BRDCST: instrumental downtempo hip-hop classic celebrates its 15th anniversary
BRDCST is AB’s outstanding indoor spring festival spotlighting musical boundlessness.
The name is a direct reference to the retro futuristic electronica-pop of English band Broadcast that released inspiring albums like ‘Haha Sound’ and ‘Noise Made By The People’ over the past decade. Artists who feel strongly about musical innovation form the focal point for BRDCST. Our musical gut-feeling does the rest.
BRDCST EXPANDS WITH 2-DAY JAZZ PROGRAMME
BRDCST spreads its wings! Doing so with two extra concert evenings at a location a stone’s throw away from AB: just recently renovated, jazz club The Music Village. Our focus in on The New Wave of Jazz that BRDCST last year – see: Yussef Kamaal, Shabaka & The Ancestors, Thundercat,... – devoted abundant attention to.
Please note: the Limited BRDCST Festival Pass is only valid for concerts in AB. You need a separate ticket for admittance to concerts in The Music Village.
The Music Village – Steenstraat/Rue des Pierres 50 – 1000 Brussels (halfway between AB & the Grand-Place)
VELS TRIO (uk)
‘The UK jazz invasion’ that’s how The Guardian described the current exciting English jazz scène that is effervescent and rich in talent. Living proof: GoGo Penguin, Yussef Kamaal, Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia, Binker & Moses, Shabaka Hutchings and now also fresh newcomers Vels Trio. Just like their American soulmates Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington and Badbadnotgood, they organically blend the hip-hop of J-Dilla or MF Doom with the sound of, say, Lonnie Listen Smith.
Debut EP ‘Yellow Ochre’ is bathed in a production by Dan Leavers (The Comet Is Coming) and contains a guest appearance by none less than saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings. For BRDCST, Vels Trio reinterprets Madlib’s entire instrumental hip-hop classic ‘Shades Of Blue’.
MADLIB – ‘SHADES OF BLUE’ (2003 - Blue Note Records)
In ’18, it will be exactly 15 years ago since that ‘Shades Of Blue’ by hip-hop producer/multi-instrumentalist Madlib (see too: Jay Dilla, MF Doom, ...) saw the light of day on the renowned Blue Note label. For this classic, Madlib reworked Blue Note classics by the likes of Donald Byrd, Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock and Bobby Hutcherson ‘into downtempo and instrumental hip hop art.’
In association with the Total Refreshment Centre.