Terraphonics is an instrumental fusion band featured on Coast Records, combining elements of R&B, hip-hop, sampled records and jazz improvisation. The band features Thomas Kenney on guitar/sampler, Alex Kellner on bass, Jonathan Lovett on Keys/synth, and Brandon Brooks on drums.
BIO: The band started out of Thomas Kenney’s love of sampling local musicians, and contrasting them with samples from American, African and Middle Eastern records. The upcoming EP ‘Visitors’ will feature local Emcees like Kevin Shields (Little Stranger) and Alan Fame, vocalist Robbie Madison, as well as other samples from as near as Charleston and as far as Syria. Add a heavy live band, and you’ve got Terraphonics.
On Novermber 29th, Terraphonics is bringing you their eclectic blend of Hip Hop and Soul meets Pan-African and Middle Eastern music, hosted by MC’s Kevin Shields, Damn Skippy and J Vive. The live band + DJ will be remixing Terraphonics songs, live sampling on-the-fly, and curating samples ranging from New York to North Africa- all while the MC’s trade freestyle improvisations and remix their own raps with the band. Join them in a celebration of culture, heavy beats, and the spirit of improvisation.