“With its lush jazz chords and summery broken beat groove, it’s the perfect track to see out the summer” – Music Is My Sanctuary
“There’s a neck-snapping element to the percussive drive, while the layers of melody add something soothing and light to the mixture.” – Clash
“This is a brilliant, brilliant track” – Edward Adoo (Jazz FM)
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With further praise for the EP from Jamz Supernova (BBC 6Music), Midnight Marauders (NTS), Global Oats (WWFM) and many more.
Brussels-based producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Kuna Maze aka Edouard Gilbert shares his new EP “My Fish Is Burning” including jazz-bruk-banger titled “Bill”. The lead-single features keyboard player Dorian Dumont, who adds some extra magic touches to Kuna Maze’s layered jazz instrumentation and syncopated broken beat production.
Talking about the wonderfully bizarre EP name “My Fish Is Burning” (a nod to a Detroit-legend) Edouard says: “I was listening to a Moodymann interview on radio, and at one point he says to the interviewer; ‘hold on I gotta go, my fish is burning’. I don’t know why but it made me laugh, like he planned an interview while cooking his fish meal”.
Matching the eccentric title – sculptor, painter and long-time-collaborator Cedric Esturillo who produced the EP artwork – interprets the music into a visual form. The duo have been working together on their visual mix series “From Sight To Hearing”.
EP focus track “Again Again” showcases Kuna Maze’s ability to switch between club-oriented sounds and laid-back jazz listening; opening with broken beat before swiftly evolving into house. “Again Again” shuffles and bounces, while being grounded in jazz standards
As always your support, reactions and feedback are massively appreciated. Many thanks, Rhys x
Kuna Maze – “My Fish Is Burning EP”
2. Almost Gone
3. Raw Beef
4. Again Again
5. Mask On
6. Low Tide