Miles Mosley + The West Coast Get Down

Miles Mosley + The West Coast Get Down

Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality

Fri, May 26, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

This event is 21 and over

Miles Mosley + The West Coast Get Down
Miles Mosley + The West Coast Get Down
L.A. born Mosley is a true force on the upright bass, incorporating effects pedals, his bow, his vocals and a horn section for his one-of-a-kind forward leaning solo projects. In addition to his solo career with his band, he has performed, recorded, produced and toured with artists including Chris Cornell, Christina Aguilera, Sean King, Mos Def, India Arie, Lauryn Hill, Terrence Howard, Jonathan Davis of Korn, A v e n g e d Sevenfold, Jason Mraz, Jeff Beck, Rihanna, and Cee Lo Green. Considered one of the world’s “premier upright bassists", many have called him the 'Jimi Hendrix of the upright bass', and a 'master musician and live performer'.

Mosley is a founding member and upright bass player for the acclaimed Los Angeles- based group, the West Coast Get Down (WCGD), a collaborative group of musicians born and raised in Los Angeles. Apart, they are some of the most sought after musicians in the world; together they are uninhibited innovators moving effortlessly through multiple genres of music. He has a new duo project, BFI with WCGD drummer/producer Tony Austin. He recorded three tracks on Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy-winning album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’; and is the upright bass player on long-time band-member Kamasi Washington’s ‘The Epic’ the critically acclaimed triple CD release.

As a Composer, he has won multiple awards for his original Compositions in Film/TV and commercial media campaigns such as The Muppets Movie and Dead Island: Riptide. His compositions have been used by numerous companies including DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, The Weinstein Company, Capcom and Activision. His original composition was featured on Disney’s “The Muppets” movie trailer, listed as one of MTV’s Top 10 trailers of 2012, receiving a 2012 Golden Trailer Nomination for Best Music and a 2012 Key Art Award win for Best Music. Miles recently completed the original score for “Halfway” (2017), an upcoming feature film starring Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side).

Mosley’s new album ‘UPRISING’ released at the end of January 2017 at #4 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album chart, #10 on the Billboard Jazz Album chart, and #2 on the ITunes Jazz album chart. The first single “Abraham” was named one of NPR’s ‘favorite songs of 2016 so far’, he was featured as one of Vanity Fair’s Rising Stars, and was named one of Rolling Stones ‘Top 10 Artists You Should know Now’. He will tour the UPRISING album worldwide with members of the West Coast Get Down starting in April, 2017.
Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality
Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality
Antibalas bassist Nikhil P. Yerawadekar creates propulsive new grooves and flavors with his project Low Mentality, delivering personal and uplifting original songs for headphones, car stereos and dance floors worldwide. The seven-piece group plays organically cultivated styles drawing from Nikhil’s wide range of experiences: from his formative years as a teenage hip-hop junkie in Queens, NY, to later in his life when he found himself working closely with artists such as Hailu Mergia (Awesome Tapes From Africa), Zap Mama, Tony Allen, Cedric “Im” Brooks and Khaira Arby, and performing all over the world with Antibalas and collaborators such as Santigold, Sharon Jones, Billy Gibbons, Nels Cline and Esperanza Spalding. The hidden intersections of these broad-ranging musical paradigms are reflected in Low Mentality’s debut albumEverything Lasts Forever, released April 2016 on 3rd Generation Recordings, with its lead single “Six Shooter AKA The History Of Dance” (featuring Kendra Morris) reaching over a million plays on Spotify. The band keeps things moving with regular live performances in Brooklyn, including their free-to-the-public Transatlantic Magic residency in Bed-Stuy, which focuses on funky music from the Afro-Caribbean diaspora.

“Nikhil P. Yerawadekar and Low Mentality make some of the best music coming out of NYC. Not the best Afrobeat, not the best post-highlife, not the best South African psychedelic disco. Some of the best music, period.”

-Saxon Baird, AFROPOP WORLDWIDE

“The band’s funk was crisp and disciplined, informed by American soul but also at home with the rolling six-beat vamps of Ethiopian funk.”

-Jon Pareles, NEW YORK TIMES

"Like the album cover, Nikhil seems to capture the temperature and tempo of New York with a sprawling sound that marries the rhythm and grooves of Antibalas’ afrobeat and infuses it into all sorts of interesting pop and rock motifs. It’d be hard to capture everything going on in this album in a quick capsule review, but rest assured it is literate and fun and funky; familiar and yet utterly unique. Everything Lasts Forever is a hidden gem and highly recommended."

-Aaron Stein, JAMBASE
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249