A ONE NIGHT ONLY AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE - TALL BLACK GUY & STRO ELLIOT.
Grindin’ / TNM / LoBrow Gallery & Bar present
Stro Elliot and Tall Black Guy (TBG)...two names appearing on a lot of radars, these two multi talented musicians and Producers have been making waves and winning fans across the globe from Gilles Peterson, Lefto, Jazzy Jeff and House Shoes. Between the two the pair have racked up pretty darn impressive CV's working with industry heavy weights of the likes of The Roots, on their upcoming album to performing with the Wu-Tang Clan. Most recently the pair can be seen working on the same project hosted by one of hip hops ambassadors to the the world, DJ Jazzy Jeff and his series the 'Playlist Session 2017' - this ish is tight!
Get ready for a one night only schooling in live hip hop production.
LoBrow Gallery & Bar - Canberra
Friday 3 March 2017
Stro Elliot is one sought after producer, after setting his standard with multiple Boiler Room sets, working with The Roots on their upcoming album to performing with the Wu-Tang Clan at The Roots Picnic in NYC. Stro has recently hit the Beats1/Soulection radio show, produced for Phonte and Eric Roberson along with smashing Mass Appeal’s Rhythm Roulette whilst turning the heads of some of the illest minds in music constantly with Jazzy Jeff’s incredible Playlist Retreat, Stro Elliot had best be on your radar if he wasn’t already....
Stro Elliot doesn't just make beats he makes music. As a child of military parents, he travelled the world marinating in a record collection that spanned from jazz greats like Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, to funk/soul luminaries like Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic, and Prince. Studying trumpet, piano, and then drums and guitar, Stro became a skilled multi-instrumentalist, even as he began to explore the world of hip hop, drawn to the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, The Pharcyde, and Ice Cube.
Currently residing in Los Angeles, USA. He continues to grow and expand his musical palette with every new project, edit, or remix. After producing heat for his group The Procussions for years, among others. Stro Elliot’s solo debut LP 'Fat Beats' is brought to you by Street Corner Music and finds Stro taking his sound on the road, literally and figuratively.
Stream the album here:
Tall Black Guy:
‘This is a journey into sound…’ These familiar words, accompanied by the rumble of adistant train, signal the opening of ‘Let’s Take A Trip’, the sophomore album from Terrel Wallace aka Tall Black Guy. Since 2013’s ‘8 Miles To Moenart’, TBG has cemented his position as a standard bearer for the current hip-hop / beats scene. Born in Detroit and now residing in the UK, Wallace’s signature style of incredibly clever sample flips and deft production chops has won fans across the globe including Gilles Peterson, Lefto, Jazzy Jeff and House Shoes.
Since his debut release in 2011 (a daring and addictive flip of Fela Kuti), TBG has become revered for his unique take on soulful hip-hop production. The swing of the drums, the textures of the instrumentation as well as a fearlessness in taking on the classics (his Soundcloud page includes flips and chops of tracks from James Brown, De La Soul and Michael Jackson) have marked him out from the crowd. One of the best-kept secrets in the scene, his singular talent is now beginning to get the recognition it deserves. In the last 12 months he has remixed Little Dragon and been invited to take part in Jazzy Jeff’s Playlist Retreat alongside the likes of Eric Lau, James Poyser, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Questlove and countless others.
For this album Wallace had a simple inspiration: ‘This album is all about taking a journey. As simple as that. Be it physical, emotional or spiritual. It's asking and answering personal questions from myself within some of the tracks and also touching on social issues i.e. racism, inequality and privilege...that have been at the forefront of my mind over last three years. Sonically there is also a shift Jazz has definitely been more of an influence in this project, as I have been really inspired by so many up and coming musicians who I've been blessed to connect with’. Some of these musicians, including Kenny Keys, Miles Bonny, Diggs Duke and Dee Jackson feature on the project as well as regular collaborators Ozay Moore, Mario Sweet and fellow Playlist alumni Daniel Crawford and Masego.
But this is one man’s vision, and for Tall Black
Guy this trip is just the beginning…
Listen to Tall Black Guy’s “Let’s Take A Trip” album
Friday 3 March 2017
Supports to be announced