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Village Of The Sun is an enigmatic collaboration between UK jazz virtuosos Binker Golding and Moses Boyd and electronic music legend Simon Ratcliffe of Basement Jaxx fame.

Artist: Village Of The Sun

Genre: Contemporary Jazz

Label: Gearbox

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Born out of a shared passion for improvised instrumental music, the new project sees all three of the artists steps into relatively new territory, combining their respective sensibilities to create something all at once atmospheric and danceable. Evocative of some of Simon’s inspirations such as Alice Coltrane, Airto Moreira and Masters at Work, Village Of The Sun embodies a hybrid of electronic beats, heady jazz improvisation, and sheer, raw energy, breaking ground between pseudo-Samba rhythms, dreamy ambient textures, and explosive sax and percussion. The new single “The Spanish Master” is a total embodiment of what Village Of The Sun is at it’s heart. Combining atmospheric synth lines with percussive electronics, which gently ebb around Boyd’s intricate drumming and Golding’s expressive sax. With tension building around every element the track careens into a movement of frenetic drumming, electronic idiosyncrasies, and fervent sax breakouts, which find the trio performing at their energetic, adrenaline-fuelled best. The album is truly a project of passion and exploration, and one that refuses to follow just one path.

About the artist

Village of the Sun is the name of a trio initiated by electronic dance-music duo Basement Jaxx's Simon Ratcliffe, who co-wrote the two tracks here with Golding and Boyd and plays all the instruments on them other than saxophone and drums. 

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