Kool Out Concepts has been one of South Africa’s leaders in international music events since 2009 bringing acts such People Under The Stairs, DJ Babu, Rass Kass, Blu and Exile, Talib Kweli, The Gasslamp Killer, Mobb Deep and more.
On Sunday, April 3rd, Kool Out will be hosting the internationally acclaimed band BadBadNotGood.
*BADBADNOTGOOD* is a formally trained trio of young musicians made up of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, and Alex Sowinski on drums. Since first meeting at music school in 2011, the three have challenged the rule book on improvised instrumental music and taken a fresh look at the jazz tradition through their solo albums and collaborations with *Ghostface Killah*, *Future Islands,* *Bootsy Collins*, *RZA*, *Frank Ocean*, *Earl Sweatshirt*, *DOOM*, *Danny Brown* and *Kaytranada*, among many.
With early champions including acclaimed BBC broadcaster *Gilles Peterson* and *Tyler The Creator*, the band released their first EP *BBNG* in June 2011 to wide praise. The marriage of jazz virtuosity and hip hop source material offered a new take on the traditional “standard” applied to the hip hop songbook; writing inspired arrangements for golden era classics made their approach stand apart from other one-dimensional covers.
The band hit a landmark when introducing original material into their compositions with *BBNG2 *in 2012. New songs like “Rotten Decay”, “Vices” or “UWM” carried on the proud heritage of musical juxtaposition by bringing together jazz, hip hop, punk, and dance music into vigorous balance and their notorious live performances have brought fans across the whole musical spectrum together, taking the band around the world from *Coachella* to *Glastonbury*.
After releasing their debut studio album *III *on prodigious young label *Innovative Leisure *in 2014, the band the collaborated with Ghostface Killah on the critically acclaimed “*Sour Soul”.*
Supporting Acts To Be Announced Shortly
Early Bird (First 100) – R100
Pre-sold – R150
Door – R200
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