After they blessed Berlin for the very first time last October, Robert Glasper & his Experiment are back in town to celebrate the release of their widely acclaimed new album on Blue Note Records.
Black Radio is Robert Glasper’s fourth release for the legendary NY Label, an album he has been hinting at for years.
Conceived as a “Family Reunion” with his Experiment aka Glasper himself on keys, Chris Dave on drums, Derrick Hodge on bass, Casey Benjamin on saxophone and vocoder & friends, this project is definitely pushes the frontiers of music perception.
Robert Glasper Experiment | “Black Radio” background information clip
Is that Jazz? R&B? Pop or rather Hip Hop? Probably a fine mix of all but the point is, these musicians are influenced by pioneers like J Dilla, David Bowie, Radiohead, John Coltrane or Herbie Hancock with something in common with them: they don’t want to have their music categorized – it’s just too narrow.
For this Berlin gig, the Experiment will be joined by DJ Akalepse, label manager/ A&R of the brilliant Brooklyn-based Truth & Soul Records, famous for releasing hot wax from artists like El Michel Affair or Lee Fields.
Obsessive crate digger & dope DJ, Akalepse is responsible, together with Rich Medina, for the worldwide respected weekly NY party PROPS. Before that he was Resident DJ at the legendary & now closed NY Venue APT.
“Now as we prepare for our liftoff, you’ll need only two things to direct your course: your ears and your soul. I bring to you the Robert Glasper Experiment: experimentation for meditation”. Can you digg it?!
Highly recommended by Digital in Berlin! We are giving away 2 x 2 tickets for The Robert Glasper Experiment. Just send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Robert Glasper Experiment” as the subject.
The Robert Glasper Experiment LIVE
presented by J.A.W. and supported by Digital in Berlin, hhv, Betahaus & WDR
Saturday, 19 May 2012 | 22:00 CET
Festsaal Kreuzberg | Skalitzer Str. 130 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg