Petite Noir: MDR

Describing his sound as “Noirwave,” Cape Town-based singer and producer Petite Noir (aka Yannick Ilunga) is set to release his album La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful next month. From it comes his latest release, “MDR.” It’s a track that—as Petite Noir puts it—has “a new African aesthetic,” but also blends elements of new-wave and funk, while his hearty voice contrasts beautifully with the light, breathy vocals of his backup singers.