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RSDLP001 | 2020-11-13  
The Art Of Us (TAOU) begins with the story of Blair French, a cosmic messenger raised in a house of 7 on the outskirts of a historic city. From dancing at mom's disco parties at a young age, to releasing rap tapes in middle school, winning best soundtrack for the multi-award-winning film DETROPIA and hitting the Billboard charts with his Pure Sounds of Michigan compilation; ultimately French found a home in the world of all things Detroit, Pan-African, Balearic, and ambient. TAOU is his first instrumental LP under his own name, (despite a 25 year career), bringing together his closest musical compatriots.

Blair's diverse production shines on this balanced 14 track release, transcending organic/electronic, uptempo/downtempo, and light/dark, tapping in heavyweight characters including Pathe Jassi, John Arnold, Craig Huckaby, Todd Modes, Kaylan Waterman, Peter Croce, Eddie Logix, Paul Randolph, 2040, Michael Jurczak and more.

Sonically, TAOU holds peak-hour Deep Cosmic Afro House freak outs ('Faded By The Sun', 'Celebration Ritual', 'F O A', 'Chest Drum'), blunted beatdown cuts ('Stay Detroit', 'Jeans', 'Drop Ceiling Shuffle', 'River Crossing'), and soulful R&B and Afrobeat compositions ('Honey Rooftops', 'Genes', 'Space Time Curvature').

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