Jitwam, April + VISTA
599 Johnson Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11237
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
After releasing their incredible debut album 'Backwater' late last year (a record which saw them receive global praise from the likes of Pitchfork and the New York Times), Kllo embarked on an expansive world tour, with sold out shows around Europe and North America - including sold out crowds in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Always dynamic on the live front, these now seasoned performers are primed for four memorable shows in May.
A collaboration between Melbourne cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam, Kllo first emerged in 2014 with a sound beyond their years, fusing elements of electro-pop, R&B, U.K. garage and 2-step with modern sensibilities and wide-eyed sincerity.
The duo’s first two EPs, Cusp and Well Worn, have amassed millions of streams, making them a fixture on festival stages across Australia (Bigsound, Splendour in the Grass) and Europe (Great Escape, Primavera Sound). 2017 brought Kllo’s full-length debut, 'Backwater', a refined, coming-of-age account. The album depicts inner adjustment to outer change: being far from home, treading through uncharted territory while yearning for the comforts of the familiar.
With his roots in Assam, northeast India, and his hustle now based in Brooklyn, the psychedelic
soul-savant known as jitwam. will officially drop his second album on Tartelet Records in May
2019. To mark its release, a music video to the album’s opener “busstop” was shot in the
exhilarating city of Mumbai across three days.
Of everywhere and nowhere, jitwam’s music draws influence from a litany of iconoclasts
including, but not limited to RD Burman, Moondog, The Velvet Underground, Yayoi Kusama,
Jay Electronica, Jay Dilla, Moodymann, Leon Thomas, Madlib and Asha Bhosle.
Utilising knowledge acquired through years spent digging through dusty crates, and talents
honed as a multi- instrumentalist, producer, and vocalist, HONEYCOMB frees jitwam from any
parameters of a dance floor 12-inch. It blasts open the doors for an artist who fuses musical
identities and stitches together ideas into some of the warmest music you’ll hear all year.
HONEYCOMB follows jitwam’s well-received EPs on his own imprint, The Jazz Diaries, which
secured him a spot on Moodymann’s DJ Kicks compilation, as well as a steady string of gigs
that took his talents from a country-wide NTS-Radio tour in India, to shows in Europe and the
US, where he opened for legendary jazz-funk artist Roy Ayers.
April + VISTA
April George (singer, songwriter, pianist, violinist) and mattVISTA (producer, engineer) make up the genre-bending due April + VISTA. Hailing from the DMV, they pull from an eclectic range of influences–fusing traditional elements with futuristic soundscapes, quirky beats, and immersive storytelling.
Their music has also garnered nods from a wide range of collectives and publications including Soulection, Saint Heron, Majestic Casual, Beats1 Radio, BBC 1Xtra, and AFROPUNK. They’ve also taken their dynamic live act to a wide range of venues around the country, opening for Khalid, GoldLink, Kllo and Cautious Clay.