Ishmael (Wolf Music / Banoffee Pies)
Christian Jay (Idle Hands / Kommuna Tapes)
Ishmael started releasing jazzy house cuts on Wolf Music before stepping out of the box with the release of his debut album "Sometime In Space" in 2016. The record is an exploration of dusty soundscapes & off-kilter house which Ishmael then developed into a Live A/V show with visual artist Amie Nowlan, watch their Boiler Room performance here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC17mV3hqAw ...
2017 sees the multi-instrumentalist embark on his most ambitious venture yet with the launch of the Ishmael Ensemble. Their debut Lp "Songs For Knotty" on Banoffee Pies Records takes the listener on an emotional journey through jazz & ambient music. With support from from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Alexander Nut & Tom Ravenscroft, the 6-piece band have a busy year ahead. Listen in full here https://banoffeepiesrecords.bandcamp.com/album/songs-for-knotty
As a dj, Ishmael has never conformed to one particular genre, his extensive sets span house, disco, afro & world music, guaranteed to play the unexpected... Here's a playlist of mixes https://soundcloud.com/ishmaelensemble/sets/mixes