Re:Visit - Mimosa w/ Tsimba and Grymetyme
Friends and strangers gathered at The Other Side of Cervantes to get down to some deep wubs and dirty bass. Tsimba, Mimosa, and Grymetyme made it happen. Wild performances by all three made for a nonstop party.
Tsimba made his mark on Cervs, dropping a nearly all original set packed with heavy whomps that had more than a few heads banging. I couldn’t help but rage to his new unreleased collab with DeeZ, “Supa Saiyan.” Six years into making music and Tsimba seems to be just getting started.
Headliner Mimosa came out swinging. A dynamic set filled with his future trill sound was just what we needed. The psychedelic hip-hip get-down turned all of us Re:Searchers into homies. After playing his beloved track from 2010 Psychedelic Stereo, Mimosa, or Tigran, left us with an interesting closing statement: this may have been his last performance as Mimosa. Having started a new project last year called Lost Ones with DJ Bogl, perhaps he plans to focus more energy there. Either way, we hope to hear more from Tigran under any name.
Grymetyme kept us going with a set that was pure filth in the best way. You may recognize him as a frequent sound engineer at The Black Box, and he’s just useful behind the decks. It was great to see such a big late-crowd stick around and make the most of the extra dance room.
Next week is another stacked lineup, featuring some European flavor with Poldoore, The Geek x VRV, and our favorite local scratch master, Chris Karns! Check out the interview with Poldoore below to get a preview of the fun to come. The official event page is located here.
SharedViews: How has the new album Mosaic been received?
Poldoore: “Pretty good actually! There was an album review in Rolling Stone France, which is definitely nuts. I’ve always been a bit skeptical about album reviews because art will obviously always be subjective, but it’s certainly satisfying to receive a praising review after all the work you’ve put in.”
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SV: Any new tricks to accompany the live show?
Poldoore: “I’ve always tried to avoid just DJ’ing my tracks together with a MIDI-controller in Ableton, because for me there’s hardly any challenge in performing that way. That’s why I incorporated an MPD and a small synth that allows me to jam around over certain parts and emphasize the ‘live’ aspect of the performance. I think it’s more engaging for the audience too if they can actually see what the artist is doing on stage.”
SV: Though based in Belgium, your musical influences seem to be mostly American artists. How were you introduced to this music? Are there any artists you consider "sacred", and avoid mixing?
Poldoore: “Back when I started getting into music production, around 2007-2008 I would say, we didn’t have Spotify and the music that was uploaded to YouTube was pretty limited too, compared to today. Nowadays you can literally discover hundreds of new artists by browsing around or just going through the similar artist's section of your favorite musicians. Back in the day - I realize I’m sounding super old right now - we were literally exchanging USB sticks or even CDs with friends. The turning point for me was when I discovered Last.fm, a website that recommends artists in function of the music you play in your media player. That’s how I suddenly discovered all these guys like Michal Menert, Pretty Lights, Emancipator, Wax Tailor,… A whole new world opened for me and the music I made was indeed becoming more and more influenced by them.”
SV: If you could pick one musician to meet, dead or alive, who would you choose?
Poldoore: “That’s a tough one… I’ve been lucky to have had the opportunity to meet some of my absolute favorites: Emancipator, Pretty Lights, and Thievery Corporation. But I’d really love to have a long conversation with Bonobo. He was one of the first artists who I really became a fan of. He keeps on delivering after all these years and manages to stick to his sound while still keeping it versatile. His artwork and photography go perfectly with his music too. I really respect that dude a lot and I’m sure he makes for an interesting conversation partner.”
SV: It's been a couple of years since you've gravitated towards live recording and instrumentation oversampling. How has that process evolved? What do you plan to do next to push your style to the next level?
Poldoore: “Concentrating more on live instrumentation has taught me so much over the past couple of years. I started playing bass guitar earlier this year and went back to playing more keys too. I’m still fond of sampling and I love the process of digging through libraries of music and finding those notes or chops that trigger the deepest emotions in me, so that’s why I try to combine both. I have a couple of EPs that are coming up and some will be completely sample-free, while another one will combine samples with instrumentation. The best of both worlds. The people will definitely recognize that Poldoore touch in my upcoming music, but it’s not going to be strictly boom-bap anymore.: