Chad Valley

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Chad Valley

If James Blake's Joni Mitchell cover left you cold, see if you can maintain your composure while listening to Chad Valley doing Paula Abdul's 'Rush'. The chillwave-ish singer-producer (real name Hugo Manuel) draws deep on hazy memories of '80s pop to create what sounds like Toro y Moi on a holiday in Ibiza. Debut full-length Young Hunger may have been given a frosty reception by critics when it came out last November, but Manuel can probably count on a more enthusiastic response when he returns to Tokyo on Saturday, with support from locals D.V.D and Sphontik.