One of the most in-demand DJs worldwide, The Black Madonna (real name Marea Stamper), is working on her debut album.

In an interview with The New York Times, the London-based DJ and producer stated her forthcoming LP is influenced by the opposing impulses at the core of dance music. “When you look at dance music’s core canon, there’s always been a tension between two poles,” she said. “One is a kind of utopianism like ‘Promised Land’ by Joe Smooth, and on the other hand there’s the realism you would hear in a record like ‘It’s A Cold World’ by Jamie Principle.

Besides the inspiration behind her long-awaited debut album, Stamper – who is also a fervent supporter of LGBT and women rights – also unveiled the names of the collaborators appearing on her LP: Chicago house pioneer Jamie Principle, DJ and vocalist Shaun J. Wright of Hercules and Love Affair and Chicago soulful hip hop group Jyroscope.

Although no tracklist, title or release date have been confirmed yet, the first single is set to drop early next year featuring Principle.

Stay tuned for more updates!

[Via: The New York Times]


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