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Video Premiere: MPHO "Box 'N Locks"

MPHO is one of the fraichest new pop talents from Europe to look out for this year. Check out the glowing video for her debut single "Box 'N Lock" that features that infectious little guitar riff from Martha and the Muffins' new wave hit "Echo Beach."

The genre-busting singer was born in South Africa and raised in a racially mixed family of musicians and political activists in the UK. Suffice to say that her life story is as colorful as her music. A press release describes that the "overriding theme of both has been MPHO's determination to find her own space, to define herself on her own terms."

"MPHO" will be released in Europe on July 13. The remix package for the track features mixes by Armand Van Helden, Ocelot and Crazy Couzins. The single release will be followed by her debut album, titled "Pop Art," which will be out in the fall. Co-produced and co-written by MPHO, the album features a whole host of contemporary producers and writers from Switch (MIA, Santogold),  and Future Cut (Dizzee Rascal, Kate Nash, Lily Allen) to Rick Nowels (Belinda Carlisle, Andre 3000) and Rob Davis (Kylie). No U.S. release has been set at this time.

June 5, 2009 in MPHO | Permalink


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I'm obsessed with this... really!

Posted by: Adi at Jun 5, 2009 3:33:50 PM

I've been listening to her minimix and I can't wait for the album! I love her music!
Cheers, from Portugal!

Posted by: Duarte at Jul 3, 2009 1:27:21 PM

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