NEWS: CHIMINYO AND K.O.G. SHARE NEW ELECTRO-FUNK-JAZZ MUSIC VIDEO
Chiminyo’s debut I AM PANDA, his debut out now on Gearbox Records has earned him rave reviews, airplay from BBC Radio 1, BBC6 and BBC1Xtra. Now, he and song collaborator K.O.G. have released a new music video for "See Me." The drummer/composer’s inventive music, consisting of sounds triggered by his drum hits, has been described as a brain-burrowing fusion of shimmering electronic chords and driving synth bass undertones, all underpinned by a hailstorm of constantly-varying rhythmic patterns. With eight tracks, Chiminyo creates a euphoric, multi-genre listening journey that traverses future pop, jazz, electronic, and time itself. Prior to this debut, he has collaborated with the likes of Nubya Garcia, Zara McFarlane, Shabaka Hutchings, and Theon Cross. Recorded at the iconic Konk Studios in North London by Riccardo Damian and mastered with Gearbox’s all-analogue technique, the music is a daring exploration of the contrasting yet complimentary digital and analogue soundscapes that characterize Chiminyo.
The video of "See Me" is the culminative brainchild of three creative forces. Dancer and creative producer Muti Musafiri, filmmaker Jordan Rawi and the artist behind the track, Chiminyo. Together they wanted to portray the powerful experience of a Chiminyo stage performance as a live session video. Ideas flew between the trio like wildfire and they planned an immense vision. A 5 minute, one-shot, live session video of Chiminyo and featured artist, K.O.G, filmed on roller-skates. This allowed Jordan to sweep around the expansive North London warehouse and capture the 3 dancers as they appear in various disparate parts of the space to delivery Muti’s poignant choreography. The performances from all involved are breath-taking, and the energy captured in the film truly reflect the excitement felt by the whole creative team on the day of the shoot.