Red Lips’.”
In a career spanning over four decades Cerrone has worked with many prominent musicians including Nile Rodgers, Toto and Jocelyn Brown and been sampled by The Beastie Boys and Run DMC. He continues to DJ around the work, last year taking to the decks at Genosys at Glastonbury’s favourite late night spot Block 9.
1. Therapy – Feat. James Hart
2. Move Me – Feat. Brendan Reilly
3. Illuminate Me – Feat. Sam Gray
4. Ain’t No Party (like Monday Night) – Feat. Kiezsa
5. Take Over – Feat. Brendan Reilly
6. C’est Bon – Cerrone Feat. Aloe Blacc
7. Red Lips – Cerrone Feat. Wallace Turrell
8. Kiss It Better – Cerrone Feat. Yasmin
9. You Only Live Once – Feat. Mike City
10. Steal Your Love – Feat. Alexis Taylor
11. Jane – Feat. Dax Riders
12. I Want – Feat. Chelcee Grimes & Mike City
13. Time Machine – Feat. Sam Gray
14. 2nd Chance – Feat. Tony Allen
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