Ushering in the Roaring 2020’s is the latest single from Chicago’s Mr. Automatic and songwriter/vocalist/performer Momo-Dono. “Post-Modern Love (Is So Passe)” is heavily influenced by producer Mr. Automatic’s long-running neo-vintage monthly dance party, Rouge!, which features live burlesque, acrobatic, and neo-vaudeville performances along with DJs playing a mix of Glitch Funk and House re-interpretations of classic Swing, jazz, and soul records. The collaboration between the two started as a basic question: “What if Cole Porter had tried to write a song about contemporary, online dating?”
The record was recorded in Automatic’s studio, with Momo-Dono providing vocals on-site, with remote contributions by frequent collaborators Carey Rayburn (Trumpet, Good Co.) and Dr. Rocktagon (Baritone and Tenor Sax, Luxotica Lounge Cabaret). The record is coming out January 10th, 2020 on Chicago label Dead 2 Me Records (Sepiatonic, Marcella Puppini of the Puppini Sisters, Vourteque). The single will also feature an extended edit for DJs, and plans are in the works for a forthcoming remix EP featuring Glitch-hop mastermind Duke Skellington and UK Bass House madman, Crash Party.
Momo-Dono is the alias of Nigerian African-American vocalist and former lead singer for The Claudettes, Yana Atim. Their moniker comes from the Japanese deity, Momotarou, who became a demon slayer while bringing peace and peaches to Earth. They are a multi-talented singer with a background in Jazz, French Yé-Yé and Classical Choral. In addition, they are drawn to a variety of music and sounds. Pulling from their indigenous roots, Momo-dono wants to uplift those with music while reviving classic forms of singing.
Main-Link for all platforms: Stream & Download “Post-Modern Love” Here!
Mr. Automatic is a Chicago-based DJ, and co-founder of Calliope Presents and Dead 2 Me Records. He’s known for his genre-spanning sets, which are as likely to feature jazz-infused House, Glitchfunk, and Electro Swing as they are to cover disco, funk, and Indie Dance. In recent years, he has made name for himself producing and playing Neo-Vintage dance music. With Vourteque and performance artist Lady Lennox, he formed the successful, long-running Rouge! Neo-Vintage Cabaret and Dance Party in late 2013 in Chicago. Through their monthly event, they imported some of the top international DJ talent of the Electro Swing and Glitchfunk scenes to Chicago. Since then, they have taken Rouge! on the road to Detroit, New Orleans, St. Louis and Electric Forest. In 2019, they threw the first Roaring City Music Festival in Chicago with business partner Pete Augusta.
Also check out Mr. Automatic’s most recent mix from his show with Caravan Palace: Here!