"Powerhouse Sessions 001" by the Mintakaa Collective 

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"Powerhouse Sessions 001" by the Mintakaa Collective 

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Out now is  the "Powerhouse Sessions 001: The Mintakaa Collective" which is the first in a planned series of films showcasing live performances from local artists at Powerhouse Studios in Coventry, the aim of which is "to provide opportunities for established and aspiring creatives through collaboration and shadowing opportunities" and which can be heard on various srteaming platforms and seen via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsH_qZaxOuk

The band (namely Luke Weaver  on guitar and live electronics, Sophie Hadlum (vocals, clarinet and keyboards) Joe Beesley (keyboards and guitar) and Andrew Hudson on bass) helpfully self describe as "Neo Psych Jazz" which may or may not help you but I certainly couldn't have got very far trying to describe them without their assistance. They take influence from Flying Lotus, Thundercat, BadBadNotGood, Kiefer, Yuseff Dayes, Alfa Mist and Oscar Jerome, which I confess doesn't give me any particularly firm grounding (I hope that it does you) though their articulation of fusing of "Hiphop, Electronic UK Bass inspired beats with hypnotic Neojazz chord progressions and melodies that glide through astral ambience" at least points me in some helpful directions.

Realistically though, this one is very much one where you'll need to experience the music yourself & come to your own conclusions and responses: I really doubt I have the vocabulary to help you beyond this point.

In the meantime, I can & shall credit those who made this film happen: 

James Hammond (Director,  Visual Editor and Camera Operator),   JP Conway  (Camera Operator & Colour Grading),  Luke Weaver (Recording Engineer, Mixing and Mastering), Joe Beesley (Recording Engineer and Mixing), and Geoffrey Kamau and Ben Pinson Eggleton (Recording Engineers). Mixing and Mastering took place at Powerhouse Studios.

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