Upcoming Gig: Tigermoth support!

I am so proud to announce that I have the honour of supporting one of my good friends and most respected artists: Tigermoth!!

This should be the most wicked night. Possibly the most underrated artist in Australia. Tigermoth brings devastatingly good Psychedelic Instrumental HipHop of the highest order!

Wicked lineup on the Killer Downstairs Main Room Step Inn system. I intend to unleash a variety of beats and bass from the future of Dancehall, Dubstep, Fuckbeat and Drum n Bass in support!

Tigermoth//AOI//Dave V//Saint Surly//Monster Monster//Erther//Hands Of Doom//8Man//Potato Master

Tigermoth: The 9th Tiger

Fresh from an overseas trip that saw him play shows and drum up fans in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Detroit, San Diego, LA and San Fran and produce a new EP (The BK EXP) while on the road in NY, Brisbane Producer/DJ Tigermoth returns to Australia with his sophomore full length album: The 9th Tiger on his Si…nister Jazz label.

Made in the year of the Tiger, The 9th Tiger is a reference to both himself and the world at large. Of the 8 original Tiger species only 3 remain and it appears as the world is perhaps on what may appear to be on its last legs. The 9th life of the cat is perhaps close to being here. But with this doomsday outlook the phoenix rises from the ashes and the 9th Tiger is born.

The 9th Tiger is distinctively Tigermoth, yet represents a departure and growth from his debut album, Underwater Beats, which was made entirely in Japan and was a prophecy towards what Tigermoth believed was coming. Though few people initially understood Underwater Beats meaning, opening tracks Swimming and In Deep perhaps illustrate it more in hindsight, than what they did at it’s release. Whereas Underwater Beats was moody, downtempo and meditative, The 9th Tiger is more tribal, with more bass and bounce, while still sinister in its mood, it’s permeated with more colour and a noticeably more positive mood. Which was both a conscious and natural evolution.

The album was mastered in LA by Dave Cooley, who is responsible for much of J Dilla and Madlib’s recent albums (Jaylib, Madvillian, The Shining, Ruff Draft, Donuts, etc). Cooley was most impressed with the album, in particular the mixing and was somewhat taken aback when he learnt of Tigermoth’s relative obscurity in his home country. Perhaps it is just the nature of the beast/beats.

Few hip hop producers buck the trend as Tigermoth does. Straying away from traditional sample sources, with a focus on producing instrumental beats, and a reluctance to subscribe to what he sees as unnecessary cliches, his beats have seen him heralded in underground circles from Japan to the US. Tigermoth has travelled the world in search of esoteric sounds to cut up with the precision of street Samurai and delivers with the The 9th Tiger. It is the album that may lead to him finally garnering the respect he deserves, and elevate him to the major stages both here and abroad.

Sinister Jazz launches Tigermoth’s :- The 9th Tiger at the Step Inn on April 29th, fresh after backing MF Doom this month. Support comes in the form of Wax Museum’s AOI and A-List of Brisbane Beat Maker and producers.

http://www.myspace.com/tigermothbeats
http://sinisterjazz.com/

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