Patrick McDevitt AKA Jaenga must be some of the proficient, exhausting working, and humble artists to return out of Brooklyn. His futuristic, heavy-hitting bass beats give us one thing to stay for! That’s why we’re stoked to have the ability to be aside of his debut album launch occasion this Saturday, Could 19 at H<3art Beats at The Knitting Factory Brooklyn.
Earlier than the large day, we had some questions in regards to the album:
1. What was the inventive course of behind your debut album, The Toulambi Album?
Truthfully, I didn’t imply to put in writing an album. All of us undergo surprising modifications in our life, some more durable than others. This album was a method of me getting via a troublesome time in my life. I needed to get out of New York for a bit, so I flew to Portland to go to my brother. For the few weeks we have been collectively, we shaped a routine. We’d hike, rock climb, occasion, and have nice conversations that lasted hours. I might produce in his condo, writing from a spot of power and positivity. Letting issues go which might be out of your management – and studying to be a stronger you. After some time, I began considering, “whoah, I feel I’ve an album.”
2. How does it signify who you’re as an artist?
I feel this album is a fruits of all the experiences I’ve had prior to now few years. I attempt to hit as many festivals all through the summer season in my schoolbus, and all the time discover myself listening to music that leaves an imprint in me of that place I used to be visiting. Once I’m writing music, I usually instances write it with particular locations in thoughts, or particular recollections in thoughts. Typically even particular folks. Touring has a serious affect on the music and artwork I put out.
three. How lengthy had this album been within the works?
General, the album has been within the works for just a few months. All of it got here collectively so shortly.
four. What do you assume your followers are going to get pleasure from about it?
I really feel the album has a wholesome ratio of soul and heavy hitting bass. I feel it’s essential to maintain a excessive power if you’re enjoying a present – it’s simple to chop the “sluggish” stuff out if I’m enjoying stay, however when you take heed to the tunes of their entirety, theres a complete different facet to them. Music can heal, and resonating with a track can inform you every little thing’s alright, inform you to maintain pushing, or inform you to struggle again. I feel it’s wonderful assume to have the power to bottle sounds with such energy.
5. Now that the album is completed, what’s subsequent for you?
With summer season right here, it’s time to hit the street once more on my schoolbus (aka the Jaenga Bus) for the third summer season. The concept is identical – hit as many festivals as I can, throw as many events as I can, and make one other album.
This present is not going to solely function Jaenga’s album launch occasion however an immersive, theatrical expertise together with bass ballerinas, projection mapping onto a customized, hand-made stage design and a lot extra! Help for Saturday contains Choppy Oppy, Luminate, JEANIE, and Avrge Joe.