This Sunday, three sets of BR debutants — Nu Guinea, Khruangbin and Donna Leake — step to the fore in London.
Berlin-via-Naples duo, Nu Guinea, create sounds that pair humid, sultry deep house and tropical-infused electronics. Their self-titled debut EP was released in October 2014 on the Italian label Early Sounds Recordings to great reviews. But it's their recent concept album based around the distinctive Afrobeat rhythms of legendary drummer Tony Allen that get most necks turning.
We're also super excited to invite Khruangbin to our screens. A real BR favourite for the last year, the Texas/London-based trio have continually pointed towards the explosion of funk music that came out of Thailand in the 60s and 70s as a major source of inspiration. Not just content with facing backwards though, their concoction of languid grooves and drifting soul has a cinematic dreaminess that is as forward-facing as it gets. You'll see why we're so excited about them.
Donna Leake opens proceedings. As chief programmer at Brilliant Corners (and general lovely lady), she's responsible for bringing people to one of the best soundsystems in London; an audiophile's dream based on Japan’s jazz coffee shops (kissaten). Her meandering journeys through jazz, soul and everything else are the perfect mood-setter.
Say sayonara to the warm weather with this dose of astral-facing exotica.
Filmed live at GROW, Hackney Wick — much love to the family; check out their beautiful space here.