Another Michael Jackson Cover

by | May 29, 2012 | Sound | 1 comment

I promise I will post on something other than music soon but I had to share this one. And yes, it is another artist covering a Michael Jackson song after I just shared Aloe Blacc doing Billie Jean. I just did a brief ‘review’ of the soundtrack for Think Like A Man on the Destiny Man website and Quadron’s cover of MJ’s Baby Be Mine (from the Thriller album) stood out.

I had never heard of them and had to do the prerequisite google search. They are a Danish duo consisting of singer Coco Maja Hastrup Karshøj and musician/producer Robin Hannibal who met while part of a electronica collective called Boom Clap Bachelors. Interestingly, Robin Hannibal has worked with a range of artists, including Aloe Blacc, and is constantly collaborating but it looks like Quadron is his primary focus now. I absolutely love the arrangement of the song. They’ve taken ownership of it in a way that doesn’t diminish the original nor does it get overshadowed by the original. Both absolutely work. Quadron’s version is melancholic, begging slightly, in contrast to MJ’s which is a lot more uptempo and celebratory. One is gentle, the other is funky.

Coco has a beautiful voice and I’ve since started exploring their other music and haven’t been disappointed so far.

1 Comment

  1. Angelito

    ola soy angel

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Of Ghanaian/German heritage, raised in Lesotho and currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kojo is the proverbial slashie, the professional ‘jack of all trades.’ He is an entrepreneur, writer, facilitator, content architect, former men’s magazine editor and speaker. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (1994) with majors in Economics, Marketing and Business Administration from the former the University of Natal (Durban), now University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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