What happens when you combine two UK rappers and the Electric Swing Circus?? The Swing Hop EP !!
Minnie is the first single taken from “The Swing Hop EP” by Doberman & Bacchus, an experimental project which sees the northern duo’s rugged bars colliding with live instrumentation courtesy of The Electric Swing Circus.
With additional guest vocals by London-based jazz vocalist Iris Athanasiadi and scratches by JabbaThaKut, the sounds on the EP range from the band’s usual cocktail of swing, electro and hot club jazz elements to hip-hop and dub territory.
The rappers first met the band at a chance meeting in Birmingham’s Pirate Studios, having booked overlapping rehearsal slots in the same room. After discussing their mutual love of old school boom bap, band frontman Tom Hyland suggested sending across some instrumentals, and the project was born.
Lyrics written and performed by Doberman & Bacchus. Instrumental by The Electric Swing Circus, Scratches by DJ Jabbathakut.
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ARTICLE: Andy Kettle
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