Bastien Keb's brand of psychedelia -- a loosely layered fusion of jazz, soul, and funk as filtered through hip-hop -- resembles the work of a studio boffin handed the keys to an experimental school's music room.
Based in Royal Leamington Spa, England, Keb is a producer, songwriter, vocalist, and musician who plays guitar, drums, bass, keyboards, trumpet, and flute, among other instruments. He made his debut in 2015 with Dinking in the Shadows of Zizou. Released on One-Handed Music
, the album found an early supporter in BBC DJ Gilles Peterson
. After he remixed tracks by Submotion Orchestra
, Paper Tiger, Pedestrian, and Quiet Dawn
, Keb appeared on the First Word
label in 2017 with the grittier yet more colorful 22.02.85. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi