Day 16: The Colours That Rise – Floating Compass

Day 16 of our 2018 charity Advent Calendar, in aid of Julie’s BicycleListen to all this year’s donations.

The Colours That Rise are Simeon Jones and Nathanel Williams, a pair of UK instrumentalists helping revise the term jazz-funk in the 21st century.

‘Floating Compass’ opens to electric keys washed over by rich, dynamic arpeggios, club weight bass, and stepping dancehall snares.
The Rhodes piano, initially teased, resurfaces to full effect for the midway breakdown. Wet chirps and spaced out atmospherics shift into even bolder arpeggio variations alongside G-funk leads, pushing on to the horizon til the track fades into a reverie. For lovers of Domu and Harvey Sutherland. Play two copies to keep it going forever.

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Our 2018 Advent Calendar is in aid of Julie’s Bicycle, a non-profit that supports the creative industry to take action on climate change. All money raised through Bandcamp sales goes directly to Green Riders, a new campaign that will help will create more sustainable collective practices in the music industry.  If you’re a DJ, artist, venue, promoter or just curious, join the Green Riders campaign here.

More info about Green Riders

The Green Riders campaign will provide tools, resources, and a community for artists and their teams to exchange advice, ideas and experiences, working alongside venues, festivals, labels and promoters to take action on climate change. It will launch in full in 2019, Sign-up on the website to join the campaign and get more information from Julie’s Bicycle.

More info about Julie’s Bicycle

Julie’s Bicycle is a London-based not for profit that supports the global creative community to take action on climate change and the environment. We believe that the creative community is uniquely placed to drive positive change that can transform our world. Founded in 2007 from within the UK music industry, Julie’s Bicycle has established itself as an internationally trusted source of guidance supporting creative businesses to embed environmental sustainability into their work.

Artwork throughout the series is made by Emily Evans.

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