The good folks at PinBoard teamed up with Red Bull Studios London for the fourth edition of their ‘Rehearsal Rooms’ series. After featuring folks like Jamie Woon and Andreya Triana, ‘Rehearsal Rooms’ now features UK sensation, Ghostpoet.
“In this episode we feature the ever-charming performer known as Ghostpoet, who exclusively performs a special rendition of his debut single “Cash & Carry Me Home” off his critically acclaimed album “Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam.” Signed to Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label, Ghostpoet is undoubtedly one of the most exciting artists to have emerged over the past year, his unique style, clever lyricism and artist direction separates him from everyone else.”
The title of soulful South East London singer Andreya Triana’s debut album has nothing to do with her musical identity, but more to do with the brutal sides of being an artist. Known from her work with Bonobo, Aaron Jerome (SBTRKT) Flying Lotus, Theo Parrish and Mr Scruff, Triana is finally on her own. The album is produced by Bonobo with some help from Fink; two incredibly soulful and organic artists that fits Andreya’s style, and together they worked with live musicians creating timeless and contemporary music. The album ...
Montreal`s annual summer soiree for jazz fanatics (and music fans of all stripes), officially ends Tuesday. The festival suffered a bit of an off year in 2010, locals said, as sets from Lou Reed (with John Zorn) were booed and cancellations of anticipated appearances from Rakim and Daniel Lanois`Black Dub dogged determined show seekers. But there were more than enough bright spots among the festivals expertly currated late night gigs (which run concurrent to the festival) at smart downtown venues such as Club Soda and Metropolis to make up for any cancelations at larger Jazzfest forums. …MORE
Bonobo, also known as DJ and producer Simon Green, is back with the highly anticipated follow-up to his 2009 release Live at Koko with a new record, Black Sands. With already an impressive body of work with the full-lengths Animal Magic, Dial 'M' For Monkey, Days to Come, in addition to countless EPs and single releases (my personal favorite being the Scuba EP), Simon Green has kept busy by growing and innovating beyond his previous work of years past. His compositional technique, rivaling some of the work put out by DJ Shadow (see Endtroducing), labelmates Amon Tobin and Blockhead (see Music By Cavelight), Madlib, and Guillermo Scott-Herren (also known as Prefuse 73) illustrates a nuanced meeting point for the inspired fusing of Green’s varied melodious interests.
Having actively championed Simon Green’s work as Bonobo since I first heard Animal Magic back in 2001, I found it rather striking that I’d never seen his live show until last night. I’m pretty sure the Atlantic Ocean had a lot to do with it, but nevertheless, as a young kid obsessed with hip-hop production and moody, atmospheric electronics, his songs managed to stand out as the near-perfect blend of all of the things I cherished musically at the time. I imagine that, had I actually seen him back then, I may very well have been completely rapt watching a man hover behind a laptop for an hour, just because I was so enthralled with his music. However, after last night, I am glad to have waited to see him perform as it should be: on a full stage with a packed crowd, while muted liquid patterning churned slowly against a backdrop of crushed velvet.