Yasmine Kyd | Showtime!
To be released on November 16th 2018
“A delightful musical mix … an exquisitely feminine princess“ RFI
“A beautiful journey, sensual and vibrant” Fonkadelica
“Keep your eyes wide open on this artist” Soul Bag
Yasmine Kyd is a Paris-based singer/songwriter/producer of mixed origins. She grew up on the Atlantic coast of Brittany, listening to sounds from around the globe: Berber folk music (her dad’s Algerian), jazz, soul, gospel, bossa nova and British pop music. Seamlessly piecing together her influences, she has a knack for melodies that stay with you, serviced by a distinctively mellifluous, yet powerful vocal presence. She loves a bit of weirdness; she quietly draws you in and makes you feel at home.
For her new album “Showtime!” (Out Nov 16, 2018 - Onde Music/Ropeadope) Yasmine Kyd and her band (Laurent Avenard, Leandro Aconcha, Mat Stora & Zacharie Abraham) have teamed up with hip hop beatmaker Redrum (Charles X, Art Melody etc) to put together a tasty blend of jazz, hip hop and soul. She calls it “urban jazz”.
After the opening number Mandalay and its modern re-interpretation of 70s-style songwriting (Bill Withers, Carole King etc), the single Thrill, with its warm neo-soul production, sounds like an invitation to embrace the challenges of life with optimism and to look back tenderly on the past. The song features the talented young rapper Blakchyl, from Austin, TX. The music video for Thrill (directed by Agatha Wolanska) follows a young gymnast in the efforts and emotions of athletic practice. Other tracks, Mystery and New World, based on beats by Redrum, sound like small pieces of fiction about contemporary experience and relationships.
Conceived as a genuine album that you can either cherry-pick from or enjoy from start to finish, Showtime! embarks listeners on a colourful musical trip designed to both emote and entertain.
The album was mixed by Seb Houot at Wise Studio and mastered by Simon Capony at Basalte Studio. Live acoustic parts and vocals were recorded at Wise Studio; all beatmaking and sampling was home-studio recorded by Redrum.
Photography for the album is by Agata Wolanska; design is by Sarah Debail (Become Studio).
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Release ON 14th of october 2016
Yasmine Kyd - Vocals, music, lyrics
Laurent Avenard Kohler - Guitar, composition
Nathalie Ahadji - Saxophone
Leandro Aconcha - Keys
Zacharie Abraham - Bass
Mat Stora - Drums
Eric Lelann - Trumpet
Nicolas Guéguen - Keys
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