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RJD2 announces new album Dame Fortune

Hear the collection's first song.

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Ramble Jon Krohn, better known as the instrumental hip-hop producer RJD2, has announced his sixth studio album, Dame Fortune, which drops March 25. The collection follows 2013’s More Is Than Isn’t. RJD2 has also shared one of the album’s songs, the characteristically soulful “Peace of What,” to drum up excitement for its release.

RJD2 recorded Dame Fortune while living in Philadelphia and says the city influenced the album’s sound. “Living in Philly provided a context for a lot of soul music that I had liked,” he commented in a release. “I didn’t have any cultural context for this music that I liked — it was just music that I had stumbled across as a beat making nerd. Philly was a place where there were enough people who had the same musical vocabulary that I did, which made the music more than something I had just discovered on my own.”

Earlier this week, RJD2 shared his remix of “Apogee” by the electronic artist Tycho. But perhaps he’s best known for his 2006 cut “A Beautiful Mine,” which famously scored Mad Men’s opening credits.

Check out “Peace of What” below, a song RJD2 says addresses “the discrepancy between our words and our actions” when it comes to peace in America.