'Ahead of 30/70's upcoming release' / Vervezine
Ahead of 30/70’s upcoming release, we got to review a taster performance of this pretty exciting addition to Melbourne’s jazz and neosoul musical collection. Filled with undulating waves, rhythms and grooves, 30/70’s new record, which is soon to be released via Bradley Zeo’s Rhythm Section Intl. swept us away into a night of utter bliss and sensory overload. Delving into new sensations, Allysha Joy, Ziggy Zeigteist, Horatio Luna, Thomas and JK merged together only to create what we cannot describe. Our feet numb, we stood in utter disbelief.
As Kuxich opened the night, we were graced with tight grooves and melodic intimacies which niggled at your entire body, urging you to move with those around you. Stimulating and journey-like, the group facilitated a sense of intimacy between the audience and the performers, where the music acted as the medium which bound the two.
The stage design was incredible. As 30/70 began their performance, floating symbols appeared on mesh fabric. The silhouettes of the band slowly emerged, the mystery and excitement was electric.
It is safe to say that their new album continues to draw on neo-soul and jazz. Their unmistakably unique sound deftly fuses the two genres. The group’s incredibly tight-knitted grooves and experimental delights created not simply music but a swelling soundscape.
Something which never ceases to amaze us is the sense of community we feel when attending a 30/70 gig. Whilst scanning the room and admiring this group of people on stage and in the crowd, a sense of comfort and the freedom to be however was a natural given. Undoubtedly, their art form invites a space for expression whether that be as an artist or listener. And for that, we cannot express how lucky we are to have such incredible people within our Melbourne community.