LIQUID MONK'S | “HOLLYWOOD” VIDEO FEATURING JAYE PRIME PREMIERES VIA BILLBOARD
SELF-TITLED DEBUT OUT NOW
Nicole & Jax Anderson
The video for Liquid Monk’s “Hollywood” featuring Jaye Prime is premiering via Billboard. The song is from the Detroit band’s self-titled debut, out now on Beverly Martel. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/gTbuyo8F804.
The new music continues to receive widespread critical acclaim:
“Liquid Monk is a wonderful combination of organic and electric elements taking influence from jazz, soul, pop, rap and funk. Each track is masterfully produced and arranged and there is not one weak moment. It really is a complete listen from a band
at the top of their game.”—Indie Shuffle
“Liquid Monk has become notorious in Detroit for blending the raw, organic components of jazz instrumentals with elements of an electronic edge…For this particular collaboration, they produced a silky jazz backdrop layered with R&B vocals and a dose of a hip-hop rhyme. The intimacy felt in the track reminds me of the vulnerability in Syd’s voice from The Internet. While the full-bodied production reminds me of the seven-piece
New Zealand band, Fat Freddy’s Drop.”—Earmilk
“The boldness of honest artistry is rare quality and one that is often found in nostalgia and formative experience. That boldness and bravery permeates both the production elements of ‘Nighttime’ but also the vocal elements, as the group’s vision of melding their jazz and fusion roots with electronic influences comes to fruition.”—The Line of Best Fit
“‘Nighttime’ is made of a handful of seemingly disparate parts that don’t on the surface of things seem to have much in common: that analog synth, a thumping club beat, and a soft cabaret vocal from jazz singer Kameryn Ogden. Liquid Monk don’t so much blend these things as set them in orbit around one another, every part of the song pulsing on its own path. Its true joys come in the way they use negative space to fill the gaps between; who says you can’t make a drum machine swing?”—Flood Magazine
“The songs combines shades of tight acid jazz and funk over a modern hip hop flair that is poignantly cool. The grooves of Jamiroqui mixed with the bravado of Alicia Keys, gives Liquid Monk the lead in a much needed funk fusion acid jazz revival”—Glide Magazine
The debut full-length follows Liquid Monk’s 2015 debut EP, Yaga, which served as the group’s introduction to Michigan’s jam and live electronic scene. The EP was a mix of jazz fusion, lush synthesizers and pounding live electronica, leading to performances alongside acts like Quantic, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, GOSH PITH and Aqueous at well known clubs and festivals in Michigan including Ann Arbor Summer Festival Top Of The Park, Dally In The Alley, Metro Times Blowout, The Loving Touch, Cliff Bell’s, The Loft and many more.
In 2016, Liquid Monk connected with talented vocalists and rappers in the Detroit music scene. With a diverse pool of lyricists, they realized a vision of merging their jazz and fusion roots with electronic music and the vocal power of pop, hip hop and R&B. The band acts as their own producer, showcasing the unique talents of each collaborator while also creating their own sonic landscape.
Liquid Monk is multi-instrumentalists Eric “Fil” Fillip (Drums, Percussion), Dan Gruszka (Guitar, Synth, Electronics), Michael Leonard (Guitar, Synth) and Omar Taji (Keyboards, Synth Bass).