Gramatik and Balkan Bump team up for “Aymo” featuring Talib Kweli

Balkan Bump will be part of a horn-infused live set on Gramatik's Re:Coil tour

Balkan Bump, the newest project from trumpet player, producer and ethnomusicologist Will Magid, Gramatik and Brooklyn-born Talib Kweli have combined forces on the debut track “Aymo.” Balkan Bump debuted at Gramatik’s NYE show at Terminal 5 this past December and will be joining Gramatik on the road during his Spring 2018 Re:Coil tour.

Musically, Balkan Bump is a fusion of live instruments, world influences and lush electronic production. The debut EP demonstrates his experience as an instrumentalist and arranger, fusing energetic Balkan brass with heavy electronic production and hip-hop/trap influences. This thrilling blend of live brass and electronic production carries over to Balkan Bump’s live show, and can be found joining Gramatik as he unveils his horn-infused live set to a North American audience in Spring 2018 for the Re:Coil Tour starting in February 2018.

“Aymo” was a collaboration from Gramatik’s Re:Coil Part I EP, originally written by Will Magid and Talib Kweli, who met while playing alongside Pretty Lights on The Conan O’Brien show. Gramatik loved it so much he wanted to put his own spin on it and now his independent label Lowtemp will also provide a home for Will’s first EP under the Balkan Bump moniker, due out in early March. In December, Will released the first single from the upcoming EP, “Irfan.”

Re:Coil Tour Dates
Feb. 21 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Feb. 22 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Feb. 24 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theatre
Feb. 26 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Druid City
Feb. 27 – Chattanooga, TN – TBD
March 1 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
March 2 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
March 3 – Knoxville, TN – The International
April 12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
April 13 – Richmond, VA – The National
April 14 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
April 15 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
April 18 – Columbia, SC – Music Farm
April 19 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
April 20 – Washington, DC – Echostage
April 21 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
April 22 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
April 24 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater
April 26 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall