Jitwam

Speakeasy presents...

Jitwam

Where Are We, Sister Sai, Nahncenz, SAUDE

Fri · March 16, 2018

9:00 pm

529

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Jitwam
Jitwam
Born in Assam, Gauhati, in Northeast India, but currently based in New York’s storied borough of Brooklyn, jitwam spent his formative years in New Zealand and Australia, before living in monasteries in Thailand, orphanages in South Africa, and washed out apartments in London. Of everywhere and nowhere, his music draws influence from a litany of iconoclasts including, but not limited to RD Burman,
Moondog, The Velvet Underground, Yayoi Kusama, Jay Electronica, Jay Dilla, Moodymann, Leon Thomas, Madlib and Asha Bhosle.

Across the album he utilises knowledge acquired through years spent digging through dusty crates, and talents honed as a multiinstrumentalist, producer, and vocalist. A series of stumbling, jazz/soul-rooted beat sculptures, each buried beneath a haze of fuzzy psychedelia, broken microphone blues, and articulated through a freestyled process he describes as “first thought, best thought”,
िज़तमिसहँ solidifies jitwam's spot as a major emerging talent. Recalling the fourth world dreamscapes explored by oddball songwriters like Connan Mockasin, Clarence Clarity, Jai Paul, Silicon, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, it represents a time of transition and remembrance for jitwam, while still fulfilling the core qualities he looks for in song. In his words, “Music is a refuge. A shelter from the storm. A place you can go to close your eyes.”

Since he first shared his music with IZWID Records boss Kutmah at a Brainfeeder afterparty in London, jitwam has released through Leaving Records, Cosmic Compositions, and The Jazz Diaries (the label he co-runs with Casey Van Reyk and Nigel Mphisa). He’s also written with Inkswel (BBE) and Paul White (R&S), featured on Moodymann’s K7! DJ Kicks compilation and been championed by Gilles Peterson, Alexander Nut, Andrew Jervis (Bandcamp), and Funkineven. Mixed and mastered by Matthew David at Stones Throw studios in Los Angeles.
Where Are We
Where Are We
Christopher Ian Brooker (aka Where Are We) is a multi-instrumental juxtaposition. With one hand firmly planted in singing and songwriting and the other lost in patch cables and endless knobs, he manages to capture both the organic texture of the natural world and the cold, digital breath of modern man. His releases range from hypnotic adventures into electronic dissection, to soft spoken songs lilting out of acoustic instruments and reverberated voices. Multiple film scores and experimental records will do that to you though and his newest A/V project In Continuum, leaves none of that influence behind. Swaths of psychedelic synths wash over the audience, as accompanying light and images dance back and forth from his interactive projections. There’s a lot of different routes for musicians to go down but Where Are We has definitely chosen a path of his own.
Sister Sai
Sister Sai
Saira is a multi-instrumentalist and printmaker living in Atlanta GA. She is also a librarian.

Sister Sai's band includes 10th Letter (vibes), Dylan Banks (drums), Chris Edwards (guitar), and Kim Collins (bass)
Nahncenz
Nahncenz
a beat here. a rap there. it might make a little sense...
SAUDE
SAUDE
Jeremy Saude is an Atlanta based producer and multi-instrumentalist known for his work with The Ruination, Deku, and Bird City Revolutionaries.
Venue Information:
529
529 Flat Shoals Ave
Atlanta, GA, 30316
http://529atlanta.com