About Mo Kolours


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Bookings: Claudio Lillo at CAA
Management: Alex at OHM
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The New Mo Kolours EP, How I (Rhythm Love Affair) is out now, and it’s free at the time of writing. More info below, but what are you waiting for?

How I (Rhythm Love Affair) showcases the Anglo-Mauritian producer’s addictive hooks, dub-influenced production style and skill as a percussionist. Mo Kolours focuses on developing his own strand of dance music over the first three tracks of this release, all naggingly catchy and slightly disorientating. Fans of Theo Parrish and Four Tet might find much to love here. ‘Sumerian Mother’ sees the oldest melody known to mankind recontextualised as a sparse and addictive head-nodder before ‘South LDN’ offers an ambiguous tribute to Mo Kolours’ current home and provides further evidence for Resident Advisor’s claim that “no one sounds quite like Mo Kolours”.

Raised on the traditional sega music of his father’s Indian Ocean homeland alongside the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson, Mo Kolours later added hip hop, dub, soul and various other electronic styles to his influences. His unique approach places him somewhere between Madlib, Gaslamp Killer and Caribou, and it has led to plaudits from the likes of the BBC’s Gilles Peterson, Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) and Resident Advisor, who asked him to contribute to their prestigious podcast series.

Art comes from New York-based illustrator Hannah K. Lee and How I… precedes an album later in the year for London label OHM.

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Mo Kolours’ new EP is out on Monday, but you can hear the whole thing now, including the vinyl-only cuts. No more words. Enjoy.

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New Mo Kolours Single & EP

January 25, 2015

The mighty Mo Kolours is back in March with a new EP: How I (Rhythm Love Affair). Here’s the first song, ‘How I’ to whet your appetite: How I (Rhythm Love Affair) includes five tracks of Mo Kolours’ unique music: percussion-heavy, raw, loose and filled with joy, pain and a questing spirit. There are no […]

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Mo Kolours Goes Pan-Galactic

October 6, 2014

Mo Kolours is heading out on tour this month – check the gigs page for all the dates and links. Here’s a new track to mark the occasion, as Mo gets up close & personal with Chaka Khan to addictive effect. All tour dates on this poster too. We’ll see you at the London show.

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Mo Kolours – Mike Black (John Wizards Remix)

May 21, 2014

Mo Kolours’ Mike Black just got the remix treatment from John Wizards, the brilliant South African group whose album on Planet Mu last year was a big favourite in the OHM dungeons. Here they turn the smokey dread of the Mo Kolours’ house-ish original into a gleaming Balearic jewel, to wonderful effect. Download on iTunes […]

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Mo Kolours – Little Brown Dog (Video)

April 9, 2014

Little Brown Dog is a big favourite from the Mo Kolours album and now we have a video to go with it. Watch Mo Kolours & Poppy the Dog on their adventures below. Thanks to Plastic Horse for the post-production, Jeen Bassa for the camerawork and Tenderlonious for trusting us with Poppy! Directed by Mo […]

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Mo Kolours Solid Steel Mix

April 5, 2014

Mo Kolours is in the mix for Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel series this week with a brilliant hour’s set. In Mo’s words: “From the Motherland to the Far-East. From Yesterdays people, right up to Today’s people”. Expect music from The Last Poets, Andy Bey, Phil Ranelin and the crew: Paul White, Al Dobson Jr., Tightface, […]

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Mo Kolours’ Debut Album Out Now (And It’s Free To Download)

March 26, 2014

Mo Kolours’ self-titled debut album is out this week. You can listen in full below or download it for free (or pay if you prefer) on his Bandcamp page. More info and links to buy the CD and LP under the Soundcloud player. We sold out of all our CDs, LPs and tees in advance […]

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