Gramatik’s 2018 is beginning with a bang—a North American tour with Haywyre, Møme, and Balkan Bump. The Re:Coil Tour kicks off in the Pacific Northwest on February 8th at Vancouver’s famed Commodore Ballroom and heads to The Showbox in Seattle the following evening. Then, concludes in Oregon with two back-to-back stops, Eugene on the 10th and Portland on the 11th. Support for all shows in the region will be from Haywyre and Balkan Bump.
Denis Jašarević, aka Slovenian bass music producer Gramatik has been making all sorts of waves lately. Between a fresh new EP featuring tunes with tour mate Balkan Bump and Lowtemp Records label mate Anomalie, to launching his own cryptocurrency GRMTK, this has been a whirlwind year for the eastern European virtuoso.
Keyboard maestro Haywyre, a classically trained protégé of Monstercat Records, has been astounding the musical world with his incredible blend of electronic genres, like dubstep and glitch hop with classical and jazz piano training. He made a breakthrough with 2014 album Two Fold Pt. 1 and a live rendition of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal that went viral. Two Fold Pt. 2 followed in 2016 and further established him as one of the most promising young talents out there. If you can recall anything from his last two performances at Shambhala, he’s certainly not one to miss.
Balkan Bump, the rebranded project from trumpet player/producer Will Magid, will be joining Gramatik on every tour date. Will is an ethnomusicologist who has been gathering inspiration for his music on all continents, save for Antarctica. A set of his compositions can take you to a Cuban beach, a West African wedding party, or a Serbian night club, all within 15 minutes. The musical pieces he is putting out are buoyant jams packed with rich layers of celebratory horns, bouncing percussion, classical strings, and even a bit of ambient noise. In the past, Will performed with artists including Pretty Lights, Beats Antique, and Bonobo, but is now focusing on his solo music.
With such high-profile artists providing support, it feels pretty safe to say the Re:Coil Tour will be just as epic as the European tour that preceded it. With this lineup and an arsenal of brand new music, we are going to be seeing a lot of Gramatik and his pals in the future. Check out the rest of the tour below!
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