The J.A.W Family keeps pushing the music going “beyond the genres”. After having a blast with the Glasper Experiment last October, here is the “next thing” coming from NY City!
ERIMAJ is the creation of Harlem-based musician Jamire Williams, one of the most exciting drummers on the music scene today alongside Chris “Daddy” Dave or Justin Brown – a drummer who sounds like Blakey & Roach but winds up with Dilla & DJ Screw.
Originally from Houston, Jamire has been snatched up by a bunch of influential cats such as Robert Glasper, Christian Scott, Jason Moran or the Doctor Lonnie Smith.
Erimaj | Conflict Of A Man
“Conflict Of A Man” is ERIMAJs debut album on the Tiombe Lockhart label, following the Cinematic piece “Memo to all” EP (just listen to the brilliant rework of Madvillain classic “Rainbow”).
The long play is a perfect blend of jazz, R&B, nu-soul with hypnotic hip-hop beats, a beautiful piece of work referring now and then to visionaries like James Dewitt Yancey, Radiohead or Tony Williams.
Erimaj | Social Life
For their very first appearance in Berlin, the band will be composed of some of the most “in demand” musicians out there & core members of ERIMAJ.
Namely Corey KING (Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def/ Lauryn hill/ Jose James), Vicente ARCHER (Robert Glasper/ Roy Haynes/ Terrence Blanchard) & Matthew STEVENS (Christian Scott, Esperanza Spalding, Jason Moran), alongside our man Jamire WILLIAMS. Turn it up!
This event is highly recommended by Digital in Berlin! We are giving away 2 x 2 tickets. Just send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Erimaj” as the subject.
presented by J.A.W. and supported by Wax Poetics, Digital in Berlin, Betahaus & HHV.de
Saturday, 24 November 2012 | 20:00 CET
Monarch | Skalitzer Str. 134 / 1. floor | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg