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Saltwater Samurai are a five-piece jazzcore disco-house ensemble hailing from New Cross who take pride in defying convention; blending house beats and dub bass lines, with jazz inflected improvising and glitch. Established through a mutual love of jazz and leftfield electronica they formed in 2010. They have played alongside exciting bands such as The Invisible and Led Bib, and have also been played on the legendary Gilles Peterson’s Radio1 show. In 2011 Saltwater Samurai were selected to play the BBC Introducing Stage at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and their set broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Jazz on 3’ programme. This led to shows at London’s esteemed Vortex Jazz Club, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Jazz @ Pizza Express, Soho.
“If there's anyone out there who believes, or has any doubts, that music can display a wanton disregard for boundaries and still remain accessible, engaging, playful and profound, they should lend their ear to this. Saltwater Samurai: it's a massive look.” – Dave Okumu (2010 Mercury Music Prize nominee for The Invisible)
“An exciting post-Polar Bear-esque five piece who layer up slabs of dirty elctronic textures with crunchy melodic bites, underpinned by dubbed out bass and drums.” (Time Out magazine)
28/10/11 - Green Door Store, Brighton
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