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Boots ain't emerging anymore, but he's dope: video for C.U.R.E., live at Rough Trade tonight (11.13)

We've been following producer Jordy Asher of Boots since the days he was playing in duo Blonds, but would have never imagined he would go on to become Beyoncé's main producer and - most importantly - lead the trip hop revival, something we had been waiting for quite some time. Ok, he may not be exactly an emerging artist anymore (although as an artist he's far from established), but this kind of creative output is very relevant, and adds another element to what looks like a growing NYC psychedelic wave - after a few years dominated by the folk revival and the bare and bones power rock sound of the '90s. Check out the video for C.U.R.E. below (animation by Anthony Schepperd), and don't miss Boots live at Rough Trade tonight (11.13).


Boots, ex Blonds, on tour with FKA Twigs + live at Baby's All Right on 10.28

We booked NYC duo Blonds two years ago for our CMJ 2012 Rootsy Stage - we remember the band complained that they weren't really a rootsy band. Well, maybe they weren't, but we must have detected some of those soul influences that are now pouring out of the band's male half Jordy Asher's new solo project BOOTS. (For the record, soul music belong to the roots music umbrella). The young musician and producer suddenly rose to relevance (rather than fame) when in  2013 he signed to Jay-Z's entertainment company and Sony Music Entertainment imprint, Roc Nation, and produced the big majority of Beyoncé's self-titled fifth studio album, released in December 2013. He's now focusing on his solo material, which - from single Mercy (streaming below) - sounds extremely soulful and intensely mellow. Boots will be touring with FKA Twigs in November, see him at Baby's All Right on Tuesday 10.28.


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