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Sunday, June 19, 2011

41 - Sistine Criminals

Genre: Jungle/ Drum n' Bass/ Jazz/ Trip-Hop
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Websites: www.myspace.com/sistinecriminals

Bio: The Sistine Criminals is an experience you must revel in! The funkiest drum n' bass with live instruments you will ever hear. With the live saxophone mastery of Aaron Burnett and the impeccable rhythms of drummer Greg Sgrulloni, the Sistine Criminals creates high art in your face! Sonic trips thru the milky way accompanied by funkno bass, warm rhodes, raw synth, saxophones, heady beats and amorphous guitar squitulations. Invoking such sounds as Pat Metheny, Squarepusher, Aphrodite, John Coltrane, Joshua Redman, John Mclaughlin, Miles Davis, Photek, Wu Tang Clan, Aphex Twin, John Scofield, Particle and Fantastic Plastic Machine they create a genre that is purely their own.

The Sistine Criminals create lusher textures and richer rhythms than a single DJ could possibly produce. After getting together while students at Berklee College of Music they have been playing together since 2005, honing their sound on the way. I did get to catch them a few times in 2006-07 rocking as a trio, nevertheless their raw power surged forth and kept audience members spellbound with tenacious groove. After these past few years they have amassed a cult following and a collection of badass recordings to check out! So go my children and taste the forbidden jams that the Sistine Criminals have overflowing from their festive cornucopia!

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