Smokey Joe And The Kid Running To The Moon on Limited Edition LP
Smokey Joe & The Kid is the association of two beat makers from Bordeaux, passionate in hip-hop, bass music and groovy melodies from the 20th century. Percussion solos played with scratch, beats and melodies performed with MPC; everything is played live. Their singularity comes from a clear hip hop commitment based on samples inspired by traditional American music repertoire.
After a first album widely approved by the listeners in 2013, the two beatmakers are getting their comeback ready on the French electronic scene with all pomp and circumstance. Their second album, Running To The Moon, will be on released in March 2016. The raw efficiency of their first outing Nasty Tricks gives way to a sweet melancholy with heady melody lines and a hazy atmosphere in this brand new opus.
Freed from the swing to gives room to jazz, blues and soul, the duo offers a more coherent and cinematic album where song and pop chorus are making their way on a road marked out by hip hop. "Tired of being labeled as 'electroswing' musicians, we wanted to release ourselves from labels and let our music speak for itself," the duo notes.
As usual, Smokey Joe & The Kid gathered their musical family around this project and collaborated with an impressive heap of artists : Fred Wesley, Pigeon John, ASM, Chill Bump, Blake Worrell, Youthstar, Charles X, Yoshi, Ua Tea, NON Genetic and DJ Netik.