“Breathin’” music video out tomorrow

Chiminyo’s debut I AM PANDA, his debut out now on Gearbox Records has earned him rave reviews, airplay from BBC Radio 1, BBC6 and BBC1Xtra, and over 150,000 spins for singles “See Me,” which also features K.O.G. and “Breathin’,” with Clara Serra López. He was also interviewed on the tastemaker Pittsburgh radio station WYEP’s Dubmission.

The music video for “Breathin’” goes public tomorrow (OK to post).

The drummer/composer’s inventive music, consisting of sounds triggered by his drum hits, has been described as a brain-burrowing fusion of shimmering electronic chords and driving synth bass undertones, all underpinned by a hailstorm of constantly-varying rhythmic patterns. With eight tracks, Chiminyo creates a euphoric, multi-genre listening journey that traverses future pop, jazz, electronic, and time itself. Prior to this debut, he has collaborated with the likes of Nubya Garcia, Zara McFarlane, Shabaka Hutchings, and Theon Cross.

Recorded at the iconic Konk Studios in North London by Riccardo Damian and mastered with Gearbox’s all-analogue technique, the music is a daring exploration of the contrasting yet complimentary digital and analogue soundscapes that characterize Chiminyo.

What we are hearing about I AM PANDA:

“4 stars… Genre-fluid adventures triggered from his kit.”

“Expressive… unique, transcendental.”

–Boiler Room TV

“Brilliant album”
–Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 6 Music

“Anyone who is a fan of jazz-electronic frequencies should make it a priority… You could describe Chiminyo’s sound technique as electro/indie/futurepop/Brazilian beat/Euro-R&B and not be wrong. Matter of fact, that would just be the start. There is a kinship to the Brainfeeder label in the way this artist works in pluralities. But it’s not gimmicked, this is serious fusion. Shimmery. Airy. Bright. With impressive percussion, wearing that influence from Brazil all over his debut release.”
–48 hills

“Setting new standards for one-man-band electronic music with live drums. A wealth of UK electronic sounds…”
–Music is My Sanctuary (UK)

“Think Flying Lotus with a Euro-R&B strain and that puts you in the ballpark. Chiminyo is wildly creative.”

“Multiple timbres ranging from shoegaze to jazz and surprise instruments such as the suling and kavel.”
–A Closer Listen

“Chiminyo is one of the real hidden forces in UK jazz.”
–CLASH Magazine (UK)

“A Flying Lotus-inspired producer, Chiminyo’s live drums trigger his sampling technology in an imaginative epic mash-up of electronica, world music, cosmic jazz, rap, spacey neo-soul, and ambient pop song.”
–Jazzwise (UK)

“So expertly put together; just layer, upon layer, upon layer”
–Anne Frankenstein, Jazz FM (UK)

“Every listener will find something to enjoy on I Am Panda.”
–Ross Boissoneau, Something Else!