Voices of Black is an American duo consisting of Julian ‘Jules Born’ Randolph and Baba Doherty. Randolph and Doherty first met in high school and began recording music together as teenagers. After spending the last few years touring Europe, Latin America and the US as DJs, the 23 year olds are ready to establish themselves as an original live act.
In 2009, Voices of Black self-released their initial departure from their hip hop roots ‘Tomorrow's Today’. In 2010 they were introduced to the NYC based record label and artistic collective known as Wolf+Lamb by Nicolas Jaar, a former classmate of Doherty. VOB then released what they called an "experimental house beat tape" entitled 'Plastic Dolls'. The project drew inspiration from eclectic sources such as underground hip hop, disco, soul, ambient and electronic dance music. The album was inspired by their fascination with supermodel Anna Beatriz Barros and the modeling industry
as a whole.
The union between fashion and VOB became solidified when fashion powerhouse Yves Saint Laurent selected the duo's unreleased song "Streets Run Red" for their 2012 Summer/Spring online campaign. The British based All Saints retail stores followed suit by playing VOB at their international locations. Veteran artists Little Dragon and Questlove of The Roots have taken notice of the duo, promoting their music through social media and on stage.
When the two aren't DJ’ing or performing live, the duo keeps busy working on artistic collaborations to provide a full sensory experience for their listeners. VOB is also collaborating with many other artists and producing projects. Listeners and fans await a full-length album from Voices of Black, with high hopes for the fearless duo.
With supporting DJs:
Brian Bejarano [As You Like It]
BENJAMIN K [SOUND, BK Valuemeal]