Composer/pianist Pierre O’Reilly and I recently collaborated on a track for the Turquoise Coconut series Tea For Two. Artists who have not previously written together spend a day jamming, rehearsing and recording something new. ‘Alternity’ is the resulting release from myself and Pierre, a psychdelic instrumental, with three ‘movements’, that would feel right at home in a movie such as Samsara or Koyaanisqatsi. I created a music video from footage shot all over the globe to accompany the tune. Masterfully mixed and mastered by Andrew Woodhead and Aneek Thapar respectively, if you enjoy the video, please consider supporting us and purchasing the digital release.
EMANATA’s fourth EP in four years is available now on Turquoise Coconut. Even darker and heavier than previous offerings, it isn’t for the faint-hearted. Read about it here.
Tomorrow, Meraki will release an EP of ‘Vistas’ remixes, featuring the impressive likes of The Last Skeptik, Jonny Drop, Anton F, Mitch Wade Cole, Cameron Michael Graham and Trol23. Download links will follow, but you can stream them on Soundcloud right here:
Here’s a live video of our single ‘Contours’ that we filmed at our studio home Fat Tank.
‘Steel Skies’ is the third release from EMANATA. From the dark hip-hop vibes of the lead single ‘Nahualism’ to the space jazz of ‘Shut Eye’, the EP is unified by its strong sense of groove, inspired by the likes of The RH Factor, Snarky Puppy and José James. Recorded live in Trinity Studio, North London, and mixed and mastered by synth player Nikola Kovacevic, ‘Steel Skies’ is a refreshing addition to the electronic jazz catalogue of the moment.
Get into the groove with this new four-track EP from my superhero soulful group, Emanata. From the afro-influenced Red Grass to the unnervingly dark hip-hop of The Dark One, Blagic Manket could make a fingernail feel funky. Give it a go!
A happy belated white Christmas to you all. Snow just makes everything seem better (‘seem’ being the crucial word). Here’s a video by my band Polaroid 85 of a live session that we did in the autumn of 2012. You can download our first EP here for free. Our second EP is coming very soon!