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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Boston Hip-Hop + Acid Jazz Fusion :: Melodesiac

DATELINE: CAMBRIDGE, MA -

Tonight is an excellent opportunity to hear what hip-hop and acid jazz sound like when stirred well. Melodesiac is a Boston-area group nine-men strong! What started as a few friends interested in Jazz decided to form a band. Adding as they went along, the members swelled to nine. With the swelling of the band's size, the creativity and varied influences began to evolve the sound into something new and wonderful. What resulted was an one-of-a-kind Boston team - this is Melodesiac. Tonight the group takes the stage at the Middle East downstairs for a CD release party. Even if you can't make the night - take a listen to this and feel the music:

:: HOT MUSICAL LINE-UP ::
MELODESIAC


A HOT FUSION OF HIP-HOP AND MODERN JAZZ

While all nine members of Melodesiac met at Tufts University, the band is made up of individuals from diverse ethnic and geographic backgrounds, with members from California, Massachusetts, New York and Texas. These personal histories bleed into the music. "Live This Way," the band's ode to the mistakes people make, is rife with middle eastern sounds, while the aptly titled "Latin One" revolves around an Afro-Cuban montuno, with eL moving in and out of Spanish over the beat.


Definitely check this one out tonight (Middle East) if you are in the Boston area! If you can't make it, stop by the band's myspace and find out how you can get your hands on the band's new album. Tell them Ryan sent you!


Melodesiac
Myspace / Web

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Right on... saw these guys last night. They put on a hell of a show.

DJ durutti said...

Hey man --

Great write up! And thanks for cluing me into these guys (gotta admit I'd not heard of them until your post). Right up my alley. Will pay more attention and catch one of their next gigs around town.

--cheers