Dom Bird is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and DJ from Brisbane, Australia. Known as part of indie-disco band, Mitzi, and one half of house duo, Chord Memory Band, Bird also co-founded the radio show and label, Beats Of No Nation.
Yemayá, Bird’s first solo EP is undeniably intimate. Written and recorded over one night, Yemayá draws inspiration from Afro-Latin culture, blending sounds derived from a synthesizer, guitar and drum machine with samples taken from a recording session with percussionist, Gus Cereijo.
“Since moving to NYC a few years ago, I’ve been fortunate to spend time in places that I’d previously only read about or seen in movies. I found that diasporic communities in Brooklyn, Detroit and Havana - although extremely unique in their own right - share a common musical thread, a certain energy that is deeply entrenched, raw and fluid. I was trying to channel that vibe.”
Online Premiere on Boltingbits.com
Published: 18th June 2019