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Home > Funding > Steve Reid Innovation Award > Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award artists 2015

Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award artists 2015

About each supported artist:

Moses Boyd
Moses Boyd is a drummer, composer, producer and electronic musician from Catford, South London. He won a MOBO in 2015 for his project ‘Binker & Moses’, plus the Parliamentary Jazz Award in 2016. Moses Began playing the drums at 14 and was playing professionally by age 17. Largely self-taught, Moses has worked the likes of Lonnie Liston Smith, Gilles Peterson, Kwabs and many more. Winner of the Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2014 Moses leads his own ensemble, The Exodus as well as performing his solo project, ‘Solo Exodus’ which fuses electronic sounds and improvised jazz elements from just electronics and drums. Moses recently self-released 12” single, ‘Rye Lane Shuffle’

Moses received support to record and soon release his debut album

Sarathy Korwar
Sarathy Korwar is a percussionist/composer born in the US, raised in India and now based in London. Trained as a classical tabla player and drummer, Sarathy composes and performs music that builds on intuition and spontaneity. His latest project ‘Day To Day’ features the music of the Sidi community in India and uses their music as a point of departure to further improvisations. The album ‘Day To Day’ will be released on Ninja Tune/Steve Reid Foundation on 8th July.

Sarathy received support to complete the recording of the ‘Day To Day’ album

Wu-Lu
Wu-Lu aka Mileage is a producer / DJ from south London hailing from Brixton. He has been producing soulful intelligent music since the age of 15, and over the last 9 years has taken his music across the globe with his experimental look on music.

Miles received mentoring through the partnership

Hector Plimmer
Hector Plimmer blends a mixture of samples, recordings & synthesisers to create organic, unpolished sounds. His music is often largely focused on different percussive & rhythmic elements combining to result in complex patterns. He recently released EP, ‘Our Space Secrets’.

Hector received support to complete the production of his concept EP

Lady Vendredi
Lady Vendredi and the Vendettas, led by Afrofuturist Lady Vendredi, encompasses everything from traditional Haitian voodoo grooves through to global bass, jazz, hip hop and experimental music. Described as the ‘love child of Azealia Banks and Neneh Cherry’ and as a cross between Missy Elliott and Grace Jones, she has performed with the likes of Princess Superstar and supported Peaches, Charli XCX and A*M*E. She recently sold out a night at the Roundhouse, took over Soho Theatre for a 2-week residency and secured rave reviews in Time Out and via multiple blogs.

Lady Vendredi received support for the recording and release of her EP

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