It seems as though Monster Energy’s De La Soul have facilitated another exciting musical trade with Gorillaz’ Damon Albarn. Having recently revealed details of Albarn’s appearance as a guest on their forthcoming album “And the Anonymous Nobody…“, De La Soul have now been listed amongst several esteemed musical acts who will appear as guests on Albarn’s virtual band Gorillaz’ yet to be released album titled “Humanz”. The guests include Grace Jones, Vince Staples, Pusha T, Mavis Staples and Anthony Hamilton. Humanz is the fourth LP from the band and is set for an April 28 release this year. This will be De La Soul’s third time collaborating with David Albarn, the first being 2005’s huge single Feel Good Inc
When asked how their collaborations tend to come together, Pos said: “It comes when we feel we’ve got something that would be a great match for an artist. With Damon, it was easy because we love working with him. We’re about to be on the new Gorillaz album. Snoop was also performing on the record when we were over there. He pulled us to the side and said: “Hey man, we’ve never worked together, can we get this going?” Usually the lawyers will say: “You can pay this artist or maybe we can swap?” and then it goes from there.”
He added, “We actually sat down with Damon two weeks ago and he played us some of the new Gorillaz album, and it sounds amazing. He played us a track that he wants us to get off on his album so we got to get in the studio and put that down.”
De La Soul surpassed their Kickstarter goal of $110,000 for And the Anonymous Nobody… reaching a staggering total of $600,000.
Catch De La Soul on tour in Europe, UK and Thailand.
03/04 - Snowbombing Festival, Mayrhofen, Austria
09/04 - Paradise Island Festival, Surat Thani, Thailand
15/06 - Sonar by Night, Barcelona, Spain
17/06 - Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Spain
24/08 - Lost Village Festival, London, United Kingdom
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