Bryan Jones – International Nobody is one for the headphones, try it and you’ll understand right away. Old school and visionary at the same time, from instrument-led hooks to heavy drum breaks, Bryan’s sound is clever, refined and progressive. Somewhere between electronica, leftfield, hip hop and chillout music, Bryan’s music takes us on an eclectic journey filled with what can sound as “classic” rhythms at first glance but quickly evolves into an hypnotic and cerebral opus.
If, like me, you grew up listening to artists like DJ Shadow, you will instantly fall in love with Bryan’s sound. I think KFM records hit the jackpot on this one.
Stream Bryan Jones – International Nobody on soundcloud and youtube below and download it here.
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More about Bryan Jones:
As a founder member of Edinburgh leftfield hip-hop beatsmiths, Penpushers, Bryan helped lay the groundwork for alternative Scottish hip-hop a whole 10 years before Young Fathers began strutting their stuff for Anticon records. Penpushers mastered their craft by gigging around Scotland with Anticon acts such as Buck 65, Sole and Sage Francis. Being so far ahead of the curve is musically rewarding but perhaps not so financially, and after 2 classic albums and 3 acclaimed EPs, Penpushers decided to go their separate ways.