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My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan

Mar 30, 2016

Hip-hop, jazz and funk come together in Koi Child, one of the most exciting Aussie bands of the last few years. On the eve of their debut album release, I sat down with keyboardist Tom Kenny to talk about his love for D'Angelo's seminal R&B masterpiece 'Voodoo'.

We talk about how the album is D'Angelo's answer to the 90s RnB he hated, how they used their massive budget and unlimited studio time to create the songs in a unique way, the mechanics you have to consider when making an album people will have sex to, how making the album changed Questlove's drumming style and more.

Plus, Tom talks about the strange origin story of Koi Child, how Tame Impala's Kevin Parker convinced them to turn a one-off jam session into a career, the freedom of their island recording sessions and more.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

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