RELEASES

Gramatik channels his roots with “Aymo”, ft. Balkan Bump and Talib Kweli

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Gramatik has been on a roll this year and the hits have not stopped coming.  His new EP “Re:Coil Pt. I’’ is on the way and he has given his fans a small taste so far. The tropical sounding “Recovery” and the heavier, dubstep release “Voyager Twins” have laid the groundwork for a very diverse EP, and “Aymo” continues along the same, diverse path. He teams up with San Francisco native, trumpeter and fellow producer Will Magid, aka Balkan Bump, and hip hop artist (and general music genius) Talib Kweli for this Balkan horn-heavy track.

Listen to “Aymo” here:

The song starts with sounds inspired heavily by Gramatik’s homeland, Albania. String instruments ring through the song, and Talib hops into his verse riding the beat with a performance that has you bouncing with each word. The first verse ends and the horns come in and really increase the energy. The range and diversity of his features really shine through on this song. Balkan Bump is currently making waves in the Bay Area with his World Wide Dance Party, a concert series celebrating sounds from around the world. The combination seems like a great fit as this track really takes you to the Balkans with its general sound and vibe.

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Gramatik
Will Magid Pic
Balkan Bump; Photo Credit: “Metro Active/Activate”
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Talib Kweli; Photo Credit: “hiphopgoldenage.com”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gramatik recently announced a 26 date tour for Europe, and the EP, “Re:Coil Pt. 1”, will be dropping officially October 20th.  He will be debuting the whole EP on that date when he plays at Espace Culturel et de Congrès René Cassin-La Gare  in Fontenay, France. After teasing the diversity of the EP over the last few months, you can expect that to be an incredibly special night.

You can check the rest of the dates below:

Gramatik –  Re:Coil Tour Dates:
Oct 13 – Rockhal – Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg
Oct 14 – Radiant Bellevue – Lyon, France
Oct 18 – Nancy Jazz Pulsation 2017 – Nancy, France
Oct 20 – Espace Culturel et de Congrès René Cassin-La Gare – Fontenay, France
Oct 21 – Zénith de Paris – Paris, France
Oct 22 – Festival Les Bulles Sonores 2017 – Limoux, France
Oct 25 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 26 – TivoliVredenburg – Utrechet, Netherlands
Oct 27 – Annabel – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Oct 28 – Den Grå Hal – Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 31 – Poble Espanyol – Barcelona, Spain
Nov 3 – New Age Club, Roncade, Italy
Nov 4 – Estragon Club – Bologna, Italy
Nov 5 – Orion – Rome Italy
Nov 6 – Alcatrax – Milan, Italy
Nov 9 – X-TRA – Zürich, Switzerland
Nov 10 – Metropop, Lausanne, Switzerland
Nov 12 – Vienna Arena (Arena Wien) – Vienna, Austria
Nov 13 – Astra Kulturhaus – Berlin, Germany
Nov 14 – Progresja – Warsaw, Poland
Nov 15 – Roxy – Prague, Czech Republic
Nov 18 – Palais 12 / Paleis 12 – Brussels, Belgium
Nov 22 – Arenele Romane – Bucharest, Romania
Nov 23 – Belexpo – Belgrade, Serbia
Nov 24 – Fix Factory of Sound – Thessaloníki, Greece
Nov 25 – Gazi Music Hall – Athens, Greece
Dec 31 – Re:Coil NYE at Terminal 5 – New York, USA

Chad Polevoy
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