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NAT YORSKI – Montreal
What the The Coost crew are listening to right now….
Back in 2014 my internet savvy friend casually presented me with a viral video that was being brandished across the Reddit-sphere. Always keen to expand my musical repertoire, I pushed play and my eardrums were filled with the first unique sounds of an up-and-coming three-piece band playing out of Union Square Subway Station. The music itself was heralded as a brand new genre: brasshouse. The video showcased the trio’s flair for experimentation, as well as their ability to combine various musical stylings and cultural influences. The result is nothing short of mesmerizing, and I feel a desire now to pay it forward and express exactly why, years later, Too Many Zooz continue to blow my mind.
The group consists of a baritone saxophonist, trumpeter and percussionist, each member bringing his own unique sound to the table, culminating in a jazz/rock/funk/dance/traditional african blend reminiscent of modern Balkan Vibe. Their sound might be unusual, but these guys know how to draw a crowd. They are true performance artists, exuding power and commanding attention. Onlookers feel compelled to get involved, and the energy that results is nothing less than you would expect from a world-renowned DJ – if he were performing in a New York City subway station. Since 2014, they’ve released three EPs, have been featured on TEDx and have launched a successful kickstarter for their debut LP Subway Gawdz.