JOEL HOLMES - OSMOSIS EP 12" (TOY TONICS)
38-year-old American jazz pianist and 4 times Grammy nominated Joel Holmes is a phenomenon that fits perfectly into the musical scenario of the next few years. He was the musical director of Carl Craig’s Synthesizer ensemble as well as the keyboardist in legendary Grammy-winning Roy Hargrove band. Holmes is always hunting for the new, so he moved to Berlin a few years ago. Being interested in what’s happening in that new dance world. Similar to Jazzers from the 1970ies like Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones who turned into disco stars Joel, the jazzer wanted to connect with the new Berlin electronic scene. He succeeded, teamed up with upcoming London house kid Cody Currie and the Toy Tonics crew who is working on new sounds in Berlin that connect the organic and jazz musicians scene with the dance and house world. Developing a new style of Jazz-House… (that has nothing to do with sampled jazzy‘ house! If you know what we mean).