As the Neptunes, Chad Hugo and partner Pharrell Williams won multiple Grammys, sold millions of records, and were even named the producers of the decade in 2009 by Billboard magazine. Their diverse portfolio of work ranges from Ol’ Dirty Bastard to Madonna to Justin Timberlake.
Then, as one-third of N*E*R*D, Hugo would tour the globe and inspire an entire generation of listeners with the band’s unique amalgam of rock, soul, and hip-hop.
Now, Hugo has branched out yet again, this time recruiting Baltimore-based DJ Daniel Biltmore to vault his signature sound even further into the stratosphere with their MSSL CMMND project. Debuting with a mix on the influential Fool’s Gold label (Duck Sauce, Kid Cudi), the two have taken their sonic landscapes on the road, hitting the decks in New York (NYC Fashion Week), Toronto (Toronto International Film Festival), Los Angeles (Coachella), Paris, Lisbon, London, and more. The duo’s shows have been attended by musical luminaries such as Daft Punk, The Black Keys, and De La Soul. MSSL CMMND also joined Skrillex, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Avicii, and more as part of the Identity Festival, North America’s first all-electronic music festival.
Armed with a deep reservoir of off-kilter original productions and new takes on classics, MSSL CMMND give a nod towards the legacy forged by their creators, and slam on the accelerator to go somewhere entirely new. And this is just the beginning…