Moloko never played by anyone’s rules but their own.
The electronic duo was born in 1994, after one-of-a-kind vocalist Róisín Murphy used a pick-up line to get producer Mark Brydon’s attention. Together, they'd kick off a creative partnership that produced some of the sassiest, most dynamic dance anthems of the decade.
Always more cheeky than trip hop contemporaries Portishead, Lamb and Massive Attack but not quite as hard-edged as electronica peers like Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx, or Orbital, Moloko always knew their way around a good beat but carved out their own sonic space.
Across four studio albums, they showed that electronic music didn’t have to be anchored to four-to-the-floor movers. It could be humorous, strange, dramatic, sensual, eccentric, slinky, reflective – a playground of sophisticated sounds and ideas.
Róisín Murphy herself will be joining us as we drink in two hours of Moloko’s forward-thinking music and reflect on the achievements and legacy of their relatively short nine-year career, , the evolution into her successful solo career, and the exciting projects she’s got on the horizon.
Join Gemma Pike for the Moloko J Files, from 8pm Thursday 6 September on Double J