Electronic explorer James Blake is the artist in question; as well as releasing six studio albums of his own, he’s also worked with the likes of Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and Bon Iver. Announcing the partnership, Rhodes said that it’s “honoured to become a facilitator of James' incredible musical journey”.
“I turned the percussive sounds of the Rhodes up super high, and it makes this crazy sound,” he says. “That’s a tip for anyone who wants to make a strange sound with one of these - turn up the sound of the mallet all the way and that becomes its own strange thing.”
Whether he’ll recapture that spirit of sonic adventure when playing his MK8 remains to be seen.
Rhodes has also revealed that one of the first MK8s to leave its factory has now arrived with British producer Steve Levine. Levine took to Instagram to celebrate its safe arrival.