Brighton-based band Vels Trio returns to the site with the melodic and groovy title track from their forthcoming EP. The band comprised of Jack Stephenson Oliver on keys, Cameron Dawson on bass & Douglas Taylor on drums create a rich tapestry of sounds blending jazz, instrumental hip-hop, rock and electronics inviting comparisons with Canadian trio BADBADNOTGOOD.
“Yellow Ochre EP demonstrates the virtuoso jazz talents of the band while maintaining the trippy hip-hop inspired funk that has come to define their sound. The slender keys of Jack Stephen Oliver glide over Dougal Taylor’s breakbeat fire landing with Cameron Dawson’s funky wah bass lines all culminating in an explosion of synths and tasty licks.”
Listen to the bubbling keys, breakbeat-style grooves and infectious wah bass lines of “Yellow Ochre Pt.1” as the trio do a fine job of blurring the lines between jazz and hip-hop.