Post-war jazz influenced footwork, jungle, drum and bass bring a dance floor workout
Drawing on the influence of post-war Polish jazz, the Trip To Warsaw EP sees Auckland-based electronic music producer and DJ Surly recast the creepy, folkloric aesthetics and harmonics of that cult European jazz tradition into cinematic footwork music, also informed by UK bass culture (from jungle to dubstep and beyond) and US hip-hop.
Fresh off Trip To Warsaw's vinyl re-release through Astigmatic Records, Surly brings his signature sounds to the Wellington Jazz Festival and Meow for an exclusive after-midnight DJ set. For proof of his artistic impact, just check out the ballroom ambience of his tracks “Thirteen” and “4Q 510-511”: simple piano, double bass, brass and woodwind figures bubbling up into vigorous dance floor workouts for the open-eared and fleet of foot.
Presented in association with Hendrick's.
Also check out the Jazz Bites on offer at this venue.
This event was previously promoted as Late Night Sessions with Martyn Pepperell.