James Blake-Live Sequencing, Synths
Jess Mass-LED Hoop/Visual Arts
Electronic dance grooves with hip hop undertones and splashes of soul and funk help this band create a unique blend of elements, which display their cohesion and talent. The band enthusiastically delves into psychedelic caverns from which there is no escape… not that anyone would ever want to escape. The epic grooves that result from the band’s ability to patiently build their improvisations to euphoric climaxes make dancing irresistible. Feet move and bodies turn, whether they like it or not, as audiences become entranced in the music. The band’s willingness to delve into supersonic vortexes of aural exploration drives its live improvisation into every untapped corner of the universe. Audiences across the Mid-Atlantic have followed Definition Of One on these journeys into euphoria, and the band is consistently gaining ground.
Live at Jammin’ Java 2.19.15 in Vienna, VA (Video):
Definition of One is a Jamtronica quintet based in Springfield, VA. Founding member, James Blake harnessed a love for hip-hop, soul and electronica to create multiple EPs and tracks, which first captured attention of local promoters in July of 2013. After opening up his very first show for Eliot Lipp, James quickly added several former bandmates from previous projects. Local guitarist, Jake Broughton, and producer/keyboardist, Daniel Griffith, to bring in a more polished and diverse touch. After undergoing several line-up changes, drummer extraordinaire Will “Prime Minister” Kerr and bass monster Erik Bennet fit right in to complete the transition from local area act to one of the regions premier Jamtronica groups. Influenced heavily by The Disco Biscuits, Lotus, Papadosio, STS9, The Grateful Dead and with a unique blend of sound, their style fuses different genres of music into a mix of fixed songs, and extended jams. Improvisation maintains the key aspect that makes Definition of One’s music unique. As a diverse group of multi-talented musicians, each member has a deep sense of community and respect for all artists and walks of life. In their short time touring, they have shared bills with established acts like Minnesota, Reid Speed, Griz, DrFameus, Orchard Lounge, The Mantras, ELM, Zoogma, The Werks, Dopapod, Consider the Source and Tauk. They aim to creatively influence perceptive mindsets through their interpretation of music, visual arts and pure untz.
Definition of One feat. Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits (Video):
Email: Thedefinitionofone@gmail.com Tele: (571)-422-0218
Booking: Randy Harris (901) 359-1121