L’Orange “Alone” (feat. Blu)
Hailing from North Carolina, Lâ€™Orange is a hip hop producer, musician and writer. His influences include late legends like J Dilla and pioneering jazz vocalist Billie Holiday. Producers Kon Sci, Oddisee and Kev Brown have also heavily shaped Lâ€™Orangeâ€™s style as a beatmaker and producer. Dedicated to originality, Lâ€™Orange imbues his smoky, soul-soaked tracks with lush texture through inventive mixing and psychedelic cuts from classic radio recordings.
A shopworn MPC and vintage vinyl are essentially paintbrush and palette for Lâ€™Orange. He finds his signature samples from pre-1950s jazz, soul and radio. He stitches together a sound that acknowledges his penchant for classic film noir and shadowy motifs. Lâ€™Orange albums are often cinematic and narrative in structure, exemplifying the artistâ€™s highly conceptual creative process.
Although embracing seclusion when practicing his craft, Lâ€™Orange is a highly respected collaborator. As a working producer, Lâ€™Orange has collaborated with MCs, vocalists, instrumentalists, spoken word artists, filmmakers and visual artists of different media. For his latest release, The Mad Writer, Lâ€™Orange has assembled a distinguished roster of guest artists to populate a new concept album with inspired rhymes and vocal performances from Blu, yU, Has-Lo and Erica Lane. The Mad Writer, to be released November 2012, attests to Lâ€™Orangeâ€™s ability to unite a wealth of diverse talent under a common creative banner, a mark of a well-respected producer.
While Lâ€™Orange is an inspired beatmaker and highly capable producer, it is the perpetual search for beauty in the dark, unusual and forgotten corners of music that make him a true artist. Every Lâ€™Orange production is a unique, organic and undeniably original work of art, giving the listener a glimpse of the artist himself, even if obscured slightly by shadow. listen his latest record from album the with cali wordsmith Blu titledÂ ”Alone”Â