Tuesday, June 6, 2017

What's Your Gambit: Petite Noir and "Chess"



Petite Noir, also known as Yannick Ilunga, brings us the random tune for today. A Belgian-born, Congolese singer, songwriter and producer living in Cape Town, South Africa, Petite Noir made his musical debut as one-half of the music duo Popskarr (2009-2012) and is part of the music collective Capital of Cool. His solo work has been praised by Pitchfork Media as "seamless, subtle and lithe and luminously sexy" and he has performed with live artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Killer Mike. He was also featured on American hip-hop artist Danny Brown's album Atrocity Exhibition. This song, Chess, can be found on Petite Noir's 2015 EP The King of Anxiety.