Last Name London, First Name Theophilus

From the early to mid-2000s, if you saw a track that had the words “featuring Erlend Øye” as part of the track name, you knew you were in for a treat.  Erlend Øye‘s silky smooth voice made him a favorite amongst many artists to collaborate with, including Röyksopp, Phonique, Feist & DJ Hell.  On top of being the go-to guy for an artist in need of a top tier vocal collab, he also had his hands in several personal projects including Kings of Convenience & The Whitest Boy Alive.  Erlend Øye has been on sabbatical over the last few years and since then, one man has proven to be a worthy successor as The Man With The Golden Touch: Theophilus London.

In baseball, he’s a five-tool player.  In basketball he’s a triple double threat.  No matter what genre he’s lyrically slicin’ & dicin’, Theophilus London gets the job done in the coolest way possible.   He’ll take a dreamwave track from Futurecop! & make it dreamier.  He’ll take an electro-sex song from Jimmy Edgar & make it electric.  And just when you think a tune by Ellie Goulding can’t get any better, he makes a pop tune POP.

His new single, “Last Name London”, is the first track off his highly anticipated debut LP “Timez Are Weird These Days” (Out July 19th).  Ungh.

Theophilus London – Last Name London by aRod | GottaDanceDirty™

Here’s a round-up of some golden moments by Mr. London:
• Theophilus London – Wine & Chocolates
• Maximum Balloon – Groove Me (feat. Theophilus London)
• Jimmy Edgar – Hot Raw Sex (feat. Theophilus London)
• Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed (Penguin Prison Remix feat. Theophilus London)
• Theophilus London – Humdrum Town




5 Responses to Last Name London, First Name Theophilus

  1. Uffyduffy says:

     wine and chocolateeee yummmmmmm

  2. Ben says:

    are you sure about theopilus :s ive been following him and all he does is steal other bands’ awesome music and rap over them???? not very creative. Plus his raps are awful and his image is for hipsters, basically no substance. I love your blog but this dude is annoying.

  3. Anonymous says:

    “Last Name London” & “Wine & Chocolates” show that his original production is much more than just taking a good song & rapping over it.  And sometimes he does just take a song & raps over it (“Humdrum Town”).  But at least he chooses songs that aren’t obvious (“N.A.S.A.” by Futurecop!). I think his style is refreshing & that he is creative musically & lyrically (and puts on a good live show).  There’s not too much of a change up in his flow when he raps but his rhymes are smooth & he actually has a good singing voice (when he does actually sing).  When guys like Dave Sitek from TV on the Radio & Mark Ronson ask you to appear on their albums, you must be doing something right.  I’ll give you the whole hipster thing tho – he certainly hams it up when it comes to image.

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