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Brownswood Bubblers Five // Trilogy

April 6, 2010

These guys are responsible for one of our favourites from Bubblers Five Trilogy - Brownswood Bubblers, Vol. 5 (Compiled by Gilles Peterson) ‘Brother Don’t Cry’ – but background info is scarce… so much so that they don’t even have any photos of the band for promo purposes. To be honest, I think they’d rather focus on developing their music – a refreshing attitude indeed. Anyways, I managed to pin down one third of the band – Luce (like Lucy) – to answer a few questions.

Can you introduce yourselves please?
Trilogy is Luce (Melbourne), Youthman (Paris) and Redeyes (from a little village in the South of France). The music we make is often made in three parts, as we are not usually in the same city at the same time. The three of us have come from very different musical and cultural backgrounds: Luce’s background is one of conservatoriums and concerts as a professional classical cellist, Youthman comes with almost 20 years experience MCing all over the world and has released numerous dubstep tracks; and Redeyes is known far and wide for his smooth loved-up drum ‘n’ bass anthems and DJ mixes and has released a mixture of vinyl and CD on various indie and major labels.

How would you describe your music?

Our aim is to create timeless soul music with a darker, electronic edge. Each song explores an intimate or personal idea on a universal level. For example, in ‘Brother Don’t Cry’, the theme of dealing with grief is explored in a neo bossa-nova style. It is a song of comfort and desperation at the same time.

Where do you draw your inspiration?
Working as three separate elements, often in different studios at different times, we build on each others’ musical ideas – so in a sense, we are inspired by each other’s work! We also draw our inspiration from the music that we love: Coltrain, Chopin, Badu, Bjork, Jill Scott, Gill-Scott Heron, Nina Simone, Dilla, Madlib, Mos Def, King Tubby, Gilles Peterson, Scorcese, Tarentino, d’Angelo, Lamb, Debussy, Clint Eastwood, Infectious Groove, Flying Lotus, Derrick May, Donald Byrd, YoYo Ma, New Order, and many many many more (in no order)…

When can we catch the Trilogy live show?

Each of us DJ/perform separately at the moment. A Trilogy live is in the works for late 2010…

Where can folks check out you and your music? – You can grab a free mixtape of stuff that we love here too!

We’ve profiled a few of the artists who feature on the record: Ron Basejam, Electric Wire Hustle, Shuanise, Daru & Rena and fLako.