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Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2012

Summer is ending! And you have some work to do. Did you experience that season-defining moment? That rooftop conversation, that carefree weekend of intense interpersonal…
Amrit Singh | August 29, 2012 - 10:31 am

More Petite Noir stories

Petite Noir – “Beach” (Feat. Danny Brown & Nukubi Nukubi)

Petite Noir, the South African singer-songwriter born Yannick Ilunga, was one of the guest stars on Danny Brown's 2016 masterpiece Atrocity Exhibition, lending his vocals…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2018 - 12:54 pm

Petite Noir – “Blame Fire”

Petite Noir is the stage name of Yannick Ilunga, a resident of Cape Town, South Africa who bends pop and R&B and futuristic dance music…
Tom Breihan | July 30, 2018 - 9:26 am

Danny Brown – “Rolling Stone” (Feat. Petite Noir)

At the end of the month, Danny Brown will follow up his astonishing 2013 album Old with a new one called Atrocity Exhibition. First single…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2016 - 12:53 pm

Petite Noir – “La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful” (Feat. Baloji) Video

South African pop-R&B artist Petite Noir has just shared a really cool video for "La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful," the title track…
James Rettig | October 19, 2015 - 12:17 pm

Baloji – “Capture” (Feat. Petite Noir & Muanza) Video

Baloji is a Congolese rapper who now lives in Belgium but constantly returns to his native country. He self-directed his new video for "Capture" along…
Caitlin White | September 3, 2015 - 11:31 am

Stream Petite Noir La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful

Petite Noir is Yannick Ilunga, a South African pop chameleon whose music draws on R&B and crunch-rock and new wave and forward-thinking dance music. All…
Tom Breihan | September 3, 2015 - 11:19 am

Petite Noir – “MDR”

Yannick Ilunga is a genre-blurring singer and producer from Cape Town, South Africa who records under the name Petite Noir. He'll release his album La
Tom Breihan | August 25, 2015 - 10:39 am

Petite Noir – “Best” Video

Petite Noir is the project of Capetown producer Yannick Iluga, who kicked off the year by releasing his debut EP The King Of Anxiety. Though…
Caitlin White | August 4, 2015 - 5:26 pm

Petite Noir – “The Fall” Video

Yannick Iluga, the Capetown producer known as Petite Noir, just released his debut EP The King Of Anxiety, a collection of his slim, joyous, South…
Caitlin White | March 11, 2015 - 11:18 am

Petite Noir – “Shadows”

Petite Noir has been on our collective radar for a few years, but the young singer and producer from South Africa is only now about…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2015 - 12:36 pm

Petite Noir – “Till We Ghosts” (Feat. Yasiin Bey)

Petite Noir's King Of Anxiety EP already gave us one splendid single in "Chess." Now here's another excellent track from Cape Town "noirwave" king Yannick…
Chris DeVille | December 17, 2014 - 11:02 am

Petite Noir – “Chess” Video

"Chess" is the lead single off of Petite Noir's forthcoming debut EP The King Of Anxiety. Today Yannick Iluga's project released a retro video by…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 25, 2014 - 12:07 pm