Friday, September 13, 2013

NEW RELEASE+BOILER ROOM LIVE SHOW: Tiny Hearts @Jeedo47 @TinyHeartsMusic @HVW8 @boilerroomtv

I was first introduced to Dede and Tim K by my friend, Waajeed (PPP, Bling 47, Dirt Tech Rec) at a Dam Funk function back in Brooklyn (I believe it was 2010). While we were chillin at the show, Jeedo turned to me and said something like, 'watch these two, they are amazing musicians.' (here is the pic I took of them). So when I heard that the three teamed up to form Tiny Hearts, I wasn't surprised at all. I loved Dede's unique voice and was super excited to see what comes out of the blend of Jeedo's signature Detroit-born gritty hip-hop/futuristic techno/ghettotech beats mixed with the duo's avantgarde, cinematic sound. Waajeed, who had a long career both as a solo producer and as one of the founding members of Platinum Pied Pipers (PPP), and the duo Dede Reynolds and Tim K, whom many know from their previous incarnation under the name DEDE, have since been hard at work, and they're finally ready to share their much-awaited debut EP, Stay.
Check out more on their website for news and links to the album, and if you're in LA, come by and watch their first (free) live performance at the HVW8/Boiler Room tomorrow (rsvp info below) or stream it live at boilerroom.tv.

mandatory RSVP at rsvp@hvw8.com
From the press release:
The comrades of Tiny Hearts (Waajeed, Dede Reynolds, Tim K) met at a bar beneath the J train in New York City. Cadillac margaritas and invisible hands pushed the three to a southside basement for a late night listening session. Resulting remixes led to original mixes, and the group was formed. Voices from the beyond, esoteric concepts and milkshake metrics all played a role in this groups' fruition. The result: a reflection of intention. Waajeed, a founding member of Detroit's Slum Village and Platinum Pied Pipers, was in a period of deep introspection when he met Brooklyn duo DEDE (Dede Reynolds and Tim K). As a key figure in the collaboration, he shapes the sonic palette now known as Tiny Hearts. Tim K is a jazz-trained producer and composer bringing a unique melodic sensibility and lyrical identity to the Hearts. He is the glue of the trio. Dede Reynolds, a nomadic chanteuse, contributes her icy pure vocal texture, creating the stark contrast to Waajeed's gritty tracks that defines the sound. Her love of French pop, vintage fashion and Italian horror shapes the auditory and visual representation of the band. She is the centerpiece of the hearts. The group debuted on the DIRT TECH RECK takeover on Benji B's BBC radio show in late 2012. Circulation and word of mouth created a buzz, resulting in support from KCRW's Garth Trinidad, and countless other radio and club DJs across the globe. After two years of studio incubation, this September of 2013, Tiny Hearts proudly presents its first EP. The four-song album offers a sonic balance of hard and soft, reflecting the undertones of the group's base in Detroit and Los Angeles. The overall ghostly feel of the tracks breathes fresh air into current music. A group of masterful artists and designers contributed to the look of this EP. For the limited release, handmade/hand printed covers were commissioned from artists Cody Hudson and Munguni. Chicago-based Cody Hudson is a rising star in the contemporary art world. He shows internationally and collaborates with Vice magazine and Nike. Japan-based Munguni is an artist whose line drawings attracted Tiny Hearts band members via Instagram. In addition, for its music videos, the group collaborated with two cinematic innovators: The Dario Argento- inspired director Aron Kantor on the "Centerfold" track, and the powerhouse duo of "The Gossip" video director Justin Kelly, and cinematographer Chris Blauvelt, (Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring'), on "Stay".
Here is a little taste of the EP

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