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DEBUT ALBUM 

OUT 25 SEPTEMBER

Breathin'
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WHAT IS CHIMINYO?

Chiminyo plays all his music live on his drums...

Chiminyo built his own software...

Chiminyo does not play to a backing track...

Chiminyo is not jazz...

Chiminyo's laptop only plays a sound when he hits a drum or pad...

Chiminyo is not a vegan...

Chiminyo's drums control his laptop through triggers...

Chiminyo drinks too much coffee...

Chiminyo made these videos to help you understand...

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VIDEOS

 

Bio

 

 

Chiminyo is a drummer and producer based in North London who combines the raw, immediate live sound of percussion and the futuristic timbres of his electronic productions to create his own, daring soundworld. Via laboriously self-coded software, each cymbal crash and drum hit triggers a synth or sample, allowing Chiminyo complete control and freeing him of all loops, click-tracks and backing tracks.

As well as his own solo project, Chiminyo performs and records with some of the leading figures of London’s music scene, including spiritual jazz-leaning outfit Maisha and psychedelic energy bomb Cykada. He has also collaborated and recorded with Gary Bartz, Nubya Garcia, Shabaka Hutchings, Theon Cross, and Zara McFarlane. The drummer, who through his craft uses a range of technological equipment, is also sponsored by Roland and Bosphorus, as well as being an Ableton artist.

The up-and-coming musician released a debut EP last year entitled ‘I Am Chiminyo’, a visceral introduction to his all-encompassing universe. Described by Clash magazine as “a startingly inventive percussive workout”, the three tracks flow through a cascade of ethereal arpeggios, thumping basslines, and heavy, dance-inducing beats. Critically-acclaimed by the likes of Gilles Peterson, BBC 1Xtra and Jazz FM, it indirectly earnt Chiminyo a Jazz FM Digital Award nomination whilst the track ‘Kandy Lanx’ was nominated for a 2020 Worldwide FM Award.

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UK PRESS: will@prescriptionpr.co.uk

US PRESS: nick.losseaton@gmail.com

LABEL:      gail@gearboxrecords.com

BOOKINGS:         bookings@chiminyo.com

PHOTOS:              Karolina Wielocha

COVER DESIGN : Raimund Wong