This is a guest post by Jimmy Haylett (aka Capn Fabulous).
Birdy Nam Nam the turntable quartet from France played at the Empty Bottle in Chicago last Sunday and showed some interesting skills. The Drift, an ambient / Jazz / electronic with a unique sound opened followed by Small Sails another ambient band with quite an ethereal sound that put on a nice projection show. But Birdy Nam Nam (Name taken from the great Movie “The Party” with Peter Sellers) really owned the venue.
While they don’t have a typical turntable Hip Hop sound with most songs at slower than typical BPMs for turntablists, their beats are real funky and distorted. At one point they each took their turns solo and Lil’ Mike really stole the stage. Two songs to check out are: Too Much Skunk Tonight (Nice Bass) and Abbesses (Crazy Accordian Song).
Check em out on Myspace. It may be worth the time.
Reviewed by Capn Fabulous