All three instruments are played brilliantly to create a superb soundscape. You can tell the trio is having nothing but a good time on all three tracks. Can't wait for future releases.
Favorite track: Ammoniak.
Enjoy 3 guys jamming 3 tracks together as Lemonade’s 3rd release, played on 33rpm.
For almost a year now, our main man serving the drinks Arno Lemons has been relocated from Antwerp to Berlin, where he lives and works for OYE Records. After a few months of wack adventures into the rich culture of Berlin’s nightlife, Arno got around, made friends and was introduced to some very magical hombres …
For the next release on his Lemonade imprint, we have to go to a mythical place called Darmstadt. Darmstadt is a city in Germany, literally translated from Belgian-Flemish slang to English as “Drunk city’. According to Mr. Lemons, it would’ve been impossible to not have great stories made there.
And gladly enough, he was right; the city is sleazy & jazzy as hell, baby.
After the Jazz-storm hit Los Angeles, USA, and bursted into (South) London, UK, it has now struck Germany, right in this little, mysteriously interesting city, in the southern part of the Rhine-Main area.
Meet Triorität: a mesmerising threesome co-responsible for this fresh movement in D-town.
With Gerrit Ebeling on keys and synths, Grégoire Pignède on bass and Alexander Hoffmann on drums, you have no idea where you’ll end up. With amazing self-composed, long duration tracks full of moodswings and jams, it knows how to surprise and catch you with its uplifting drums, dancing tones and dreamy melodies.
The trio started with Gerrit and Alex, who grew up in a musical environment.
As cousins they started jamming on their fathers’ drumkit and keyboard since they were little.
In 2012, they met their third companion Grégoire at a party, drinking really bad Gin Fizz out of a plastic bottle.
After this life changing moment, Grégoire joined the duo, which reformed itself into a musical threesome full of crazy adventures. With deep influences from the 70s fusion and disco scene, as well as modern electronic genres like Hip Hop and House, Triorität pursues to push a fresh and new sound which will represent the German city in the upcoming history of jazz, thus enriching the global jazz scene and expand its different varieties of styles within the genre.
It was time Lemonade made some “Priorität”, which it now does with the amazing band called Triorität, all the way from Darmstadt!
A1. Josef Der Kamel
(A2. Hidden Track)
Recorded at Lui Hill Studio in Darmstadt
Produced and Mixed by Lukas Lehmann
Mastered by Markus Broy at DTL
Keys: Gerrit Ebeling
Bass: Grégoire Pignède
Drums: Alexander Hoffmann
Distributed by Oye Records
Manufactured by R.A.N.D Musik
Released with love by Lemonade
Design by Charlie Van Beeck
A&R by Arno Lemons
I might love this even more than Black Focus. Why? There is more of a focus on that Wu Funk sound, more melodies by the rhythm master, more hip-hop flavor, a chance for Kamaal to really shine. A perfect balance between hard hitting sounds with more melodic and meditative ones. One of the few albums I wish was 24-bit quality, that is how great this is. At the top of all the 2018 "best of" lists for a reason. Much respect HW. Edward