Ink Project

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Ink Project Short Info

Ink Project is a live electronic/soul collective run by multi-instrumentalist/producer Jez Lloyd. After starting the group in his hometown of London and enlisting the vocal talents of Melanie Dymond, he released Ink Project’s debut album ‘Inside The Sun’ via the Blind Colour imprint in December 2011, along with remixes from the likes of Gang Colours (Brownswood) and Memotone (Black Acre). The album attracted a lot of attention and featured heavily across the blogosphere as well as gaining radioplay from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Nemone, Don Letts, NME Radio, Red Bull Music Academy and The British Council’s Selector Show.

In August 2012, Ink Project continued to build momentum by releasing a unique cover version and video of the famous Blondie classic ‘Rapture’ - followed by ‘Keep Passing By’ and ‘Lost At Sea’ in 2013/14.

Jez then started developing the Blind Colour roster by signing the hugely talented Nate Connelly and Rounds. In 2015, Ink Project returned with the release of new single ‘Runaway Ritual’ featuring the vocals of FiFi Rong (who has previously collaborated and toured with Tricky) and remixes from Submotion Orchestra’s Ruckspin (Ninja Tune/Counter), Nate Connelly (Blind Colour) and Seahawks (Lo Recordings).

Since 2012, Ink Project have also gigged and toured across Europe at various venues in Austria and Slovakia, the Sonar Festival and Groove Control party in Barcelona/Spain, the Jazz Refound Festival in Milan/Italy (supporting Dorian Concept and Afrika Bambaata - curated by Ninja Tune), Cargo and the Notting Hill Arts Club in London/UK amongst others.

Their highly-anticipated second album ‘Satellite On’ was released on Blind Colour in March 2016 and features new Trinidadian vocalist Coreysan with further guest appearances from Melanie Dymond, FiFi Rong and more. Again, the album has gained reviews on many tops blogs and radio stations throughout the world and Ink Project’s current live show features an intoxicating, modern mix of live beats, bass, keyboard, fx, theremin, DJying and vocals from the unique and experienced Coreysan.

Read/listen to a selection of this recent press/radio coverage below:

BBC 6 Music - Don Letts
'Ink Project's new album is excellent'
BBC 6 Music – Lauren Laverne
“Turning on, tuning in and channelling our inner Eno’s (but chucking in a slinky bass line for good measure). The Ink Project create tapestries of mysterious, lo-fi soul, and we guarantee after this taster you’ll dive in for the whole record."
Complex
"It's not just the sound of dub that runs through this one, but also the spirit and technical approach. Filled with organic, raw samples, you can really here Lloyd's expert use of the studio—as well as a vast range of traditional instruments—as an instrument in its own right."
The 405
"The countdown continues with new single 'Time,' setting the precident for what we'll be hearing on the 10-track opus, fusing reggae spice with electronic influence, alongside new Trinidadian vocalist Coreysan. "'Time' is lyrically and melodically one of the high points of Satellite On and a track that Ink Project always looking forward to playing live."
XLR8R
"Featuring the distinctive vocals of long-term collaborator Melanie Dymond, Trinidadian-born Coreysan, a guest appearance from evocative Chinese songstress FiFi Rong, and a mix of electronic percussion, bass, theremin, keys, fx and psychedelic electronics, Brighton-based producer Jez Lloyd's rich tapestry of drum machine sequences, movie soundtrack snippets, symphonic string scores, and sine-wave bass murmurs underpin the lyrical themes concerning modern day life, love, hate, relationships, change, reflection, surveillance societies, and alien existence."
Nowa Muzyka
“This project was attended by artists from Brighton, Bristol, Barcelona and Beijing - a combination that produces synergies, which ultimately resulted in the shape of an excellent album. Ten perfect tracks with an array of species that appeared on the album. We are dealing with the best form of digital dub, ambient, dub and techno spatial, soulful reggae and trip-hop. These musical variations intertwine in a very coherent manner to such phenomena as love, hate, spirituality, contemplation, the era of information, overpopulation and friendship.”

For live bookings email: blindcolourmusic@hotmail.com

Ink Project is a live electronic/soul collective run by multi-instrumentalist/producer Jez Lloyd. After starting the group in his hometown of London and enlisting the vocal talents of Melanie Dymond, he released Ink Project’s debut album ‘Inside The Sun’ via the Blind Colour imprint in December 2011, along with remixes from the likes of Gang Colours (Brownswood) and Memotone (Black Acre). The album attracted a lot of attention and featured heavily across the blogosphere as well as gaining radioplay from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Nemone, Don Letts, NME Radio, Red Bull Music Academy and The British Council’s Selector Show.

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Past Gigs Ink Project

  • 08 | 2016 London FRUKT Presents..
  • 06 | 2016 Bristol Supporting Sorceress from New Zealand
  • 02 | 2016 Brighton Ink Project and FiFi Rong
  • 10 | 2015 Brixton/London Ink Project and Eva Lazarus
  • 03 | 2014 Austria, Slovakia and Hungary Tour Mini European Tour
  • 07 | 2013 Italy Jazz Re:Found Festival
  • 06 | 2013 Spain Sonar Festival

Discography Ink Project

  • 2016 Satellite On Album | Blind Colour
  • 2015 Runaway Ritual EP | Blind Colour
  • 2013 Keep Passing By EP | Blind Colour
  • 2012 Lost At Sea EP | Blind Colour
  • 2011 Inside The Sun Album | Blind Colour

Media

  • Video Ink Project Interview - 2016
  • Sound Ink Project - Time
  • Sound Ink Project - Everything Ch...
  • Sound Ink Project - Rewind Forwar...
  • Sound Ink Project - Ghost In The ...
  • Video Ink Project feat. FiFi Rong...
  • Video Ink Project - Rapture

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Origin

  • Brighton GB

Founded

  • 2010

Members

  • Jez Lloyd Keys, Roland drum pad, Akai APC-40, electronics and laptop running Ableton Live
  • Corey Wallace Vocals, bass and theremin
  • Melanie Dymond Vocals

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