Pyjaen teamed up with Blue Lab Beats on new track “Sage Secrets”.
Pyjaen is a band with its common link in improvised music and the jazz tradition, but with the vision of pushing music forward in new directions.
Dylan Jones (of EZRA Collective), Ben Vize, Daniele Diodato, Benjamin Crane and Charlie Hutchinson, all met at Trinity Laban College of music. The collective has the shared goal of exploring life through musical expression and perfecting their art. More than a quintet, Pyjaen is the unified expression of the emotions, journeys and influences that comprise its diverse members. The group melds funk, afro-beat and contemporary sounds with nods to hip-hop and disco.
“Sage Secrets” sees the outfit join forces with the incredible Blue Lab Beats, creating a joyous, head-nod inducing jam. The song is full of punchy drums and dreamlike keys, perfectly punctuated by the watertight brass section.
PYJÆN have been touring in the UK last year with dates at iconic venues such as the Jazz Cafe, Vortex Jazz Club and Ronnie Scott’s. Also playing Glastonbury, Love Supreme and Brainchild Festival.
“Sage Secrets” is the first track from their forthcoming EP, due for release in April via DeepMatter.
Jazztronica duo Blue Lab Beats are part of London’s booming contemporary jazz scene, taking inspiration from grime, hip hop, neo-soul and Carribean music.
Namali Kwaten aka NK-OK and David Mrakpor aka Mr DM as a duo, released their debut EP, “Blue Skies” in 2016 and have since scaled jazz charts in the UK, Europe and Japan and packed out shows including London’s iconic Ronnie Scott’s. They also made remixes for Dua Lipa and Rag’n’Bone Man.
Their debut album, “Xover” came out in 2018. The album features a whole bunch of amazing musicians including Nubya Garcia, Dylan Jones, Moses Boyd, Femi Koleoso, Ashley Henry, Daniel Casimir, Sheila Maurice-Grey and Nérija. It was a culmination of years of musical interactions at places like Tomorrow’s Warriors, where they all met each other.
Last year was really busy for them, they released “Vibe Central” EP and a full album called “Voyage”, both records are wonderful.