Haling from Hämeenlinna, Finland, The Blassics is currently a nine-piece live band which was founded by a production duo of the same name. The Blassics champions the raw sound of funk.
On their records, the Blassics aims at capturing the explosive nature of their celebrated hypnotic live performances and to also highlight the highly evolved musical communication between the band members. The Blassics’ sound is akin to rough original funk seven inches with elements from afrobeat thrown in for good measure. However, the band does not settle for recycling the genre’s clichés but goes for a new sound of their own instead. Art is never standard, it tirelessly pushes towards unexplored directions.
The Blassics‘ core duo of Tammi and Sarkkola draws their inspiration from record collecting and deejaying. They are committed to creating a sound which is warm and crisp, and which could work also on the decks at DJ gigs. Therefore it is very natural that the albums by The Blassics are 100% analogue.
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Juha Sarkkola (guitar)
Miki Mac (vocals, percussions)
Victor Tokpanou (percussions)
Ville-Pekka Järvinen (bass)
Tuure Tammi (trumpet)
Joona Venäläinen (drums)
Hanna Lotti (flute)
Mikko Veijonen (baritone saxophone)
Jukka Teerisaari (percussions)
photo: Niko Sydänmaalakka
photo: Pasi Vähänen
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Goljat & Cheek Playah
Or so they say. This weekend, Dazed flew out to Lagos, Nigeria for the third annual MTV Africa Music.
Awards and spent a few days and some late nights meeting rap, R&B and kuduro superstars from across Africa: names like Banky W, Fally Ipupa, Daddy Owen, Cabo Snoop and Radio & Weasel, from Angola to Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond, all huge stars in their own countries, selling truckloads of records despite rampant piracy and a rickety music industry. These guys are kind of the Jay Zs and Snoops of Africa, basically.
Just the other day we were sitting at the studio, listening to some of our demos and musical experiments and some vinyls we feel good with. When listening to this piece, we felt that there was some living-in-the-moment going on in there that we'd like to share. To us it is extremely important that such moments can emerge and can be felt. It's music, ya'll.