MAPEI DEBUT DIGITAL EP, THE COCOA BUTTER DIARIES, OUT NOW ON DOWNTOWN RECORDS

MAPEI’S DEBUT DIGITAL EP, THE COCOA BUTTER DIARIES, OUT NOW ON DOWNTOWN RECORDS

NEW EP ON ITUNES

World: meet Mapei. A fitting introduction to a continent / city / genre-hopping artist whose hybrid style of music is ripe for fans across the globe.

In 2007, Mapei recorded the thumping, sparse, laser-age-funk track, Leader of the Pack which prompted Downtown Records to sign her. Her debut EP, The Cocoa Butter Diaries, with Leader of the Pack and three other tracks, was produced entirely by DJ Mehdi (of Ed Banger fame) and Mapei. While electronic at their base, these tracks carry complex vocal harmonies, punk sensibilities and a bold hip-hop swagger.

Born and raised her young life in Rhode Island, Mapei found she had an aptitude for music way before her family packed up and left New England for Stockholm, Sweden. She spent years of moving back and forth between Stockholm and Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, all the while performing with hip-hop groups in Sweden, and singing on house tunes here in the States. She started writing tunes that married the club music she was hearing around the globe with rap, at around the same time as another club-rap pioneer, Spank Rock, was doing the same thing stateside.

The Cocoa Butter Diaries are available now on ITunes.

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