Karmasound LIVE [CROFTERS RIGHTS / BRISTOL/UK] with support from Sean McCabe

Phuture Shock Musik are thrilled to welcome Damián Botigué aka Karmasound, all the way from Barcelona, to play his debut UK live gig at Crofters Rights in Bristol on 8th December, to launch his forthcoming single ‘Can See Thru You’.

Karmasound

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Damián Botigué aka Karmasound is a multi-skilled musician and producer hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina and currently resides in Barcelona, Spain. In January 2018 he released his debut vinyl offering ‘Probabilidades’ EP via Bristol label Phuture Shock Musik, which garnered wide DJ support and international radio airplay by multiple stations including Jazz FM, Balamii and Dublab radio.

Given Botigué’s South American roots, his compositions draw on various Afro-Latin styles such as Candombe and Batucada, whilst encapsulating a diverse sonic brew of jazz fusion, funk, hip hop, broken beat and electronica, all of which makes up his soulful and highly musical sound.

In a live capacity, Karmasound takes a one-man band approach, performing with a hardware set-up made up of keys, synthesizer, drum machine and his own vocals to construct his mesmerising, groove-driven arrangements. The exciting opportunity to see this rising talent perform live on British soil for the first time; at Bristol’s Crofters Rights is sure to be special and therefore not to be missed.

Sean McCabe

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Providing stellar support on the night is special guest Sean McCabe, who will be playing a DJ set guaranteed to light up the dancefloor.

Based locally in Bristol, the prolific house producer/DJ is long renowned for his superb DJ sets and classy, soulful productions and remixes that have been released via the likes of the legendary King Street Sounds, Joey Negro’s Z records, Local Talk and his own Good Vibrations imprint; as well as regularly hosting the reputed party of the same name.

Expect an evening of soulful, forward-thinking beats and pieces; spanning house, broken beat, jazz, funk, soul and much more.

Doors: 7:30pm

Entry: £4 adv. tickets / £6 OTD

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Karmasound – Can See Thru You

 Hot off the back of a well-received debut 12” – ‘Probabilidades’ EP – published on Phuture Shock Musik some 10 months ago, Damián Botigué aka Karmasound returns to deliver his follow-up release on the Bristol label, by name of ‘Can See Thru You’.

For this second outing, the Barcelona-based producer steps into a collaborative mode and calls up on the smoky vocal talents of upcoming singer-songwriter Jedreck, to present a jazzy, late-night bruk affair with a range of influences that includes Neo soul, Latin jazz, Detroit house and broken beat, all doused in soulful warmth. In addition to the lead track, the release also features two inspired remixes by Bristol’s very own soulful house don Sean McCabe, plus a bonus original track on the B-side to top off the disc.

In support of his forthcoming release, Karmasound will be performing a one-off live show at The Crofters Rights in Bristol, UK on Saturday 8th December 2018. Advance Tickets can be purchased from Headfirst: bit.ly/PSM-KS

Listen:
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releases January 18, 2019

All tracks written & produced by Karmasound
Lyrics & Vocals by Jedreck
Track 2 & 3 remixed by Sean McCabe
Mastered @ Optimum, Bristol
Artwork by BenniBoi
Cat no. PSM013

PROBABILIDADES EP (Phuture Shock Musik)

 

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Following transmissions from Nubian Mindz and Cyclonix this year, Phuture Shock Musik returns to welcome new signing Damián Botigué aka Karmasound to the fold, who makes his debut outing on wax with the six-track strong ‘Probabilidades’ EP.

Hailing from Buenos Aires, though currently residing in Barcelona, the Argentine musician and producer has plied his trade for a number of years, which has yielded collaborative projects and releases beyond his homeland, including the self-released ‘Magnetic Love’ EP and later compilation appearances on Tokyo Dawn and BBE records as one half of electronic soul act Saturn’s Children – with London soul singer-songwriter Emeson. While further production has surfaced on releases by Spanish hip hop outfit K.A.O.S, collaborative works under the moniker Evan& Damian, not to mention a few low-key efforts of his own.

Here on ‘Probabilidades’ EP, Karmasound widens his highly musical, soulful sound, and delivers an electronic-tinged release, where his South American heritage and Latin musical roots remain at the core, while traversing through broken beat, hip hop, jazz, fusion, funk and Afro-Latin flavours. With six cuts varying in rhythm, tempo and influence, the 12′ highlights Botigué’s extremely diverse production style and makes for a perfect introduction to a very fine talent on the rise.

Kicking off side A is the stuttering bossa-bruk rhythms of ‘Compra Pan’ which playfully lopes its way around jazzy keyboard stabs that duet with chirpy synth melodies and supple basslines. The frenetic beats of ‘Flashback’ follows and ups the tempo, while running amok with solid double bass, spacey synths and an infectious Brazilian-infused keyboard groove that brings to mind the classic samba doido’ stylings of Azymuth. Before making way for the future jazz-funk of ‘Summer Rain’, where vocalist and regular collaborator, Sara Bee adds soaring vocal harmonies over syrupy Rhodes chords and a cascade of glowing synths, firmly underpinned by bristling Latin percussion and broken beats. Face down opens up with the beat-driven jaunt ‘Dulce De Leche’, which revolves around a hypnotic keyboard motif, interlocked with rolling synthbass and a tasty clave and cowbell-laden drum track that fluidly morphs between hip hop beats and lilting jazz-fusion grooves. Next up appears the up-tempo cosmic funk of ‘Probabadilidades’, where clunky, shuffling rhythms bordering on jazz jungle, collide with pattering hi-hats and claps, against a backdrop of sophisticated keys and a bulbous bassline that contorts through the arrangement. While rounding off the EP on a laidback tip is ‘Sobremesa Eterna’ – a composition guided by wah guitar licks, balmy Rhodes chords and shimmering organs that cruise elegantly over off kilter rhythms, all of which inhabits a sweet spot between soulful, late-night hip hop jams and the west London sound with a Latin swagger.