Hailing from Los Angeles, California, United States, record producer and visual artist Mtendere Mandowa, 32, who is professionally known as Teebs is set to release a new album titled “Anicca.” It is his first album after five years.
A renowned Los Angeles beat-scene pioneer, Teebs is one half of the duo Sons of the Morning. He is a member of the My Hollow Drum collective.
Teebs will release “Anicca” on October 25, 2019 via Brainfeeder. It will be out on limited edition purple and black marbled vinyl LP, standard black LP, CD and digital formats.
For “Anicca,” Teebs has enlisted a host of musical friends to collaborate with. Among them are Sudan Archives, Panda Bear (Animal Collective), Ringgo Ancheta aka MNDSGN, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Anna Wise, daydream Masi, Former Boy, Pink Siifu, Jimetta Rose and Thomas Stankiewicz.
Each collaborator fuses his or her own grounded and colorful elements with Teebs’ signature bright and fluid productions. The album was recorded mostly at home using his Roland SP-404 sampler, Mellotron M4000D synthesizer, seprewa (Ghanaian harp-lute), guitar and laptop.
“If you listen closely, you might hear my daughter speaking or my wife typing on a laptop on the record,” Teebs said with a smile. On September 18, he took to Instagram to share the news about his upcoming album.
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My album ‘Anicca’ will arrive October 25 and I’m moved to tears from everything that’s happened since the last release in 2014. You can listen to my work with my friend Panda Bear via link in bio. Notes on the artwork: Stained Glass Art by Megan Geer-Alsop (2019). Original Painting “Mother” (2014) by Mtendere Mandowa. Cover Design by Anamaria Chavez Ramos. Photography by Brent Waterworth // Motion BTS footage and edits by Phil Nisco
Born in The Bronx in New York City, New York, USA on April 10, 1987, Teebs was raised by parents from Malawi and Barbados. Meanwhile, here is a production masterclass by the record producer and visual artist: