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ARTIST
TITLE
Paraíso/Dahlia
FORMAT
7"

LABEL
CATALOG #
ACRE 082EP ACRE 082EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/10/2020

Bristol's Sydney returns to Black Acre with two jazz infused cuts featuring saxophonist Guy Hobley and emerging guitarist Charlie J-W. One of Gilles Peterson's Future Bubblers, Sydney is a live artist and traditional instrument enthusiast who debuted on Black Acre with a Swaziland inspired debut mini-album entitled Ode to eSwatini earlier in 2019, showcasing an eclectic mix of broken beat and Jazz. Now the Bristolian returns with two collaborations featuring two vibrant jazz and blues musicians -- Guy Hobley on the saxophone and guitarist Charlie J-W. "With the record being South American influenced the titles and artwork are based on a garden in Mexico named Las Pozas. Paraíso meaning paradise and Dahlia being the native flower to Mexico found in the Las Pozas garden" Sydney conceptualized during Sydney's first session as a Future Bubbler using one distorted PA speaker in a room full of the new generation year three bubblers with Gilles Peterson present, "Paraíso" featuring Guy Hobley flutters into place with shuffling percussion, reverberating piano fills and smooth sax melodies from Guy Hobley whilst underlying world instrumentation operates throughout, including bongos, claves and shakers. Created in one afternoon alongside fellow band member and friend Charlie J-W, "Dahlia" gives a warming aural experience with a Nina Leão vocal sample, cantering south American drums, a mix of traditional guitar strums, pedal hits, and accordion strikes, all glued together with stylish synth stabs.