Tag archives: Deepblak

THE G I F T | A Film by AYBEE

THE GIFT - A Film by AYBEE

Title – THE GIFT
Cat# – DBR-FLM01
Artist – AYBEE
Label – Deepblak
Format – Film
Release Date – May 2015

“THE GIFT” is the story of a mysterious Radio, and its journey through intersecting lives. Shot in Berlin we follow the radio across the city as we learn of its power, and influence on all that cross its path. Directed by Berlin based music producer AYBEE (Armon Bazile) the film is silent, and was created to be scored LIVE in front of audiences. Done in collaboration with Berlin based photographer Marie Staggat “THE GIFT” was debuted, and scored live at the 8th annual FORWARD Fest (www.forwarddc.com) on Thursday, May 14th 2015 at the Goethe Institute in Washington DC.

Starring:

Ari
Sabrina Basten
Fred P.
Dave Aju
Matthieu La
Christopher Rau
Yuval Gross
Alland Byallo
Levon Vincent.

The Gift | A Film by AYBEE from Deepblak on Vimeo.

Soundtrack

Jonah Sharp (Reagenz) and AYBEE | Live at Forward D.C. 2015

Jonah Sharp and AYBEE

Here is 30 Minutes of Jonah Sharp and myself LIVE at the Forward 2015 Fest in D.C. This was beyond an honor on my part as Jonah represents a Yoda of sorts to many of us from the San Francisco Bay Area that live this music… He has been a pioneer & staple for more than 25 years, and also was the 1st person to give me the opportunity years back to perform live! So again to share the stage with him in a jam was a immense honor. Thanks David Fogel for making this happen. Here is 30mins before the recorder ran out of juice. 😉 Enjoy!

– AYBEE

[DBR-V023] AYBEE – The Alchemy EP

AYBEE - The Alchemy EP

AYBEE follows up the experimental musings of the Sketches Of Space LP with what could be called AYBEE’s first Techno outing, “The Alchemy EP” sees AYBEE planting both feet in a Techno sensibility 3 tunes that mesh rhythm, drive, and the hallmark sonic colorings.

Written and produced Armon Bazile for Deepblak Music (BMI) 2015. © Deepblak Recordings 2015

Title – The Alchemy EP
Cat# – DBR-V023
Artist – AYBEE
Label – Deepblak
Format – 12”
Style – Techno
Release Date – Feb 2015

Tracklisting

A1. Metamorphosis
B1. The Sky Is Ours
B2. Centrifugal Seduction

[DBR-V022] AYBEE/Afrikan Sciences – Sketches of Space 2xLP

Title – Sketches Of Space

Cat# – DBR-V022
Artist – AYBEE and Afrikan Sciences
Label – Deepblak
Format – 2xLP
Style – Experimental, Future Jazz
Release Date – July 2014
Distributor – Crosstalk Intl.

Tracklisting

A1. Deep East Suite Part 01 (The Call) (15:00)
B1. Deep East Suite Part 02 (Response) (15:00)
C1. Deep East Suite Part 03 (Sunward) (7:45)
C2. K-Fetisch 01 (Kosmo Bahn) (5:52)
D1. K-Fetisch 02 (Vibes) (4:04)
D2. Knew What’s Coming (Sculpture) (4:10)

Deepblak’s left, and right arm AYBEE along with Afrikan Sciences offer up an homage to one of the greatest musical innovators of the 20th Century, in Miles Davis. “Sketches of Space” is comprised of LIVE jam sessions recorded over a 3 year span, and two countries . The project though named after Mile’s classic “Sketches of Spain” is not dedicated to any of Miles’s work specifically, but honoring his pioneering spirit from which this project drew fuel.

Particularly Davis’s spirit in his continual search for new sound. This is search led him into the jazz fusion era, birthing a movement of stunning contributions by jazz giants that began to explore the improvisational possibilities of electronic instruments. This era in particular, along with it’s ethos has played a critical role in Deepblak’s creative direction over the years. AYBEE along with Afsci have remained steadfast in pushing themselves sonically, and have drawn an innumerable amount of inspiration from the free flowing vibes of the 70’s jazz fusion era.

“Sketches of Space” is by no means a Jazz album, nor is it a remixing or recreation of Miles’ music. Though it is with him in mind that the two producers entered into the Sketches jam-sessions over two continents (Oakland, US/Berlin DE) to record. Wild, Cosmic, and smooth at times “Sketches” represents the free flowing experimentation that Deepblak as a label cherishes so dearly.

[DBR-V021] Damon Bell – Teph-Tep EP

Damon Bell - Teph-Tep EP

Title – Teph-Tep EP
Cat# – DBR-V021
Artist – Damon Bell
Label – Deepblak
Format – 12”
Style – Deephouse
Release Date – May 2014
Distributor – Crosstalk Intl.

Tracklisting

A1. Teph-Tep
B1. Minds Speak
B2. Science of Love

Deepblak Chief Connoisseur Damon Bell returns with more Cali infused dance-floor vibes on his Teph-Tep EP. Smooth yet driving Teph-Tep pulls you into the center of Damon’s grooves, and textures. As with previous releases the emphasis lay in Damon’s arrangements that can power the dancefloor, and sit just as comfortably in headphones. Teph-Tep sets the stage for Damon’s forthcoming debut LP coming fall 2014 on Deepblak.

[DBR-V020] Brother Aten – From Heat2yu EP

Brother Aten - From Heat2yu

Title – From Heat2Yu EP

Cat# – DBR-V020
Artist – Brother Aten
Label – Deepblak
Format – 12”
Style – ALL
Release Date – April 2014
Distributor – Crosstalk Intl. http://www.crosstalkintl.com/

Tracklisting

A1. From Heat2yu
B1. Islands of Dust
B2. Islands of Dust (Afrikan Sciences Remix)

Chris McWayne aka Brother Aten makes his DEEPBLAK debut in impactful fashion. An A&R find of Afrikan Sciences McWayne is most notably known for his Hip-Hop forays under his Maf Maddix moniker. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina McWayne’s production, and sound is not the typical associated with that of his peers hailing from the US’s southern region. Robust, dynamic, and enticing McWayne’s productions tie in his Hip-Hop, and Jazz themes then pushed to the outter realms much like his friend Afrikan Sciences. The “From Heat2yu” EP includes the title track, and the gorgeous winding “Islands of Dust”. Afrikan Sciences chimes in with a remix for “Islands of Dust” adding distinct flavorings to the EP. An excellent introduction to a new artist. We hope you enjoy.

[DBR-V019] AYBEE – 22 Meters EP

 

Title – 22 Meters EP
Cat# – DBR-V019
Artist – AYBEE
Label – Deepblak
Format – 12”
Style – Techno/Deephouse
Release Date – February 2014
Distributor – Crosstalk Intl.

A1. A Novel Gesture
B1. We Come In Peace
B2. Akiara

The Deepblak Chief Alchemist kicks of 2014 with his “22 Meters EP”. This is his first ep since relocating to Berlin 2012, and reflects the different modes of the dancefloor experience as filtered thru AYBEE’s metronome. Driving, atmospheric, and at times euphoric AYBEE melds these narratives into an EP that carries the emotional colors of an album. “22 Meters” also sees the vinyl release of “Akiara” a long standing Deepblak favorite only previously available digitally.

Written and produced Armon Bazile for Deepblak Music (BMI) 2014. © Deepblak Recordings 2014

DEEPBLAK Label NiTE 01 | Berlin | 2013


pic by Dholl

DEEPBLAK Label Nite in Berlin. It’s funny to think that we sat together in Afrikan Sciences apt. in Oakland in 2006 as a small group of sonic misfits trying to figure out a way to perform together. Life has a funny way leading paths away then back together, but here we found ourselves in my new home of Berlin for the 1st DEEPBLAK Label Night. It was a truly magical evening, and a cap to what has been an amazing year for DEEPBLAK. To be able to merge my worlds in a night of sonic travels, was something i will always cherish. Afrikan Sciences, and Damon Bell in from Oakland, along with my Berlin massive of Loganic & the mad scientist that is Onyx Ashanti… simply beautiful.

Smiles and vibes in the air…definitely a historic night. To ALL DEEPBLAK massive worldwide your energy/love was present. It’s so tough to put a whole evening into context, but here is a snapshot. Also an amazing glimpse at the end of the vid of Onyx’s stunning live performance.

DEEPBLAK LABEL NiTE BERLIN 2013 from Deepblak on Vimeo.