CHIMINYO PRESENTS: UNIRI
'Chiminyo is one of the boldest percussionists in the country' Clash magazine
'Very much future jazz' Nick Luscombe, Late Junction, Radio 3
'Euphoric' Jazzwise magazine
'Brilliant' Giles Peterson
Chiminyo’s latest offering is a celebration of new beginnings! As the world is reborn, he forms this new project to embrace this fresh energy and harness the feeling of his favourite musicians at this point and see what he could cultivate.
Uniri, coined by chiminyo, means ‘one unified dream’ and really speaks for the approach to making this record. Born from his own studio, chiminyo invited Amane tsuganami (jorja smith, maisha), Al Macsween (Nubya Garcia, Gary bartz, kefaya) and luke Wynter (nubyan twist, golden mean) to improvise and create together. He then shaped and arranged the ideas before the recording session (with a few spontaneous improvisations for good measure) and afterwards he went to work on the edits adding his signature production to bring the uniri to the fore.
As is the case with dreams, each dream is unique, each dream new, each uniri experience will be a reimagined.
Chiminyo is a drummer and producer from North London who gained a reputation for his solo project. Using a tech-heavy drum kit set-up, he 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.
His 2020 debut solo album, I Am Panda, led to solo performances at Love Supreme, shambala, we out here and London Jazz Festival, features on radio 1, radio 6 extra, Worldwide FM and Jazzwise, a set on boiler room and international radio play.
Tim Doyle, the man behind chiminyo, also plays with Gary bartz, maisha and cykada as well as occasional film scores, session work and producing other artists and bands.e