'Wanna Party / World's Mine' will be released November 3/4 on 12" vinyl and digitally, pre-order now from,
In the spirit of a generation weaned on interconnectivity, Future Brown are aggregating, assembling, innovating. They are creating a breathless fusion of rap, grime, dancehall, R&B, reggaeton and all points between, blended with a cosmopolitan affinity for rich electronics and futuristic visual art that could only exist as a product of the internet’s insatiable inclusivity.
Their first Warp release consolidates the first two missives from Future Brown. ‘Wanna Party’ spotlights the laser focus of rising Chicago star Tink who is currently busy at work with Timbaland on her debut album. An idiosyncratic anthem in the making, it incorporates creeping synths of classic horror films while aiming squarely for the club. New Orleans resident and Lil Wayne favorite 3D Na’Tee runs rampant over the ‘Wanna Party’ Remix, which was premiered last night by DJ Pharris on Power 92 in Chicago .
On the flip side ‘World’s Mine’ finds Prince Rapid and Dirty Danger of East London’s legendary Ruff Sqwad stepping in with Roll Deep’s Roachee for a relentless posse cut that perfectly illustrates why grime has recently re-asserted itself as a deeply important form.
From meeting together at America’s ground breaking parties like J’s Lit City Raves, Nguzunguzu, J-Cush and Fatima al Qadiri formed Future Brown as a way to combine their global musical range and art-world heft into a juggernaut that’s as equally at home tearing down warehouses as it is being installed in MoMa. Taking their name from a color that doesn’t exist in nature, Future Brown is steeped in diasporic sounds, forming their own signature takes on urban music. Working in unison on every studio production, their mutual love of global beats and vocalist-driven music forms a fabric derived from their myriad influences. The Guardian wrote “Future Brown is as forward-thinking as their name suggests. They have a firm eye on new horizons, crisscrossing genre boundaries and geographical borders, from rap and R&B to footwork and dancehall”
Future Brown’s first step into performance sphere was taken at MoMA’s PS1 location with frequent collaborators DIS Magazine and THV Ent. For the Gallery’s Pitchfork series FORMS the group installed a basketball arena exhibition as well as designed and choreographed Drills, a performance of warm-up exercises, and ball handling. The New York Times T Magazine said the event “marked another step in the consolidation of a new kind of performance art.” Since then Future Brown have performed at Villette Sonique in Paris as well as Sonar Barcelona, and will be playing select dates at art and music festivals through 2014.
Future Brown shows in 2014
Future Brown - ‘Wanna Party / World’s Mine’
01. Wanna Party feat. Tink
02. Wanna Party (Remix) feat. Tink and 3D Na’Tee
03. World’s Mine feat. Prince Rapid, Dirty Danger and Roachee
04. World’s Mine (Instrumental)