Athletic Progression19.03 (DENMARK)
JAZZ HIP HOP
TRIO FROM AARHUS
- Athletic Progression
One of our finds of 2020, Athletic Progression join us in March, and we’ve been waiting for months to welcome them to Future Yard. Hailing from Aarhus, Denmark, Athletic Progression are an instrumental trio rooted in hip hop and jazz. Consisting of Jonas Cook on keys, Jonathan J. Ludvigsen on drums and Justo Gambula on bass, the band has gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years, and look to conquer Europe in 2021 on this Nimbus Suede Gang tour.
While the group have been compared to Yussef Kamaal and their cohorts, their rise on the scene in Denmark has been happening simultaneously with the rise of the UK jazz scene. Athletic Progression is deeply rooted in J Dilla-esque swing. Heavy, meditative vibes, instantly recognisable and insanely catchy. But these grooves do not emanate from samplers and chopped up breaks – they are played live. In the blink of an eye they tend to shift from an inhumanely tight synthetic electronic sound, to the wonkiest and elegant organic sound that time and time again proves them to be amazing individuals on their instruments.
Athletic Progression’s debut EP Dark Smoke was released through on the Copenhagen indie label Super Bad Disco together with Berlin’s HHV Records in 2019. The self-titled follow-up album was released in April 2020, also on Super Bad Disco / HHV.
Future Yard presents
19th March 2021
75 Argyle Street