“Running to the Moon” will come out in the UK on May 6th and the top French beat maestros will head over here on their Europe tour for an appearance at Glastonbury among other dates.
Artist: Smokey Joe & The Kid.
Album: Running To The Moon
Release Date: May 6th 2016
Smokey Joe & The Kid are two killer beat masters from Bordeaux, passionate about hip hop, bass music and groovy melodies from the early 20th century. Percussion solos played with scratch, beats and melodies are performed with an MPC; everything is played live.
Watch this video for ‘Please Come Home’
Their USP comes from a clear hip hop obsession based on samples inspired by traditional American music repertoire. After a widely lauded debut album approved by the listeners in 2013, the two beat maestros are getting their comeback ready on the French electronic scene with all the pomp and circumstance of a provincial dandy. Their second album, “Running To The Moon“, drops this Springtime in 2016. The raw efficiency of their debut “Nasty Tricks” gives way to a sweeter melancholy with heady melody lines and a hazy atmosphere in this brand new opus. Freed from the Swing to give room to Jazz, Blues and Soul, the duo offers an even more coherent and cinematic album where song and pop chorus make their way through a cobblestone road marked out by hip hop.
Smokey Joe & The Kid gathered their musical family around this project and collaborated with a show- stopping pool of artists including: Fred Wesley, Pigeon John, ASM, Chill Bump, Blake Worrell, Youthstar, Charles X, Yoshi, Ua Tea, NON Genetic and DJ Netik.
Their new show featuring UK rapper MYSTRO (aka Mysdiggi) and including video performance, is ready to hit european stages in 2016. Smokey Joe & The Kid have already performed at some of the UK finest events : Bestival, Shambala, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown, Nozstock Festival & more !
18.03.16 : Victoire 2 – Montpellier
19.03.16 : Akwaba – Chateauneuf de Gadagne
31.03.16 : New Morning – Paris – RELEASE PARTY – LIVE BAND
01.04.16 : Molocco – Audincourt – LIVE BAND
08.04.16 : CAC Georges Brassens – Mantes La Jolie
09.04.16 : Les Nympheas – Valenciennes
15.04.16 : Omega Live – Toulon
16.04.16 : Singes Heureux – Saint Jeure d’Ay
30.04.16 : La Manoque – Tonneins – LIVE BAND
03.06.16 : La Semaine K Festival – Bordeaux – LIVE BAND
11.06.16 : Les Mouillotins Festival – Cuillé
17.06.16 : Shangaï – QSW Culture Center / China
18.06.16 : Ningbo – Culture Plaza / China
19.06.16 : Beijin – Yugongyishan / China
23.06.16 : Princess Pavillion – Falmouth / UK
24.06.16 : TBA / UK
25.06.16 : Oxford University Commemoration Ball at Magdalen
College / UK
26.06.16 : Glastonbury Festival – Chai Wallahs Stage /