The world has been waiting for new Madeon music since the French producer dropped his debut album  Adventure in 2015. Aside from “Shelter” with Porter Robinson, his output has been scant. He posted about moving to LA and working on his next album, but there’s been nothing about that. Instead, the newest piece of music we get from Madeon is a co-produced single with Lido for rapper Ric Wilson, “No Hands.”

Ric came up in the now legendary YCA (Young Chicago Authors), the same poetry program that helped launch the likes of Noname, Saba, Jamila Woods, Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Mick Jenkins, and many others. He’s translated that into a music career that’s gotten the attention of notable music publications like PitchforkComplex, and Noisey… and apparently Madeon and Lido.

“Madeon’s a good friend and this isn’t the last you’ll hear from us,” says Wilson. “This song is for everyone that I’ve inspired and has been an inspiration to me. We young and we out here and we got this. I LOVE YALL.”

Admittedly, the single sounds far more Lido than Madeon with the whimsical synths and horns. But to get new music from Madeon, even in this form, is a promise of more to come. Hopefully 2019 is the year we see some new original Madeon productions, but until then, check out “No Hands” by Ric Wilson below.


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