You can now watch exclusive footages of this special showcase alongside interviews of each of the four members who describe the birth and the essence of this unique and promising musical project. The video also includes images during a recording session they did in Tokyo which will be out later this year:
As Electronic Music knows no creative boundaries, Spiral Deluxe is clearly a profound and convincing example of what is possible in the times we live in today. Traditionally, they would be considered a musical quartet. Each of the four members contributing to make a special joint effort – the meeting of minds from different spectrums of the musical sphere, but if you move in closer to examine how each have modified the way they communicate in order to play with each other, its astonishing because it shows a entirely new platform on how a collaboration can be. Spiral Deluxe is a pure as it gets and is a longtime vision of their drummer/percussionist, Jeff Mills.
Before becoming the world renown and groundbreaking DJ, producer and artist he is recognised for, Jeff was a drummer in his youth, which carried on up until he began DJing in the late 1970s. Since then, he had always carried ideas to get back to his musical roots. This longtime dream began to surface a few years ago when Mills was bestowed a “white card” residency at the Museum du Le Louvre in Paris. It was there that he found the opportunity to form a band for one night and it opened the doors to a chance to materialise his dream. Since then, the formation has carefully evolved into one might describe as a “super band” – a group of highly skilled musicians, working together to reach a higher level of creativity. For example, although members are using electronic instruments, there is no MIDI syncing connection.
Each plays their instrument un-attached as if any Jazz or Rock band would play together. Each having a vast amount of experience in live and studio projects, this release displays their wealth of skill and musical knowledge that comes from Jazz, Funk, Pop, Gospel, Detroit Techno and all forms of House Music.
“Voodoo Magic” is the result of a 2-day recording session at the famous Studio Ferber in Paris. Most tracks on this release were recorded in one-take recordings to “capture the moment”, which is a vital element to what makes Spiral Deluxe so unique. “Let It Go” was composed by Spiral Deluxe and features even more masterful artistry of the likes of veteran Vocalist Tanya Michelle, with the mix production of the one and only Detroit native producer and DJ Terrence Parker.
Spiral Deluxe is a collaboration and Electronic Jazz quartet that explores the various spectrums in our music Universe. It’s the meeting of minds of four musicians from different styles and background that dedicate themselves for searching harmonic divine. A musical excursion that discovers the higher level of music consciousness. Formed in 2014, the band came together as a project and vision of Jeff Mills, who had the idea to create a “super group”, a band of highly skillful players. Mills began the search to find this unique mixture of musicians, that not only could adapt to new ways of playing, but each could contribute their vast amount of insight and knowledge to this special chemistry.