Take an all-star team of arrangers, composers and writers from Montreal, don’t give them any instructions and let them navigate through free jazz, hip hop soul and broken beats: this is what you will get. The musicians from Schemes were once session musicians for successful pop artists. Their scheme was to make that pop money and put it into a project in which there was no compromise, straight music for the soul.
Much like the session they we’re locked in, this release is a one time deal. It was recorded in various high-end studio’s in between pop sessions, in the early hours of the morning when ghosts tend to roam. Everything you hear is live, no gimmicks. Schemes has been supported on underground radio’s across the world on France’s Rinse FM, New York’s Lot Radio and Brooklyn Radio, as well as London’s iconic Reprazent radio.
The first single ‘’Tomorrow’’ will see the light of day on April 5th 2019 and will be released in conjunction with a mind-blowing video clip by the enigmatic Theo Brière. This visual offering is composed solely of gifs. These fragments of the Internet serve as accompaniment for this rollercoaster of a tune.
This release will see a limited edition tape release due on April 26th. The B-side holds an exclusive mix by alldayjam containing soulful finds from all over the globe. Once these tapes are they are gone, they are gone.
The full ‘Schemes’ lineup of musicians consists of Hugo Parent-Potier on the trumpet, Charles Miquelon on the keys, Phil Legentil on drums , Tom Tartarin on the bass and mikeclay and Nadia Baldé on vocals.