Come 21 May, Saturday, audio-visual collective, Syndicate together with Potato Head Folk, is back with another club night as the official pre-party to the Keong Saik Carnival which happens on the 28th of May. This instalment presents Mr Carmack from Honolulu and Jerreau Vandal from the Soulection crew.
Mr Carmack’s eclectic mix of handclaps and melting beats, with the kind of swing to his percussion that can’t be taught, make a signature to even his most opposed tracks – future-embracing club tracks sit next to lush, delicate soulful tunes – with a shift so subtle it’s unsurprising he’s a multi-instrumentalist playing no short of the French horn, piano, drums, bass, guitar and ukulele. Furthermore, has been taking the instrumental hip-hop world by storm and with featured spots on Los Angeles-based record labels Soulection, Team Supreme and an official release on Mad Decent, he shows no signs of slowing down.
Jarreau Vandal has already shown he has a dynamic sound that can’t be boxed into any one specific scene or genre; he is truly at the forefront of a movement into a new sound space. His remixes are fresh and provide listeners with a truly new take on the originals. As a member of the Los Angeles based collective Soulection, Jarreau Vandal released a groundbreaking white label EP in 2014. As he continues to bridge the gaps between dance music, hip-hop, R&B, and jazz, he is wrapping up his forthcoming EP titled Suburb Superhero, which will see a late 2015 release.