Before it was a style, pop was a noise. The sound of tendons straining past human limitations. The snap that occurs when ideas exceed the breaking point and annex uncharted territory. This is POP, in all caps, arguably the best way to wrap your mind around the music made by Edinburgh trio, Young Fathers.
Young Fathers | Get Up
The son of two Presbyterian ministers from an American backwater called Spokane, James Pants went from being the teenage DJ for a black nationalist rap group to a multi-instrumentalist who can count on fans as diverse as Flying Lotus, Zane Lowe, Erol Alkan and XL’s new teen hip-hop internet sensation Tyler The Creator, who calls James “one of the most creative fucking people to walk this earth”.
James Pants | Clouds Over The Pacific
Jameszoo kicked off his career as a DJ opening for luminaries like Kode9 and Modeselektor in Holland mostly. A committed crate-digger and cognoscente of avant-garde jazz, he recently moved into production work on the acclaimed Kindred Spirits label and Rwina Records. His releases join the dots between influences like Hermeto Pascoal, Sun Ra, and the leftfield beat music of the LA and Europe scenes, creating a sound that’s as colourful and forward-thinking as it is chaotic and experimental.
Jameszoo | The Clumtwins
He has remixed artists like Shlohmo, Nightmares on wax collaborated with Thundercat, Coultrain and recently convinced legendary Brazilian guitarist Arthur Verocai to hit the studio for a few sessions. With ancient-to-future power moves like these already under his belt, it’s safe to say that this zookeeper is a unique breed of astral animal.
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 “Young Fathers, James Pants, Jameszoo” as the subject.
Young Fathers, James Pants & Jameszoo LIVE
presented by Eine Welt Aus Hack & Digital in Berlin
Friday, 28 February | 20:00 CET
Berghain | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain