Preview: Herbal Mafia presents Bambooman

Preview: Herbal Mafia presents Bambooman

Herbal Mafia have curated a special hip hop treat to wave goodbye to May, and their headliner Bambooman is a very special treat indeed.

The Leeds-based producer makes crepuscular, twitchy, hip hop informed music that somehow remains full of warmth.    Kind of like watching a dog dream about chasing rabbits.  Signed to the self-proclaimed ‘oddball’ record label Sonic Router, he’s just released his seven-track EP Dulcet, which explores minimal electronica through to up-tempo garage effortlessly.

Bambooman has been championed by the likes of Jon K (Hoya:Hoya), Giles Peterson, and Jonwayne, who he recently supported in Leeds.  His recent mix for Big Up Magazine is a fascinating amble through the darker, weirder crevices of hip hop, full of intimate textures, beats and bars.

He likens his own output to ‘a musical scrapbook of memories‘, crafted with a lot with found textures, field recordings, donated samples and weird FXs.  A live set full of such things in Mansion‘s cosy ground floor seems like the perfect place to share that scrapbook.

Full event details here.

Dulcet can be streamed and bought on vinyl or digital here.

Alice Lawrence