Thu 15th June at 7:30pm
Hailing from the coastal town of Broadstairs (Kent), JSPHYNX (AKA Johnny Woodham) is a talented trumpeter, who cut his teeth performing alongside the likes of Barney Artist, Mr Jukes, Corto Alto, Ego Ella May, Tom Misch, Loyle Carner, Ashley Henry, Jordan Rakei, Tertia May, Subculture & Maisha.
Finding inspiration during lockdown, JSPHYNX began crafting loops at home before bringing them to his bandmates to help add some meat to the bones of the tracks. With an impressive roster of musicians on board (including Rudi Creswick on Bass duties, and Richard Spaven on drums) label boss Alfa Mist adopting the role of executive producer, ‘REFLEX’ is positioned at the sonic intersection of UK Jazz & Bass music. First single ‘Shake’ features Alfa Mist on vocal duties, painting a story of a protagonist choosing to respond to their environment by getting stronger and more resilient. Accompanied by moody breaks, eerie keys and punctuated by ghostly trumpet motif it’s a truly immersive introduction to the record. On the flip, ‘Palmers’ channels a focussed and driving energy, featuring hypnotic and captivating elements used to incredible effect