"This is a special one" - Erica McKoy, Worldwide FM
"Incredible... wicked" - Zakia Sewell, NTS Radio
We present a two track-collaboration between the enigmatic Simon Ratcliffe from Basement Jaxx and powerhouse jazz duo Binker & Moses.
Entitled Village of the Sun, this project embodies a hybrid of electronic beats, heady jazz improvisation, and sheer, raw energy. Ratcliffe says:
“I’ve always liked improvised instrumental music. It has this intensity and eccentricity and takes me places. It connects with me deeply and resonates with me far more than traditional ‘songs’ with words. I approached Binker & Moses with these two tracks, just sonic skeletons really. They gave it flesh and blood - it was just left for me to dress it.”
This stylistic crossover breaks new ground with a distinctive mix of Alice Coltrane-inspired spiritual jazz, pseudo-samba rhythms, and dreamy steel pan textures.
released January 31, 2020
'Village of the Sun' written by Simon Ratcliffe, Binker Golding and Moses Boyd
‘Ted' written by Ted Moses, Simon Ratcliffe, Binker Golding and Moses Boyd
Binker Golding: tenor saxophone
Moses Boyd: drums
Produced and Mixed by Simon Ratcliffe and all other instrumentation by Simon Ratcliffe
supported by 25 fans who also own “Village of the Sun”
This is just one hell of a groovy album. Eaglehurst/The Palace just busts down dancefloors. Great to see the original jazz dancers getting down to something so new and fresh, better yet to see a whole new scene buiding. It's the real deal. Paul Murphy