Rising stars within the free-form hip-hop, electronica, and jazz circuits. Respective Dutch talents Niels Broos and Jamie Peet have teamed up for their debut collective EP on Super-Sonic Jazz Records. Niels Broos, having come to attention through his music with Brainfeeders Jameszoo and The Kyteman Orchestra, creates a tapestry of hypnotic melodies and frantic harmonies atop the dexterous, and tight drum rolls of drummer Jamie Peet. The collaborative alliance creates an EP that sits within the young contemporary jazz scene, while it’s seeking for peculiar and adventurous sounds.
The self titled debut from the Dutch pair is full of free-improvisation, sterling electric sounds, trademark Rhodes warmth, electronica and jazz. From across Europe, artists are helping redefine our understanding of what jazz is, with Niels Broos & Jamie Peet falling directly into that vision. Niels Broos and Jamie Peet create that balance between classic sensibilities with a contemporary sound very much influenced by East Coast electronica exemplified by Broos’ work with Daedelus and Alpha Pup’s Daddy Kev. Jamie Peet, who more recently has collaborated with Cuban pianist Ramón Valle Trio and Cinematic Orchestra collaborator Dominic J Marshall, lays down a sequence of stirring highs, broken beat rhythms and a wide palette of rolling kicks. The EP creates a sound that stretches from the Brainfeeder-like of trippy melodies of ’Saitama’, through to the gritty minimalist overtures of ‘Conundrum’, to ‘Heist’, an electronic mesh of electronic and percussive explorations.
The Niels Broos & Jamie Peet EP is the first body of original pieces to be released on Super-Sonic Jazz, following recent reissues of records by Hal Singer & Jef Gilson, Beverly Glenn-Copeland and a tribute LP by Palm Unit. Super-Sonic Jazz Records is runned by Dutch DJ KC The Funkaholic (a.k.a. Kees Heus) and brothers Tenzers (a.k.a. Vincent & Siemen Tenzer). Besides the label, Super-Sonic Jazz hosts a successful six day festival, monthly concerts and club nights at Paradiso Amsterdam, where the three are responsible for bringing in exciting names in the global music scenes. Heus was also responsible for the running the Dutch imprint Kindred Spirits, that released records by international heavyweights, while championing local pioneers simultaneously.