Up-and-coming jazz duo Project Karnak has shared their debut EP titled ‘Equinox’ via London label None More Records.
Breaking new ground with their unique mix of synthesised, electronic sounds mixed with jazz and tight, energetic and fresh drums that sets them apart as one of the most exciting new acts of 2018.
The duo comprised of keyboardist Dominic Canning and drummer Sam Ouissellat meld influences from drum & bass, jazz, funk and the ‘Final Fantasy’ soundtrack into their fresh new sound that’s undeniably London.
Dominic Canning says “I guess we’re just trying to make music that inspires and sounds new and exciting to us. In every tune we make, we try to create something different within it, but still, try to keep our original vibe. Sam’s always messing around with different ideas for grooves for us to use. We think mixing acoustic drums with electronic sounds is something that sounds fresh, and it’s become part of our sound.”
Make sure to listen to ‘Cats Of Nunhead’, ‘Fellowship’ (insane keys and drums) and the title track which effortlessly showcases the vibrant energy and range of sounds the duo capture on the album.
For me, this EP is up there with the recent releases from Emma Jean Thackray, Joe Armon-Jones, Tenderlonious and Kamaal Williams, yep it’s that good!
Project Karnak is nicely poised to be the next big thing in the jazz scene and Equinox perfectly showcases their undoubted talents.