• onyx collective Fruit Stand / Snake Charmer (7", £9.50)

    label: Big Dada

    Onyx Collective - the NYC based jazz ensemble lead by Isaiah Barr and Austin White - release their single ‘Fruit Stand’ / ‘Snake Charmer’ on 7” via Big Dada.  ‘Fruit Stand’ and ‘Snake Charmer’ are taken from their 2017 EPs ‘Lower East Suite 1’ and ‘2’ and are the only Onyx Collective tracks to be physically released since their debut album ‘Second Ave Rundown’ via Supreme.  The band were featured in Gilles Peterson’s Best Of 2017 list at number 16 as well as in The Guardian’s Ones To Watch For 2018.  For fans of Nick Hakim, Ezra Collective, Yussef Kamaal, BadBadNotGood, Shabaka Hutchings, Moses Boyd.  7” vinyl with hand-stamped inner label housed in a clear plastic bag with a die cut full colour sticker sheet.  Hugely successful London tour in February 2018 including a Boiler Room session with Nick Hakim and headline shows at legendary Jazz club Ronnie Scott’s and the Curtain Hotel.  Founding member Isaiah accompanied Ibeyi for their beautiful debut TV performance on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’.  “It’s a piece that is conscious of its heritage, of its relationship with the past, while continually looking to the future.” - Clash Magazine (on ‘Snake Charmer’ video premiere)  Onyx featured in Gilles Peterson’s 50 Essential Jazz And Beyond Records Of 2017.  “A beautifully bright-eyed journey to Japan” - Fader (on ‘Fruit Stand’ video)  “‘Fruit Stand’ is sleepy and wistful, calming and uncomplicated jazz that anyone can enjoy.” - Pitchfork

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