Smokey Joe & The Kid return with new jumping jams in ‘Running To The Moon’

Smokey Joe & The Kid return with new jumping jams in ‘Running To The Moon’

“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 !

 

TOUR DATES

 

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 : NingboCulture 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 /

 

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