Parisian based label Roche Musique sure know how to pick ’em. Founded by eternally on the pulse DJ Cezaire, the cutting edge label boasts accomplished artists like FKJ and Kartell, but also sniff out the best in new talent: case in point, Crayon. The illustrator-come musician began translating his very visual approach into sound a few years back (recently joining forces with Dune, one half of the duo Saje) and dropped his debut solo effort, “Flee EP”, earlier this month. Melancholic and soulful, the record channels future soul and glimpses of profound introspection over four tightly wrought tracks. It’s an unapologetic first EP – and one that establishes Crayon as one of Paris’ indisputable rising stars.
As you can tell, we’re pretty big fans. Accordingly, we asked Crayon to compile us a playlist of the tracks that he’s loving right now and the results are, unsurprisingly, stone cold winners. Taking us everywhere from the soporific joys of Bill Evans to the melancholy feels of Sampha (not to mention that all essential sprinkling of Drizzy), this is what Crayon’s bumping.
What I’m currently listening to: Raury – “Home”
When I’m listening to when I sleep: Bill Evans – “Darn That Dream”
A song I like to play out: Sorrow – “Your Lips Your Soul”
My favorite Drake that hasn’t been removed from Youtube: Drake – “How About Now”
My favorite song that was made by a friend: Karma Kid – “Between Sheets”
The perfect bathroom vibe: Samiyam – “Smoke Break”
A song I wish I made: Daisuke Tanabe – “Artifical”
Throwback vibes: Steve Spacek – “Eve (J Dilla Remix)”
A kinda sad song but not too sad: Teebs – “For Phil”
An actually sad song: Sampha – “Can’t Get Close”